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

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BA SCORE
85
very good

716 Ratings
THE BROS
80
good

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Ratings: 716
Reviews: 291
rAvg: 3.77
pDev: 11.41%
Wants: 16
Gots: 32 | 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:
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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Ratings: 716 | Reviews: 291 | Display Reviews Only:
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MLasoski

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +6.1%

11-28-2011 02:44:34 | More by MLasoski
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MaltRoomAssoc

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +6.1%

11-28-2011 01:20:25 | More by MaltRoomAssoc
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AceMan

Illinois

4/5  rDev +6.1%

11-28-2011 01:14:38 | More by AceMan
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lokiikol

Maryland

5/5  rDev +32.6%

11-24-2011 21:17:01 | More by lokiikol
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ahq514

Illinois

4/5  rDev +6.1%

11-24-2011 07:05:45 | More by ahq514
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mmitgang

Missouri

4/5  rDev +6.1%

11-22-2011 06:43:44 | More by mmitgang
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whallgren

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +6.1%

11-21-2011 02:08:39 | More by whallgren
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jhighlandbrewing

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

11-20-2011 23:44:59 | More by jhighlandbrewing
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mdvatab

Indiana

5/5  rDev +32.6%

11-20-2011 13:57:15 | More by mdvatab
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Diomede

California

5/5  rDev +32.6%

11-20-2011 07:38:09 | More by Diomede
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captainbearcat

Illinois

5/5  rDev +32.6%

11-20-2011 02:55:34 | More by captainbearcat
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jrenn

Kansas

4/5  rDev +6.1%

11-19-2011 16:39:32 | More by jrenn
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dav

Missouri

3/5  rDev -20.4%

11-19-2011 05:03:49 | More by dav
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ScreamForMe

Washington

4/5  rDev +6.1%

11-15-2011 07:44:23 | More by ScreamForMe
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mjtiernan

New York

4/5  rDev +6.1%

11-15-2011 05:20:09 | More by mjtiernan
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BigJarv79

Missouri

4/5  rDev +6.1%

11-15-2011 03:12:43 | More by BigJarv79
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seth72104

Missouri

5/5  rDev +32.6%

11-14-2011 20:43:12 | More by seth72104
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fsvan

Tennessee

3.53/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bottle poured into pint glass. Bottled on 9/21/2011, this guy is a day short of a month old.

A- Light, vibriant, somewhere between gold and orange. Slightly hazy. Thin, white head.

S- Very citrus hoppy. Grapefruit, a slight lemon scent. A malt backbone is present, but the tart citrus easily trumps it. Fairly one dimensional.

T- Citrus much more subtle in the taste, and malt body much more present. A slight yeastiness to it. Not nearly as hop forward as the smell, or as I'd like it.

M- Medium bodied. Not too light. Some perceived yeastiness adds body.

O- Not at all bad, but not great by any means. To be fair, I've had this on tap at Schlafly and it was pretty damn good. The bottled version just seems to lose something though, even though it isn't that old at all.

Serving type: bottle

10-20-2011 23:56:10 | More by fsvan
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mralphabet

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12 oz bottle poured into pint glass

A: Light amber in color.. good 2 fingers worth of head that settles to a nice layer with good lacing from start to finish.

S: Good mix of hops, a little pine, and a little citrus.

T: Start with a quick hit of malt, then quickly throws on the hops... and a strong dose of it. Hops are very piny with a hint of citrus. Finish is clean a little wet and not bitter.

M: Medium body with a little sticky feeling.

O: A good APA with a good ABV.. worth looking for.

Serving type: bottle

10-17-2011 02:37:27 | More by mralphabet
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hooliganlife

Missouri

3.8/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

pour was deep golden almost brown a slight bright orange hue. bright white pillow like head.

faint citrus with a stronger malt body.

overall, very malty and malt forward with a supporting citrus hoppiness added to it. fairly one dimensional and not very complex but nice. comes off as a slightly heavier pale ale.

nice full body with a great medium carbonation.

not bad, but not something i go to unless the options are limited.

Serving type: on-tap

10-15-2011 12:33:18 | More by hooliganlife
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jacksonattack

Iowa

3.55/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Bottle; poured into tumbler.

Pretty standard appearance for a pale ale. Amber-orange body, about a 2 finger head that fades fast with noticeable carbonation. I was expecting a more bitter nose on it, but the hops are still there, with some nice floral and citrus fruit notes. Taste was very consistent throughout; big caramel malt character, cut by nice but never intense hop bitterness and subtle citrus flavor (I was picking up grapefruit, if you wanna get specific). Mouthfeel was my favorite part, had a very clean but earthy palate (somehow).

Session brew, for sure. Nothing that will wow, but a good take on the style.

Serving type: bottle

09-30-2011 18:27:36 | More by jacksonattack
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WoodBrew

Illinois

4/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Trying the Schlafly APA on a raining Monday after work. Just read the forum...regarding a post I put about Zombie Dust from Three Floyds. Apparently several people felt the Schlafly APA rivals the Dust....I say "ney ney"! The appearance of this beer is a good copper color, clear with great carbonation and finger thick white head that is lacing. The aroma is hoppy and can smell the bitterness with touches of grapefruit. The taste is a decent hop taste mostly of bitter citrus (grapefruit). Hardly any pine or floral notes that I could pick up. The beer lingers on the pallet but overall a decent taste. The mouthfeel is smooth....not overly bitter. Worth a try....but I do not like it more than Z'Dust.

Serving type: bottle

09-26-2011 23:39:37 | More by WoodBrew
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jlindros

Massachusetts

3.55/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Bottled on 6/8/11 so not super fresh but should be fresh enough.

Pours a creamy 2 finger head that fades semi quickly at first but then slows, with some pot-marked lacing, over hazy golden nectar orange colored beer.

Nose brings sweet malts at first, juicy sweet pale malts and a bit juicy malt then some light hops, hints of floral hops and slight fruity hops, but very light on the hops.

Taste starts with some pale malts again, light reddish malts, semi sweet and even slightly creamy. Hops come on with some bitterness, bit earthy and light spicy, hints of fruity hops. Seems more bittering hops than aroma/flavor and even still its not super bitter. Finishes a bit creamy malt with some sweetness and bitterness, hints of fruity and floral hops.

Mouth is med bodied, good carb.

Overall kinda meg, a bit bland for an APA IMO. this is more like a bitter ale than anything, not much for hop flavor/aroma.

Serving type: bottle

09-25-2011 02:11:24 | More by jlindros
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chodinheaven

Maryland

3.28/5  rDev -13%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Brilliant hazy orange color with a big and foamy snow-white head on top that leaves some lacing. Good retention. Dry-hopped smell is present, with lots of piney and citrus hops on the nose. Not much else however, and not as aromatic as it could be. One-note.

Pine hops up front that give way to a long and citrusy finish. Pretty bitter in a citrus hop sort of way, but some off flavors from a heavier malt bill than I expected. This gets in the way of a pretty fantastic lemon taste in the back, as well as a lemon bitterness that would make this really well balanced and lighter in body. There is a certain biscuit quality to this that takes away from potentially delicious citrus hops. That said, this is still a pretty good beer, one that would satisfy most hop heads. Mouthfeel is a little on the watery side and doesn't add much to the overall end product. Solid and passable APA, and the dry-hopping is definitely present, but some room for improvement is there.

Serving type: bottle

09-19-2011 06:21:57 | More by chodinheaven
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droomyster

Virginia

4/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a hazy orange to light copper body with two fingers of white head with very good retention and lacing. I love the aromas. A citrus hoppiness is more assertive than on most pale ales; the smell of caramel maltiness seems pretty normal. The taste is hoppy on the front and back palates, with malts more apparent on the middle. Overall, the hop to malt ratio is not as balanced as some of the better pale ales, but I don't think balance was the intended objective. This is an excellent beer for pub food of all sorts. I quite like it.

Serving type: bottle

08-31-2011 05:35:59 | More by droomyster
Schlafly Dry-Hopped American Pale Ale from The Schlafly Tap Room
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