Bling Bling | Buckeye Brewing Company

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Buckeye Brewing Company
Ohio, United States

Style: American Pale Ale (APA)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.30%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by UDbeernut on 02-21-2009

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Ratings: 37 |  Reviews: 29
Reviews by Rhynes2:
Photo of Rhynes2
3.43/5  rDev -4.5%
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.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of Sammy
3.92/5  rDev +9.2%
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.

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Photo of HopHed
4.13/5  rDev +15%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

APPEARANCE: Very clear orange/amber. Little to no head, with almost no lacing, yet constant bubbles.

AROMA: A noticeable fruity smell. Sweet, citrus and a light malt smell.

FLAVOR: A light hop taste, with a more noticeable fruity, citrus, and maybe almost apricot or peachy, kind of note. Some lightly malt finishes the taste off.

PALATE: Definitely a light to medium-bodied beer with and ever so slightly creamy mouth feel. No heat (of alcohol) whatsoever.

NOTES: At 6.5% this falls out of what I would usually session, though I could easily drink this a session beer. It's a bit crisp, and could take a few down without a second thought on a hot, humid Cleveland day.

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Photo of lumpy1126
5/5  rDev +39.3%

Photo of Kegatron
3.88/5  rDev +8.1%
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!

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Photo of leinie13
3/5  rDev -16.4%

Photo of GeoCait
3.25/5  rDev -9.5%

Photo of bluejacket74
3.98/5  rDev +10.9%
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.

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Photo of mikesgroove
4/5  rDev +11.4%
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.

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Photo of Tyrawlings
3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

Photo of ppoitras
3.7/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

22oz bottle obtained in trade with Grbdg. Thanks for the opportunity.

Poured into an imperial pint glass, formed a 1/2" bright white head over the clear golden amber brew. Head falls slowly, with average to good lace presence. Aroma is grapefuit and pine. Taste follows the nose, some pale malt sweetness to try to balance, but not much. Hops are prevalent but not overpowering. Mouthfeel is smooth, and drinkability is pretty good. Nice little Pale.

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Photo of TheHoppiest
3.76/5  rDev +4.7%
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.

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Photo of OldSchoolGamer
3.88/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22oz Bottle with a pretty sweet label. Thought it was a Holloween beer based on the coloring on the bottle. Anyways, Buckeye actually makes some pretty top notch brews. Their crowning jewel would have to be their 76' India Pale Ale, but they got a pretty decent variety of stouts and ales. Heres the review of their American Pale Ale:

A: Pours a very nice golden color. Pretty clear looking with a nice foamy white head that sticks around.

S: There are subtle hops in the aroma. Maybe some grapefruit and citrus. Malt is there as well. Kinda toasty smelling. Not overpowering, but nice.

T: Nice taste. Get some Amarillo hops upfront. Grapefruit, peach, maybe some apricot. Then the toasty malt takes over in the finish. There is also a hint of honey in there as well. Nothing really stands out, but for an APA, there is a nice blend of hops and malt.

M: Medium to light bodied. Very smooth with a decent carbonation kick. Flavors don't stick around very long after the finish. Finishes clean and quenches your thirst.

D: I am drinking this bomber pretty quickly. It is 6.5% ABV, so it isn't too over the top. Good flavors and very easy drinking. Not dry or hopped up like an IPA. More of a thirst quencher on a hot summer day. Very good drinkability.

Overall, I have yet to be disappointed with Buckeye. Like I said, their 76' IPA is great, but they got some other goodies like their Mammoth Stout, Hippie IPA, and Zatek, which is a hopped to hell American Strong Ale. This is a pretty solid one as well. I don't know if they distribute outside of Ohio, but if you can find it pick it up. Good Stuff.

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Photo of imaguitargod
1.91/5  rDev -46.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5

Picked this one up at a local place for $4 (bomber) and I can see why it was so cheaply priced. Poured to no head (did a second pour much more violently and got some resemblance of a head) and virtually no carbonation.

Waaaayyyy too malty and not much hop presences. The only time I detected some hops was on the aftertaste. I DO NOT recommend this beer in the least. Didn't even resemble the style it was aiming for.

~Jonathan Passow

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Photo of OWSLEY069
4.07/5  rDev +13.4%
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.

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Photo of UDbeernut
3.62/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

on tap at Buckeye Beer Engine,poured into pint glass

a: amber tan color, decent 1/4" head that has fair rention and reduces to a light lace cap

s: aroma is citrus and earthly hop

t: citrus hops hit the tounge first followed by a bit of sweet malt and a hint of wheat

m&d: medium bodied, slightly dry mouthfeel. Very drinkable, more geared towards hopheads.

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Photo of nmann08
4/5  rDev +11.4%

Photo of brewdlyhooked13
4/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance - pours a light straw color, fluffy meringue foam of a finger and change in depth. Leaves some sizable chunks and patches of lace behind, and easily maintains most of the cap due to some active beading from below.

Aroma - clean hoppy nose of herbal pine, grapefruit zest, a touch of lemon, and even a smack of husky grain. Clean and bright, good impression.

Taste - a brief biscuity malt underpinning makes a brief appearance before quickly giving way to the spicy and snappy Amarillos. Dry and piny all the way, just a touch of citrus for balance. massive flavor throughout.

Mouthfeel - crisp, a bit light, doesn't feel near as oily as it tastes.

Drinkability - a good one to pair up with the menu. Lots of flavor, and a good sessionable for the hopheads.

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Photo of OriolesFan1008
2/5  rDev -44.3%

Photo of sitarist
3.8/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a golden yellow, mostly clear, with an inch and a half white head, the head fades rather quick, and leaves little lacing.Steady rise of carbonation.

A fruity, and flowery aroma combine to overwhelm the nose. There are hints of pine, lemon, grapefruit, and apricot; along with some strong flowery notes.

The flavors are well balanced and follow the nose. Almost candy-like. It has a very slight soapy flavor.

The mouthfeel is heavy and sticky for the style, the carbonation is right on.

Not as drinkable as other beers from this style. Not as refreshing and crisp as other beers in this style.

This beer is lost somewhere between an APA and an IPA, good none the less.

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Photo of nlmartin
3.63/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

The beer was served chilled in an imperial pint glass.

Appearance: The beer has a vividly bright golden nearing orange coloration. The head is a a creamy off white biege coloratio. Major head retention is noted.

Smell: The beers aroma is straight forward pine hops and grapefruit.

Taste: The taste leads with a mixture of pine hops and grapefruit. The pine hops are almost resinous but get smacked out of my mouth by toasted caramel.

Mouthfeel / Drinkability: Medium bodied very smooth drinking. Carbonation levels work well with the beer overall. This is fast approacing throw back status.

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Photo of beachbum1975
3.93/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Saw this at Jungle Jim's for the first time ever, so I decided to pick up a double deuce of it. Serve chilled at fridge temps.

Pours very lightly, almost like a macro lager, but with a tinge of peach or darker brass to break it away from being pure straw in color. The white head was minimal and no lacing was detected. Active carbonation bubbling to the top through my traditional pint glass.

Smells of light citrus (lemons and navel oranges). I also get a mild pine-like quality in the nose. Medium intensity in the aroma overall.

Taste dictates the nose with moderate pine essence from the hops. I get the pale malts in this one, as well. There's a nice, mellow hop bitterness in the finish. Not too bitter, just the right amount.

Mouthfeel is very nice for this style. Moderately thick for a traditional pale ale. This was probably the nicest aspect of this beer.

I would buy this again... Very nice!

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Photo of sixerofelixir
4.15/5  rDev +15.6%
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.

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Photo of stewart124
3.64/5  rDev +1.4%
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.

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Photo of RblWthACoz
3.5/5  rDev -2.5%
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.

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