stretchfest (79) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - JAN 25, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
This beer looks delicious. A lot of citrus in this one. Very drinkable.
Radek Kliber (6288) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - JAN 20, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle 355 ml
Aroma: high pitch dry hop character, very aromatic , bold , crisp. Great hop aroma expose. 8-
Appearance: amber with gentle haze. Medium , bright white top. Sparse lace.3+
Flavor/Palate: citrus, dry walls frontal hints of pineapple, mango, lemon. Very nice straight shooting IPA. Lighter body but never felt empty. Very well brewed , ultra drinkable IPA.
Braudog (5391) - Hampton, Virginia, USA - JAN 8, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Nice shiny pour of bright orange and a light airy head. The aroma is citric and fruity, and the beer drinks with a nice acidic bite. Tangy, crisp, and cloying, this would go great with some nice spicy food. (#4437, 1/8/2011)
Thorpe429 (4944) - , Illinois, USA - JAN 8, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Thanks to phaleslu for sending this bottle out my way. Served in a snifter.
Pours a clear medium apricot with a two-finger white head. Nice retention and plenty of lacing on the way down. Nose carries some bright citrus notes plus a bit of a tropical character. Nice orange and tangerine to go along with a bit of mango. The hop character isn’t as strong in the flavor, but there’s a nice bitterness to the finish. Fairly dry after a light body. All around this is very well done.
kp (10887) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - DEC 25, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Date: August 20, 2011
Appearance: hazy gold, wispy white head
Aroma: dry floral aroma
Flavor: sweet pale malt flavor, plenty of hops, light balancing bitterness
Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 6/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 13/20
Score: **+ /4
BelvidereIPA (135) - Belvidere, Illinois, USA - NOV 19, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
From the tap at the Bottleworks in St. Louis. Lot of floral and fruit flavors. Smooth and extremely drinkable. Schaflly’s best beer, hands down. Very good from the bottle as well.
bigirishphan (99) - Peoria Heights, Illinois, USA - NOV 14, 2011
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Easily one of the most refreshing ipa’s I’ve tried. Pours bright golden with awesome lacing. I got the citrus, piney, and hops but missed the caramel most talked about. Lovely!
Severian (42) - Saint Charles, Missouri, USA - OCT 12, 2011
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle. Pours a darker yellow with an off white head, leaves lacings all over the glass. Aroma is citrus, grapfruit, hoppy. Taste is much of the same - piney, grapefruit and citrus with some malt and caramel character in the background. Extremely well balanced. Very refreshing. Finishes dry Medium body. Shame this is only available in limited quantities during the summer. It’s outstanding.
patrick767 (3238) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - OCT 9, 2011
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
bottle - Hazy orange pour with a fading off-white head. The aroma is of citrus hops, especially grapefruit. It tastes of citrus with high hops bitterness that lingers pleasantly. This is a good, medium bodied IPA.
seymour (1261) - Maplewood, Missouri, USA - SEP 27, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: FEB 26, 2013 Tasted on-tap 9/17/2011 at the Hop in the City Festival in a clean half-pint taster glass. A necessary offering for any American craft-brewer, Schlafly’s is nonetheless very good. True-to-style. The Cascade hops make themselves known, but not in a rude way. Judging by its name and overall impression, I suspect this is the same recipe as their “Dry-Hopped APA” (which is also quite good) minus the dry-hopping.
2/26/2013 UPDATE: I tasted it tonight on cask, dry-hopped with Mosaic hops and it’s bewilderingly better, so much so I would consider it "a whole ’nother thing" but alas, this is Ratebeer, so I’ll update this entry. Delicious.