Ernest (6729) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JAN 21, 2007
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Sep 06 bottling (Expedition APA). Head is initially average sized, frothy, off-white, mostly diminishing. Body is light amber. Aroma is lightly malty (toasted grain), moderately hoppy (herbs, grapefruit), trace yeast (dough). Flavor is moderately sweet, lightly acidic, lightly bitter. Finish is lightly to moderately sweet, lightly acidic, moderately bitter. Medium body, watery/velvety texture, lively carbonation. Almost a good quaffer, but there is just a bit too much lingering sweetness in the finish, which becomes kind of annoying. Not bad though.
GoBlue (104) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - JAN 16, 2007
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Mostly just average. Not much in the hops department for an APA, but a decent beer overall.
psauer (2) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - JAN 16, 2007 does not count
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Poured a golden amber with a one-finger head. Malt base immedietly evident along with a strong hop flavor. Good pale ale.
Doon (109) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - JAN 12, 2007
3.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Come on everyone, this is a pretty good pale ale! One of the best brews to come out of Schlafly in my opinion. Pours nice dark golden yellow with great carbonation. Mild flavor to appeal to a wide variety of tastes. This brew is some on here call a "session" beer...meaning easy to down a sixer without a second thought!
jbeerz (1) - USA - JAN 11, 2007 does not count
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dead ringer for Mirror Pond Pale Ale. For all you flatlanders, MPPA is the benchmark of American Pale Ales. And murawski (138), it is not the same beer, canít you taste the cascade hopps and the malt differences? Too used to Budwieser, huh. This is the best beer I could find in the Midwest since I moved here, next to the Bridgeport IPA imported from Portland OR.
Illini08 (542) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - NOV 30, 2006
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Amber in color with a one finger head, obviously filtered. Nice citrusy hop aroma, not too strong. Flavor had some decent hop bitterness to it. I was a bit disappointed with the malt base though; not very much too it. A simple APA, nothing spectacular.
Tmoney99 (11910) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - NOV 8, 2006
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Poured clear copper color with an average frothy off-white head that was mostly lasting with good lacing. Moderate cour citrus hoppy aroma. Medium body with a smooth texture and lively carbonation. Medium balanced flavor with a medium bitter finish of moderate duration. Solid drinkable beer.
murawski (160) - USA - OCT 29, 2006
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Well, I was tricked into thinking that my "Expedition Reserve" was some sort of special limited release by Schlafly -- but no, come to find that itís just their standard boring American Pale Ale is a different bottle with a fancy label. I loath when breweries do this -- shameless marketing. When you sell a Reserve, it had better actually be that. OK, about the ale. I was fooled by the aroma (which actually has nice hoppy nose). The color isnít bad either. But the flavor lets me down every time. Very dull on the hoppy flavor. For Schlafly beers overall, I just donít like their palate or mouthfeel. A bit too fizzy for me, and itís the same with every beer.
Now that you know my opinions about Schlafly, you should also know that I drink their beer quite frequently (Reason: Iím in St. Louis, and I refuse to drink Budweiser unless Iím watching a Cards game). By the way, GO CARDS! WORLD CHAMPS 2006!
smhncabot (310) - Cabot, Arkansas, USA - OCT 13, 2006
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
pours golden moderate head. aroma is light sweet citrus (orange?). flavor nice and citrus with adequate grainy maltiness behind which rounds it out pretty well. nice dry finish. very respectable apa.
SubstanceT (1092) - Saint Louis, Missouri, USA - OCT 8, 2006
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Amber/Copper in color with a thin long lasting white head. Copper metallic iron nose taste is initially sweet, creamy then goes metallic to rusty. Good.