GenDV138 (1768) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - OCT 19, 2014
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
12 oz bottle poured into a Spiegelau tulip. Bottled 9/25/2014. Semi-clear golden orange with tiny bits of floating sediment throughout. Aromas of orange/tangerine citrus, tropical fruit, stone fruit, some floral notes. Tastes of citrus, tropical fruit, floral notes, some stone fruit. Medium body with a semi-dry finish. Juicy mouthfeel, medium carbonation. One of my top IPAs and my favorite IPA from Schlafly.
Mittenator (1389) - Michigan, USA - OCT 18, 2014
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle thanks to Sparty26. Hazy yellow with a white head. Huge resinous hop aroma. Bold and clean.
JonLaRue (26) - St Louis, Missouri, USA - OCT 16, 2014
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
This beer has hops and the nose knows. The brew has a light gold amber hue just thick enough to not be sour. Taste is a hop loving IPA drinkers dream. The hops are known as "Galaxy Hops" a Schlafly rep informed me about 2 years ago. That has to be true because th e taste is out of this world. The mouth feel is a just slightly over carbonated for me but it not anything to be angry about. This beer is an IPA lover’s dream. #KUDOS #SCHLAFLY
BVery (6939) - Burnsville, Minnesota, USA - OCT 15, 2014
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap at Heavy Riff. This beer is no joke. Slightly hazy yellow pour with a big fluffy white head. Grapefruit explosion on the aroma with maybe a hint of yeast/Brett? Smooth citrusy deliciousness on taste. Easy drinking, not too harsh on the tongue. Wonderful example of the style.
c_lee_burton (116) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - OCT 15, 2014
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Great seasonal IPA with tons of citrus on the nose. It has just citrusy resin hop crispness that shines with tropical fruits like papaya. I pay more in Virginia for it because it’s gone by the time I visit the Midwest for Christmas. Great and different IPA.
joehume74 (12) - Manchester, Missouri, USA - OCT 15, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Good hoppy aroma, but almost sour smelling. Initial flavor was very sour hop. previous years the hops tasted grapefruity this year more orangey. Good stuff and definitely one heck of an accomplished brew for Schlafly.
Darkmagus82 (1812) - - SEP 29, 2014
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Transfer from BA review on 10-19-13-
Poured from bottle into a pint glass
Appearance – The beer pours a lightly hazed orange-amber color with a two finger foamy white head. The head has a pretty good level of retention, fading over time to leave a great level of foamy lace on the sides of the glass.
Smell – The smell is mainly a mix of sweet and hoppy citrus along with some tropical fruit smells. The citrus is of orange and some lemon with the hop being greatest of a grapefruit
smell. Along with the citrus and tropical aromas, there are some notes of a herbal hop as well as some notes of a floral nature.
Taste – The taste begins with a nice bready and biscuit flavor with a good level of some sweeter orange, tropical fruits and a bit of caramel. Along with these flavors there is a nice hop flavor mostly of a grassy nature, but containing a bit of pine as well. As the taste advances the caramel fades, while a bit of lemongrass comes to the tongue. The bready flavors grow stronger and are joined by a little bit of a spice and some light earthy flavors coming to the tongue. In the end a quite smooth and creamy fruit and bready moderately hopped flavor is left on the tongue.
Mouthfeel – The body of the beer is on the thicker and creamier side with a carbonation level that is on the average. The thick and creamy body are great for the moderate hop profile allowing all those wonderful hop flavors to really be sensed by the tongue. The average carbonation keeps it very refreshing and in combination with the very smooth body, this one is dangerously easy to drink.
Overall – This is a super flavorful, smooth and very easy drinking moderately hopped IPA. A very balanced beer with a great blend of maltiness, sweet and clean tasting hops. Very nice!!
Steverus0 (198) - Shreveport, Louisiana, USA - SEP 14, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Loads of pineapple on the nose to match the yellow hue and foamy white head.
Medium heavy mouthfeel with light bitterness and lots of citrus, mostly pineapple but with a bit of other citrus fruits. Light carbonation leaves the mouth a bit too unbalanced with some sweetness to aid.
Low malts may strengthen the citrus hop notes, but leave this brew wanting some help to balance. Still interesting and a pretty solid show from this St Louis brewer.
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arnold931 (625) - Iowa, USA - AUG 5, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle. Pours hazy golden with a nice off white head. Nose is orange and pineapple. Taste is also pineapple and tropical fruit. Good IPA.
gnomungus (82) - - JUN 25, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Clear appealing pour with a substantial head. The flavor is full of Galaxy flavor, with tropical fruits and bitterness. There also some malty sugar in there.