b3shine (9198) - Indiana, USA - APR 26, 2014
Draft to taster. Looks solid; a transparent lighter copperish orange with foamy off-white head. Smells of mildly bitter hops and pale malt with a touch of grain. Tastes like it smells with a medium-bodied mouthfeel. Not bad, but grandpa’s APA. AmEricanbrew (7065) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - AUG 6, 2013
Clear amber color with ivory head. Floral, pine crystal malt aromas. medium body, average carbonation. Nice pine, floral hop flavors with a solid malty base--good Markm2151 (280) - toledo, USA - JUL 30, 2013
Slight cherry aroma and taste. Some malt towards the end. Not much going on. JStax (7225) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - APR 14, 2013
Pours on draft. Translucent copper pour with a white head of foam and nice, webbu lacing. Aromais fruity and bitter with some melon and cantaloupe coming through. Taste is just lightly bitter with a fruity, bready finish. mike67 (1274) - , New Jersey, USA - SEP 11, 2012
On tap at the brewery. Pours dark amber with a white head. Aroma is of ripe fruit, bready and caramel malt, hints of citrusy hops. Body is medium and crisp. Herbal, piney hops are balanced on the palate by bready and caramel malt and hints of fruit. Finish is long and bitter. This brew is more like amber ale.
phaleslu (10747) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAR 19, 2012
Draft in a sampler at Barley’s #1. Pours a fairly dark color for a pale ale, more of a cloudy brown-amber with a small off-white head. Aroma of citrusy hops, toasted malts, cereal, and earth. Flavor follows suit for the most part; balance of citrus and toast. Light-bodied, with medium carbonation. Not a bad pale ale, and a unique take on the style. Drake (14078) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 16, 2011
Served on draft at the Smokehouse location. Pours a clear copper color with a large creamy offwhite head. Good head retention and lacing. Aroma of floral and citrus hops. The taste is earthy, floral and citrus hops, honey, toasted malts and a bitter finish. Medium bodied. theisti (4221) - Kansas, USA - APR 13, 2011
Rating #2,100 (by far the oddest milestone video I have seen). 5 oz sampler at the brew pub (#2) in Columbus, Ohio. Pour is hazed orange copper with a smallish light tan head. Aroma has some faint fruit sweetness up front, followed quickly by toasted malt, and a hint of Crystal malt in there as well. Taste is the bright sweetness up front, then a nice toasted maltiness finishing with a very slight roastiness. Palate is medium bodied, lower carbonation level and a dry mineral finish. This beer worked well with the barbeque. Clean and fresh, nice one. chibuck (3521) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 26, 2011
The beer pours a surprising dark color, copper with a light tan head, not much retention or lacing. chriso (7536) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 6, 2011
The aroma is lots of hops, seems like some cascade but that is it, not very balanced.
The taste is light hops throughout with an unwelcome metallic finish.
The feel is ok and drinkability is cut back by the metal aftertaste.
To me its not an pale ale but an IPA and so-so one at that.
On tap at Barleys Ale House #1, Columbus OH, on 12 March 2010. Attractive clear amber/copper colour. Decent earthy, nutty character. Far more like a bitter than the ESB. Definitely more like an English Pale Ale than an APA. Just a bit too much residual sweetness for my taste.