BrewDad (5120) - Olympia, Washington, USA - JUL 25, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
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Amber in color, clear with a thin head. Deep rich hops flavor and aroma. Nice malt balance. Nice big Hops brew.
drrooster (1) - Missouri, USA - JUN 24, 2012 does not count
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Delicious! Wonderfully hoppy, notes of pine and citrus. There’s nothing subtle about this beer!
kwoeltje (2233) - Manchester, Missouri, USA - JUN 13, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
(draught at bottleworks) slightly cloudy medium orange/amber with very small white head. Aroma of fruity/citrus hops and some sweetish malt. Flavor is sweetish caramel malt, citrus, tropical fruit, and a little alcohol.
phaleslu (7825) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUN 5, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
A new double IPA from Schlafly! This was exciting news for me. Draft at the Bottleworks, served in a snifter. Pours a clear orange-amber with a small off-white head that lasts for quite a while. The aroma didn’t quite have the pop that some of their recent IPAs (Southern Hemisphere, AIPA) have had, but did have some citrus and tropical fruits, caramel malts, and a syrupy, resinous sweetness throughout. The flavor was very fruity and juicy, with mango, papaya, pineapple, tangerine, caramel malts, and pine resin. Medium-bodied, with a juicy mouthfeel and moderate carbonation. I liked this one a lot. Really mellow, easy-drinking DIPA. Great summer offering.
vyvvy (4777) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - JUN 1, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours copper / amber with a dense beige head. The aroma has sweet caramel malt, candy sugar, spicy/piny hops, funky hops and a bit of mint. The body is pretty thick with some sharp carbonation, but the body still seems quite thick and smooth even with the sharpness. The flavor starts out with quite a bit of sweet malt, toast, some alcohol and a bit of earthy hops. The finish has more hops with pine and spiciness, but sweet malt is still up front. Definitely a IIPA, but one of the maltier ones I’ve had.