Schlafly Dry-Hopped American Pale Ale - The Schlafly Tap Room
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Reviews by the Alström Bros:
3.5/5 rDev -7.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
From BeerAdvocate Magazine Volume II, Issue VI:
Not a whole hell of a lot of beers that note that they're dry hopped on the label, let alone include it in the name, so this is great to see simply from a beer education point of view. But how does it taste?
Pours a hazy, near turbid, dirty peach with a foamy, rocky, clingy lacing that leaves its trail along the experience. Soft, but complex aroma with a somewhat resiny base, some spearmint and dried apple slices. Smooth on the palate, light-bodied, but even. Low carbonation. Earthy, woody, hint of pine, lots of "green" all around, leafy, a bit yeasty, with a little pear and apple fruitiness to round things off with a touch of sweetness. It also has that "dry hopped" pucker in the finish that adds another layer of hop complexities. Dry, grainy and leafy in the finish with a touch residual sweetness and a soft cereal grain sweetness in the linger.
Overall this is a good beer that's interesting and unique, but it seems to lack drinkability and a level of carbonation that could make a beer like this much more refreshing and highlight some of the hop characters a bit more.
Serving type: bottle
09-10-2010 14:02:09 | More by BeerAdvocate
More User Reviews:
4.09/5 rDev +8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Bottled 5/29/13. So over a year old, should probably not review this, but it was surprisingly good! Purchased as part of a mixed six at Liquor Outlet Wine Cellars in Boonton New Jersey on June 25th 2014.
Poured from the 12 oz. bottle into a Tree House tulip.
a: Slightly hazy amber with a finger thick white head which receded to thick surface foam and dense lacing.
s: Bready malt and slight fruit.
t: Moderate bready malt under a medium hop bite. Bitterness lingers at first but mellows later. Sweet to dry finish
m; Medium with very good body and smoothness. Some carbonation tingle.
o: A surprisingly tasty Pale, well balanced and satisfying. Very sippable. One of the best American style pale ales I have had. Perhaps aging this actually helps it.
Serving type: bottle
07-07-2014 02:13:14 | More by scotorum
Schlafly Dry-Hopped American Pale Ale from The Schlafly Tap Room
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