Schlafly Dry-Hopped American Pale Ale - The Schlafly Tap Room
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3.63/5 rDev -3.7%
Bought it because of Schlafly name and dry hopping.
I must say it was not that good.
Pours with a two fingers thick head. A good amount of carbonation. Pale golden color very unlike APAs. Too many bubbles springing up throughout.
Smell : Subdued dry hops. Some piney hops a good amount of grain. Not as strong as i would have expected or liked. Something certainly amiss.
Taste : Very less in bitterness. Feels more like a pilsener than an APA. Hop bitterness is mildly felt.
Mouth feel :Dry yet very fuzzy. Carbonation is hurting.
Overall a decent brew. Could have been a lot better.
10-23-2012 22:38:32 | More by AmitC
3.5/5 rDev -7.2%
It is a cold, snowy day - perfect for catching up on some reviews from my notes.
I always like to try local or special beers when out for dinner (my friends can have Budweiser in St. Louis, I will take Schlafly).
Golden orange pint, short and quickly disappearing white head.
Hops are noticeable in the first whiff, some malt sweetness as well.
Flavor has a good malt base, with lots of hoppy flavor. Fruity and citrus hops, lemon and grapefruit, maybe a bit of pine resin as well. Good flavor, but I wanted more hoppy bitterness. The mouthfeel and body are appropriate, smooth and easy to drink.
10-21-2012 21:42:48 | More by BigBry
3.65/5 rDev -3.2%
Picked this up in Totowa, hoping this would be a bit different than the West Coast examples of this style that I tend to favor. Indeed, this was much more balanced and had less of a resin component to it. There could have been more hops and carbonation but overall, this was a beer that was nicely crafted and easy to enjoy; surprising me in the process.
The pour to this was decent - a nice carrot hue, no lacing, and a moderate head. The balance was here as there was quite a bit of malt to balance out the metallic and herbal hops. This had quite a British feel to it as it warmed me up and had a good amount of bitterness to it without being too strong or carrying any citrus notes. What was subdued up front grew in the aftertaste to a more pronounced dry-hop back that lingered for a while without needing a glass of water to wash everything down afterwards.
I only had one of these but it would have been easy to drink a few in a session, even with the alcohol being a bit higher than I anticipated. This is atypical for a Pale Ale but only because I've become so accustomed to the norm that exemplifies this style. While this didn't stand out a ton, I have to give props to Schlafly for pushing the edge on this and proving me wrong when it comes to picturing what an APA should look and taste like.
10-06-2012 18:39:39 | More by JerzDevl2000
3.53/5 rDev -6.4%
bottle from september 2009. so a little past its prime. a friend gave it to us.
a golden with a thin white head that dissipates fast. hazy
s vanilla, malt a little citrus.
t malt forward, all the hops are gone. the malt is present through out. the ending has a lemon zest and a bitter aftertaste
m thin and crisp, slightly prickly with a light small bubbled carbonation.
o a good session beer for me. nothing that i would actively seek out but i would definitely have it again.
would like to try it fresh
10-03-2012 01:47:21 | More by Lare453
Schlafly Dry-Hopped American Pale Ale from The Schlafly Tap Room
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