b3shine (8872) - Indiana, USA - JUL 12, 2012
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. steelhead3686 (270) - Jacksonville, North Carolina, USA - JUL 1, 2012
Tasted this at the 2012 Brew Week in Athens, Ohio. Pours clear copper with a thick white head. Has a caramel and bread aroma. Medium sweetness with a hint of bitterness. Medium body with a nice creamy, frothy texture. Very interesting beer and very enjoyable. michcam8 (565) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JUN 27, 2012
Bottle at Ohio Brew Week...orangish amber in color with little to no head. Aroma is mostly of carmel malts. Taste is of roasted malts, carmel, toffee, with a hoppy bit of bitterness in the finish. Reminds me of a barleywine. Descent brew. Sheerbrewing (117) - Athens-Columbus, Ohio, USA - JUN 20, 2012
pours a clear amber with a slightly off white head. Aroma- clean and bready yeast, no hops stick out. Flavor is malt heavy with a little hop bitterness that really balances out the flavor. This is a very well done pale ale with a nice clean fruity ester, not a very bitter ale, Gription79 (2891) - Bountiful, Utah, USA - MAY 20, 2012
Poured from a 12 ounce bottle. This is a fruity pale ale. The malts are sweet and chewy. Amber hue, not very clear. Dry finish.
mrohia (264) - Ohio, USA - MAY 13, 2012
Great American Ball Park. Great taste, great balance. Could drink a case. At a Reds game, rain delayed, it tasted like a home run.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone Onenote81 (1002) - Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA - APR 23, 2012
Originally reviewed: 6/9/10. Grabbed a bottle of this at Wolf’s Premium Nuts and Wines in Findlay, OH. 12oz bottle poured into a pint glass.
Pours a very dark amber. Much darker than expected. A big frothy off-white head caps this off. Decent retention; leave some pretty sip rings and sticky lace. Scents of toasted caramel, sweet tea, and fresh toffee. Different.
The body on this crisp, but it’s a tad heavy. The flavor profile of this beer is much maltier than expected. Lots of caramel sweetness, some tea, and a little charring on the finish. Hop presence is surprisingly absent. Bitterness is moderate. This is odd. I guess I’m probably pushing the limits on the the freshness of this bottle (as spring-releases are probably released in the winter), so I could expect the hops to fade. But upon further inspection of other reviews, this seems to be the norm for this beer. I most likely wouldn’t chase this one down, but it still was an ok beer. dionysian_son (277) - Colorado, USA - APR 12, 2012
Pours amber to copper with white head and minimal lace. Nose is sour with slight biscuity malt. Medium on the tongue with prominent sour hoppy flavor slightly balanced with biscuity malt, metallic tang, and resinous hops. nearbeer (5417) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - APR 11, 2012
12 oz. Clear copper with a lasting creamy quarter inch of foam. Nose is toffee, dark fruit and spicy banana. Taste is similar, but has a healthy dose of earthy citrus and woody hops to balance. Medium body is extremely smooth, smoothly carbonated, well balanced and surprisingly, seems to show some alcohol warmth. This one is really different from most APAs out there, almost seems like a ESB, and is by far the best beer I have sampled from this brewery. maxwelldeux (4374) - Snohomish, Washington, USA - APR 9, 2012
A clear amber color with little head, this one has relatively little smell. It’s got a decent hoppy taste to it and comes off very light with little aftertaste.