Stevesie (336) - - JAN 13, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
From bottle. Attractive orange appearance with some white head. Aroma was grass and pine with maybe a little grapefruit. Initial reaction was that this is a hoppier version of Schlaflyís Pale Ale, which is perfectly fine with me. Good warm weather session beer.
shrubber85 (10670) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - MAR 18, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Floral grapefruit peel and biscuit malt aroma. Slightly hazy golden yellow with nice white head. Sweet floral orange malt and moderately bitter grapefruit peel/grass flavor. Nice body.
rondphoto (4053) - Lakeside Park, Kentucky, USA - JAN 4, 2016
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
bottle (dated 8/27/15) @ Party Town / Florence KY --- Aroma of malt and grass. Hazy medium amber with lots of specks of sediment - not a good sign from a Schlafly brew. White head that shrinks to a cover, slices of lace. Taste is full-bodied caramel malt that adds a burst of carbonation on the swallow, turning from there to enough hops to balance. The malt is always present. Not sure if this is the intended taste for this brew, but it works well enough.
freekyp (1925) - Thomasville, North Carolina, USA - DEC 17, 2015
4.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
A brawny American Pale with a big pine/citrus and resin hop nose, but a lightly sweet lightly nutty mild malt backbone. Finishes lightly sweet then swings back with a bitter whack before settling into a mild citrus-laced malt fade. A fine looker as well, pouring hazy amber with a frothy resilient white head that drags scattered lace across the quickly emptying glass. A truly fine APA that showcases the best qualities of the style.
Bricks (974) - Delaware, USA - NOV 1, 2015
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pretty average appearance. Light brown w/ decent amount of head, rounded up to 3/5. Very pleasant citrus, hops w/ some spice on the aroma. Taste is balanced... hops, citrus, earth... very good mouthfeel. This oneís a winner.
beer_rookie (402) - Arkansas, USA - SEP 30, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Iím having a slushie. Beer is super cold and near frozen, but not so much that its hard to pour. I will commence my review just after it thaws a bit.
Pour was a slightly cloudy, orange amber color. Nice thick rocky ivory colored head. It has sediment floating around in there. It has nice lacing. Pretty good rocky retention on the head.
Aroma is nice. Itís not overpowering one way or another. It is hop heavy. But itís also citrusy, earthy, and also malty. Itís inviting.
Taste is surprising. From one sip to the next, Iím guessing if it will be bitter or sweet. Very interesting. Itís slightly hop heavy, but thereís a good counter with malts. There are decent notes of citrus, and mint. Iím also picking up some fruit, but Iím not sure if itís from the taste or the aroma. Itís very light.
Mouthfeel is great. Itís not real heavy. Itís not overly bitter. Itís a little watery. Itís a little thin. At best itís a medium body.
Overall, this is a terrific APA. Well rounded. It has all the qualities of an IPA, but not quite as bitter.
I recently had the Schlafly American IPA, and I thought this would be the same. Well, itís not. They are very similar in taste, but I like this a little better. This is a lot more balanced.
EyeAmBaldman (461) - Illinois, USA - SEP 5, 2015
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours hazy gold with a thick off white head. Aroma is metallic and bitter. High carbonation on the tongue with a some English bitterness on the tongue.
altonbrownd (5628) - Chevy Chase, Maryland, USA - AUG 23, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Cork 57. Nice golden orangeish body with slight head. Nose is hoppy and citrus. Taste also quite hoppy with citrus and pine flavours. Hoppy finish.
sawbuck (633) - Round Lake, Illinois, USA - AUG 21, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Mild aroma of hops with pine and some citrus prominent. Nice orange color with a frothy tan head. Rich sweet malt up front, with some caramel. Faint bitterness fades in, very mild. Some citrus notes pop in on the finish. Very clean finish with not much bite. Slightly slick mouth feel. Sessionable but not that complex. Good offering.
fsbw21086 (469) - New Jersey, USA - AUG 1, 2015
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pretty boosty apa. Initial hop bite that lingers and comes on stronger towards end. Solid and interesting.
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solidfunk (7611) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - JUL 31, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Decent balance and easy to drink. Some citrus and hay. Notes of straw. Light bitter finish. Hazy amber pour with ok head and lacing. Bottle.