dbarnold (1073) - Bethesda, Maryland, USA - JUN 26, 2010
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Alright I donít know if it was a weird hop variety or what, but this beer smelled like weed. It has a huge aroma up front, and some is bitter hop, but mostly it just smelled like POT! Weird, I know, and I promise I wasnít stoned when I had this, nor was there weed in the room. Anyway, the rest of the beer is pretty good IPA, full hop body and strong good finish. Try it just for uniqueness.
argo0 (10338) - Washington DC, USA - JUN 24, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft. Medium off-white head atop hazy amber body. Aroma is medium sweet, grapefruit, pineapple. Taste is moderately sweet, pine/grapefruit, some alcohol. Resiny medium-full body. Really should be considered an IIPA.
MrBunn (2215) - Western, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 23, 2010
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: JUL 4, 2010 Bottle. Pours a lovely orange with a whitish head that sticks dies down, but leaves a film on the surface that doesnít go away. Aromas are decent, but kind of weak... lots of sweet malt (honey, dough and caramel), but flavor is glorious. Sweet malts up front give way to a wonderful hops medley of pine, citrus and that tropical fruit. This is the best IPA I have had in quite some time...
Falconseye8 (542) - Evans, Colorado, USA - JUN 23, 2010
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Very hoppy first initial taste. Finishes very strong and bitter. Excellent flavors and blends. Itís complex and very satisfying beer for anyone looking for a beer that doesnít disappoint. Best Schlafly Iíve ever had.
GT2 (5657) - Riverslime, California, USA - JUN 22, 2010
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: JUL 29, 2010 Tap at Paradiso Georgetown. Poured a slightly hazy/dirty orange with a thin, off-white head that had excellent retention and excellent lacing. Wow. Aroma is typical less than fresh 3C hops: strawberry yogurt, old strawberry cheesecake. Taste is relatively boring with a creamy caramel body morphing into sticky sweetness that is cut by less than fresh high alpha acid hops that give the beer a sweaty, rank, old apple cider vinegar taste. Drying, powdery finish.6/5/6/3/12=3.2
Tap at Paradiso Dupont. Poured a slight hazy orange with a small, sem0-rocky, yellowish head that had very good retention and good webby lace. Aroma is loaded with dirty clothes, sweaty socks at first then moves to cinnnamon, sweet rolls, orange peel. Taste is bready, malty, orange pulp, a bit spicy. Sort of weird but not bad at all. 6/4/7/4/13=3.4
davidajensen (163) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - JUN 21, 2010
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Another nice beer by Schlafly. The appearance is amber and cloudy. Not much head or lacing. Not a ton of aroma. Nice complex flavor. It isnít too malty, and the flavor/mouthfeel changes quite a bit from start to finish. Good beer.
jcos (1173) - Maryland, USA - JUN 18, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: FEB 13, 2013 Location/Date:Bottle on February 13, 2013.
Appearance: Pours an orange haze.
Aroma: Aroma of grapefruit, pine, some grass.
Taste: Medium bitterness, nice amount of pine, grapefruit, some grass..hard to find the malt(which is fine with me).
Palate:Medium light, lingering aftertaste.
Summary: A solid IPA that has more grass notes than the standard. I guess my old rating was for a bottle that was kind of stale. New one was bottled 1/17/2013.
Old Summary 6/18/2010:
From Dave on BAS Beer Night. Interesting earthy aroma. Gold appearance. Somewhat hoppy, grassy taste.
Finhead (912) - OFallon, Illinois, USA - JUN 15, 2010
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
A copper pour with white head. It has a pine and grassy hop aroma with a touch of caramel. The body is full with a smooth mouthfeel. The taste is initially semi-sweet and fades to a bitter finish with a slight alcohol warmth. This is a great beer.
phaleslu (4429) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUN 15, 2010
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: JUL 20, 2010 12 oz. bottle from Shop íN Save in Maplewood, but this is all over the St. Louis area right now for about $9 a six pack. Pours a clear amber with a small eggshell white head. Nice aroma of herbal hops, with minor floral, earthy, and pine notes, and citrus, caramel malts, tea, and some mineral notes. Flavor doesnít nearly bring what the aroma does, and falls a little flat- pine resin, caramel malts, tea, floral notes, herbs, and a variety of hops are present along with just a splash of citrus. Light-bodied, with mild carbonation and a mouthfeel like tea. Dry, herbal finish. After the nose, I thought this was going to be a world-beating IPA. The flavor doesnít live up, but itís a nice, light, refreshing IPA that is absolutely perfect for summer. RE-RATE after trying again 6/25/10: draft in a snifter at the Schlafly Tap Room, pours a beautiful, deep, clear amber with almost no head. The aroma explodes out of the glass with herbal and floral hops- so fresh. The flavor improves with a fresh draft, as well, and the hops come out to the forefront. The bottle is nice, but having this one fresh and on tap puts it in the top tier of IPAs.
Pawola22 (3083) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 13, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at the Flying Saucer in KC. Pours a cloudy, amber, red-orange colored body with a creamy, finger-width, off-white head that dissipates slowly and leaves lots of nice lacing. Aroma has lots of piney and resiny grapefruits up front with some sweeter florals. Dies down after a minute, but has some other citruses and bitter orange peels. Very bright smelling hops. A good amount of caramels as well for a nice, malty, moderately sweet and chewy balance. I get a pinch of toast at times as this warms. Flavor is more the same. Lots of bright citrus, grapefruits, and orange peel with a mixture of resiny pines and florals. Not quite as bitter as one would expect with this amount of hoppy flavor, but it allows for a nice balance and remains easy drinking. Solid caramel backing before this finishes dry and somewhat resiny with a moderate, piney and floral bitterness. Lengthy aftertaste following a medium body and light to moderate, soft and creamy carbonation. Overall, a very solid IPA. Lots of hops that provide plenty of enjoyable flavor without ever going over the top when it comes to bitterness. Personally, I wouild like to see a touch more on the bitter end, but I appreciate this for what it is. Well done.