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

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BA SCORE
85
very good

883 Ratings
THE BROS
80
good

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Ratings: 883
Reviews: 309
rAvg: 3.76
pDev: 11.17%
Wants: 18
Gots: 98 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
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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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Ratings: 883 | Reviews: 309
Photo of KevChiTown
3.43/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

A well balanced pale, but it has a super drinkable, lack of flavor.

Photo of NickTinyRace
3.64/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of plaid75
3.77/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of leantom
4/5  rDev +6.4%
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.

Photo of brandoman63
3.5/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of scottspencer
3.73/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of pnelting
3.36/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of TMoney2591
3.28/5  rDev -12.8%
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.

Photo of ArtZan
3.25/5  rDev -13.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Kraj30
3.95/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

this is an underrated hoppy pale ale.. very solid on draft..

Photo of Immortale25
4.21/5  rDev +12%
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.

Photo of jgunther71
3.75/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Canada_Dan
3.54/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of pererfromtheinternet
3.57/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of kvgomps
3.25/5  rDev -13.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of dradair
3.68/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BuddyZ
3.87/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of MDHopster
3.49/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of DukeofAle
4.1/5  rDev +9%
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.

Photo of thinwhiteduke
3.25/5  rDev -13.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of JLaw55
3.5/5  rDev -6.9%
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.

Photo of shredder83
3.67/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Poloplaya
3.73/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of SeanBond
4/5  rDev +6.4%
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.

Photo of Cih26d
4.3/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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