StewardofGondor (1934) - Washington Heights - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 25, 2005
Clear and bright gold in color with no head. Aroma is sweet honey, grapefruit and apricots, along with hints at a dew on a spring morning’s grass. Grapefruit and papaya lead the flavor pattern in a very smooth and easy going manner. I’d like a bolder hop presence, but it is an APA and the requisite ration of hops to malts seem to be in order. Tiny bit chewy with the shortest of hop stops. Carbonation is lacking. Finishes like an iced down summer cooler. Nevertheless, it’s still a decent beer. YourDarkLord (1800) - Urbana, Illinois, USA - JUL 21, 2006
I don’t often find much enjoyment in pale ales but this was an exception. Clear copper with a creamy white head. Aroma of grapefruit, caramel, biscuits. Medium body and smooth feel. Nice blend of sweetness and bitterness in the flavor. A very good beer, especially for a pale ale. 11026 (1772) - Alabama, USA - AUG 27, 2004
Bottle thanks to Rockingout. Poured a deep orange color. Head was sparse. Aroma is citrus hoppy with malt in the background. Mouthfeel is thin for me. Perhaps too much of a hop bite for the grain bill. Not unpleasant but not quite there for me. 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. Lowe1983 (1592) - Dayton, Ohio, USA - FEB 8, 2007
#300 Pours an amber color with an off-white head. Aroma is of citrus and pine hops, caramel, and a slight hint of spices. Flavor is pretty much the same with a decent bitter finish. A very well balanced pale ale. Plenty of hops, epecially on the finish, but a nice mixture with the malts. Nice, not my favorite, but definetely good.
kyzr (1542) - Montana, USA - DEC 17, 2002
Good hoppy aroma to it, nice autum color with an average head. Loved the hops in this beer, nice finish with the bitterness. Darkover (1538) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - MAR 30, 2006
Clear red color with a beige head. Citrus hop aroma is stronger and better than many Ipa’s. Flavor of piney hops and malt. Fairly long hoppy finsih. jmikolich (1477) - North Ridgeville, Ohio, USA - SEP 3, 2013
Tap at buckeye, just further proof how far this brewery has fallen in recent years.. their kitchen staff has left for Lizardville and other locations, their brewer left and the rest is history.
an orangey type beer, with little to no hop punch, not even clean and tasty just kind of malty and bland. needs more cleaner taste not the lingering malt flavor I get. redlem (1306) - Ohio, USA - OCT 14, 2006
Certainly tell this is a Buckeye beer from the aroma. A slightly hazy copper color small head. A musty citrus hop aroma. A spicy hop taste. Very good. JCW (1278) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAR 5, 2003
Very true to style. I'd like to rate it higher, but compared to many beers I've had its not that good, as with most pale ales. Almost amber in color, light citrus aroma and flavor to match. If you like pale ales, I suggest you try this one. Thanks alcfron.