HoppyAlesToYou (164) - Saint John, Indiana, USA - MAY 26, 2011
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aromas of caramel, cereal, floral, citrus, and dough. In particular, there is a bouquet of citrus that includes tangerine, grapefruit, lemon, and orange. Peach and mango are detectable as well.
Pours into my New Holland - High Gravity Series tulip a hazy golden orange, with a finger of frothy, white foam head.
A sip confirms the scents and begins with a light sweetness, followed by medium to heavy bitterness.
This IPA has a medium body with an sticky and oily feel. The carbonation is lively, helping it dance through your mouth. It finishes long and bitter, with subtle reminders of the aromatic fruits and a slight alcohol burn.
Schlafly American IPA is damn near my fantasy IPA, with its fine hop driven aroma and just enough caramel malt for the backbone. However, the occasional slight alcohol burn is a bit off putting. Regardless, this is near ’must try’ status.
mansquito (4455) - Nueva York, New York, USA - MAY 22, 2011
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Whole Foods Market, DC six-pack ($13): Pours on the lighter side of IPAs with a white head. Aroma of citrus and floral hops. The taste of this beer is rather good. I like the fact that it is on the milder and more subdued side of IPAs.There are hops, but they don’t really go in for the kill; instead, this is a sort of more malt-centric IPA. Really floral and mellow and easy to drink quite a few of these in a rather short period of time.
wnoble (1251) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - MAY 18, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: MAY 27, 2011 Bottled 5/3/2011 Pours a medium to dark orange with a nice pillowy white head that leaves some lace. Nose is piney and mostly fruity hops backed with some caramel malts notes. Overall hop aroma is on the side of fruity, and resinous. Not so much citrus character. Taste is again super resinous and fruity with pine and malts flavors. Ahh but there is some citrus character a few drinks in as it finishes. Medium bodied IPA with some biting carbonation. A really nice IPA but I do remember it having a heavier hop character when I had it on draft last year.
uncle_rick (61) - Missouri, USA - MAY 18, 2011
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz bottle - This beer has a great aroma of fruit and hops. Well balanced flavor. Lots of carbonation. Tastes very fresh and clean – bottle only 3 weeks old. Very little alcohol taste and good bitter aftertaste. This is the first Schlafly beer I really like.
satan165 (1020) - River Grove, Illinois, USA - MAY 4, 2011
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
draft at tap room. aroma is slow coming and neutral, touches on metallic notes before slightest hints of pine show. appearance is pleasantly hazy with solid head that reduces at moderate pace. flavor is outright bitterness, ’five alive’ fruits present, drowning out simpler pine or grassy notes. drinks like a regular IPA, no booze detectable.
jgb9348 (5231) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - MAR 16, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Great hazy copper and orange tinted body with a thin tan head. Aroma of mild yeast, honey, malt, citrus and a bit of pine - not too much hops noticeable. Medium-bodied; Assertive hop flavour at first with a perfumey and honey bite and a good malt backbone and a tiny amount of grassy tastes. Aftertaste is mild, yet hoppy with some sweet flavours and a little perfume and resin flavours near the end. Good balance of malt and hops and a pleasant amount of sweetness. Overall, nice but could use a lot more hops, then again, I could have drank this a bit quicker. I sampled this twelve ounce bottle purchased from Ye Olde Spirit Shop in Frederick, Maryland on 29-July-2010 sampled at home in Washington on 16-March-2011.
squigs46 (55) - Kansas City, Missouri, USA - JAN 25, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
awesome beer...great taste and appearance. schlafly hardly ever disappoints.
BeerHawk (1810) - Huntsville, Alabama, USA - DEC 19, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Poured an orange-brown with a creamy off-white head. Big citrus aroma with a caramel backing. The flavor found a balance of caramel and citrus. Medium body and medium bitterness.
ROGUE (2152) - Lewes, Delaware, USA - DEC 1, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz bottle. Poured a clear, coppery color with a two finger light tan head of thick bubbly foam that left rings of sticky lace. Aroma of grapefruit, pine and citrusy hops with a touch of roasted maltiness. Flavor of spiced piney hops that is well balanced with sweet caramel and toasty malt. Medium bodied, crisp and sharp with a dry finish. A very good IPA.
Beerona97 (2397) - Washington, USA - NOV 26, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours hazy gold with a thick frothy beige head. Aroma of toffee and piney hops. Taste seems a little faded on the hop side of things, lots of dark fruit, some bitterness. I will try this again fresh. Still a good beer but has obviously lost it’s hop crispness and turned into more of a barleywine. Just looked at the bottle, says bottled on 5/20/10, so 6 months old.