mseeley (1) - Springboro, USA - MAY 25, 2013 does not count
Nice. Best beer on tap at taste of Cincinnati. Wifey liked the lager but tasteless to me after OTR.
SSSteve (4006) - - MAY 14, 2013
UPDATED: MAY 29, 2013 bottle. amber with a small white head. very balanced aroma with thickly layered malts and fresh hops. a medium bodied, moderate to highly carbonated palate. some dry astringency in the finish. very malty with bready sweet caramel notes with bittering hops and light lemony finish. almost a meal. LilBeerDoctor (3903) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 12, 2013
On tap at the brewpub. Pours a clear orange brown with a thin white head. Aroma of caramel malt, grassy and garlicky hops. Flavor of rich caramel malt up front with a spicy, bitter, and grassy hop finish. Also plenty of toffee and earthy malt. There is both a strong malt and hop presence, with lots of hops in the finish. Solid palate, well balanced, excellent.
8/4/8/4/15 (3.9/5) Patrickctenchi (6550) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - FEB 7, 2013
Nearly clear, orange-tea with a whipped, parchment coloured head.
Scent is caramel/toffee, grain.
Taste is sweet malt, grassy hops.
Slightly too sugary.
A little out of step with the hops.
wlajwl (6740) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - OCT 14, 2012
Aroma is heavy, almost barley wine like caramel malts and mild sweetness. The flavor is caramel malts, light citrus, medium sweetness and a mild bitterness in the finish. Didn’t really get much of an APA out of this, more like a light barley wine.
fauxpunker (76) - Florence, Kentucky, USA - SEP 26, 2012
Bottle and tap. Nice caramel/copper color. Very upfront hoppy scent. Malt flavor is noticeable, but it’s the hops that really shine in this one. JaBier (7806) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - SEP 10, 2012
Bottle purchased at Kroger Polaris. Clear amber pour with a medium beige head. Malty nose with grassy hops and some pine. Malty flavor with toffee character before a grassy hop finish. mikemccarthy (91) - Huntington, West Virginia, USA - AUG 31, 2012
Pours a clear, deep gold with a thick, frothy head that stays. Strongly floral aroma. Full but effervescent mouthfeel. Brutally hoppy flavor, as the description promised. Great representative of the style.
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Bottle to pint. Looks alright; dark for a pale ale though. Smells a little malty and unrefined. Tastes pretty good; definitely the beer’s best attribute. Sweet, caramel, and malt with some hops in there too. Average on the palate. Not bad.