Wednesday, October 6, 2010
Schlafly American Pale Ale
Aroma: Subtly malting with a big grassy after kick. Intertwined in there was brief hints of grapefruit and citrus.
Taste: Initially quite bitter and resinous, but was paralleled with an equally strong hop spice character and pale malt complexity. A pine taste develops as the tasting goes on, along with citrus undertones.
Mouthfeel: Smooth and coats the tongue as it finishes down the throat with a perfect carbonation.
Overall Impression: This is a well balanced APA falling under the umbrella of typical, and lighter side if considered a relative of an IPA. It's interesting to see how far my tastes have come since only 6 months ago.
3/29/10 T1: 69/100
10/5/10 T2: 83/100