Tmoney99 (15120) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUN 3, 2009
Draft at Great Crescent.
Poured clear copper color with an average creamy off-white head that lasted with good lacing. Moderate citrus hop and soft malt aroma. Medium body with a smooth texture and soft carbonation. Medium bittersweet flavor with a medium bittersweet finish of moderate duration.
Good balanced smooth brew. shrubber85 (11706) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - OCT 16, 2011
Can. Orange, sour milk and light ctirus hops aroma. Amber color with large white head. Sweet orange, light caramel malt, and moderately bitter citrus peel flavor. Decent enough - a bit light on the hops.
alexsdad06 (11223) - West Chester, Ohio, USA - FEB 22, 2015
16 oz can from notes. Pours a clear orange amber color with a medium sized off white head. The aroma and flavor have toasted malt, caramel, sweeter English style malts, mild orange citrus, light bitterness, kind of boring. DuffMan (10762) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - SEP 19, 2014
Can. How can an unshaken can get a gusher? This one was-- yikes! Deep golden, massively gassy head. Plastic phenols taint the nose and palate, with underlying bread dough and straw. Terrible. Drain pour. DrSilverworm (10000) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - APR 16, 2012
On tap at Fries Cafe. Cool darker red color, for an IPA. Nice white head. Good lace. Pleasant, kind of malty hoppy taste with a good aftertaste. Nice tropical citrus fruitiness.. But not enough. Kind of a light aroma. Lighter, soft carbonation, dry texture. Mostly sweet, light bitter taste. Decent IPA, fruity, and on the malty side. Friends had a few tastes... Annie thought it had an "oaky-blood aftertaste". Alicia said it was "pleasant, but not impressive".
JaBier (8396) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - APR 18, 2012
Bottle sample at the Elevator tasting at Ale Wine & Spirits on 4/13/12. Clear amber color with a medium beige head. Aroma of sweet malt, caramel and grain. Not much hop. Flavor of grainy malt and a bit of grassy hop. Patrickctenchi (6809) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - FEB 4, 2014
Can: 5.8%, 60 IBU
Hazy amber with a short beige head.
Bready, toast, doughy scent.
Malt, sweet caramel, breadheel...
A mess. thedm (6320) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - JUN 30, 2010
This draft brew from a beer festival poured a small sized head of frothy medium sized off-white colored bubbles that were and left behind a softly carbonated slightly hazy orange colored body. The aroma was mild floral and hoppy. The crisp mouth feel was tingly at the start and at the finish. The nice flavor contained notes of hops. An OK brew just nothing special. rondphoto (4508) - Lakeside Park, Kentucky, USA - MAY 27, 2012
Cloudy bright golden amber with a good 1/2" head, dotted lace. Clean caramel leads the way, quickly shared by a solid floral hoppiness midpoint, giving way again to caramel at the finish. Well-balanced - surprisingly good. Not sure it really is an IPA (due to the somewhat mild hop character), but if it drinks well, who cares? Recommended shigadeyo (3819) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAY 16, 2009
American Craft Beer Week 2009
5/16/2009: Great Crescent IPA has a vibrant orange color and is quite clear with a dense, foamy, and lasting beige head. Caramel malt, bittersweet orange and subtle citrus hops are in the aroma. This is a malty English-style IPA. It has a syrupy maltiness paired with sweet, citrusy hops. The hops flavor and more of the soft bitterness definitely kick in more on the second taste. This beer has a medium-full body and is very smooth. Overall this beer is balanced and enjoyable and a nice deviation from the typical hop-bomb IPAs. However, I bit more hoppiness would have been okay!
Draught at Great Crescent Brewery in Aurora, Indiana. Rating #1 for this beer.