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

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868 Ratings

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Ratings: 868
Reviews: 306
rAvg: 3.76
pDev: 11.17%
Wants: 18
Gots: 88 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
The Schlafly Tap Room visit their website
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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Photo of NickHalden
3.68/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Smells mildly of hops, fruit, malt, some pepper. The beer has a light aroma but it works well. The taste is of citrus and hop with a hint of green pepper. The malt is light but in the background. Has a pine taste as well. Very smooth but not overpowering in flavor. Finish is of hop and mild pepper.

Photo of m_p_snyder
3.25/5  rDev -13.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

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2.5/5  rDev -33.5%

Photo of ThisWangsChung
3.06/5  rDev -18.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

12 oz bottle into a pint glass. From notes, because internet outage.

A: Pours a mildly hazy gold color. There's a finger worth of white-colored head. It's bubbly texture has decent retention, and also leaves behind rings of lacing down the side of the glass.

S: The malts here are quite nutty, backed by some piny hops, and even some indistinct spice notes. There are touches of citrus, but I wished this was stronger. All in all, a mild and unimpressive aroma.

T: It starts off with some mild nut flavors along with caramel touches. The pepper I picked up from the nose is fairly prevalent here, also. Hops only really show up as a piny flavor near the back end. Not bad, but a classic example of a beer that's balanced to a fault.

M: Very crisp and light, even over other pale ales. Even better, it isn't particularly watery in feel, boasting decent body without overdone residual sweetness. Carbonation is at a good level, not too fizzy nor too flat.

O: The feel was great, but everything else was rather lacking. Luckily, it's great drinkability helps (somewhat) to mask its less-than-amazing flavor profile. Still, this isn't going to be on my "repeat purchase" list anytime soon.

Photo of Griffith
3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

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3.25/5  rDev -13.6%

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3.25/5  rDev -13.6%

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4/5  rDev +6.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

Photo of Franziskaner
3.52/5  rDev -6.4%
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.

Photo of rodlavers
3.42/5  rDev -9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

09/19/13 bottle date, perhaps a bit old for a proper tasting/review, but here goes.

Sort of a fluid and bubbly white head, half finger, dissipates rapidly leaving a minimal layer of bubbles and even less lacing, just a few small clumps here and there. Very orange in color and mostly translucent.

Imperceptible aroma, mostly. Light fruit, perhaps pear or apple, light citrus notes, malt in there, hop profile not terribly intense. OK smell, nothing spectacular.

Taste is similar but does build on the intensity of each facet introduced by aroma. In other words, a bit more of everything I smell. It's quite dry, and the age on this "light" APA has not ruined it by any stretch. It's not a malt bomb and does not taste bad, per se. Fresh, probably refreshing and a bit crisper.

Feels surprising very smooth; minimal carbonation, yet still dry.

Overall decent, try fresher next time. Cheers.

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3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

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3/5  rDev -20.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

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3.25/5  rDev -13.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

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3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

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4/5  rDev +6.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

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4/5  rDev +6.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

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3.25/5  rDev -13.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

Schlafly Dry-Hopped American Pale Ale from The Schlafly Tap Room
85 out of 100 based on 868 ratings.