LKT1983 (112) - Benton, Kentucky, USA - MAY 30, 2012
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 12/20
This is my brotherís favorite beer. Iím not a hop head, but I can respect it. Since itís released so sparingly, I tried it again this year. Lots of hops and the 7.2% alcohol is easy to recognize. Not a personal favorite, but Iíd drink it when released and def. over every mainstream American brew.
jlanning215 (363) - Peoria, Illinois, USA - MAY 28, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A really straight forward ipa that was great to drink in 95 degree weather while I moved. refreshing. a tight and real hop finish. citrus and slightly piney. Crisp carbonation. good pour. great balance
doubelknv3 (1081) - Illinois, USA - MAY 28, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Golden with creamy head. Floral, citrus, caramel malt sweet, and grapefruit aroma. Full bodied, flavor like aroma, lemon hop flavor and mild carbonation. Hi hop bitterness with decent balance.
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86Moose (62) - - MAY 25, 2012
4.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Looks are deceiving! Do not judge this book by its cover. A golden amber coloring that packs a lot of flavor. Strong hops with a smooth finish.
BREWMUSKCLES (2530) - New Jersey, USA - MAY 22, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: MAY 23, 2012 golden American IPA. Grapefruit, Pine tar resin and a malty backbone that can try to compete. we admire that! Fresh clean tap from Barcade J.C. Donít need anything else here. strong not harsh with some smoothness and froth.
beege29 (2) - STL, Missouri, USA - MAY 21, 2012 does not count
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Clear, golden/orange color. Nice combination of dank and fruitiness with the hops. Lingering bitterness, great mouthfeel, medium body. Great IPA.
jcartamdg (2943) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 21, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a pale golden color with a paper thin head great lacing however. Aroma is dank, great in yo face hop aroma and nothing else, this is my kind of ipa! Taste is different than what Iím used to. Hops are right up front but it finishes with guava or some sort of tropical fruit, different and I like it! Smooth and refreshing, I really like this different ipa!
scooter520 (185) - - MAY 17, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle dated 5/1/12. Appearance: clear, golden orange with quickly dissipating white head. Aroma: Citrus/grapefruit, floral/honeysuckly, touch of biscuity/breadiness. Taste - Nice floral hops begin, leading into graduating piney bitterness from middle thru the end; some breadiness in the middle; finishing well bitter then lingering with grapefruit juice and pith/even that floral honeysuckle. Mouthfeel: light to medium creamy texture, but with medium carbonation that works very well. Overall: Iím VERY IMPRESSED with this beer. Itís got all the great attributes that I love in IPAs with a slightly different (more bready/yeasty) backbone that offers a new dimension.
alcaponejunior (438) - Texas, USA - MAY 12, 2012
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Amazing beer! On cask for the second year in a row, served at the Schlafly Taproom. Orange and clear, head and lace were so-so, but then itís on cask so I didnít expect a foam-fest. Monstrously hoppy smell and taste, with lots of crispy pine bite. You can smell and taste the hop oils in this one. Grapefruit follows. Body is wonderful, medium, perfectly carbonated (more than youíd expect from a cask, actually). This is one of Schlaflyís great beers, definitely a good one for hop heads!
aej9374 (12) - Derby, Kansas, USA - MAY 11, 2012
4.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Perfect IPA in my book. One of the few beers that I take a sip of and say "wow, thats just right". Great dry hop taste. Very smooth. Lots of grapefruit and pine but very smooth. This is what I think of when it is 90+ degrees and I want a nice hoppy beer.