EarlyCuyler (12) - Missouri, USA - SEP 24, 2010
It’s back! On tap at the Schlafly Tap Room. This is by far my favorite beer on the planet. This brew is exploding with hop aroma and flavor. Because it’s wet-hopped, the aroma and flavor are "in your face", but it lacks the harshness of many APAs. At 6.7% ABV (this year), it packs a punch but drinks as smoothly as a 4% ABV beer. If you get a chance to try this fresh, it’s unforgettable. As good as it gets for an APA. MaxPower (961) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - SEP 27, 2002
UPDATED: JAN 26, 2003 Cask conditioned, glowing hazy cloudy copper color, nice huge foamy cask head, man you can really smell those cascade hops, grapefruit-citrusy aroma. Nice grapefruit hoppy flavors yet balanced malt profile, unfiltered medium bodied IPA loaded with hops, but not overdone. Jake Barnes (456) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - SEP 30, 2002
Folks we have a winner. What a beer. I had this off of cask and keg and it was excellant from both. Just a hop attack on your mouth, however it’s not an overkill. There’s nice balance to this beer. The citrus/pepper/baked tart flavors were unreal. BTW there’s two untapped casks still in the Tap Room that will be tapped and served in the coming weeks so keep your eyes and ears open... raindog (560) - Evansville, Indiana, USA - SEP 16, 2003
Growler:Hazy,hazy,oarnge. Creamy,milky,head. Good retention,and drooping lace. Extremly fresh Cascade aroma. Adequate toasted,and sweet malt as well to mix with the crisp,citric,cascades. Very creamy mouthfeel. Silky texture,and smooth-soft,carbonation. Toasty,caramel,malt notes up front. The hops pick up quickly. Earthy,piney,hop notes start at the back and follow through the finish. Finish is clean,and quite malty,considering the hops. Ahh yes,this is classy for a hop fest!!! Pigfoot (2268) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - OCT 28, 2004
Pale orange, closer to apricot in color, with a big, blooming head, thick and luscious...inviting aromatics, even from the table...time to pull in for a closer inspection...ah, that’s nice! Fresh, glorious hoppitude! Bare, bright citrus and tropical fruits, lemon, pineapple, banana, even, grapefruit, some floral feel and a touch grassy and herbal, as well. This is the stuff!
But, to taste...ooo! Big citric bite up front, a bit of bitterness, a taste of tart, then all mellows and is smooth and lovely! ...rinse, repeat...very resfreshing, satisfying, delcious! Each swallow urges another, each encounter on the tongue urges admiration! This is damned tasty!
(just noticed I’ve been over-doing it on the exclamation points...sorry, I’ll try to reign it in a bit...)
There’s a palpability to the mouthfeel, juicy, fruity sensation that just won’t quit. If you’re no friend of flavor, stay away from this one, you won’t like it. Leave it for the rest of us who do like our beers to taste like something, and in this case, something terrifically good...!
TwoDudes (77) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - OCT 22, 2008
On tap at The Nachbar - Pour a hazy orange amber color. Aroma is all grapefruit from the Simcoe dry-hopping. Palate is balanced and slightly on the malty side. Not as bitter as one would think, but all of the great fresh hop qualities definitely come through. One of my favoorite beers ever. I can’t wait until next October to try it again. igneous1 (1535) - Davenport, Iowa, USA - SEP 23, 2002
wonderfully fresh hoppy aroma and flavors. one of the most floral aromas i’ve smelled in a beer..cloudy golden color with pretty decent head on it. the best beer at the schlafly festival in my opinion...but that’s not surprising since i’m a confirmed hophead. argo0 (14127) - Washington DC, USA - SEP 27, 2010
Cask. Medium off-white head atop lightly hazed amber body, nice lacing. Aroma is medium sweet, grapefruit/orange, some pine. Taste is medium sweet, grapefruit, some pine/lemon, light bread. Medium body, some resin, very drinkable. I like hop bombs but this does mid-level hoppiness superbly. Falconseye8 (542) - Evans, Colorado, USA - NOV 2, 2011
My neighbor gave a couple of bottles of this one to try. Hoppy, malty, citrusy and very tasty start to finish. I enjoyed this one very much and would stock it if it were available in colorado. tykechandler (343) - Kentucky, USA - FEB 1, 2015
Это пиво вкусное. я, конечно, рекомен& его всем, что любит хорошую Craft пива!