corby112 (2813) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 16, 2015
Pours a slightly hazy, pale golden yellow color with straw colored hues and a one finger, frothy white head that slowly settles into a thin, lasting ring. Pretty good retention with spotty lacing coating the glass on the way down.
Earthy, floral aroma with lots of oily hops and pine needle countered by subtle citrus fruit sweetness and a pale malt backbone. Dank and resinous with fresh buds, grass and pine sap followed by faint hints of grapefruit, pineapple and orange peel. Some biscuit-y malts in there as well with hints of bread and light fruit. The hops are fresh and juicy but since they primarily use Galaxy/Austrailan hops, I was expecting more of tropical/citrus presence in the nose.
Medium body with tight carbonation and a blast of dry, earthy bitterness that lingers over the sweeter notes and pale malt backbone into a bone dry finish. A bit sweeter than the nose suggests but the flavor is dominated by sticky, piney hops. Very dry with lots of resinous hop oils, grassy pine needle, spruce tip and dank nuggets. This is followed by a subtle summit/onion flavor and a bit of juicy tropical fruit sweetness. Hints of grapefruit, pineapple and lemon peel cut through the bitterness but it could use a lot more to balance things out. Underneath, there’s a subtle pale malt backbone that provides hints if bread, biscuit and some sweeter light fruit flavors, especially apple. The mouthfeel falls off a bit toward the end of the palate, finishing slightly watery. The ABV is nicely masked making this beer pretty easy to drink but the hop flavors are slightly one dimensional. There’s not enough sweetness for my preference and the summit/onion flavor comes on very strong toward the back end with an unpleasant lingering aftertaste. N3lson1 (1010) - Long Valley, New Jersey, USA - NOV 12, 2015
Drank this out of a twelve ounce bottle, thank you Danny! Has a very hoppy aroma. Has a good flavor for an IPA but the hop profile has a bit of a spice to it. mabel (10018) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 8, 2015
[7617-20150908] 12floz bottle. Bubblegum pine needle gum aroma. Slightly hazy, pale orange body with long-lasting creamy off-white head. Lightly buttered pine cones and grassy straw flavour. Medium body. Interesting. (7/3/7/3/15) 3.5
AWISLguy (3530) - Wisconsin, USA - NOV 5, 2015
(w/ Ferris, jercraigs)
Breaking my anti-Schlaf to try their top rated IPA.Sorry bro. Bottle from Cork in Rockford. Yellow golden pour almost no head. Aroma has heavy citrus, fruits, and light pine; a bit raw. Taste is of citrus, other fruits, chewy resin, light pine. Medium bodied, very dry hopped. Finishes more bitter than sweet. Solid effort. 13.8
edwardbass (869) - Illinois, USA - OCT 30, 2015
I’ve tried a couple of other Aussie Galaxy-hopped beers previously, and they didn’t blow me away, but they were good. This one has that unique Aussie Galaxy hops flavor with maltiness that’s sort of similar to English IPAs. It’s very good, though the ABV is just a tiny, tiny bit too obvious for me. Glad I tried it....another Schlafly beer that doesn’t suck, good job guys.
slowrunner77 (13622) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 24, 2015
a little earthy, but mainly lemon and orange peel hop fest. good from start to finish. easy drinking yet super flavorful. PhillyCraft (8425) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 21, 2015
Cant believe the ratings on this one. Sampled on tap at Mile, pours clearish golden with small head and lace. Notes are grape perfume, and grape lollipop but no dank galaxy. Medium bodied. Jow (4235) - Orlando, Florida, USA - OCT 17, 2015
Bottle on Saturday afternoon this was hiding in back of fridge forgot I had. Yellow orange beer with lemon, orange peel, and scallion on the nose. Tastes of lemongrass, orange peel, pears, light pine, scallion, some melted sugar. Sweet and light hides alcohol very easy drinking. guzzler67 (1696) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - OCT 8, 2015
Opaque gold appearance with a medium sized white head and decent lacing. Restrained aroma of citrus and resin. Flavors of coarse grains bounce off the different nuances of the Galaxy hops. Moderately bitter, spicy aftertaste. Medium bodied, well carbonated mouthfeel with a dry, long lasting finish. johnnnniee (4492) - Bedford, New Hampshire, USA - OCT 7, 2015
Received in trade from gregwilsonstl, thanks for the opportunity!
slightly hazy light golden color. Dripping with tropical fruity piney hop goodness and just enough bready malt to bring it all together. Very nice IPA!