Kevin (2110) - New Mexico, USA - NOV 16, 2005
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
reddish gold pour and a nice greyish head. a bit of pine in the aroma. taste is chocolately with somemore pine. biscuity alcohol taste. wow the nose gets a lot of marshmallow as it warms. there is a lingering light cocoa taste to it at the same time. i like it.
egleone6 (1) - Springfield, Illinois, USA - NOV 16, 2005 does not count
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
I had this beer directly from the brewery itself. Went on the tour. Would really like to know what hops they use and how much. This is a very good beer, I am not a hop head, but this was a subtle hoppy beer.
csbosox (1225) - Prairie Village, Kansas, USA - NOV 5, 2005
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
KC tasting. Brown, goldish color. Hops aroma. Caramel flavor with a nice hops flavor. Nice ESB. Hoppy for style? Best beer, IMO, of the hops in the city tasting.
wxman (1491) - O’Fallon, Illinois, USA - NOV 4, 2005
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On draught at the brewery. Golden amber in color with a thick rocky white head. Sweet spicy aroma. Hoppy sweet malt taste. Good, but almost like the Hop Harvest except less of everything. Hop bitterness shows up in the aftertaste.
tjthresh (1866) - Greenfield, Indiana, USA - OCT 16, 2005
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
05 Hop in the City/KC. Poured copper orange with a ring of foam around the top. Cara-malts, spicy hops, and rye carry this beer. I thought it was rather thin.
jcr (2221) - Jasper, Indiana, USA - OCT 4, 2005
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: NOV 25, 2009 Hop in the City: The rye flakes are noticeable in both the aroma and flavor and I wasn’t so sure they added much to this flavorful bitter. But they did add another dimension and that’s always interesting. The aroma, besides the rye, was filled with floral hops and malts. The flavor, below the rye, was of malts with a nice bitter aftertaste from the hops.
SpudClampDawg (1029) - Jasper, Indiana, USA - OCT 2, 2005
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Hop in the City - the aroma is heavy on the rye with a fruity undertone - also slightly toffee like. The body is sweet caramel with some hop spiciness that is balanced by the bready malt. Nice use of English hops and rye make this an interesting brew.
barleyPops (1141) - Quad-Cities, Illinois, USA - JUL 7, 2005
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
on tap after a tour of the Schlafly Bottleworks. mild Brittish malt flavor with somewhat of a hop bitter finish. what really put me off with this beer was the over-carbonation of the brew which IMO detracted from the overall flavor.
Pjones6738 (500) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - APR 6, 2005
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Orange color with a thin white head. Very simple, slightly bitter taste. Just not able to get very specific on taste or scent for this one. Pretty generic, but perfectly drinkable.
alaskanwarren (286) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 26, 2005
3.5 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Something weird with this bottle or my glass, but the smell was definitely off. I know Schlafly to be good by reputation, so I’ll assume it was a fluke. Attractive copper with white head. Good malty tastes with a nice hop presence. Somewhat cloying. Earthy finish (the rye?). Nice yeasty bitter slightly metallic aftertaste. Good, I’d like to try this more, to get a better feel for it. Interesting beer.