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Bling Bling - Buckeye Brewing Company

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36 Ratings
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Ratings: 36
Reviews: 29
rAvg: 3.66
pDev: 16.67%
Wants: 0
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Buckeye Brewing Company visit their website
Ohio, United States

Style | ABV
American Pale Ale (APA) |  6.30% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: UDbeernut on 02-21-2009)
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Reviews by Rhynes2:
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3.45/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Picked this one up at the grocery store and poured into a glass at fridge temperature. Pours a cloudy yellow color with a quickly dissipating head and also has no lacing down the sides of the glass. Theres a slight bitter off taste that kinda throws off the hop flavor. Other than that set back, citrusy flavors and orange peel seem to be the dominate flavors here. Not my favorite brew but ill be back to try more from buckeye brewing.

Serving type: bottle

01-19-2011 00:55:12 | More by Rhynes2
More User Reviews:
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3.25/5  rDev -11.2%

11-21-2012 02:14:51 | More by GeoCait
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3.5/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

It's called Bling Bling and there is an orange smiley face on the front of it? I don't get it.

Excessive amount of foam as I pour it into my glass. It's almost all foam at first, so I have to go even slower on the pour. Flavor profile carries some clear hop influence. Seems to be one dimensional with a minimal amount of diversion for showing varying characteristics. So, it's kind of a smack in the mouth, in an apa kind of way. It's nice enough, though the carbonation is too much. I don't know if that's standard, or if I have a minor infection here. The flavor profile doesn't seem to be showing signs of infection. Anyways. This is a pretty decent apa. I can dig it. Seems to be getting more pleasant as it's warming.

Serving type: bottle

08-20-2012 00:48:20 | More by RblWthACoz
Photo of OriolesFan1008


2/5  rDev -45.4%

05-30-2012 20:03:57 | More by OriolesFan1008
Photo of Tyrawlings


3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

02-16-2012 02:12:25 | More by Tyrawlings
Photo of jt6174


2/5  rDev -45.4%

01-30-2012 01:57:41 | More by jt6174
Photo of lumpy1126


5/5  rDev +36.6%

12-14-2011 01:45:59 | More by lumpy1126
Photo of leinie13


3/5  rDev -18%

12-04-2011 04:12:35 | More by leinie13
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District of Columbia

4/5  rDev +9.3%

11-15-2011 22:14:20 | More by nmann08
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3.53/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

22oz bottle -> american pint
no date

Pours a clear pale orange with big light white head.

Nose: toffee, butterscotch, pineapple

Thin medium body. Starts with caramel and toffee and some of the butterscotch from the nose. Orange rind and pineapple are light in the background, with a stingy bitterness that hangs around.

I.m guessing this is better fresh. Will revisit as i suspect this may be an older bottle.

Serving type: bottle

01-23-2011 19:54:20 | More by beerphan
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3.63/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Pours a pale orange with clear carbonation presence. Little to no head.

Smells of grapefruit and juicy fruit...leaning towards amarillo.

Simple malt character. Some straw, bready, and grainy notes with the focus being the hops. These add a piney finish with a nice amount of juicy fruit character and pear.

This is a tasty pale ale being seems to be one dimensional and lacks a rounded malt character or much malt character at all. One thing can be said that this does not drink like the 6.3% that it is and goes down very easily.

Serving type: on-tap

01-16-2011 20:54:24 | More by stewart124
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New York

3.68/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

From 01/02/11 notes. Shared by jslot38 at a local tasting; thanks Justin.

a - Pours a transparent golden color with one inch of white head and moderate carbonation evident.

s - Smells of oranges and tangerines, citrus hops, and fruity malts. The oranges are overpowering but very enjoyable.

t - Tastes of citrus hops, oranges, and light pine. Slightly bitter up front. Nice, but a step down from the nose.

m - Medium body and moderate carbonation.

d - A nice APA. If you like oranges, you'll probably like this one a lot. Would have again.

Serving type: bottle

01-05-2011 01:57:48 | More by mdfb79
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4.13/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22 oz bomber. Funny, retro-ish label.

Pours very clear, an ever-so-slightly-orange gold. Many smlow and small carb trails. A thickish white head patches to the glass. Smell is candy-like, kinda like Skittles, with some biscuity backdrop. The Amarillo shines as well. Taste is sweet grapefruit-citrusy. Sort of tart, with bits of lemon and lime as well, but not incredibly dry for the finish. A decent bitterness after the sip. Very nice, just a chewy, tasty, hoppy pale ale.

Serving type: bottle

12-23-2010 05:24:17 | More by sixerofelixir
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South Carolina

4/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I decided to have two more tastings before a long cutoff. This was the first and was done solo, served cold and into a pint glass, these were consumed on 11/18/2010.

The first one I cracked open last night, this one really did a good bit to impress me I have to say. A nice light amber pour with great carbonation led to a robust white head of about three inches in height that quickly came forward and left a ton of lacing down the sides of the glass. Aroma is loaded with light hops, hints of light grain a nice citrus splash. Bites of lemon and pineapple quickly sneak up on you as you take the first sips, definitely a winner here. Crisp, clean and light each sip seems to just brighten up the palate. Nice clean hops with a great dry finish leaves you looking for another sip very quickly.

Overall I thought this was an excellent pale. Really very drinkable and very enjoyable nothing I could really complain about at all.

Serving type: bottle

11-20-2010 04:46:22 | More by mikesgroove
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3.95/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

22oz bomber poured into SA glass.
Thin, white foam atop clear, pale yellow liquid.
Citrus, orange, wheat and caramel sugar overtones.
Fizzy, tangy hop flavor throughout. Light body with lingering bitterness.
I am partial to Amarillo hops and enjoy this APA. Goes down easy and could be included as a session brew.

Serving type: bottle

11-12-2010 03:18:16 | More by CaptCleveland
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3.8/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 22 oz bottle into a pint glass. Pours like a topaz, clear, brilliant, almost gem-like in appearance. A white frothy head reduces as it clings to the sides.

Smell is mild; some citrusy hops and faint malt, but the nose is alomst non-existent.

Taste is crisp, milder and maltier than I'd expect from a pale ale. Almost sweet, there's a slight spice, citrus and bitterness that hits the back of the tongue.

Mouthfeel is crisp, refreshing, and slightly spicy and dry.

Highly drinkable, I've definitely got to try this on tap the next time I'm at the Beer Engine.

Serving type: bottle

10-10-2010 01:03:29 | More by TheHoppiest
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Ontario (Canada)

3.93/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Enjoyable pale ale, with understated orange taste that is very drinkable. Slight orange coloured body with a little off-white head. Hoppy aroma.Average mouthfeel.Spot-on American style pale, with the citrus taste right there.Sweetish, not quite as orange soda, but a bit toward that.

Serving type: bottle

10-03-2010 19:04:19 | More by Sammy
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3.9/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Found this beer at the Dilly Deli. Not their best choice, but have never seen it before.

A- A nice yellowish-orange color with a medium head. A little cloudy for a pale ale.
S- Wow. A lot more citrus hops than I expected. I can get a hint of candied grapefruit as well. The sugary smell is a little over powering, but the hops are there as well.
T- Great hop flavor, but a bit dry. In fact, this beer is very dry for the style. It is almost like drinking a grapefruit with vodka poured on top. A great flavor with a burn!!
MF-Medium carbonation and light on the tongue. The dry aftertaste makes you want more immediately.
D- Very Drinkable. This would be a great session beer for a cookout or a ball game. I don't think this is the best beer I have ever had, but would be great for summer cookouts.

I'm not sure where I would get this beer again, but would buy it for an outside occasion. I've never heard of this brewery or this beer. That being said, I was quite impressed.

Serving type: bottle

08-01-2010 22:00:44 | More by iuhophead87
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4.08/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a clean yellow to orange-ish color with an off white head. In the aroma, a sweeter malt and a light citrus like hop. In the taste, light citrus/ grapefruit hop and a malt that is dryer than expected. A small bitter and medium mouthfeel, with a small dry hop in the aftertaste. Nice hop presence for a pale and really nice.

Serving type: bottle

07-28-2010 12:59:12 | More by OWSLEY069
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New Jersey

4.2/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Straw in color with a touch of lacing and a light frothy film to top it off.

S: Bouquet is dominated by hops, delivering delicate flowers and bright citrus.

T: Off-dry with heavy doses of Amarillo. Very juicy and quite refreshing. Perfect for this hot day.

M: Medium body with moderate carbonation, and a touch of hop astringency.

D: A delightful brew for washing down the pub's food, or simply to quench your thirst on a hot day. Definitely worth a try if you're at the Beer Engine.

Serving type: on-tap

06-17-2010 15:14:01 | More by Avagadro
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3.63/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Kruggerand gold with smiley face yellow accents when backlit with bright sunshine. Looks like nothing darker than pale malt (and wheat) were used. The eggshell colored crown is bubbly along the glass and whipped creamy on top. Enough residue sticks to keep the appearance score right where it started.

Any worries about this bomber's age (hey store owners, dust every once in a while) are laid to rest by an aroma that is bright and fresh. Amarillo hops give off their usual white grapefruit and orange zestiness... that has the slightly funky, ganja-like vibe that aged hops sometimes possess.

Bling Bling is 100% Amarillo from front-to-back and from side-to-side. The absence of any toasted malt gives the entire flavor spotlight to that particular hop... for better or for worse. Although I like most single hop ales, this one is something of a one-trick pony.

A wee shortage of malt sugars gives the beer a bitterness that is more at home in an IPA than an APA. It tastes and feels like 60+ IBUs at least. Other than bitter white grapefruit and bitter orange, there aren't any other facets of the flavor profile to report.

The mouthfeel is more 5.0% APA than 7.0% IPA. While that isn't necessarily a negative, 25% more malt would have improved this characteristic just like it would have improved taste and drinkability. The bubbles are slightly sharp-edged, but are otherwise fine.

Bling Bling is a simple, straightforward, clean, citrus pith bitter, Amarillo hopped American pale ale that is a little more enjoyable than the final score indicates. Sorry Buckeye, but Sasquatch Pale Ale was the better beer.

Serving type: bottle

06-17-2010 11:22:45 | More by BuckeyeNation
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3.63/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured a clear amber color with an average to large frothy white head that mostly lasted with excellent lacing. Moderate citrus hops and malt aroma. Medium body with a slick texture and lively carbonation. Medium bittersweet flavor with a medium bitter finish of moderate duration. I would recommend this to a freind.

Serving type: bottle

06-15-2010 02:02:36 | More by tmoneyba
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3.9/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22 oz bottle into a pint glass.

Pours a clear straw colored gold, with 2 very frothy fingers of bright-white head. This retains with 1/4 finger of foam, leaving back some a cascade of heavy spotting lacing. The aroma is freshly grassy and spicy, with citric fruit and the toasted sweetness of those Pale malts giving this a earthy tang in the back of the nose.

The taste has a nice aggressive hop bite going on, with pine, spice, and some fruity green citrus character. This is well balanced by a backbone of crisp bready malt sweetness. Finishes with a good bit of spicy dryness, resins, and some residual bitter citrus. The mouthfeel is medium bodied, with a moderate sharpness to the carbonation and some underlying slickness which gives this a silky smooth texture and very easy feel in the mouth. Nice.

This was good. I got a little more of those Amarillo hops in the taste than I did in the aroma but for the most part, this was really flavorful, smooth, and this bomber disappeared much faster than I though it was going to for a 6% APA. Solid!

Serving type: bottle

05-28-2010 12:46:16 | More by Kegatron
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3.85/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a "bomber" bottle into a standard pint glass
Clear, light gold in color, with a moderate head of foam
Aroma-Citrus and hop notes
Taste-Initial onrush of grapefruit rind and Amarillo hop bitterness, some biscuit notes and mint leaf oil. Medium bodied, drinkable, with fesh hop leaf flavor and bitterness throughout.

Serving type: bottle

04-26-2010 15:36:27 | More by hosehead83
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4/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

22 ounce bottle. Served in a nonic pint glass, the beer pours a mostly clear gold color with about an inch white head. Head retention is decent, and there's a good amount of lacing left on the glass. Aroma is pine and citrusy hops (apricot, grapefruit), and some toasted/bready malt. Aroma is a bit light, but still nice. Taste is just like the aroma (but stronger), the citrus and pine hops are the strongest flavor while the bready malt is still noticable. Mouthfeel/body is light/medium, it's crisp and a bit oily. Drinkability is pretty good too, it's refreshing and very easy to drink. It's not exactly a session brew at 6.5% ABV, but it is pretty easy to drink. All in all, I think this is a good beer.

Serving type: bottle

04-23-2010 23:42:26 | More by bluejacket74
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Bling Bling from Buckeye Brewing Company
83 out of 100 based on 36 ratings.