mcberko (19803) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 28, 2017 dlclark (73) - Bloomington, Illinois, USA - NOV 28, 2012
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
12 oz bottle. This is the first beer I’ve rated in years and the best new IPA I’ve had since Alpha King which is why I felt compelled to rate this. Light carbonation, the color is identical to the outer portion of the label. The aroma is heavy pine cone and citrus with just a hint of cigar. The citrus smacks you and then the resin of the hops hits your tongue and gets more bitter as it lingers. Breathing this in while drinking from a challis is a wonderful experience. This is only available from Oct-Jan and hopefully this will become a year around beer. Excellent IPA.
On tap at Schafly Bottleworks, pours a clear golden with a small white head. Aroma brings out dank piney hops, lots of pot, and biscuity malt. Flavour is full of pot, with lots of dank, weedy hops, loads of pine, some resinous hop oils, and biscuity malt. Oily and lightly sweet, with a dank finish. Nice stuff. balloonbuffoon (737) - - DEC 4, 2017
12floz bottle, BOD: 11.02.2017, $1.75 unit cost, pint glass. My memory may be off, but I recall this smelling more like tropical fruits than cannabis as it does presently. Regardless it's fine as there notes of pine, grapefruit, and black pepper to pick out too. Still tastes delectable. It's a showcase of trademark hop flavors one part juicy - tangerine and grapfruit, and one part earthy - herbs and resin. Body is medium-full and bitterness is medium-high, but not caustic. This is the one Schlafly IPA I really enjoy, and it so happens to rank up there with my personal favorites. djd07 (16289) - Houston, Texas, USA - NOV 1, 2017
On tap at GABF. Pours a hazy orange gold with thick frothy white head leaving sticky lacing. The aroma is strong pine, dank, grapefruit pith. Thick body, dank, grapefruit, nice lingering bitterness, very good. chinchill (5376) - South Carolina, USA - JUL 10, 2017
12 oz bottle from Siglers in Chattanooga.
With a clear yellow-golden body and visible carbonation, this looks like a pilsner. The white head is somewhat weak but leaves fine lacing on the glass.
Moderately bitter and aromatic for style. Complex hoppy flavor with faint malts. Tropical fruits dominate with a hint of pineapple.
Medium body and medium carbonation.
Lingering but mild aftertaste of Tasmanian hops. oobawa (1854) - Tennessee, USA - APR 22, 2017
Decent IPA, with a big citric-pine nose and a surprisingly floral back end. Starts out bright and somewhat grassy, then grows an herbaceous orange-tinted hop middle, and the finish dries out considerably without growing overly bitter. Could use a bit more IBUs, and the appearance is nothing of note, but still a drinkable IPA.
Wallaby501 (132) - - JAN 9, 2017
Dank and very tropical fruit aroma. Pours golden with a pillowy white head. Very big bite from the familiar galaxy hop with a strange tropical finish- like a passionfruit type taste? Little bit of grass in there too. Overall well done but not sure if I like this take on a galaxy IPA. Ratman197 (15608) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - DEC 24, 2016
Bottle poured a hazy gold with a small lasting creamy white head. Aromas of biscuit, dankness, tropical fruit and light grapefruit. Palate was light bodied and crisp with a smooth dry finish. Flavors of biscuit, dankness, grapefruit and light tropical fruit with a smooth dry lingering bitter finish. Imaena (2359) - Maputo, MOZAMBIQUE - NOV 12, 2016
Draught. This is a rock solid IPA that has incredible hop aroma and bite. Grassy yet not too bitter. Well done brew. willisread (3799) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - NOV 2, 2016
Tap at J’s. Hazy neon straw color with a finger of foam. Big tropical fruit forward nose with some light citrus and lots of mango and peach. Clean on the palate with good carbonation. More fruit, medium to light bitterness on the finish. Solid stuff! odinstyr (807) - Hamilton, New Jersey, USA - NOV 1, 2016
Pours a medium gold with minimal white head. Smells faintly of citrus, tropical fruit. Taste is mild, kind of dull - hint of citrus - mildly sweet not really bitter. Not an unpleasant taste but a big disappointment.