tomthompson89 (1864) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 15, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
super fresh bottle, received in a trade at dark Horse. nose is tropical fruits, some alcohol on the nose as well. straw yellow color. flavour is big sweet hops. nice bitterness.
Beardaxe (168) - - NOV 14, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured from bottle into pint glass. Straw yellow color with a massive head (from an admittedly aggressive pour). Aromas of citrus and tropical fruit and some hop dank. Taste is quite interesting. Smooth mouthfeel and soft carbonation. Juicy quality to this beer at first with deep, non cloying sugars. I didn't get the pineapple (or any other tropical fruit) explicitly, but there is a tropical fruit quality to the sugars. Middle of the taste sees a moderate to strong amount of bitterness come through. A little jarring at first, but in the end showcases the beers complexity. A lot going on here and easy drinking for the ABV.
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jhgrantjr (416) - Tennessee, USA - NOV 14, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Wow...what a surprise from Schlafly. They made a phenomenal IPA with this one. Pours a golden/orange color with a good white head. Aroma of orange/citrus, some grapefruit. Taste is citrus, a balance of some bitterness and sweetness on the palate. This is a great IPA. Reminds me of some of my favorites. Well deserving.
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ansermadide (1468) - Kyle, Texas, USA - NOV 14, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
This is quite the yellow IPA, with slow-rising bubbles, a frothy white head, and some tiny, nondescript particles floating in circulation. It has a neat, rustic, pleasantly grainy nose. The hop aroma is really interesting, with some slight citrus and tropical fruits adding a neat twist. Itís wicked in the mouth, packed with rich, fruity hop flavors (yes, Iím actually tasting pineapple here), delivered via a smooth, full, almost creamy mouthfeel. This is a very unique beer in nearly every respect. Itís almost unlike any IPA Iíve ever had, yet itís still very drinkable and satisfying. No, you donít get any of your stereotypical hop flavor (no pine, no resin, no green herbalness). Instead you get something out of this world - and Iím really impressed! Full and satisfying, it has a great malt flavor, a thick hop presence, and a great bitter bite, all finishing with a delicious, musky fruity sweetness. Get yourself a mouth full of this!
Jesterdeal (1659) - Marlton, New Jersey, USA - NOV 13, 2013
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Man this was good. On tap at the Mexican Food Factory. Aroma is tropical fruits: lime, papaya, and apricot. Pours bright amber with a small head. Taste is nice and dank with apricot, resin, papaya, and citrus. A lot of flavors going on at once but by no means muddled. This is a fantastic drink.
jgb9348 (4493) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - NOV 11, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Rich golden and orange coloured body with a dense, three centimetre tall just off-white head. Aroma of pungent grapefruit, pineapple, passionfruit and resinous hop notes - with some great scents throughout. Medium to Slightly-Full-Bodied; Strong resinous and piney hop flavour at first with a quite large malt backbone then showing some slightly sweet notes of honey and candy sugar, all fading to a very nice pineapple flavour. Aftertaste shows a great balance, but itís heaviness shows more alcohol and sugars than hops. Overall, a great single origin IPA with a nice set of flavours and some depth from the malt and sugars. I sampled this twelve ounce bottle purchased from Arrowine in Arlington, Virginia, sampled after a hockey game on 30-October-2013 - Thanks Kevin!
keanex (1291) - Atco, New Jersey, USA - NOV 10, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled October 18, 2013 (Less than a month old).
Appearance: The body is perfectly clear with a bright golden hue with orange tinges. The head is short as well as short lived, settling to a slightly foamy and sparse white coating with a dense foamy ring.
Aroma: Whoa, very resinous, similar to marijuana. After the initial shock the aroma gives some pine with strong grapefruit and bitter orange. The aroma is primarily musky and earthy with that resinous aroma though, in a good way.
Taste: The aroma translates nicely here to the flavor. The intro is resinous with mild marijuana flavors that give way to prominent orange juice flavors, providing a mild bitterness. The finish gets a bit piney and spicy, pushing out the citrus, with the spiciness lingering on my palate for a few moments. This drinks very refreshingly and doesnít taste like itís 7.2%.
Palate: Full bodied with sharp carbonation.
Overall: This is probably the most refreshing IPA that I have ever had. The hop flavor is bold and complex, completely pushing the malts out of the way while never coming off as abrasive. This is a well done IPA, very well done.
Darwenus (489) - Virginia, USA - NOV 10, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Looks great, smells great, and tastes great. Itís crystal clear, almost on the level of something like Nectar Nugget. Lots of carbonation. Big, citrus aroma with notes of pineapple and grapefruit. The flavor opens with a sweet malt, slightly roasty, and finishes strong and bitter and bright. I enjoyed every sip.
heminator (70) - Virginia, USA - NOV 10, 2013
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Great aroma, really citrusy hops, very nice. Reminds me of Ballast Pointís Sculpin (a favorite of mine) though it has itís own character. Smooth and bitter at the same time. A great brew for IPA lovers.
bth122 (1152) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 10, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Watching stillers. Golden color. One finger head. Nice tropical citrus hops. Fresh. Grapefruit and pineapple. Medium bitterness. Ave carbonation. Nice one.