BrianHagmeier (296) - Coralville, Iowa, USA - APR 21, 2013
4 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
The aroma of this IPA is the best Iíve ever smelled. It has all the qualities of an IPA youíd want but it does have a little bit of bitterness that lingers after youíve finished. Over all I liked it.
Eladerman (82) - Newburgh, Indiana, USA - APR 20, 2013
4.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
This is what an American Hop forward brew is supposed to taste like. Lots of Piney, citrus, sticky, grapefruit and other floral flavors. Mouth-feel just right, aftertaste nice also. Kind of like Hopslam only minus the honey and less malt. GOOD JOB Schlafly !!
doboy (412) - Morehead City, North Carolina, USA - APR 18, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured a light amber, clear with a nice head. Light hop aroma. Good Carbonation. Taste was great! Nice strong hop flavor, nice mouth feel, great bittering in aftertaste.
Sammy (8024) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - APR 17, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Fresh bottle from Caponeís. Golden bodied with lots of foamy white head. Strong citrus orange aroma. A high yet not overwhelming delivery of bitterness. Very tasty and drinkable orange with some tangerine, mint, pine. Medium mouthful. Somewhat palate erasing.
tricyclist (520) - Florida, USA - APR 14, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Killer sample pour of beautiful honey gold. Nose is citrus and plenty of hops. Bitter and sharp. Flavor is all things good. Great citrus and plenty of grapefruit. Sharp and grassy. Nice medium body with very light lacing on the glass. Well done!
AndyReynolds (807) - Wilder, Kentucky, USA - APR 13, 2013
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle thanks to my boi TJ. This may be the best beer I have ever had by Schafly. Great hop presence, citrus with piney/grassy notes. Solid malt backbone.
Sledutah (4066) - Utah, USA - APR 12, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
12oz bottle thanks to drfabulous
Appearance: Pour clear golden with a big frothy white head and lots of sticky lacing
Aroma: Floral, caramel, piney and black tea
Taste: Floral, earthy, caramel and grapefruit, dry finish
A decent IPA, easy drinking.
ThisWangsChung (747) - Leonardtown, Maryland, USA - APR 7, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
12 oz bottle into a pint glass.
A: Pours a moderately clear amber color. The head is a two finger offwhite shade, retaining itself decently. Lots of lacing on the glass, too.
S: Thereís a nice amount of mango, papaya, grapefruit, and herbs on the nose, with enough malt to balance. I love the Simcoe-forward nature of this one. Develops an onion-y note after warming up, and thatís a good thing.
T: Again, this really showcases Simcoe hops well. It starts with some mild, unsweetened tropical fruits, before it develops a strong piny, herbal tone near the finish and aftertaste. The finishing bitterness might put some off, but who cares?! Give me more.
M: No annoying syrupy linger or overdone malt sweetness here, yet at the same time, itís not wrecking the palate with bitter dryness. As such, itís nicely crisp, not to mention superbly drinkable.
O: This might be my favorite pine-forward IPA to date. It kind of reminds me of Troegs Perpetual IPA with its crisp finish and Simcoe-heavy nature, which is always a good thing.
TheEpeeist (3136) - Swarthmore, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 1, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 oz bottle. Clear orange with a white head. Nose is orange, pine, toffee and slight cat. Medium body with a tingle. Taste is toffee, pine and orange peel. Simple but well executed. After the Tasmanian i had hoped for more from this one.
GMCC2181 (1490) - Newark, Delaware, USA - MAR 29, 2013
3.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle shared by Andrew.... Smells like cat piss...ughh. Light orange in color, average head. Thankly it doesnt taste like cat piss. Piney, Pines needles, citrus, flowers.... Nice stuff. Medium body, easy to drink. Overall: Nice IPA. Thanks to AK