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

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BA SCORE
85
very good

762 Ratings
THE BROS
80
good

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Ratings: 762
Reviews: 292
rAvg: 3.77
pDev: 11.41%
Wants: 16
Gots: 47 | 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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MarshMan71

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +12.7%

10-30-2012 19:13:11 | More by MarshMan71
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ScienceGuy

Vermont

3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

10-30-2012 18:24:06 | More by ScienceGuy
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Gehrig13

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

10-28-2012 20:57:35 | More by Gehrig13
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yankhawk

Iowa

3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

10-26-2012 00:13:27 | More by yankhawk
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AmitC

New York

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
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Eaglefan344

Missouri

3.25/5  rDev -13.8%

10-23-2012 18:10:19 | More by Eaglefan344
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BigBry

Alberta (Canada)

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
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mscott1975

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

10-20-2012 20:52:13 | More by mscott1975
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Ptomaine

Kentucky

3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

10-20-2012 19:56:26 | More by Ptomaine
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AndrewMichael

Virginia

4/5  rDev +6.1%

10-14-2012 23:40:20 | More by AndrewMichael
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GaryMarkle84

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

10-14-2012 22:54:25 | More by GaryMarkle84
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movingglass

Illinois

3.25/5  rDev -13.8%

10-08-2012 21:37:40 | More by movingglass
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JerzDevl2000

New Jersey

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
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djre4orm

Virginia

3/5  rDev -20.4%

10-04-2012 16:14:40 | More by djre4orm
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skyisland

Missouri

3/5  rDev -20.4%

10-04-2012 01:04:06 | More by skyisland
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Lare453

Florida

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
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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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eph1291

Iowa

3/5  rDev -20.4%

09-22-2012 02:52:36 | More by eph1291
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kthing


3.25/5  rDev -13.8%

09-15-2012 18:47:58 | More by kthing
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grumpygerman

Alabama

3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

09-11-2012 23:37:10 | More by grumpygerman
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IkeMan90

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +12.7%

09-11-2012 21:31:00 | More by IkeMan90
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fuzzcherry

Minnesota

3.25/5  rDev -13.8%

09-08-2012 05:20:51 | More by fuzzcherry
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hilgart1

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

09-06-2012 01:46:43 | More by hilgart1
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RichH55

Illinois

4/5  rDev +6.1%

09-05-2012 20:06:09 | More by RichH55
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argock

Virginia

3.95/5  rDev +4.8%

Served in a Shaker pint at Beer Run (Charlottesville, VA).

A: Crisp amber-orange with 1-finger of oatmeal colored foamy head with decent retention and some thin lace.

S: Aroma is slightly dank hoppy with some fresher pine and orange citrus aromas. The malt bill lends some residual caramel sweetness.

T: Very clean flavor with a good balance of light caramel sweetness, bready maltiness, and orange-grapefruit citrus and piney hops. The hops are central but the maltiness provides a solid backdrop.

M: A little to light for my taste for the APA style but not terrible, dry towards too dry. Carbonation is also a little heavy-handed.

O: I liked this beer but a little work to provide a little more body and lighter carbonation to give a creamier feel would be welcome.

08-31-2012 02:14:15 | More by argock
Schlafly Dry-Hopped American Pale Ale from The Schlafly Tap Room
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