dmac (4740) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - JUL 19, 2007
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 oz bottle from vyvvy. Poured a hazy orangey/copper with a large size foamy off white head. Not sure why but I just didnít think this one looked that great something about the appearance of the body, hazy and flat. Aroma is citrusy hops and sweet caramel malts. Palate is very nice with pleasing carbonation and a medium mouthfeel. Flavor is malty with noticable hop bitterness on the finish. Very nice Pale Ale.
cbkschubert (2900) - BFE, Arizona, USA - JUL 14, 2007
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz. bottle via trade with drmatt - Pours a slightly hazy golden color with a big two finger thick off white head. Thick lacing. Aroma is herbal and citrus hops. Flavor is sweet esters and light malt. Light to medium body. A good, very easy to drink beer. Thanks Matt.
alexsdad06 (7103) - Ohio, USA - JUL 4, 2007
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle @ Dilly Deli courtesy of Tmoney99. Thanks Tom. Pours a light copper color with a small head. The aroma is mainly peach. The flavor has a nice malt presence balanced with peaches and enough bitterness to keep things interesting. Light and easy drinking. This helped to turn a bad situation (Dogfish Head tasting that was disappointing) into a nice experience.
iwc046 (22) - Kansas City, Missouri, USA - JUL 3, 2007
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft for Charlie Hoopers in KC, MO
Excellent dark amber color with a very light colored head. A relatively strong tasting APA with a really nice after taste which leaves the taste of the hops present in the beer. I am a hop head and find this to be a great beer at places that dont carry IPA beers.
BDR (2534) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - JUN 28, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sampled at the RBSG 07 Grand Tasting. Bottle said Schlafly Reserve 2006. Dark copper color with no head. Decent sweet citrus hop aroma. Sweet taste.
Rictus (126) - Dothan, Alabama, USA - JUN 22, 2007
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
definite hoppy smell. Pretty, bubbly dark copper with an average off-white head. Hoppy bready. Canít taste much else. Palate is what you would expect. Good beer.
illinismitty (2270) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - JUN 15, 2007
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: AUG 24, 2007 "Expedition Reserve " Bottle from Frugal McDugal in Nashville. Pours amber gold with a dissipating white head. Aroma is of citrus and sweet bread. Medium light texture with average carbonation. Initial flavor of caramel and toasted grains. Middle has a smooth spicy hop bite, with notes of peach, apricot, and strong iced tea. Clean and bitter finish that is semi dry. Much better than their regular Pale Ale. UPDATE: 8-23-07, I picked up the relabeled bottle "Dry Hopped APA", which is a tweaked version of this recipe. Very nice improvements indeed. Good floral and grapefruit hop aroma, more grapefruit citrus flavors, and less tea like bitterness. I bumped this up a few points. Plus they date their bottles- THANK YOU. If I can get a fresh flow of this stuff, it will be a regular in my session fridge
beerguy101 (5338) - Newark, California, USA - JUN 7, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
This American Pale Ale pours a light amber gold color from a 120z bottle. Medium sized white foamy head. Aroma is apricot, fruity, citrus, grapefruit and sweet. A medium bodied APA. Malts are caramel and fruity, lots of apricots flavors here. Hops are citrusy and grapefruity. Nice balance between the malts and hops. Good lively carbonation. Sweet tasting but has a nice hop bite. Mouthfeel is full. Finish is clean and smooth. Aftertaste is slightly sweet.
shigadeyo (3296) - Harrison, Ohio, USA - MAY 28, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Schlafly Expedition Reserve (American Pale Ale)
Event: Dogfish Head at Dilly Deli. Actually, the event was kind of a bust, but luckily Tmoney99 brought a bunch of beer to share so it turned our to be an an impromptu tasting... Thanks Tom!
Location: Dilly Deli - Wines & Gourmet.
Serving: 12 oz bottle; "Brewed with love on July 12, 2006". Shared by Tom (Tmoney99). Thanks!
Aroma: Light caramel and fuzzy peach. Quite unique!
Appearance: Deep golden (orange) color.
Flavor: Toasted malts, toffee, and light peach hops. Mild, smooth bitterness.
Palate: Light and enjoyable.
Overall: According the the "Expedition Reserve" label, this is classified as an amber ale (per Schlafly). However, it isnít really an amber ale in any way, but it is a pretty nice pale ale...
Gregis (1281) - Shawnee, Kansas, USA - MAY 22, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a hazy amber with a large, pillowy, off-white head. The retention just screams hops and the nose tells the same story. Heavy pine and grapefruit scents dominate the nose, while the mouthfeel is medium-bodied and slick, finishing bitter. Pine and grapefruit hit you right off the bat, with a sweet malty balance following the initial hit. The flavor definitely favors the hops, but not to the extent of an IPA. A pleasant, lingering hop bitterness caps things off. I found this to be one of the more flavorful APAs that Iíve sampled, and @ $5.49 a sixer, on sale, a real bargain to boot.