shigadeyo (3795) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAY 28, 2007
Schlafly Expedition Reserve (American Pale Ale) Gregis (1291) - Stilwell, Kansas, USA - MAY 22, 2007
Event: Dogfish Head at Dilly Deli. Actually, the event was kind of a bust, but luckily Tmoney99 brought a bunch of beer to share so it turned our to be an an impromptu tasting... Thanks Tom!
Location: Dilly Deli - Wines & Gourmet.
Serving: 12 oz bottle; "Brewed with love on July 12, 2006". Shared by Tom (Tmoney99). Thanks!
Aroma: Light caramel and fuzzy peach. Quite unique!
Appearance: Deep golden (orange) color.
Flavor: Toasted malts, toffee, and light peach hops. Mild, smooth bitterness.
Palate: Light and enjoyable.
Overall: According the the "Expedition Reserve" label, this is classified as an amber ale (per Schlafly). However, it isn’t really an amber ale in any way, but it is a pretty nice pale ale...
Pours a hazy amber with a large, pillowy, off-white head. The retention just screams hops and the nose tells the same story. Heavy pine and grapefruit scents dominate the nose, while the mouthfeel is medium-bodied and slick, finishing bitter. Pine and grapefruit hit you right off the bat, with a sweet malty balance following the initial hit. The flavor definitely favors the hops, but not to the extent of an IPA. A pleasant, lingering hop bitterness caps things off. I found this to be one of the more flavorful APAs that I’ve sampled, and @ $5.49 a sixer, on sale, a real bargain to boot. OhioDad (2492) - Hilliard, Ohio, USA - MAY 21, 2007
12o bottle labeled Schlafly Epedition Reserve - Pours hazy amber with a big tan head and some lace Aromas of apricot, citrus, and grapefruit. Falvaor is grapefruit, apricot, caramel, and bready notes. Crisp and clean on the palate. Pretty refreshing. A pretty nice APA overall.. Darkover (1545) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - APR 26, 2007
Hazy orange color with a big long lasting beige head. Aroma of citrus hops, some lemon and sweet malts. Flavor of grapefruit, hops and sweet malt. mrdeath5493 (113) - Arkansas, USA - APR 2, 2007
On tap @ The Flying Sucer, Memphis, TN. Deep amber. Hoppy, floral aroma. Interesting flavors. Makes you want to taste more. This is not a simple reproduction of the style.
theisti (4217) - Kansas, USA - MAR 28, 2007
UPDATED: NOV 19, 2007 Rating #300 - "Roll Out the Barrel" Bottle. Tasted at Schlafly tasting at the Lukas KCMO wine bar. This was a nice beer. From the initial aroma, you could tell this one was well hopped. Taste is hoppy, but a nice balance of malt in there as well. Some slight bitterness and sweetness in the finish. thefederalist (311) - Jonesboro, Arkansas, USA - MAR 21, 2007
Dark orange, almost brown. Very nice citrusy hop aroma. Malty, and well balanced. Rivals the SNPA. eboats (1115) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - MAR 20, 2007
On tap at the brewpub. Poured light clear orange with an off white head. Aroma was sweet grapefruit with a moderate intensity. Flavor had some good grapefruit hop character to it, and bitter citrus notes. Was a little over carbonated. bethmatt0421 (337) - Covington, Kentucky, USA - MAR 11, 2007
UPDATED: DEC 30, 2007 Floral, faint hops, and medium bodied malts. Flat and fairly weak. Not the best representative of an APA. Says ’dry hopped’, but its more ’dry flavored’. garrison (812) - Cin. city, Ohio, USA - MAR 5, 2007
From a twelve ounce bottle (part of a six pack) purchased at "Liquor Direct" in Covington, KY - This one pours an orangey-amber brew with a maltier-than-expected aroma and tall, rapidly fading off-white head of foam. Tastewise, it’s a tad sweet for a pale ale, but it tastes good!