tmongoose (2504) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - FEB 5, 2017 Drjohnrock (841) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 9, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at Cincinnait’s First Craft Beer Only Oktoberfest on October 6, 2012. Large off-white head, dark amber/red color, very good bittersweet aroma--can’t quite pinpoint the nature of the sweetness, delicious and very well balanced bittersweeet flavor. Kind of an amber IPA. The best of the three very good beers I’ve had from Blank Slate to date (not counting a collaboration with Triple Digit).
draft sampler that poured a reddish copper color with off white head. nice malt backbone and a mild citrus/grassy hop. the flavor holds true crisp and clean. nice malt flavor with the citrus/grassy hop sense to it. nicely balance very drinkable. UDBeernut (2883) - Saint Johns, Florida, USA - JUN 6, 2016
Crimson red pour. Nice pine, resin, moderate bitterness. Yeah, this is pretty good. Medium body. shigadeyo (3796) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - APR 23, 2016
4/22/2016: Yet another beer I’ve recently had again and can’t believe that I’ve never logged a rating for it (but in all fairness, I have dozens of notebooks from past years that have never been uploaded and there was a long period that I just stopped rating period)... Color is amber to dull red, large beige head; toasted maltiness with lots of caramelization paired with candied red grapefruit, a hint of resin and has a nice earthy, almost nutty quality to it; medium body, smooth and kind of has a creamy texture to it; this is definitely not the "standard" IPA nor is it quite a PacNW-style Red IPA, so it seems to be something in he middle, but it’s pretty good nonetheless Draught at Nation Bar & Grill in Cincinnati, Ohio. JStax (7225) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - JAN 31, 2016
Draft pour. The beer is a clear copper with a white head of foam. The aroma has grapefruit rind and orange zest. The taste is moderately bitter with a juicy sweetness to it. Medium body and medium to higher carbonation. Decent beer. AndyReynolds (1085) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - APR 3, 2015
So, this is a solid American Amber. Normally not huge on reds, but Scott knocks this one out of the park.
DialSquare (5142) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JAN 20, 2015
On tap at Adriaticos pizza in Cincinnati. Random note: tropical fruit grapefruit. juicy, grassy, kind of awesome. I’ve had a lot of beer today and this still registers... ultimate compliment. - 7.6 Kurball (6) - - FEB 15, 2014 does not count
Tap at firehouse. Fresh citrusy hoppy nose. Nice lingering bitterness. Malty edge but not quite as malty as color would suggest. Outstanding offering, Scott!
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone LilBeerDoctor (4216) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 27, 2014
On tap at Rhinegeist Brewery. Pours a clear dark amber with a thick white head. Aroma of grassy hops, bitter hops, hop oils. Super hoppy aroma. Flavor of grassy hops, citrus, hop oils, caramel malt, and bitter hops. Very hoppy IPA, nice and drinkable, super hoppy. LeifVinter (4) - - DEC 29, 2013 does not count
Red IPA. Really great balance of malt and hops. Really smooth, sessionable. Mouthfeel is excellent. Not overly sweet, gentle hop finish. drsordr (2885) - Loveland, Ohio, USA - OCT 24, 2013
Draft sample at Listermann Oktoberfest pours clear brown. Nose cat pee (in a good way) pine and resin. Taste lots of the same flavors from the nose pine, resin, some balancing sweetness. Pleasing bitter on the finish