Beerbo (20) - Kansas City, Missouri, USA - JUL 18, 2010
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
It pours a hazy copper color with about an inch off-white head, with good retention of the silky foam, which is outstanding! Aroma is of grapefruit and pine hops, along with some caramel malt. The taste is similar to the aroma, with some apricot. There is a very good balance between hoppy and malty flavors. Mouthfeel/body is medium, itís a bit slick with moderate carbonation. Drinkability is very good.
This is the best Schlafly beer Iíve had and a fine effort. The export IPA was pretty good (as I remember, since I had it well over a year ago), but I prefer this one. Itís right up there with the finest IPAs available. Try it and see if you donít agree.
SrSilliGose (3270) - pouring bus, New Brunswick, CANADA - JUL 17, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: AUG 5, 2010 bottle from citywide. pours a slightly hazed copper with a big foamy cratered beige head. aroma of pine, grapefruit, citrisy hops with hints of soap, booze, and caramel. hop forward with a nice boozy presence. hopforward citrusy, piney ipa with some nice booze. pretty good.
rerate. My boy peter sent me a 6 pack of this bc he had some inside info on what batches were tight, and i supposedly i didnít have access to a tight batch. bump up .2. was a pretty nice beer. thanKS. this batch seemed cleaner, well crafted. distinct, sharp, floral, orangepeel, pine hop presence. neat
OzarkElmo (301) - Poplar Bluff, Missouri, USA - JUL 16, 2010
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottled on 06/29/2010. Poured into tulip. Deep, mostly clear amber with moderate beige head. Good lacing throughout. Quite hoppy on the nose - great aroma! As advertised the dry hops are met with some malt on the palate and through finish. A very well-balanced offering - and I am going out on a limb here and will call this awesome! Hope Schlafly makes this a year-round offering. SALUDE to the KINGS OF ST. LOUIS!
Thewade (328) - USA - JUL 12, 2010
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: APR 24, 2013 I look forward to this release every year. 7% ABV and itís balanced very well. Great price, and one of my favorite IPAís.
heemer77 (5109) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - JUL 7, 2010
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
A very lively deep copper colored body that shows a little bit of amber when held to light. A thin khaki colored head clings to the sides of the glass. The large nose has tons of grapefruit along with notes of bread crust. There is also some pecan sweetness. The taste is initially sugared grapefruit with a piney finish. There is also some toasted bread crust. The body is lightly carbonated and that helps make this smooth. I like this, but it is way too sweet.
michael-pollack (4960) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 7, 2010
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz. Bottle: Aroma of hops, pine, tropical fruit, grass, hop oil, resin, tangerine, and wood. Very nice aroma! Poured amber in color with a medium-sized, rocky, tan head that diminished but lasted throughout. Clear. Lightly sparkling. Flavor is light to medium sweet and medium bitter. Tastes of malt, slight caramel, hops, pine, resin, slight tropical fruit, light honey, light toasting, slight honey, and a hint of alcohol. Medium to full body. Oily, slick, then lightly dry and lightly sticky texture. Average carbonation. Medium sweet, medium bitter, hops, caramel, malt, pine, slight honey, and slight tropical fruit finish is dry and a little sticky. 8%ABV is very well hidden throughout.
smith4498 (3085) - Miami, Florida, USA - JUL 5, 2010
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from a trade with phaleslu. Bottled on 6/8/10. Pours clear orange copper color with off white head. Grapefruit rind aroma. Bitter grapefruit flavor with some sweet caramel. Chewy body with moderate carbonation. Seems more like a DIPA to me. Thanks Peter.
HomeBrewHawk (464) - De Soto, Kansas, USA - JUL 5, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12oz. bottle. Bottled on 5/20/10, sampled 6/22. Served in a Duvel tulip. Poured an orange/gold with two fingers of white head. Big citrus hop aroma with some malt sweetness that comes through as it warms. Pretty dank aroma. Solid malty base without being too sweet. Medium bodied. Pretty aggressive hop bitterness, green without being vegetal. Fairly drinkable for the ABV and hoppiness. If you are a hop fan, get some of this while it is still around.
bluejacket74 (1394) - Reynoldsburg, Ohio, USA - JUL 4, 2010
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
12 ounce bottle, bottled on 5/19/2010. Served in a pint glass, the beer pours a hazy copper color with about an inch off-white head. Head retention and lacing are both pretty good for this brew. Aroma is citrusy (grapefruit) and pine hops, along with some caramel malt. The taste is similar to the aroma, but thereís the additon of some apricot. Also, this is a pretty balanced brew with the hoppy and malty flavors. Mouthfeel/body is medium, itís a bit slick with moderate carbonation. Drinkability is pretty good. Too bad I only bought one bottle of this, because it would be pretty easy to drink more than one of these. IMO, Schlafly is one of the more under-rated breweries out there, and I think this is a good brew. If they ever started distributing to Ohio, I would buy their brews all the time.
jkwood04 (4174) - Connecticut, USA - JUL 4, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Lots of citrusy hops with a little caramel in the aroma. Flavor mainly of hops. Average body. A good IPA.