|Location||Maryland Heights, MO|
Best Quote During Tasting
How has nobody named a beer after the state motto until now?
|Aroma - Direct quote after my first whiff: "Damn, this smells awesome." Big citrus including grapefruit, melon, orange zest, peach and even some subtle berry are the biggest things you get, and they are big. Some pine and resin sneak in the back on it too so it's got every major characteristic of American hops you can think of. I'd describe the malts if I could get past the hops but alas, I cannot.|
|Appearance - This beer is a pale gold and it's slightly hazy. The head on this beer is absolutely ridiculous. It's big, fluffy, rocky and stays a quarter inch thick the entire time the beer is in your glass. The lacing is gnarly and creates sticky webbing as the level of your beer goes down.|
|Flavor - One more quick comment about the aroma (because this happened when I took my first drink): I got some nice berry aromas as I put my nose deep in the glass to take my first sip. THIS IS WHY WE POUR CRAFT BEER INTO A GLASS, PEOPLE! Anyway, the flavor is again hop dominant with those exact same characteristics in the aroma coming out strong. It's again all hops but if you can get to them, the malts are white bread and bread dough, very light overall and there to provide balance. Speaking of balance, it's on the bitter side but it won't numb your tongue. It's got a punch but it's a soft one.|
|Mouthfeel - The body is medium and the carbonation is just above medium for a crisp and drinkable feel.|
|Overall Impression - What. The. Eff. This is easily the best beer I've had from O'Fallon. I can qualify that with a "Best non pumpkin related beer" if you'd like but hopefully you know what I mean. We actually commented on their 5 Day IPA review about how that beer is a little outdated for what's in the market. This Show Me IPA definitely is not. It's spot on for some of the better IPAs and Pale Ales that are on shelves. I definitely encourage you to give this one a shot.|