raindog (560) - Evansville, Indiana, USA - OCT 21, 2003
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft,bottle,&cask: Clear amber,with a milky,bone-white,head. Patches of lace. Aroma is mainly malty,with a good earthy,hoppiness to it. Mouthfeel is smooth and round(in bottle was lacking), with a fairly,decent body. Decent malty flavors. Finish is lightly malty,with some grapefruit-hop,character. The cask was cloudy as hell,and hoppy as hell. I liked the draft best,bottle was lacking.
Aggie80 (788) - Michigan, USA - OCT 2, 2003
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Good head a lacing, color is that of a weak ice tea. Slightly hoppy with some malt undertones. Refreshing even after several of them.
thedm (5002) - Fort Wayne, USA - SEP 20, 2003
2.2 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
This rating was from the Hop In The City event where brews from the previous year were sampled (5 oz) by the attendees from kegs. This brew poured a very large envigorated head of fine to large sized off-white colored bubbles that left behind a uncarbonated transparent light brown colored body. In fact this brew wins the "Largest Sized Head" award from the Hop In The City event from me. Its aroma was mildly hopped and malted. The mouthfeel was smooth and flat. Even the flavor was typical with only malt and hop notes.
BBB63 (6346) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - SEP 19, 2003
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
At Hop in the City: Amber hue with an okay head and lace. Aroma hinted of toasted malts, aromatic hops, honey, and nutty. Fruity and twangy taste with an acidic undertone. Mild bitter aftertaste. Lively mouthfeel. Very average Pale Ale, no outstaning qualities.
MilkmanDan (1943) - Eagan, Minnesota, USA - AUG 27, 2003
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Brownish-orange, considerably darker than most pales. Smells a bit smoky and a bit sour, a bit nutty. Was served obnoxiously too cold, as it warms it improved and picks up some caramel in the malts with nut. Interesting buttery character, some scotch as well. Smooth.
TChrome (1432) - Bedford, Texas, USA - AUG 12, 2003
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Rather uninspiring and rather unfortunate use of the term "pale ale" which had me thinging of Sierra Nevada and Stone pale ale. This is supposed to be an english pale which I guess means more malt and less hops. Anyway, there is some malty sweetness, just very little in the way of any hops. Not the best.
Slick (1969) - Thief River Falls, Minnesota, USA - AUG 10, 2003
1.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Amber orange color,small white head that faded very fast.Mild malty aroma with a mild hop presence,rather uneventful aroma.Malty taste mildly sweet,very light hopping.the after taste has a vey mild sweet side and mostly malty.kind of a dissapointing brew,thats not saying that it doesn't fit some where in the brew world,but it definately doesnt fit the pale ale scene.Weak and unentertaining.
jerkadilly74 (155) - mooresville, Indiana, USA - AUG 4, 2003
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
LOVED THIS BREW. POURED A FAIRLY THIN HEAD (BUT THAT'S O.K. WITH ME). SMELLED OF MALT. REMINDED ME OF BASS. NOT HARD TO DRINK.
sethdude (704) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - JUN 1, 2003
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On Tap: Dark copper color, thin khaki head, good malty flavor. Needs more hops to be a great beer.
Silphium (3188) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - MAY 6, 2003
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A pale ale in the sense of Bass...in other words, the malts have more definition than the hops. Not very flavorful. Finishes like a watered-down Bass Ale. As with other Schlafly ales, this one seems bred for the masses, and remains quite drinkable despite its nondescript, bland nature.