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RATINGS: 317   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.77/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 65   EST. CALORIES: 216   ABV: 7.2%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Exploding with hop flavor and aroma, this citrus/piney/floral ale has enough of a malt backbone to stand up to the intense bitterness.

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fatsam (6) - USA - JUN 3, 2012 does not count
Unbelievable beer. Beautiful clear amber color, aroma is like standing in a cascade hopfield. Taste and palate are off the chart. St Louis Beer Co created a masterpiece with this one.

3.8
LKT1983 (114) - Benton, Kentucky, USA - MAY 30, 2012
This is my brother’s favorite beer. I’m not a hop head, but I can respect it. Since it’s released so sparingly, I tried it again this year. Lots of hops and the 7.2% alcohol is easy to recognize. Not a personal favorite, but I’d drink it when released and def. over every mainstream American brew.

3.5
jlanning215 (363) - Peoria, Illinois, USA - MAY 28, 2012
A really straight forward ipa that was great to drink in 95 degree weather while I moved. refreshing. a tight and real hop finish. citrus and slightly piney. Crisp carbonation. good pour. great balance

3.6
doubelknv3 (1093) - Illinois, USA - MAY 28, 2012
Golden with creamy head. Floral, citrus, caramel malt sweet, and grapefruit aroma. Full bodied, flavor like aroma, lemon hop flavor and mild carbonation. Hi hop bitterness with decent balance. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.5
86Moose (63) - - MAY 25, 2012
Looks are deceiving! Do not judge this book by its cover. A golden amber coloring that packs a lot of flavor. Strong hops with a smooth finish.

4.2
BREWMUSKCLES (2744) - New Jersey, USA - MAY 22, 2012
UPDATED: MAY 23, 2012 golden American IPA. Grapefruit, Pine tar resin and a malty backbone that can try to compete. we admire that! Fresh clean tap from Barcade J.C. Don’t need anything else here. strong not harsh with some smoothness and froth.

4.4
beege29 (2) - STL, Missouri, USA - MAY 21, 2012 does not count
Clear, golden/orange color. Nice combination of dank and fruitiness with the hops. Lingering bitterness, great mouthfeel, medium body. Great IPA.

4
jcartamdg (3535) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 21, 2012
Pours a pale golden color with a paper thin head great lacing however. Aroma is dank, great in yo face hop aroma and nothing else, this is my kind of ipa! Taste is different than what I’m used to. Hops are right up front but it finishes with guava or some sort of tropical fruit, different and I like it! Smooth and refreshing, I really like this different ipa!

4.2
scooter520 (187) - - MAY 17, 2012
Bottle dated 5/1/12. Appearance: clear, golden orange with quickly dissipating white head. Aroma: Citrus/grapefruit, floral/honeysuckly, touch of biscuity/breadiness. Taste - Nice floral hops begin, leading into graduating piney bitterness from middle thru the end; some breadiness in the middle; finishing well bitter then lingering with grapefruit juice and pith/even that floral honeysuckle. Mouthfeel: light to medium creamy texture, but with medium carbonation that works very well. Overall: I’m VERY IMPRESSED with this beer. It’s got all the great attributes that I love in IPAs with a slightly different (more bready/yeasty) backbone that offers a new dimension.

4.1
alcaponejunior (445) - Texas, USA - MAY 12, 2012
Amazing beer! On cask for the second year in a row, served at the Schlafly Taproom. Orange and clear, head and lace were so-so, but then it’s on cask so I didn’t expect a foam-fest. Monstrously hoppy smell and taste, with lots of crispy pine bite. You can smell and taste the hop oils in this one. Grapefruit follows. Body is wonderful, medium, perfectly carbonated (more than you’d expect from a cask, actually). This is one of Schlafly’s great beers, definitely a good one for hop heads!


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