Ei8ht Ball The Wheel: Prodigal Son

 
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RATINGS: 12   MEAN: 3.67/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.36/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 45   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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Our first go on the Wheel: Prodigal Son is malty sweet with a bunch of floral goodness. This is one fine American Pale Ale.

Please note this entry is for the original recipe, which has since been replaced. The beer is now called ’Prodigal.’

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3.4
pineypower (3327) - Ocean County, New Jersey, USA - APR 6, 2014
Minin growler shared by Dmac. Thanks dude. Pours out a mostly clear golden color with a small bubbly white head. Aroma is of some grainy malts, , citrusy/lightly floral hops, light dough. Taste is dough, mild grains, floral/light citrus hops, lingering bitterness and some grain.

3.9
reggiedunlop (3725) - The dub c, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 25, 2014
Pours a clear honey amber with a medium white head...nice bright color and thin retention. Aroma has a bit of malty sweetness...almost honey/maple...light tea and earthy hops. Flavor has more earthy tea with just a hint of citrus...light toasty malt backing but the sweetness of the nose doesnt come through here. Mouthfeel is medium and the finish is earthy tea/bitterness...floral. tasty.

3.7
deyholla (11604) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - FEB 21, 2014
Grolwer at RBWG 2014, thanks! Pours a clear amber with a tan head that lasts throughout the beer. Aroma has a bit of pine with a good amount of grass and backing notes of grapefruit and grain. Flavor has more of a grassy pine note with a bit of grains and grapefruit.

3.4
dmac (6264) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - FEB 13, 2014
Mini growler from RBWG drank during Thursnowday about 5 days later. Poured a ncie looking clear thin to medium density honey brown with an average sized tight frothy off whtie head. Aroma/falvor is solid. Medium toast, grains, some older orange slices, earth, nuts, citrus and a touch of molasses. Medium body with average carbonation and a slightly quicker fadign aftertaste. Solid for an APA.

3.7
JStax (6504) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - FEB 8, 2014
Draft pour. Pours a clear amber with a white head of foam. The aroma has notes of tropical fruits and crackers. Tastes fairly sweet and fruity. Bitterness kicks in toward the back end. The mouthfeel is on the lighter side. Medium carbonation.

3.9
LilBeerDoctor (3930) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 27, 2014
On tap at Ei8ht Ball. Pours a clear light orange with a thin white head. Aroma of citrus, grassy hops, garlicky hops, light fruits, jam, pale malts. Flavor of light tropical fruits, mango, banana, toasted malts. Very delicious, fruity IPA. 8/4/8/4/15 (3.9/5)

3.7
Tmoney99 (14486) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - NOV 25, 2013
Tap sample. Poured clear copper color with an average frothy white head that was mostly lasting with good lacing. Solid balanced sweet malt and citrus hop aroma. Medium to abundant body with slick texture and soft carbonation. Medium to heavy balanced bittersweet flavor with a medium to heavy smooth bittersweet finish of moderate to long duration. Solid drinkable brew.

3.6
alexsdad06 (10428) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - NOV 24, 2013
Draft at Ei8ht Ball. Pours a clear dark golden color with a small white head. The aroma and flavor have citrus and herbal hops, light caramel, mild toasted malts, grass, decently drinkable new local offering.

3.7
DrSilverworm (9671) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - NOV 24, 2013
Taster on tap at the brewery. Clear orange yellow color. Good thin white head. Leaves nice ropes of lace. Good citrusy hop aroma, nice grapefruit. Moderate bitter taste, light sweet. Medium body. Smooth, crisp lighter carbonation. Very impressive hoppy pale ale. Good complex tropical citrus hop profile to it.

3.9
phaleslu (10264) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - NOV 24, 2013
Draft at the brewpub served in an Ei8ht Ball can-shaped glass. Pours a clear, bright gold color with a very small white head. Aroma of herbal and citrusy hops, with florals far in the background (fresh wet hops, it seems like), pale and sweet malts, a little summery, outdoorsy straw and grass. Flavor of herbal and citrusy hops, pale and sweet malts, wet earthy notes, some florals. Light-bodied, with moderate carbonation and a clean, smooth mouthfeel that belies the cat piss-hop pellet dankness to the nose. Really nice APA. Could drink this all day.


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