kaospunk (8) - seattle, Washington, USA - FEB 26, 2004 does not count
Tried a sample of this and brought home a growler. This is simply an amazing beer. Beautiful complexion and wonderful nose. This beer is just sticky with amarillo hop. That really comes through in the citrus notes of this beer and busts with grapefruit and lemon. Get as much of this as you can. :) beergodz (4) - Seven Hills, Ohio, USA - DEC 12, 2006 does not count
Though not always consistent, when they get this right, it’s the king of their fine line of pale ales ardrum (2) - Ohio, USA - AUG 20, 2007 does not count
Wow. What can I say? I was surprised by this one. Amazing palate, long-lasting flavor, and great balance. krautdog (15) - Gimmelstümph, GERMANY - MAR 17, 2008
Tried this on tap at The Buckeye beerengine. It’s a very well done IPA. The Amarillo hops really stand out, it has an almost grapefruit aroma with a good balance between bitter/malty. It is a fairly light colored brew that’s smooth and refreshing, I had a couple of these to wash down the bottlecaps (fried Jalapeño slices) this is a very well balanced IPA.
deprogram (115) - Renton, Washington, USA - OCT 28, 2003
16 oz. draft Very impressive, simply the sweetest, most delicate IPA I have ever tasted. Scent is clover-sweet and floral, appearance rather unassuming but properly colored. Palate light, very gently hopped for an IPA, which allows the fantastic array of flavors to come through. Plenty of citrus tending toward oranges, of course, but notes of sweeter fruit as well, sun-ripened apples, lightly fermented...
StewardofGondor (1934) - Washington Heights - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 5, 2005
On tap at the brewery. Translucent copper with a thin, jiggling grey head. Aroma of caramel, cedar and cherry crisp join a continuously wafting dry hopped profile. Simply excellent, sweet and bitter. Citrusy pineapples and grapefruit are out of the gate first. Caramel sweetness, some pine needles and grass stains make this everything an IPA can be. Quite possibly the best balanced IPA I’ve had the pleasure of meeting. I simply loved it. tfcjenn (30) - cleveland, Ohio, USA - OCT 28, 2003
this is a subtle ipa.
medium bodied amber with a creamy white head. hoppy nose followed by a very small bitter factor. it balances itself out beautifully. garin outdid himself on this one; i have a new favorite buckeye brew :> JB175 (1665) - Bucks County, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 19, 2007
Growler thanks to miketd - thanks!!! Golden color with a lighter white head. Aroma has a nice floral-citrus-pine essence that is unmistakably Amarillo. Flavor is a smooth, hoppy floral, piney mix with some citrus and lighter malt backing that makes it really good. Wow - I have to stop by the beer engine on one of my next trips through Ohio! NVBeer232 (467) - Reno, Nevada, USA - FEB 27, 2004
UPDATED: MAR 10, 2005 Orange with reddish hints. Fuzzy white head that doesn’t stick around for too long. Sweet aromas with zippy hints of lemon just explode out of this stuff. A friend of mine blown awy by the fragrant presence of a fresh pint placed in front of me, and he was sitting two stools away from me! Full bodied. Sweet with medium lovibond crystal malt and simply bursting with intense lemon and grapefruit. Seriously like biting into a 8% ABV grapefruit! The finish creeps up on you. The sweetness sits on the front and center of you tounge then, slowly, the sides begn to burn as the alpha acids flex their muscles. I never thought Buckeye could top Hippie, but this may be the one to do it. aracauna (3616) - Georgia, USA - JUL 25, 2005
Woohoo! I’m the tenth rater of this bad boy and it deserves it’s reputation. I even managed to witness the death of this honorable hop showcase. I walk in, start talking to kujo9 and order up my pint of the stuff. No problem, except I’m planning on walking out with a growler. They don’t provide growlers anymore and only fill growlers you provide. Doesn’t matter. I got the last or next to last pint anyway. Don’t worry kids, even the brewer was surprised at the beer’s popularity and quick demise. I’d bet on it becoming a frequent tenant on the Buckeye tap lines. Hazy amber with a thick creamy head. Huge hoppy aroma. Apricot and grapefruit. Nice malt backbone, but the hops are definitely the focus. Tongue tingling from the dominating Amarillo flavor but no over-the-top or harsh bitterness. Damn I love this hop. Damn I love this beer.