BeerBelcher (972) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JUL 6, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Thanks to JaBier for giving me this bottle from his recent trip up to Cleveland. It was enjoyable.
I feel like the concept of IPA continues to evolve here in America...what was great 5 years ago may only be good today. And among a super strong crop of American IPAs, I feel like this one is a nice middle-ground of the above average. Call it the 75th percentile of IPAs, which is no small feat these days. Pours a nice coppery-gold color with a ton of well-formed, durable frothy white head. Aroma is definitely hoppy (the Cascade seemed to dominate IMO - but I am a hops lay-man), and was nicely floral and citrusy. Body had some light malt structure with some decent hoppiness. This beer is nicely balanced and would make a great session ale.
I would recommend this beer.
j12601 (6403) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - JUN 22, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle thanks to Crizay. Pours a clear orange amber with a large beige head. Nice citrus hops and a touch of malt. Medium bodied, light malt. Finishes with a nice crisp bitterness. Nice easy drinking pale ale.
Snojerk321 (2975) - San Diego, California, USA - MAY 21, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
22oz bottle courtesy of crizay. Brew Kettle label, not Ringneck. Pours a crystal clear copper color with a big fluffy beige head. Nice toasted malts, citrus and resin on the nose. Toasted malts and good citrus bitterness sum up this Pale nicely, a great one from the Brew Kettle.
Bockyhorsey (2607) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - MAY 2, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bomber courtesy of crizay. Aroma is more to the malt side with caramel and detected aroma of cookie dough. Amber body with off white head and plenty of lacing. Thick sweet malt flavor with some sticky sugar coated fruit. Filling brew and the sticky sugar lingered on the palate abit. Good brew
cking (1175) - North Canton, Ohio, USA - APR 15, 2009
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bomber from the brewpub, this is a very good pale ale. Reddish copper body with a foamy/filmy head and thick bands of lacing. Rich citrus aroma, very hoppy fruit and pine characteristics. Some thicker, sweet malts are detected as well. Filling and very bitter with an underlying sweetness. Resinous with a sticky finish. Caramel and rolls with a heavy hop bite. Citrus fruits and evergreen. The Four "C" hops are in grand display contributing layers of flavorful American hops. This is a thick American Pale Ale, loved every sip!
MrBunn (2320) - Western, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 10, 2009
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours a transparent copper with a medium-sized head. Aromas are some soapy citrus with a little honey and caramel. Flavor is a great mix of citrus and pine hops with caramel & toffee malt. This balances out fairly nicely for my taste, and I wish I had bought a couple more of these.
JaBier (4332) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - MAR 29, 2009
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Brew Kettle. Clear amber color with a medium off-white head. Citrusy and floral hop aroma with a bit of malt. Citrusy and bitter hop flavor that is unforgiving. Not much malt balance here. I can definitely taste the cascades and centennials. Best of theirs I have had.
Beerman6686 (3535) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 22, 2009
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
This poured a nice golden/amber color with a white heasd. Aroma was lots ofpiney and grapefruit hops. Flavor was mainly nice resinous pine and citrus fruits. This is a bit thin, but just by taste standards its is excellent
AllAboutStout (605) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - OCT 19, 2008
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Thanks to PWoods for sharing from his growler.
I have no idea why they call this a pale ale. This is more like a pretty big IPA. And I like it. Plenty of piney and juicy hops all over the place in this one. Plenty of bitterness but still remains very balanced. Decent body and non-cloying. I could drink an awful lot of this. Very well done. I will have to stop in and try some more of their beers.
hopdog (8225) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 13, 2008
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
22oz bottle shared courtesy of TomDecapolis. Poured a medium and slighlty hazy golden color with a small sized off white head. Aromas of citrus, floral green hops, pine, caramel, and toasty. Tastes of floral, earhthy, toasted caramel, citrus, and some pine.