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

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Schlafly Dry-Hopped American Pale AleSchlafly Dry-Hopped American Pale Ale

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869 Ratings

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Ratings: 869
Reviews: 306
rAvg: 3.76
pDev: 11.17%
Wants: 18
Gots: 90 | 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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3/5  rDev -20.2%

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4/5  rDev +6.4%

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3.88/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

From notes on 11/03/11:
Bottled: 09/29/11; Poured in a pint glass.

A - Two inch thick off-white fluffy, billowy head; Light caramel colored appearance with an orange hue; Moderate cloudy haze; Pretty good lacing all down the glass

S - Not getting a very strong aroma; Light citrus notes consisting of orange and grapefruit; Earthy notes just barely come through as well

T - Orange and grapefruit hop flavor up front, quickly followed by a light sweet and earthy taste; Good bitterness present from start to finish; Grapefruit began to show more as the beer warmed

M - Some carbonation; Medium bodied; Semi-dry and bitter finish

O - There is certainly plenty of bitterness to be had with this pale ale, which is something I do enjoy. The characteristics of this beer place it between a pale ale and an IPA for me. Overall, it's a very solid beer that I wouldn't mind having again.

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4/5  rDev +6.4%

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4/5  rDev +6.4%

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4/5  rDev +6.4%

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4/5  rDev +6.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

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5/5  rDev +33%

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5/5  rDev +33%

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5/5  rDev +33%

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4/5  rDev +6.4%

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3/5  rDev -20.2%

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4/5  rDev +6.4%

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4/5  rDev +6.4%

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4/5  rDev +6.4%

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5/5  rDev +33%

Photo of fsvan
3.53/5  rDev -6.1%
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.

Photo of mralphabet
3.73/5  rDev -0.8%
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.

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3.78/5  rDev +0.5%
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.

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3.55/5  rDev -5.6%
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.

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4/5  rDev +6.4%
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.

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