smart001 (45) - Scott AFB, Illinois, USA - SEP 3, 2009
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
[bottle] Very orange, no head, and kind of flowery both in taste and smell. I enjoyed about 6 of these in one sitting. Was feeling pretty good near the end, and even 6 beers in, the taste was still very nice. This is a pretty hoppy beer though.
AlanRyker (45) - - FEB 18, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Hoppy and sweet. Good smooth mouthfeel. The hops are much more citrus than resin. It’s a bit tart for my taste, but otherwise, just my style.
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.
roacheater (43) - Alabama, USA - MAY 16, 2004
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: MAY 20, 2004 Middle of the road rating is indicative of the quality control problems with the bottled version of this brew (labelled American Pale Ale "Expedition Reserve"). Hmmm... cheesy marketing aside, when this brew is on -- everything is good. Lacing, palate, appeareance, and flavor (especially aftertaste) are solid... even a little addictive if you’re acclimated to Schlafly’s numerous near-miss beers. But when it’s off it’s really off. Flat, bland, and worth returning. That said, buy this beer. It’s the first bottled release that effectively reigns in the dominant yeast flavor of the "Schlafly" line of brew-hays without eliminating the rawness.
Severian (42) - Saint Charles, Missouri, USA - NOV 24, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle to glass. Pours a dark golden with a lasting, thick one finger head. Aroma is pine, citrus, grass. Taste is bitter, piney, with a citrus background. I can taste more and more lemons and orange zest as I drink it. Has a rich mouthfeel. Moderate carbonation. The bitterness lingers. Very good. Only a notch below the AIPA special release.
Zaphod13 (41) - Illinois, USA - MAR 29, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft. Light caramel/amber color. Nicely balanced and not too hoppy. Floral on the back end an a dry finish. Another enjoyable Schlafly product.
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thebrymanosu (39) - - JAN 4, 2014
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Hoppy without too much else. Good tasty beer. Bitering hops give off a grassy note and flavor.
snoot8726 (38) - Terre Haute, Indiana, USA - AUG 29, 2014
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Pours a gorgeous Orange/gold decent head. Huge floral notes and citrus on the nose. Wonderful smell. Grapefruit flavor with a hint of pine. Solid APA.
schmidtguy (37) - Englevale, North Dakota, USA - FEB 14, 2013
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours golden in color thin head, smell is bitter hops...taste is bitter that hangs good hop taste tho not my fav apa but good beer
trichoeg85 (34) - Sumrall, Mississippi, USA - FEB 13, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Poured from 12oz bottle to pint glass. Weak thin head dissipated quickly with minimal lacing. Citrus and honey aroma. Straw colored with significant hazing. Piney citrus taste with minimal malt sweetness. Overall an APA that struggles to identify itself.