Schlafly Dry-Hopped American Pale Ale - The Schlafly Tap Room
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Reviews by dmfrench:
3.9/5 rDev +3.4%
look: 5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
Beautiful looking and solid tasting bitter, tart APA
A: Big, beautiful, frothy, and persistent off-white head with a very hazy deep but faded pumpkin body. Simply gorgeous.
S: Unfortunately, that huge frothy head seems to be preventing me from getting much in the nose. What I can get is a bit of metallic hops and some buttery caramel malt. Immediately off the pour the aromas were stronger, but I only got one whiff and didn't really analyze it... my mistake! AS the beer warms and the head recedes a bit, I'm getting a bit of fruit, green apple mostly, and a bit more of zesty hops.
T: Tilted towards the bitter side of the equation... zesty, earthy, and a bit resinous hops dominate with a fairly solid buttery caramel malt backdrop. Inner fruit flavors are definitely there as well, on slightly tart pear. Floral notes are detectable as well. Just a bit of metallic and salty taste keeps the score from being higher.
M: Drying, pleasantly grainy, really sticks in the tongue. Appropriate to high carbonation.
Serving type: bottle
02-18-2012 01:08:56 | More by dmfrench
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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
85 out of 100 based on 724 ratings.