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

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848 Ratings

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Ratings: 848
Reviews: 299
rAvg: 3.76
pDev: 11.17%
Wants: 19
Gots: 79 | 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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4.25/5  rDev +13%

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4/5  rDev +6.4%

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4/5  rDev +6.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

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3.32/5  rDev -11.7%
look: 5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours a clear, light orange color with two dense fingers of white head.

Smells of light grain some orange and lemon peel.

Bitter orange and some lemon peel with a light malt presence.

Light bodied yet slick with moderate carbonation.

This is a very refreshing, satisfying warm months beer.

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4/5  rDev +6.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

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2.75/5  rDev -26.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

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3.97/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Serving type: 12-ounce bottle. The “Bottled With Love on” date is “11 30 2011.”

Appearance: Straight pour into a pint glass. The color is hazy gold. Two fingers of eggshell-colored head dissipated to leave a thin lacing, spotted bubbles, and a ring of buttery foam around the edge.

Smell: Off the bat it smells of freshly sliced grapefruit. (Yowza!) There are also other citrus notes: orange, lemon, and maybe tangerine. It also has a hint of pine spice. Below the grapefruit and citrus is a foundation of sweet caramel, which keeps the astringency in check. Hints of honey also creep in after the beer has warmed.

Taste: The mouthfeel has a lot of body and is pretty dry. Judging from the smell I thought the bitterness would be through the roof for a pale ale, but it is very tame. Overall, the flavor is a well-balanced medley of grapefruit (less dominant than it was in the smell), orange and lemon citrus, sweet caramel, and honey. A bitter aftertaste lingers on the middle of the tongue and back of the mouth.

Drinkability: Solid and very drinkable. A very good brew.

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3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

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3.43/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Served in a pint glass. The product was "Bottled with love" on 1/18/2012.

Appearance: Poured a dark yellow, slightly hazy from the late dry hopping. 1-1/2 fingers of thick off white foam. Head reduces to a thin top layer leaving some lacing as it goes.

Smell: I smelled more malt than hops but they were present with some grassy notes.

Taste: A dry beer. The hops kind of BANG! but not overwhelming. They happen moderately with just a slight lingering.

Mouth Feel: Light to medium body. Fresh. Dry clean, finish.

Overall: This was a decent example of an APA. I really liked the way the hop bitterness popped but did not rip the top layer off of my tongue

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3.87/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Beautiful looking and solid tasting bitter, tart APA

A: Big, beautiful, frothy, and persistent off-white head with a very hazy deep but faded pumpkin body. Simply gorgeous.

S: Unfortunately, that huge frothy head seems to be preventing me from getting much in the nose. What I can get is a bit of metallic hops and some buttery caramel malt. Immediately off the pour the aromas were stronger, but I only got one whiff and didn't really analyze it... my mistake! AS the beer warms and the head recedes a bit, I'm getting a bit of fruit, green apple mostly, and a bit more of zesty hops.

T: Tilted towards the bitter side of the equation... zesty, earthy, and a bit resinous hops dominate with a fairly solid buttery caramel malt backdrop. Inner fruit flavors are definitely there as well, on slightly tart pear. Floral notes are detectable as well. Just a bit of metallic and salty taste keeps the score from being higher.

M: Drying, pleasantly grainy, really sticks in the tongue. Appropriate to high carbonation.

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3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

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2.5/5  rDev -33.5%

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4/5  rDev +6.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

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3.43/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 12 oz. bottle into a tulip pint glass.

A: Slightly hazy, brassy golden color with over one finger of persistent off-white foam head. Heavy lacing remains on the glass.

S: Light bready grain dominates very restrained grapefruit citrus peel and green herbaceous-accented minerality. The presence of carbon dioxide loosens up other qualities, making them less cohesive.

T: Begins off-dry, with husky pale malt that is suitably toasty and initially honeyed. Aromatic flavors are mostly herbaceous and floral, while acidity is relatively mild. Bitterness peaks early in the middle as malt persists but hop flavors give up what territory they were able to claim in the first act. Some aromatic herbaceousness is rekindled during the finish as bitterness slowly fades and some dryness is allowed to become established.

M: Thin to medium viscosity, slightly sticky on the palate, with moderate carbonation.

D/O: This beer is easy to write off upon first exposure, but its nuances have the ability to win over the senses to a certain extent. Part of the blame lies in the underwhelming smell which, while not offending, does nothing to entice the palate. Other qualities provide more interest without really standing out among other examples of the style.

Schlafly Dry-Hopped American Pale Ale from The Schlafly Tap Room
85 out of 100 based on 848 ratings.