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68
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RATINGS: 147   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.33/5   IBU: 29   EST. CALORIES: 159   ABV: 5.3%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Specially kilned Crystal malt and a generous portion of American cascade hops are used for a refreshing, spicy aroma, and a long, dry finish. Great with food, its big, bold, and bittersweet. Named best beer in Ohio and winner of a Bronze Medal in the World Beer Championships. Four Stars-Great Lakes Beer Guide.

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3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
madmitch76 (22685) - , Essex, ENGLAND - MAY 22, 2016
18th May 2016
Hazy amber beer, tidy cream colour head. Palate is airy, mildly dry and has good fine carbonation. Smooth malts, nice light creamy sweetness. Hops are spicy orange, orange peel, mild pine and a nice mellow touch of mango. Light finish. Clean and super drinkable but lacks the wonderful hop intensity of its IPA and DIPA siblings.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Tmoney99 (13760) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JAN 28, 2006
Draft at brewpub. Deep amber color with an average white head that lasted and produced good lacing. Moderate hoppy citrus aroma. Medium body. Good hoppy citrus flavor with a solid dry bitter finish. Good drinkable brew.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
argo0 (13434) - Washington DC, USA - FEB 6, 2005
(12oz bottle) Clear amber body topped by small off-white head. Aroma is medium sweet, orange, floral. Taste is mild sweet, rarthy, floral, light fruity. Light-medium body, light acidity.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Drake (12433) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 28, 2011
12 ounce bottle from Whole Foods Columbus/Dublin. Pours a slightly hazy amber with a large frothy tan head. Good head retention. Aroma of big floral and citrus hops with some spiciness. The taste is citrus and spicy hop notes, caramel malts and a tart finish. Medium bodied. Decent, but a little off balance.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BeerandBlues2 (12328) - Escondido, California, USA - NOV 11, 2005
Bottle from OhioDad. Pours clean mahagony with a small rocky off-white film and spotty lacing. Fragrant floral hop and pine aroma, resiny with a medium roasted caramel malt (cookie) and citrus rind nose. Heavy bitter and acidic floral hop resin and rind spicy flavor that goes dry with a caramel malt body. Medium bodied and dry palate.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jcwattsrugger (12252) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - DEC 9, 2011
on tap-pours an offwhite head and copper color. Aroma is floral/resin hops and medium malt-caramel. Taste follows. Good session PA.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dogbrick (11851) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - FEB 6, 2002
UPDATED: MAR 29, 2004 Firkin version at Barley's 2nd Annual Mini RAF (03/27/04): With a slightly altered recipe, this is the first time a CBC beer has been available on firkin. Pours a lightly hazy dark amber color with a somewhat foamy light beige head. Thin and sticky lacing. The aroma is subdued hops. Medium-bodied and very smooth, you would hardly know this is the same beer as the bottled version. Earthy flavor with hops in the background, along with some malt and fruit. The finish is long and is a mixture of fruit and alcohol. Very unique overall.

02/06/02 (3.7): Autumny orangish-red color and great flavor. How have I lived so close to this beer for so long and had it so rarely! Right up there with any Pale Ale I have had. Micro-brewing at its finest.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
hopdog (11774) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 5, 2005
Bottle acquired in trade with OhioDad (thanks!). This one poured all head (7 finger head vs. 1 finger of beer). When the head finally died down, poured a medium and lightly hazy brownish/amber color with the huge off white head. Small floaters. Aromas of light grapefruit, flowers and with some caramel. Tastes of oranges, grapefruit, and caramel. Lightly bitter with a light sweet balance.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Sammy (11382) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 3, 2013
On tap at the brewpub. Decent bitterness for 28 IBU, and hop aroma. Yellow and a little head.

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
kp (10883) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
Date: 04/12/2006
Mode: Bottle
Source: Trade

gusher, frothy beige head, clear amber, sweet carmel aroma with nice floral hops, dry carmel malt flavor, lots of hop flavor and bitterness, long bitter finish

Aroma: 5/10; Appearance: 1/10; Flavor: 5/10; Palate: 5/10; Overall: 10/20
Rating: 2.4/5.0
Drinkability: 7/10
Score: *4


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