SmellGood (339) - Memphis, Tennessee, USA - APR 24, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Afine taste of hops upon my first sip. Not expecting this, This beer goes great with a batch of chicken wings.
biz82 (1328) - austin, Texas, USA - APR 9, 2005
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Clear and amber with little head. Nice cascade and malt aroma. Some particles in suspension. Great body with a smooth finishing bitterness. Clean.
MrBunn (2456) - The Wet Side of a Dry Town, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 16, 2005
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A very nice offering from Schlafly’s. Pours a nice honey color with a pretty decent head. Aroma is singular, hops and grapefruit? Taste is a nice mix of hops and grain that blends really nicely together. Crisp.
HerrMord (2) - USA - MAR 7, 2005 does not count
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Certainly better draft than bottled, it is still a pleasant experience either way. Pours a lovely burnt orange color with a thick white head that doesn’t dissipate right away. Starts smooth and sweet almost fruity and finishes in a well balanced hoppy bitterness with an almost smokey under tone. While perhaps not the best beer on the shelf, it makes a very refreshing every day beer. Best fresh; does not age as well as an ale should.
Doppelganger (1388) - Dry County, Arkansas, USA - FEB 16, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours pale orange with a nice layer of white head. Sweet orange rind, pine and floral hop aromas, and some lemony yeastiness. Solid hop presense in the taste with a bit of malt warmth and a lingering hop finish. Mouthfilling but not heavy.
Dansting (222) - Overland Park, Kansas, USA - DEC 30, 2004
2.5 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. I felt like maybe I had an old batch or something, as I bought this from a small town gas station. Almost sour aroma. Tasted like it was old or gone bad, I may have to try this again on tap as this was nothing like what I expected from reading other reviews.
Pjones6738 (500) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 16, 2004
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Golden color with a thick, creamy white head. Kind of a musty, earthy smell. Slight grapefruity hop flavor, but more bland than anything else. Watery too.
TAR (2490) - Lafayette, Colorado, USA - DEC 1, 2004
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Golden peach. Dense, rocky, and stable dusty-white head. Decent nose of freshly cracked malt, earthy hops, and minerals. Slight peppery airiness. Fuzzy, somewhat creamy carbonation. Full-blown malt flavors cover the palate, emitting fresh baked bread and earthy hop notes. Husky, lightly toasted biscuity malt flavor develops at the core, amid a firm mineral overlay. Uplifting burst of acidity is completely suppressed by a bizarre chemical-like harshness and sour yeast. Pungently grassy hop flavor has a subtle pine accent. Dry, chalky-tinged finish is briefly salvaged by a blanket of rich toasted pale malt flavors and earthy hops, but is eventually ruined by the reemerging harshness and bizarre yeastiness. Peculiar, but drinkable.
jercraigs (7812) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 1, 2004
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Decent white head on a golden body. Nice citrusy hoppy aroma. Grapefruit hops dominates the flavour with just barely enough malt to start to approach balanced. Some fruityness, and a mildly acidic grapefruit finish. Decent palate. Nice beer, but a touch one dimensional. Thanks for sharing Adrian.
TChrome (1418) - Bedford, Texas, USA - OCT 1, 2004
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Maybe I got a bad bottle of this beer. Failed the hop test in my book. Not nearly hoppy enough for an American Pale. Anyway, the rating: dark golden color with lots of fine particles suspended and a nice creamy off white head that exhibits good lacing and retention. Aroma is very grainy, like smelly fresh cereal. Flavor is rather bland being mostly mild bitterness and a bit of malty breadiness. My bottle deviates significantly from the average rating.