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

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BA SCORE
86
very good

315 Reviews
THE BROS
80
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Reviews: 315
Hads: 920
rAvg: 3.82
pDev: 10.73%
Wants: 19
Gots: 113 | FT: 0
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Missouri, United States

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

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 04-09-2007

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
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Reviews: 315 | Hads: 920
Photo of hopphead31415
3.96/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

I first tried Schlafly at a beer sampling station at Wholefoods and I made a mental note to come back and buy some Schlafly one day. So, here I am reviewing it while I drink it in order to give the most accurate description. This variety is 5.9% ABV and is an American Pale Ale!

Look-Although it does have considerable sediments floating around from the unfiltered yeast, they aren’t noticeable on the palate so no worries. The color is very nice. It has an orange copper amber color with some carbonation trails discernible.

Smell-It smells of grain malts, caramel, and grapefruit/orange hops.

Taste-It tastes of orange and crème from the roasted malts and then some citrus hops that have a slight piney component.

Mouthfeel-It has a medium-bodied feel with a slightly chewy appeal. The coating on the tongue is resinous and mildly bitter.

Overall-This is a great APA, but if you don’t like hops then don’t drink this one. It isn’t very bitter at all and has only 50 IBUs. But I believe that even non-hop heads could enjoy this tampered and well-balanced brew. Cheers! (1,086 characters)

Photo of Redrover
3.77/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

I had the Dry hopped APA on tab at the Tab Room (nice venue btw) Served in an imperial style pint, the beer is copper with a skim of beige lease and nice lacing.

Aroma of caramel malts and pine.

I like the semi-sweet malts and mid-level pine fueled bitterness. The board says 50 IBU but it seems about 30 to me. It was my first beer of the evening, so it wasn’t like I had my buds thrown off…. Regardless, it’s a tasty APA.

The mouth is smooth with medium heft. It's slightly oily which is nice. (512 characters)

Photo of jzlyo
3.82/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Citrus and earthiness in the aroma, the flavor profile is similarly balanced between earthiness and hoppiness. A pretty good APA, not the very best, but very good either way. (175 characters)

Photo of barczar
3.8/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Aroma is resiny, grainy, piney, and fairly skunky. This bottle is almost 3 months old, but I expected more hop character. Floral notes emerge, but that skunky character dominates. Toasted malt is also noted.

Flavor reveals muddled citrus and tropical fruit, with a fairly bitter, earthy finish. The toasted malt accents the bitterness nicely. The initial fruit burst saves this beer, for me. That bitterness is more than I'd prefer.

Once this beer warms up, it really changes character. The citrus becomes more pronounced in both aroma and flavor. (550 characters)

Photo of CHL
3.88/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Had pint on tap at airport.

Clear straw color with quickly receding head. Feels too fizzy, but on the nose the taste is perfectly balanced. Bready malts and aromatic hops. Surprising it doesn't smell hoppier, even warmed up. Leaves lasting bitter aftertaste. (259 characters)

Photo of ARoman
3.54/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

On tap, poured into a sample glass. The aroma is bready with a herby lim and mint hint. The beer is a murky bronze with a soap white head that has good retention and moderate lace. The taste is a medium bitter and medium light sweet. The texture is light and thin with a soapy carbonation and light body. The flavor is bread with herb tones and it finishes with a zip of lemon, mint. and grass. The aftertaste is mild with clean notes of pine, mint, and lemon rind. (466 characters)

Photo of CincyBrewTull
3.59/5  rDev -6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

This dry-hopped beer pours a golden hue with an off-white creamy head. It smelled of herbs, mint and wet grains. It tasted of the same with the addition of some resiny bitterness. (179 characters)

Photo of NeroFiddled
4.04/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Schlafly "Dry Hopped APA"
12 oz. brown glass bottle, "Bottled With Love on 11/10/2014 13:12"
$1.99 @ Total Wine & More, Claymont, DE

For being 5 months old this beer is still packed with hop flavor and aroma! It's citrusy, piney, and surprisingly floral. A fairly strong malt component and a solid bitterness balance the hops. It has a bit more body than you might expect of an American Pale Ale, but only .3% more alcohol than Sierra Nevada; despite that the sweetish malt you find upfront is tamed by the hops and it finishes fairly dry. Quite nice. Easy to drink and satiating. (581 characters)

Photo of Gajo74
3.87/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Interesting brew. Strong hops aroma as well as floral esters. A strong malt backbone with quite the hops kick in the finish. Smooth and creamy feel, very drinkable. I could see it as a session beer. (198 characters)

Photo of wedge
3.86/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottled With Love on 02/12/2015

Mostly clear yellow gold with a small, but nicely creamy, sticky white head. Smells citrusy at first - orange and grapefruit - giving way to more pungent floral aromas, leafy herbs, and raw grain. Flavor is pretty much standard, classic APA: floral/citrus Cascade hop bitterness, light resin, and a clean malty sweetness underneath. Medium bodied, finishing clean and dry. Nothing memorable, but it doesn't really do anything wrong either. Good,straightforward APA. (503 characters)

Photo of tastybeer
3.81/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

A rather nice looking beer... The big soapy near white head makes this look delectable. Lace is spotty. The beer is a nice shade of golden amber, and once the head calms down a quarter inch layer hangs on. Aroma is lightly sweet with a nice crisp and semi juicy hop aroma over a bed of grainy malt. Dank tropical fruit mixed with zesty citrus, and some grassy floral. Taste is dry and briskly hopped with doughy, slightly caramel maltiness. The hop bitterness is evenly dispersed throughout and lingers on for awhile after the finish. Good well balanced beer with a slightly forward hop presence. Very likable and also sessionable. Good stuff! (643 characters)

Photo of 10Crumra
3.78/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Bottled on 12/11/2014 11:33

Hazy orange in color, small head.

Strong piney, citrusy notes from the hops. Grapefruit comes through.

Taste has a lot of pine flavor upfront. Not very bitter. Some grassy flavors. A bit of maltiness behind the hop-flavors. Fairly highly carbonated with light-medium bodied mouthfeel.

A decent beer with some well balanced flavors. Not something that makes me go wow but I would drink it again. (431 characters)

Photo of Andyyyyyy
3.6/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

I would say this beer is right online with what an apa should be. Not overly hoppy, but just enough to satisfy.
Easy to drink and smooth, no overly syrupy feel in the mouth.

Recommended. (188 characters)

Photo of Mdg222
3.74/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Got this one b/c I had a Schlafly Pale Ale draft I really enjoyed. This one is solid but nothing spectacular. Good piney flavor that's not overwhelming. And no bitter aftertaste. Worth getting but probably not better than your favorite IPA. (240 characters)

Photo of mfnmbvp
3.68/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz. bottle, bottled with love on 01/05/2015. My second beer from Schlafly.

Poured into a clear balloon snifter.

A - It pours a coppery orange body with some nice sedimentation and one finger of thick frothy off-white head that leaves good lacing.

S - The aroma is pleasant, but doesn't offer up a whole lot. Herbal, with a berryish fruitiness in the front. Bready, malty, lightly yeasty, with a light floral alcohol note.

T - Taste follows the nose: fruity & berryish. Only very lightly piney; not resinous or overly bitter. Bready & malty. Bitter & hoppy on the finish.

M - The feel is smooth, crisp, and clean. Mild hop bitterness leftover on the palate.

Overall, a solid representation of the style that in some ways reminds me of Deschutes Red Chair NWPA. All around solid- I look forward to exploring more Schlafly.

Schlafly Dry Hopped American Pale Ale -----4/5. (878 characters)

Photo of leantom
4/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Good beer. Here goes:

L: Hazy orange-amber. Pours a decent head and leaves adequate lacing. Lots of solid particles floating in solution owing to the beer being dry-hopped.

S: Lots of herbal and grassy hops. Some pine as well, but this is muted.

T: Good. Very mellow grassy and piney hops interspersed with a nice malt backbone (caramel and amber malts). Good for what it is. No bitter aftertaste.

F: Glides down the tongue well.

O: A solid beer. Would have again. (482 characters)

Photo of TMoney2591
3.28/5  rDev -14.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Served in a Lagunitas mason jar.

At this point in my beer-drinking life, I have to wonder how many pale ales I've tried... This one pours a clear brass topped by a finger of off-white foam and populated by some random floaties. The nose comprises dry grapefruit peel, mild biscuit, light toffee, and a touch of pine resin. The taste focuses on the resin, though some grapefruit rind, dried caramel, and mild grass contribute as well. The body is a light medium, with a light moderate carbonation and a drying finish. Overall, a decent pale ale, but not one that can stand up to the heavy hitters of the style. (615 characters)

Photo of Immortale25
4.21/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured into a Funky Buddha Brewery snifter. No freshness date.

A- Pours a medium amber color with a 1/2 inch off-white head that retains well before becoming a thin ring around the edge of the glass and a mostly full sheet of surface foam. Not-so-resilient lacing leaves small clots behind.

S- Fragrant vegetal hop aroma with some malt backing.

T- Solid bitterness and more vegetal hops with the slightly sweet malt coming in to balance. Certainly a high hop presence for a pale ale but it makes for a very enjoyable drink that doesn't let go of any flavor throughout.

M- Slightly sharp with medium carbonation and a body leaning toward the lighter side.

O- This one doesn't skimp on the hops and the varietals chosen are of the earthy variety so it's a nice change of pace from the citrusy pale ales that are so popular lately. (836 characters)

Photo of DukeofAle
4.1/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

So, I actually liked this beer pretty well. To me, it was nicely hopped but not over done. Keep in mind this is not an IPA as some seem to think; it's an American Pale Ale, a style a bit lighter all around. Use that for a basis of comparison and it will score a little higher. (279 characters)

Photo of JLaw55
3.5/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A nice linear IPA approach. Not a huge abundance of different flavors or layers, just pure hoppiness. Nice hop forward presence without much malt to overshadow. Not my favorite version of an IPA, but a good go to. Would like to taste fresh as this one was bottled about a month an a half before tasting. I am curious as to how much the flavor would change in a fresh setting.

Probably won't seek it out specifically, but would buy again if I came across it and was in the mood. (478 characters)

Photo of SeanBond
4/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Nothing super special, but it does have a nice fresh hop taste to it. Certainly not a bad beer to order a glass of, and a good solid choice if you just want some hops. (167 characters)

Photo of Suds
3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

Copper gold with lots of suspended floaties,mother wise clear with a slim head. The aroma is moderately hoppy, not as intense as expected. Fresh flavor....bitter, dryish, and enjoyable. (186 characters)

Photo of slusk
4/5  rDev +4.7%

A: pours a slightly hazy golden color with a short lived white head, although a thin head persists.

S: Grapefruit and a bit of pine are in the forefront with a bright apple background. A little bit of spice in the hop adds a layer of interest to the aroma. slight breadiness, finishes semi-dry.

F: Bright grapefruit and apricot with a semi-sweet fruitiness underlying. Good balance of bitterness and aroma hops. A bit of a spicy, earthy background.

M: medium body brew with a medium low carbonation.

O: I like this beer. It as a pleasant complexity in the hop bill. The sweet malt profile supports the bitterness. It drinks like an IPA with training wheels. Good job as usual from Schlafly. (697 characters)

Photo of ddgsrock
3.23/5  rDev -15.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

More herbal than hoppy. I would not buy again. What else can I say to meet the 250 character requirement, as I am an engineer and not an English major? While I like hoppy beers, this beer had a taste that I would call herbal and bitter, and not in a good way. (259 characters)

Photo of scotorum
4.06/5  rDev +6.3%
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. (758 characters)

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