seymour (1306) - Maplewood, Missouri, USA - SEP 17, 2012
2.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Sampled on tap at the 2012 Schlafly Hop In The City festival. I expected it to taste just like regular Schlafly Pale Ale--since "organic" refers to the way grains and hops are grown and needn’t alter the flavor much--but this was clearly a different recipe altogether. It poured a deep amber color with chill haze, thin head with no lace. Very strong fresh hop aroma definitely in IPA territory. Flavor was also overly hoppy in my opinion, too much bitterness against a weak non-descript malt sweetness. Thick-bodied vegetal soup impression. I wanted to like this, St. Peters Organic English Ale is one of my favorite beers, for instance. Sadly, this beer wasn’t nearly as caramelly, balanced, smooth, or easy-drinking even as Schlafly’s flagship Pale Ale.
argo0 (11163) - Washington DC, USA - JUN 6, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft. Clear amber body, beige head. Aroma is medium sweet, earthy, some caramel, melon. Taste is moderately sweet, honey, melon, some strawberry, orange, kiwi. Medium body, some stickiness.
alcaponejunior (438) - Texas, USA - MAY 12, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Clear and copper, very pretty color in the glass. Head and lacing were ok.
Smells and tastes friggin’ hoppy! The bartender told me this is a new version, and is made with Galaxy hops from New Zealand and Tasmania (probably amongst other stuff, lol). Very tasty! Malt balance is good, it’s a very balanced and tasty pale ale that’s a bit darker than most pale ales, but is crystal clear.
Extremely tasty and easy to drink. Body is light but just a tad chewy and oh so amazingly hoppy on the finish! It’s very hard to believe they crammed so much hops into this low ABV, low IBU beer. Bravo!
This is way better than their usual pale ale, although appearance wise it’s probably a clone recipe for at least the base malts. However, they’ve certainly changed it up for this beer. It’s an amazing must-try.
Serving type: on-tap
DConMan (114) - Ballwin, Missouri, USA - MAY 9, 2012
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Enjoyed on-tap @ the Schlafly Tap Room in St. Louis, MO for $4.50 Tapped from the Stainless Steel/Black Tap Handle into a 16oz Nonic Glass. This beer brewed for this past (2012) Earth Day.
Aroma- Very distinct Columbus hops upfront and very appropriate use of them. Malt is well balanced in the aroma and has a definite sweet finish.
Appearance- Received with a 1 finger head that has average retention. Has a medium orange, light copper colored body with great clarity. Leaves a thick strand of lacing behind.
Flavor- Malty and clean with well blended hops. Not sure the variety but Columbus comes around again. May have centennial or galaxy? Light Bitterness on the finish.
Mouthfeel- Medium Bodied, Medium-High Carbonation, Smooth, and has a sweet finish with tons of malt lasting character left on the palate.
Overall Impression- Since it came out, I’ve been enjoying both from friend’s Growlers and on-tap multiple times! This guy is a must try if you find yourself at either Schlafly location. Very clean and true to style. Enjoy!
phaleslu (5701) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - SEP 20, 2010
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft sample at Hop in the City 2010. Pours a clear orange-amber color with a small off-white head. Aroma of grassy hops, pale malts, apples, grapes, herbs, and straw. Flavor of grassy hops, earth, pale malts, overripe fruits, and straw. Light-bodied, with mellow carbonation and a mouthfeel that is both earthy and mineral. Nothing special, but I’d actually take this over the flagship Pale Ale, I think.
vyvvy (3553) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - SEP 18, 2010
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
On tap at Hop in the City 2010. Pours copper / orange with a small beige head. The aroma has bread, light toast to the malt and slightly sour fruit. Medium / light body with a light amount of sharp carbonation. The taste is much of the same as the aroma with some metallicness and an English slant to the malt. The finish is a bit sour and medicinal. Fair at best.
Narnad (1406) - Wonder Lake, Illinois, USA - MAY 23, 2010
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tried this from the cask at the Taproom. Arrived a deep brown, red color with a thin filmy head. Aroma has a strong columbus citrus orange with a mild toasted caramel malt and a smooth sweetness. Flavor has a strong woody front, slightly watered down toasted malt note, light orange citrus, a coffee-like astringency (not the bitterness) and a light grassy flavor. Body is very light, zero carbonation and a slight watered down texture.
ContemplateBeer (1402) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - APR 10, 2010
2.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Aroma of dark apple, grape and orange. Appearance is reddish and unfiltered with tan head. Flavor matched the nose, with some light hops. Palate was creamy. Decent.
jgb9348 (4435) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - JAN 21, 2009
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Nice amber coloured body with a thinnish off-white head. Aroma of fresh hops, nice malt and a light amount of caramel. Medium-bodied; Strong assertive hops up front with nutmeg, a bit of caramel and a lot of malt. Aftertaste shows the hops, albeit a bit late. Overall, an acceptable pale, but not amazing - nor showing the hops it needs! I sampled this on draught at Growlers Pub South in St. Louis, MO on 13-August-2005.
sneagrams3 (2337) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - SEP 17, 2008
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tasted 9/13/08. Schlafly Hop in the City. Filtered with a golden amber hue. Off-white head. Soggy malts and soapy hop aromas. Mild malts and medium bodied. Toasty malts with a crisp hop bitterness. Moderate roast and a mildly sticky hop finish. Good organic beer, but pales compared to their Dry Hopped APA.