North High Pale Ale
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RATINGS: 10   MEAN: 3.18/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.1   IBU: 46   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
Light in color but not in hop presence. The citrusy sweet hop presence makes this beer a gateway to the world of hops.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
phaleslu (7600) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - AUG 13, 2015
12 oz. can from Dutch’s. Pours a cloudy gold with a finger of eggshell colored head that laces the glass and leaves a lasting film atop the liquid. Notes of citrus fruits, pale and lightly sweet malts, grass, florals, tea, and minerals. Light-bodied, with moderate carbonation and a smooth, light, refreshing, slightly sweet mouthfeel that finishes dry. This is shockingly good compared to other North High beers I’ve had so far, none of which have been good. It drinks like a session IPA. Maybe that’s the can messing with me. But it’s good.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
cheap (4618) - Beaver Valley, Beaver County, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 22, 2015
From a $2 can slightly colder than room temp. Very nice white head on a pale ale. Big hop feel on a medium ipa thang. Decent co2 visual and on the tongue. Sweet? Not sure. Goes down fairly easy for how warm it is. Can’t discern mildly fumy off beer aroma. You’d think it would smell a little like ipa, good or bad, but no.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
alexsdad06 (7103) - Ohio, USA - JUL 11, 2015
Draft at North High from notes. Pours a slightly hazy orange amber color with a small off white head. The aroma and flavor have a decent amount of herba, catty hop character, pale toasted malts, ddecent bitterness for an APA, the finish was a bit strange.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Panzuriel (1462) - Westerville, Ohio, USA - JUL 3, 2015
North high pale ale is a light golden beer with a full head of small white bubbles. None is crisp with biscuit, hay and some earthy tones. Taste is crisp, clean and dry. Good malt and an nice amount of slight bitters. Body is lightly bubbly.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Daytonbeer (694) - Ohio, USA - JUN 13, 2015
Pours hazy gold with white head and good lacing. Aroma is the best part of this beer. The Mosaic comes through nicely with good melon and fruitiness. Surprisingly hoppy. The taste starts out the same as the aroma, but quickly shifts to an overly dry and bitter finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DialSquare (3520) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JUN 4, 2015
12oz can from Giant Eagle in Grandview: gold pour, sturdy white head. aroma of sweet malt, herbal. tastes are citrus, malt, light bitter. nondescript. not sure I would’ve picked this to can.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DrSilverworm (8686) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - NOV 10, 2014
UPDATED: JUN 27, 2015 6oz on tap at the brewery. Labeled on the menu as 5.5%, 36 IBU. Whoa, on first sip, my first impression is that it’s surprisingly hoppy. A big amount of cat-pissy c-hop. This batch is less "gateway", and closer to "session IPA". Some herbal hop, and mild resiny hop. Mild bready caramel malt. Very surprisingly hoppy. Is it a case of F.A.F.? I dig it. Moderate bitter taste, light to moderate sweet. Almost entirely hazy golden orange color. Thin off-white head. Few bits of lace. Medium body. Smooth, kind of soft, lightly crisp lighter carbonation. Lightly slick texture. Pretty awesome session IPA. Er, excuse me, I meant pale ale. 7/3/7/4/15

Update rate, from a can just received at Dutch’s. 6/27/15 Golden orange color, more hazy. Thin white head, leaving decent bits of lace, good head retention. Again, just as I remember from my last notes, a very surprising amount of big citrusy west-coast style hop to this. A touch of yeastiness, but not bothersome. Solid super-hoppy citrusy pale ale. Again, drinks a lot like many "session IPAs".

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
nuplastikk (5090) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 1, 2014
Tap at North High. Unfiltered tan. A nice, hoppy, classic APA. Pleasant fruity aroma. Thickish malt tones compared to say, a Session IPA. A pinch odd, can’t put my finger on it. OK.

   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
UnionBrew (4) - Ohio, USA - NOV 22, 2013 does not count
Even with several attempts, there was little to no aroma detected. Very basic looking pale ale, and disappointingly unbalanced. Although the bitterness was in attendance, the typical floral zest from the hops was not.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Tmoney99 (12041) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - SEP 5, 2013
Draft sample at NHB. Poured a clear amber color with an average fizzy off-white head that mostly lasted with excellent lacing. Moderate balanced aroma. Medium body with a slick texture and soft carbonation. Medium bittersweet flavor with a medium bittersweet finish of moderate duration. I would recommend this to a freind.

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