darkstar (69) - Eureka, Missouri, USA - MAY 16, 2005
This is one of Schlafly’s better beers. Nice mild hops bitterness and good balance. I think its available in the bottle year round now. rverb361 (19) - USA - MAY 3, 2005
Draft at the bottleworks. Nice balance between the hop bitterness and the malt. After this I’ll be trying more APA’s. SmellGood (339) - Memphis, Tennessee, USA - APR 24, 2005
Afine taste of hops upon my first sip. Not expecting this, This beer goes great with a batch of chicken wings. biz82 (1327) - austin, Texas, USA - APR 9, 2005
Clear and amber with little head. Nice cascade and malt aroma. Some particles in suspension. Great body with a smooth finishing bitterness. Clean. MrBunn (2849) - The Wet Side of a Dry Town, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 16, 2005
A very nice offering from Schlafly’s. Pours a nice honey color with a pretty decent head. Aroma is singular, hops and grapefruit? Taste is a nice mix of hops and grain that blends really nicely together. Crisp.
HerrMord (2) - USA - MAR 7, 2005 does not count
Certainly better draft than bottled, it is still a pleasant experience either way. Pours a lovely burnt orange color with a thick white head that doesn’t dissipate right away. Starts smooth and sweet almost fruity and finishes in a well balanced hoppy bitterness with an almost smokey under tone. While perhaps not the best beer on the shelf, it makes a very refreshing every day beer. Best fresh; does not age as well as an ale should. Doppelganger (1389) - Dry County, Arkansas, USA - FEB 16, 2005
Pours pale orange with a nice layer of white head. Sweet orange rind, pine and floral hop aromas, and some lemony yeastiness. Solid hop presense in the taste with a bit of malt warmth and a lingering hop finish. Mouthfilling but not heavy. Dansting (222) - Overland Park, Kansas, USA - DEC 30, 2004
Bottle. I felt like maybe I had an old batch or something, as I bought this from a small town gas station. Almost sour aroma. Tasted like it was old or gone bad, I may have to try this again on tap as this was nothing like what I expected from reading other reviews. Pjones6738 (500) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 16, 2004
Golden color with a thick, creamy white head. Kind of a musty, earthy smell. Slight grapefruity hop flavor, but more bland than anything else. Watery too. TAR (2794) - Blue Ridge Mountains, North Carolina, USA - DEC 1, 2004
Golden peach. Dense, rocky, and stable dusty-white head. Decent nose of freshly cracked malt, earthy hops, and minerals. Slight peppery airiness. Fuzzy, somewhat creamy carbonation. Full-blown malt flavors cover the palate, emitting fresh baked bread and earthy hop notes. Husky, lightly toasted biscuity malt flavor develops at the core, amid a firm mineral overlay. Uplifting burst of acidity is completely suppressed by a bizarre chemical-like harshness and sour yeast. Pungently grassy hop flavor has a subtle pine accent. Dry, chalky-tinged finish is briefly salvaged by a blanket of rich toasted pale malt flavors and earthy hops, but is eventually ruined by the reemerging harshness and bizarre yeastiness. Peculiar, but drinkable.