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RATINGS: 564   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.48/5   IBU: 50   EST. CALORIES: 177   ABV: 5.9%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Our Dry Hopped American Pale Ale (APA) is charged with American hops to create a bold, aromatic ale. Assertive hop flavor joins the pine/citrus aroma characteristic of American hops to balance the full body provided by North American malts. After fermentation, the beer circulates through a bed of Cascade and Chinook hops, boosting the distinctive hop aroma of this satisfying ale.

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3.5
shigadeyo (3795) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAY 28, 2007
Schlafly Expedition Reserve (American Pale Ale)



Date: 4/26/2007

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!


Tasting Notes

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...

3.7
Gregis (1291) - Stilwell, Kansas, USA - MAY 22, 2007
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.

3.6
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..

3.6
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.

3.2
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.

3.5
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.

3.5
thefederalist (311) - Jonesboro, Arkansas, USA - MAR 21, 2007
Dark orange, almost brown. Very nice citrusy hop aroma. Malty, and well balanced. Rivals the SNPA.

3.2
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.

2.9
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’.

4
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!


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