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Schlafly Dry-Hopped American Pale Ale - The Schlafly Tap Room

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BA SCORE
85
very good

802 Ratings
THE BROS
80
good

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Ratings: 802
Reviews: 294
rAvg: 3.77
pDev: 11.41%
Wants: 16
Gots: 62 | FT: 0
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Missouri, United States

Style | ABV
American Pale Ale (APA) |  5.90% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
Our Dry Hopped American Pale Ale (APA) is charged with American hops to create a bold, aromatic ale. Assertive hop flavor joins the pine/citrus aroma characteristic of American hops to balance the full body provided by North American malts. After fermentation, the beer circulates through a bed of Cascade and Chinook hops, boosting the distinctive hop aroma of this satisfying ale.

In the long view of the history of beer, American Pale Ale is a newcomer. Based on English Pale Ale, American brewers adapted this style into something new. Born out of the reverence English Pale Ales during the 1980’s American beer scene, APA is the bold, hoppier cousin of Pale Ale. With an emphasis on American hops, APA is gaining popularity with breweries racing to make these ales with such great hop characters.

50 IBU

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 04-09-2007)
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Reviews by psyphin:
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4.3/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Poured a brilliantly clear light amber color into a shaker style pint glass.

Smell of classic american style citrus hops with a touch of a pine note. Beer was extremely fresh and had an incredible nose.

Slight caramel and graininess with an excellent citric hop flavor. Dry finish and excellent carbonation.

Medium light body. Moderate carbonation.

Very drinkable and sessionable APA. When had fresh this is truly an incredible example of a classic dry hopped American Pale Ale.

psyphin, Jul 17, 2009
More User Reviews:
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3/5  rDev -20.4%

mojohawk21, Feb 28, 2014
Photo of migwell
4.1/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Trying to remember the various great beers I had while bicycling cross-country last year. This one, seems not too well known outside it's local area, is a damn good beer. I hadn't been in the States for some years and was quite impressed with the improvements and availability of good craft beers (you are excused, Utah) and I recall going into a bottle shop somewhere in Middle America, land of Bud Light, and asking for something 'dry hopped'. The knowledgeable guy in the shop sold me this. Full flavored, well hopped, it is a fine one!

migwell, Mar 30, 2013
Photo of BeerAdvocate
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.

BeerAdvocate, Sep 10, 2010
Photo of chip26
3.84/5  rDev +1.9%

chip26, Oct 24, 2014
Photo of merlin48
4.33/5  rDev +14.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Found a sixpack of this at one of the Schnuck's grocery stores in Evansville. Pours a hazy amber body with a large offwhite head. Lots of clingy patch lacing. Aroma is leafy grassy hops backed by citrus and red apples. Light medium body with crisp carbonation. Taste opens with a leafy green hops bitterness that lasts throughout but is quickly joined by a note of McIntosh red apple fruitiness that really sets this ale apart. Toasty caramel maltiness is subtle but balances quite well. Comes off as a very well balanced APA that is light enough to session. A really pleasant surprise here.

merlin48, Sep 16, 2007
Photo of Billolick
3.9/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Beer name/Brewer: Schlafly Dry hopped APA ale

Serving info: 12 ounce bottle, with "Bottled with love on" dating info. on the bottom of the label (05 01 2009)

Pours: clear, glowing light honey. Hazed and cloudy final pour due to the healthy deposit of yeast on the bottom of the one.

Head: Long lasting, medium eggshell, leaves nothing special large spots of lace.

Nose: A solid hoppy nose, with a slight soapy under note

Flavor notes: Pleasant hoppy ale. Notes of soft grapefruit, light mint and even lighter soap. Quite dry but not bitter in the finish.

Drinkability: Eh, this stuff is decent but nothing special. I would not go out of my way to procure much more of this stuff

Billolick, Aug 17, 2009
Photo of Skye1024
3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

Skye1024, Dec 17, 2011
Photo of mikejonze
3.25/5  rDev -13.8%

mikejonze, Feb 27, 2014
Photo of jaminjohnson
4/5  rDev +6.1%

jaminjohnson, Jul 13, 2012
Photo of mjtiernan
4/5  rDev +6.1%

mjtiernan, Nov 15, 2011
Photo of Franziskaner
3.51/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Golden in color with bronze tint. I can see the microscopic bits of evidence from dry hopping churning within this unfiltered beer. A third of an inch of creamy off white head. The aroma reveals some pale malt,a sweetness of hops that with this blend almost deliver a honey like sweetness that is more of a cereal grain aroma. You do get pale malt blending fairly well with citrus and pine like hops that seem to illicit that sweetness hinted at with the aroma. The mouth is dry,slightly warm,and then prickly from the hop bitterness. In the end there's a fading bitterness from the hops.

Franziskaner, Jan 25, 2014
Photo of boatshoes
3.63/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Sent to me in an enormous package of generosity from rsyberg01 for the holiday sponsor a BA. Thanks again Ric!

Appearance- Pours a nice looking light amber-golden out of the bottle with two fingers of sticky white head on top. Retention is good, and I get about three-quarters of the way through before the head dies back to a ring. A solid amount of beading up the body of the beer as well and a surprising amount of lacing.

Smell- Grapefruit and citrusy hops initially on the nose. Not overpowering but the dominate smell in the nose. Backed up with a whiff of sweetness and fresh bread.

Taste- Hops are much more muted than the nose initially would indicate. This one cuts a very nice balance between juicy hops and sweet malt in fact. Some grapefruit and citrus but with a prominent caramel, bready sweetness as well. A nice but muted flavor profile.

Mouthfeel/Drinkability- Mouthfeel thins out a tad bit as I drink, and it could use just a little bit more body. Drinkability is pretty good however, and it would serve well as a session beer.

boatshoes, Jan 22, 2010
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3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

mte1972, Nov 12, 2013
Photo of Dusty278
3.9/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A- Deep copper, off-white head but no lasting lace.

A- Sweet malt with citrus-y hops.

T- Strong hop presence with a lasting and pleasing bitterness.
Malt helps to balance from the background.

M- Medium-light body with nice carbonation.

D- Great taste, great session beer for hop heads

Dusty278, Aug 20, 2008
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3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

Cynic-ale, May 07, 2014
Photo of KirkFrancis
3.25/5  rDev -13.8%

KirkFrancis, Jul 01, 2014
Photo of rwilde
3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

rwilde, Sep 23, 2012
Photo of MOShepp
4/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Deep golden color with an off-white small to medium head and a little lacing.

Aroma of pine and sage.

Tastes of some malts up front but it's mostly about the piney grapefruit hops (which I like). Some good bitternes but not overdone.

Nice APA showcasing those great American hops.

MOShepp, Jan 01, 2009
Photo of WVbeergeek
3.7/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours a beautiful copper amber hue with a bright slightly off white head forming thick, fine speckled lacing is left down the sides of my tulip chalice. Aroma has earthy, citric, and resinous based hops very aromatic very nice subtle malt biscuit sweetness going on not too complex but a nice lighter hoppy ale. Flavor ample hop bitterness a bit of hop pellet concentrated hop action with some hop flavors layered in I would go with mild dank cannabis and citric earthy hops actually quite nice...enough sweetness to keep things rolling but really the hops shine here. A bit of biscuit malt just enough to make the beer balanced. Mouthfeel is slick with hop oils from the dry hopping process medium bodied crisp carbonation feels good going down. Overall the type of beer that every brewery should offer flavorful not overkill with alcohol or hops, really nice warm weather hoppy brew.

WVbeergeek, Jul 30, 2013
Photo of chinchill
3.59/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

On tap at Pazzo's (Lexington, KY)

Clear amber body with excellent clarity; decent white head leaves some spotty lacing.

Aroma: about as much sweet malts as hops. Fruity

Flavor: Some complexity from the hop mix. Biscuity malts in the background.

Feel: rather light bodied; near medium carbonation; smooth.

chinchill, Apr 04, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

stereosforgeeks, Dec 17, 2012
Photo of Zonian1
3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

Zonian1, Sep 28, 2014
Photo of glid02
4.2/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Had on-tap at the Tap Room.

Pours a slightly hazy copper color with a one-finger white head. The head dissipates into a patchy layer on top leaving decent lacing.

Smells mostly of citrus hops, but pine and pale malt aromas also make their way out.

Tastes similar to how it smells. Pale malt flavors are quickly overtaken by grapefruit and pine needles. The ending is mildly bitter.

Mouthfeel is nice. It has a good thickness with solid carbonation.

Drinkability is good, and the 5.9% ABV on such a tasty brew only helps things.

Overall this is a solid APA and one that I could have often - definitely worth a shot.

glid02, Jun 01, 2009
Photo of drn
5/5  rDev +32.6%

drn, Dec 04, 2011
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Schlafly Dry-Hopped American Pale Ale from The Schlafly Tap Room
85 out of 100 based on 802 ratings.