RATINGS: 12   MEAN: 2.9/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.85/5   IBU: 40   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
A strong blonde ale brewed with raw honey for strength and complexity. A substantial amount of hops make this a beer with a dry finish.

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Tmoney99 (14863) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUL 18, 2006
Draft at GL tasting at Dilly Deli, Cincy. Poured clear golden color with large frothy white head that mostly lasted with excellent lacing. Moderate sweet floral citrus aroma. Medium body with slick dry texture. Medium balanced sweet bitter flavor with the same balanced finish of moderate duration. Thank you to the brewmaster, Luke, for bringing this to town.

Dogbrick (13547) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - AUG 4, 2008
Glass from a growler courtesy of a traveling friend. This brew pours a mostly clear pale golden color with a medium and foamy white head that recedes steadily. Thin rings of lacing on the glass. Mildly spiced hops aroma with sweet honey in the background. Light-bodied and efferevescent with flavors of sweet malt and honey and a moderately bitter hops overtone. The finish is sweet molasses and honey and short. Average overall, though I suspect that if they threw the word "Imperial" in the name considering the ABV it would be better received.

joet (2655) - Wilsonville, Oregon, USA - DEC 25, 2001
An odd alkaloid bitter, some off-sourness. Stale and not in a good way. Yuck.

Drew (2411) - Kent, Ohio, USA - JUN 3, 2002
on tap, at the brewery - 6/1/02. medium thin body. Honey sweetness was not as evident as I thought it would be (that's fine). long thin hoppy finish clears out the sweetness pretty quickly. Kind of odd - usually the 'honeys' aren't so hoppy.

sliffy (2040) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JUL 20, 2006
Draft at Dily Deli: Clear amber color with a medium to small khaki colored head. Aroma was honey and some spicy hops. Flavor, sweet, some breadiness, spice, a little bittersweet on the finish. Pretty nice, and I didn’t have to go to Cleveland for it.

MilkmanDan (1943) - Eagan, Minnesota, USA - AUG 18, 2005
Light gold. Sweet, honey is light and floral in the nose. Honey is largely missing from the flavor, oddly dry and bitter. Very hoppy as well, just an odd mix.

crizay (1050) - Brook Park, Ohio, USA - APR 8, 2007
Clear golden pour, big frothy white head with lots of lacing. Caramel malts, almost butter like sweetness, honey is there but it would be a light honey cloying sweetness, floral hops in the finish and a dry aftertaste. I liked that it wasn’t very sweet or weak.

estoppel (1028) - Buffalo, New York, USA - JUL 31, 2008
Draft at brewpub. Golden body, smallish white head, not much nose. Fairly sweet, with a sharp finish. Pretty weak flavor of the high ABV.

dkoonce (911) - People’s Republic of Athens, Ohio, USA - APR 18, 2007
On tap at the brew pub. Pale yellow with a small head. Not much aroma. Flavor is hoppy, with a bit of honey sweetness. But, the honey flavor is very faint and without the name, you’d be hard placed not figure out it was honey.

aobecksy (700) - Middle of no where, Ohio, USA - MAR 9, 2003
UPDATED: MAR 24, 2003 Nice color and clarity, but way too much honey. My least favorite of the great lakes. Weird.

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