gregwilsonstl (1899) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - JAN 6, 2013
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Dark copper. A lot of lacing. This tastes like any ipa. Citrus. Not memorable but that is the point for this standard of hops.
seymour (1847) - Maplewood, Missouri, USA - NOV 24, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tasted a pint on tap at the Bottleworks. It poured a nice cloudy golden color (unfiltered? protein chill haze?) with thin but persistent white head and some lace. It had a nice citrusy, zesty aroma, not entirely grapefruit, some unfortunate bleach-like cleanser unfortunately. Great flavors: mild biscuity malt, tangy and tart hops balance, super fresh and lively. Light body, strong spritzy carbonation, pleasant chalky, mineral water mouthfeel, snappy finish. Another good single malt and single hop recipe from Schlafly. I’m considering a take-home growler of this one.
vyvvy (5470) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - NOV 23, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Bottleworks. Seems like they have a single hop thing going on right now. Pours hazy dull golden with a white head. The aroma is very grapefruit heavy with a pithiness. There is also some piny hoppiness and lightly toasted malt that is a bit sweet, but the bitterness from hops more than offsets it. It has a medium body that’s a bit rough and has a moderate amount of mildly abrasive carbonation. The flavor starts off with lots of dry grapefruit, pine, earthiness and a little malt peeking through that’s on the sweet side, but like the aroma the hops negate any possibility of it being overly sweet. The finish is very resiny and grapefruit pith filled. Very nice single hop beer.