Rynoplasty (700) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - MAY 31, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours amber with an off white head. Aroma is full of citrusy and tropical fruit like hops. Flavor is a great blend of bitter citrus fruits. Pretty good.
msante79 (2194) - Mount Prospect, Illinois, USA - MAY 26, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Schlafly bottleworks. Pours hazy orange with white head. Aromas of citrus and piney hops with some caramel malt. Flavor is citrus, pine, hops and caramel malts. Not overly bitter but a solid IPA none the less. Nice balanced flavor and nice to have a solid IPA after spending 2 weeks in OKC.
topherh (1905) - Kearney, Missouri, USA - MAY 26, 2010
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours coppery orange with a white head. Aroma is citrus and piney hops. Flavor is sweet caramel, toast, hoppy bitterness, orange, with some piney resin.
barleyPops (1141) - Quad-Cities, Illinois, USA - MAY 25, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
a very fresh ( bottled on 5/17/2010 ) 12 oz. bottle. pours a deep dark honey gold with a one finger off-white head, settling to nice lace which lasts the entire time I sipped on it from my snifter. aroma is mostly citrus with a hint of pine. flavor is heavy on the hop bitterness with just enough malt to keep it interesting. a solid IPA in every aspect. well done Schlafly!
drfabulous (3574) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - MAY 18, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled yesterday. That is fresh. Ben Franklin quote on the bottle. Very anticipated. Nice color. Nice aroma. Lots of citrus. Piney. Almost Californian. This is a bit of West Coast meets English (malt). There is a really nice bitterness that follows. Schlafly’s best to date.
thegreenrooster (3060) - St.louis, Missouri, USA - MAY 1, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pour is a copper with a small white head. Aroma is of fresh citrus hops. Flavor is again loads of fresh citrus hops. Every sip is another blast of fresh hops. I can’t wait till this comes out in bottles. I know its brewed in stl where I live but this is the freshest tasting IPA I have ever had.
TeamTrappist (830) - jericho, New York, USA - APR 16, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask at Spuyten Duyvil. Poured a cloudy rich dark amber with a thin foamy white head. Nose is very floral fragrant piny hops. Slightly thin bodied but that didn’t detract at all.Flavornis full withnlots of grapefruit notes. A hint of sweetness. Well balanced and easy to drink. Really nice
Strykzone (4403) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - MAR 13, 2010
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
An interesting color to this beer that reminds me of pumpkin guts. Nose is full of hops as is the flavor. Citrus, floral. Nice spiciness. There was also a vegetative effect going on that was a negative to me. It was like throwing some V8 into an IPA. A decent beer but not one I’d do again.
xmarcnolanx (925) - Kirkwood, Missouri, USA - MAR 13, 2010
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Served on cask.
Aroma is pungent, dank hops_ predominantly orange, onion, and pine. Beautifully welcoming and not overly aggressive.
Appearance is orange , a bit hazy, with a soft pillow of foam that disappates into a loose ring around the glass.
Taste is soft biscuit, caramel toast, and orange rind.
The bitterness has a kire-type cutting power, but does not overwhelm the tastebuds.
Finish is orangy-sweet caramel, and slightly cloying, and residually bitter.
Outstanding on cask.
ESBob (321) - Indiana, USA - FEB 5, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 oz bottle. Pours a golden amber with generous and frothy head. Hops aroma hits you nicely. Citrusy, grapefruit with slight malt taste. Crisp with a nice combination of flavors gives this IPA a nice character. Dry, slightly bitter finish. Very good winter beer. Would work during the summer as well.