jefcon (1461) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - AUG 12, 2006
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Good body and bitterness from this pale ale. Light on aromas, but the taste compensates for any shortcomings with a healthy spice and herb contribution from the hops. Even better is the rustic, bready, grainy nature of the beer, carrying many sweet caramel malts to a drying finish. Full and balanced -- a great beer from Schlafly.
jpm30 (1587) - East Central, Georgia, USA - AUG 6, 2006
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: OCT 19, 2007 From the tap, served in a standard bar imperial pint glass.
Poured a hazy orangy, copperish golden with a foamy white head that settled into a thin sudsy lacing.
Had a nose of floral, grassy hops with a touch of herbalness, and sweet caramelized malts.
Nice light carbonation and a crisp, dryish and smooth lightish medium bodied mouthfeel.
Pleasant APA taste, floral, herbal hops with a hint of fruitiness, a soft bitterness, caramelized malts, towards the end a light grassiness comes out and a dry herbal, grassy and bready finish, good simple APA drinkability.
In my opinion, one of Schlafly better brews, tasty, balanced and very quaffable.
One final note, I realized that some people want to call this a renamed Expedtion Reserve, but it is not, the ABV for is 5.9% for the Dry-hopped APA and their is a different malt. yeast and hop recipe used.
Gabemik (46) - Joplin, Missouri, USA - JUL 27, 2006
3.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Golden yellow with a thick white head. when a 12 oz bottle was poured into a 16 oz glass. Head held together throughout consumption. Hops come though in both aroma and taste. Very drinkable.
KUEric (888) - San Francisco, California, USA - JUN 14, 2006
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 oz Bottle: Pours a light yellowy gold with a thick fluffy with a hazy carbonation along the top layer. Head goes away fairly quickly. Smells of bananas, citrus and floral hops, bread dough, grapefruit. Flavor is nice. A little more malt in the flavor than on the nose. Smooth creamy texture, and an overall nice beer.
YourDarkLord (1800) - Urbana, Illinois, USA - MAY 15, 2006
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Orange/amber with ample off-white head. Grapefruit, caramel, malt, spice. Medium body, gentle carbonation. Some bitterness and spice in the taste. Unimpressive.
vyvvy (4540) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - APR 26, 2006
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: FEB 3, 2008 Pours clear amber with a white head that leaves fairly quickly. Aroma has pleasant floral hops and some caramel malt. The beer has a medium body with mild carbonation. Taste has what the aroma had - floral hops and caramel malts - very smooth taste. The finish is much sharper citrus, a mix between grapefruit and lemon. The finish has almost a prickly mouthfeel between the citrus and carbonation. The finish continues to get sharper further down the glass. This has the hops of APAs, but there seems to be more malt than most to balance things out. Nice interpretation of the style. (7/3/7/3/15 - 3.5) <P> Rerate notes: Previous rating is for the expedition APA. The dry hopped seems to be very reformulated. Appearance is now more cloudy and the head sticks around better. Aroma is now more hop heavy with tropical and funky hops along with some fruitiness. The beer is now crisper with more assertive carbonation. The taste leans towards the hops of the aroma for the new version, but there is still some grapefruit and lemon. This has climbed up the latter of APAs for me the last few months and is a great go to beer in the St. Louis area. Excellent APA.
11026 (1772) - Alabama, USA - APR 15, 2006
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from TannerTavernboys. A clear, light amber color with some golden streaks to it. Great white head which leaves very nice lacing behind. Aroma is a bit funky/catty, perhaps herbal. Medium bodied with nice carbonation. Balance well in flavor. Fair biscuit and caramel along with a more herbal/earthy hop bitterness. Nicely done.
rdawson321 (145) - USA - APR 9, 2006
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Well hopped, a good amount of citrus, sweetness, and bitter. Very smooth, easy to drink. Very good beer.
millerclmb (44) - Boulder, Missouri, USA - APR 6, 2006
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Very nice well hopped finish but a full almost thick body. Good combination...I had this on tap the other night and was quite impressed.
hopdog (9580) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 4, 2006
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz bottle acquired in trade with TannerTavernboys (thanks!). Bottle labeled ’brewed with love on Sep 13 2006’. Poured a darker amber color with a large sized off white head. Aromas of toasted malts, citrus, and light caramel. Tastes of caramel, oranges, and light grapefruit.