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

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BA SCORE
85
very good

757 Ratings
THE BROS
80
good

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Ratings: 757
Reviews: 292
rAvg: 3.77
pDev: 11.41%
Wants: 17
Gots: 44 | 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 rangerred:
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rangerred

Tennessee

3.33/5  rDev -11.7%

12oz bottle into a pint glass.

Pours a clear medium copper with a one finger white head. Really good head retention along with some decent splotches of lacing. Plenty of carbonation is evident with as long as the head stays there.

Aroma is a good balance of citrus and pine leaning more towards the citrus in the form of orange zest and a little bit of lemon. Some light aromatic pine notes along with a hint of caramel.

The flavor seems a little bit unbalanced and too bitter, almost astringent. A little metallic up front but that quickly fades then an orange peel flavor that lends a very orange peel-like bitterness. A farily hefty dose of pine resin along with some light caramel and bread.

Overall, I'm a little torn by this one. It is fairly easy drinking but the astringent bitterness can be a little much after awhile. Probably not something i will pick up very often.

03-20-2013 21:59:00 | More by rangerred
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mojohawk21

Missouri

3/5  rDev -20.4%

02-28-2014 04:22:54 | More by mojohawk21
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migwell

Massachusetts

4.1/5  rDev +8.8%

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!

03-30-2013 20:03:12 | More by migwell
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BeerAdvocate

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

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.

09-10-2010 14:02:09 | More by BeerAdvocate
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merlin48

Kentucky

4.33/5  rDev +14.9%

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.

09-16-2007 17:18:30 | More by merlin48
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Billolick

New York

3.9/5  rDev +3.4%

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

08-17-2009 12:53:52 | More by Billolick
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Skye1024

Indiana

3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

12-17-2011 22:30:01 | More by Skye1024
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mikejonze

Michigan

3.25/5  rDev -13.8%

02-27-2014 22:21:26 | More by mikejonze
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jaminjohnson

Yukon (Canada)

4/5  rDev +6.1%

07-13-2012 08:23:43 | More by jaminjohnson
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mjtiernan

New York

4/5  rDev +6.1%

11-15-2011 05:20:09 | More by mjtiernan
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Franziskaner

Missouri

3.51/5  rDev -6.9%

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.

01-25-2014 04:35:49 | More by Franziskaner
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boatshoes

Massachusetts

3.63/5  rDev -3.7%

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.

01-22-2010 22:45:02 | More by boatshoes
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mte1972

Tennessee

3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

11-12-2013 15:59:47 | More by mte1972
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Dusty278

Missouri

3.9/5  rDev +3.4%

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

08-20-2008 05:27:26 | More by Dusty278
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Cynic-ale

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

05-07-2014 05:40:04 | More by Cynic-ale
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KirkFrancis

North Carolina

3.25/5  rDev -13.8%

07-01-2014 03:09:33 | More by KirkFrancis
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rwilde

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

09-23-2012 17:02:01 | More by rwilde
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MOShepp

Missouri

4/5  rDev +6.1%

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.

01-01-2009 17:04:29 | More by MOShepp
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WVbeergeek

West Virginia

3.7/5  rDev -1.9%

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.

07-30-2013 19:06:58 | More by WVbeergeek
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chinchill

South Carolina

3.59/5  rDev -4.8%

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.

04-04-2014 14:03:10 | More by chinchill
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stereosforgeeks

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

12-17-2012 18:20:25 | More by stereosforgeeks
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glid02

Georgia

4.2/5  rDev +11.4%

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.

06-01-2009 21:57:05 | More by glid02
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drn

Idaho

5/5  rDev +32.6%

12-04-2011 17:13:29 | More by drn
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jmponder

Tennessee

3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

08-20-2012 02:25:27 | More by jmponder
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dsauter

Indiana

3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

12-31-2013 02:36:33 | More by dsauter
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Schlafly Dry-Hopped American Pale Ale from The Schlafly Tap Room
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