hotstuff (5158) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - OCT 4, 2006
Bottle purchased at Dilly Deli in Mariemont, OH. Pours a large off-white fizzy head that was mostly lasting, fair quantity of lacing, floaties, hazy, visible carbonation, and an orange hue. Caramel, hoppy, grapefrut, and pine nose. Flavor was grapefruit, pine, hoppy, caramel, bitter hops. Hoppy mouthfeel. Medium body. All-in-all a nice brew for this style. vyvvy (6476) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - SEP 30, 2006
Pours dark orange / brown with a frothy thick beige head that gives good lacing. Aroma is woody and piney hops with some citrusy sweetness. Some light musty malt is in the background. Medium body with moderately sharp carbonation. Taste starts with musty caramel malt with a little sharpness from the hops. The finish has more spice, but the mustiness still lingers. There is some traces of pine in there as well. Overall a good pale ale. brentfeesh (1208) - Mansfield, Ohio, USA - SEP 18, 2006
22oz bottle. Nice amber color with a light off white head. Light carbonation. Good looking really, except for the over abundance of particles floating around in there. Just a light grain aroma with hints of spice when you give your glass a swirl. Spicy bitterness from the hops and woody grains. Spice, wood and grain. Done. Long and lingering bitter finish. Light and dry. Not my favorite from Buckeye. ross (2146) - weddington, North Carolina, USA - SEP 11, 2006
Bottle from Sean, thanks. Dark brown color, thick yellow head. Smell is malts and some hops, and a thick yeasty smell. Taste is pretty sweet, but very refreshing. A nice session beer, pretty redeeming after trying the hippie IPA. not too bad. SpringsLicker (3640) - Tennessee, USA - SEP 8, 2006
Thanks to OhioDad for this one!
Pours a hazy dark amber with a generous pff-white head.
Light citrus aroma.
The flavor is well balanced, with both sweet malts and bittering hops represented equally. A gentle, yet firm drying bitterness describes the finish. I could drink a session with this one.
DavidP (1748) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 8, 2006
Bottle shared by Blake. Unfiltered orange body under a big foamy white head. Strong pine resin and grapefruit rind over gentle biscuity malt. Big resinous hops in the flavor - pine, grapefuit, pickled cherry. This is over a nice grahm crackery malting. Silky mouthfeel. 1FastSTi (3360) - Glendale, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 8, 2006
Pours to a nice coppery/orange colored body with a nice frothy off-white head. The aroma is fruity and citrusy. Grapefruit and pine, little bit of pineapple. The flavor is quite malty. Dry grassy biscuits, light sweet honey. The palate is nicely bitter. Medium body with a nice texture. MIBRomeo (2570) - Wisconsin, USA - SEP 8, 2006
a dark orangish color w/ a large fluffy off white head and ok lacing some haziness to the pour. Nice well hopped aroma pine and grapefruit and a hint of grahm crackers & carmel. Well carbonated lightly oily well coated palate w/ a smooth finish. Flavor is definatelly a piney bitter a very dry resony finish w/ a fair amount of malt in there. Well done but overdone on the pine notes to me. Ughsmash (7508) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 7, 2006
Bomber. Poured clear medium orange with a very tall cap of medium-thick beige head. Nose was primarily hoppy with a bunch of pine and mellower citrus (grapefruit)... with some sweet caramel and biscuity malts beneath. Medium-high pine and lemony bitterness in the flavor with just the right sweet caramel backing... I caught an odd flavor of sparkly orange soda in there (not bad). Soft and smooth base and a medium level of bitterness on the palate. Very nice. DrBayern (1139) - Morehead City, North Carolina, USA - SEP 7, 2006
Clear deep poured from a 22 oz. bomber, nicely developed off white head with good lace, settling to a shallow layer fo fine bubbles and a thin halo. Hoppy aroma of citrus and pine, as well as some lighter fruity notes. Medium body, slightly resinous, very light carbonation all add up to quite a nice mouthfeel. Bitterness dominates the flavor over a background of some caramel. There’s some peppery spice as a long, dry, bitter, astringent finsih sets in. This pale ale pushes the limits of the style, and if I had tasted it blind, I would have thought it was an IPA. That’s OK with me, I really enjoyed it.