Probiere (992) - Iowa, USA - NOV 28, 2005
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Hops, definitely. Pine, some lemon, diacetyl notes, and....pear? Some very light-fleshed fruit notes. Like a memory of a melon. Like...pears in butter. Overall, doesn’t mesh, but not bad.
Drew (2411) - Kent, Ohio, USA - NOV 21, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Interesting that they brew 2 similar named beers - the Pale Ale and this one. I had this on tap at their pub. This has a sharper hop bite to it (I guess that’s why the other one is an English pale - a little warmer hop). Very smooth body like thin liquid caramel. Taste has a good balance of sweet and hoppy - the slight advantage given to the hops which would make it a fine session ale for me.
Melchor (1) - Saint Louis, Missouri, USA - NOV 19, 2005 does not count
0.5 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 1/20
Nice, smooth.bitter at first,sweetbeer with a good head ,hoppy and malty,good balance.Just a good pale ale beer.
can8ianben (1358) - 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 (1225) - 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 (990) - 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 (2221) - 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.