A straight ahead, forcefully hopped IPA, this one will win over the biggest hopheads. With a mixture of Amarillo, Centennial and Simcoe hops, this has a nice floral and citrus aroma, followed by the bite of hops as it goes down. It is nicely balanced by the 2-row and crystal malted barley in enough quantity to raise the ABV to 7.2%. In some cases, these imperial style IPAs need the extra malt to balance the bitterness. Schlafly achieves a great balance with this one. I would put it up against Stone IPA or Green Flash West Coast IPA. I’m not saying it’s better that those two, but I would put it in the same class. I give it 4 out of 5 proper pints.