can8ianben (1285) - Souderton, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 5, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nice, smooth, bitter, hoppy, malty, well balance, not overwhelmingy different, just a good pale ale. Very typical of a well done version of this style.
SledgeJr (3577) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - NOV 1, 2005
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JUN 8, 2010 In the bottle. Hazy rich golden color with a medium head and appreciable carbonation. Aroma is floral and hoppy. Flavor is apple/bitter/malty with a memorable bitter finish. Very nice. UPDATE: Sampled at the 7th Annual Parkville Microbrew Festival on April 24th, 2010.
csbosox (1216) - Prairie Village, Kansas, USA - OCT 27, 2005
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz bottle. Served at 45.5° in a pint glass. Didn’t get a chance to try this at the Schlafly tasting. Pours hazy orange with a small white head. Aroma is vegetal hops, earthy, with a lurking sweet malt backbone. The taste is grapefruit, earthy hops, held together by a honeyish maltiness. The hops certainly dominate the flavor and give the beer a moderately bitter finish. Mouthfeel is average. Not a bad session beer.
FoolishMortal (986) - San Diego, California, USA - OCT 7, 2005
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Slightly hazy golden amber with a small creamy white head. Slight floral hop tones with some grainy maltiness behind in the aroma. Mundane malt flavors, spritely grassy and bitter hop character. REsidual bitterness and some husky astringency in the finish. Mouthfeel is light medium, fairly crisp.
jcr (2112) - Jasper, Indiana, USA - OCT 4, 2005
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Hop in the City: Pine and grapefruit aroma revealed the hops in this beer, but the nose was not near as aromatic as other Cascade hopped beers. Medium body and moderately bitter flavor with notes of grapefruit and sweet malts. The bitterness does linger. Thought this should have had a crisper edge to it.
SpudClampDawg (1029) - Jasper, Indiana, USA - OCT 2, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Hop in the City - inviting aroma of fresh squeezed juice (lime, orange). Medium malt body is nicely balanced and sweet throughout. Became a bit lager-ish as it warmed. Otherwise - good.
Cable (286) - SE, Oklahoma, USA - SEP 25, 2005
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Sampled from bottle. Pours a hazy copper-orange with a full white head. Aroma is floral with sweet malt and rather lackluster. Flavor is balanced with honey, caramel and a piney hop flavor addition. Light to medium-bodied, moderately carbonated with a lingering, slightly bitter finish. Not one of Schlafly’s better beers by a long shot.
Terminus (3084) - Las Cruces, New Mexico, USA - SEP 14, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
bottle and tap at taproom-pours a medium orange with a sudsy soapy white head. grapefruit aroma, but very mild-lemony and slightly citric, but not an over the top hopfest here. flavros are fresh cascade hops, green and leafy-light bitterness, just alot of hop flavor. great palate with a very pleasant yeast strain note. dry finish and lightly bitter. another clean and true example from schlafly. excellent balance and the epitiome of a session ale.
Indra (2560) - Overland Park, Kansas, USA - SEP 11, 2005
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz. bottle. Full-on fruity hop aroma, citric and lightly piney with plenty of grapefruit and very faint background suggestions of honeyish and caramel sweetness. Light coppery color with a fine, thin, lasting head and light wisps of lacing. Flavor is fairly well balanced throughout, the moderately bitter, citric hoppiness perhaps dominating but the malty sweetness trickling closely along behind, bringing body and a wash of light caramel sweetness along with it. Finish seems to feature somewhat of a yeast bite to coincide with the fruity hops and lingering bitterness. Light-medium in body with hefty carbonation. Holds its own in regards to the style category.
Pailhead (4362) - Brownstown, Michigan, USA - SEP 8, 2005
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: SEP 9, 2005 Bottle: Courtesy of Duane via trade. A rather impressive looking beer. Pours a transparent amber with a creamy white head with excellent retention. Great lacing. Can’t find anyting to knock the appearance. Aroma is a little light. Creamy malts with some light pine hops. Flavor is creamy and malty up front with light citrus. Finish is moderately hopped with pine and light grapefruit. Could use a little more hops in the finish to balance all the creamy malt up front. Creamy and silky mouthfeel. Weak aroma holds this brew back a little.