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Schlafly Export IPA - The Schlafly Tap Room

Schlafly Export IPASchlafly Export IPA

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BA SCORE
85
very good

294 Ratings
THE BROS
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no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 294
Reviews: 155
rAvg: 3.77
pDev: 11.14%


Brewed by:
The Schlafly Tap Room visit their website
Missouri, United States

Style | ABV
English India Pale Ale (IPA) |  7.20% ABV

Availability: Summer

Notes/Commercial Description:
Our English Style Export IPA features 100% English hops and a big malt backbone built upon pale and caramel malted barley. The hop varietals, Pilgrim and East Kent Goldings, lend a quality of lemon and spice, which play off of the fruity flavors contributed by the London ale yeast.

India Pale Ales (IPAs) were first brewed in England during the late 1700s for export overseas to British soldiers in India. To keep their beer from spoiling during the long voyage, English brewers fortified their traditional pale ale recipes with natural preservatives: more malted barley, for a higher alcohol content, and more hops. In recent decades, with growing appreciation for highly hopped beers, American craft brewers have revived the style, embraced it, and incorporated new hop varieties. Our Special Release IPAs further those traditions and showcase the distinctions of hops from different hemispheres.

65 IBU

(Beer added by: hckyfn9999 on 05-10-2007)
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mrfrancis

Kentucky

4.03/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Pours a hazy gold with a creamy, thick white head. Little chunks of yeast are clearly visible in the liquid.

S: Aromas of leather, heather, bitter orange, pine, lemon rind, and cedar are present on the nose.

T: Strong notes of leather, heather, fresh herbs, bitter orange, kumquat, pine, lemon rind, biscuit, tobacco, cedar, and minerals coat the palate. The finish is earthy and rather dry with pronounced lemon rind, herb, biscuit, and tobacco flavors.

M: Medium in body, but also slighter than I would normally expect for a beer of this style. Decidedly dry as well, especially on the finish. Carbonation is active, but gentle. Alcohol is subdued, but is also capable of catching up with someone quickly.

O: A really solid, authentic example of the style. I think this ale serves as an excellent counterpoint to Schlafly's American and Tasmanian IPAs. I could also see this beer being used to illustrate the differences between English and American takes on the style.

Serving type: bottle

02-01-2014 23:57:04 | More by mrfrancis
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ONUMello

Ohio

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

12oz bottle, bottled 6/25/13, poured into a pint glass
A: Orange color, lots of little bubbles and a 1/2-finger head
S: Sweet, lots of barley, more subtle fresh orange juice and a hint of bitter hops
T: Earthy attack followed by sweet malt, sweet grapefruit and some caramel towards the finish
M: Medium-bodied decent carbonation
O: Tasty, just a bit sweet for my palate. If that were toned down & the hop bill increased slightly I think it would accent the citrus/earthy notes even better... or perhaps it's a bit late past its bottling date

Serving type: bottle

01-18-2014 14:37:37 | More by ONUMello
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garymuchow

Minnesota

4.2/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Picked up a six on trip to KC. "Bottled with love on 6/25/13". Maybe a tad old but at the hopping rates and abv I fear little for aging issues at this time.
Nice aroma. Spicy, earthy, multi-grain grainy. Definitely English in nature and amped up some too.
Big full head, esp. for an English ale and billowing too. Cloudy pale orange amber. Lots of sticky lacing.
Even at 7.2% abv this seems caught between an Am. version of an IPA and a DIPA as it has some sharpness and intensity of hops more representative of the later style. Yet this one is definitely done as an English ale with the base malts the English hops. I really appreciate that even with all these hops it doesn't cross the line into excess hop oil flavors. These are nice flavors sitting on my tongue after the drink. Bitterness is in check, evident, but in check. Spicy, earthy hops. Some touch of sweetness and a gritty grainy flavor in background.
Pretty darn full mouthfeel. Nice heavy feel with some grittiness. Feels bigger than it probably is.
I like this drink. An amped up English IPA done very well. Glad I picked it up.

Serving type: bottle

10-13-2013 02:00:16 | More by garymuchow
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micromaniac129

Pennsylvania

3.88/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

The aroma is mostly malts in this case. There is some light hop aroma but it's muddled and hard to suggest a particular style.
The appearance is alight amber, golden amber or maybe orange amber. The clarity is hazy and almost impossible to see through. The head was tall and fades leaving lacing.
Taste is pretty good. Sweet toffee malts fades to a hoppy bitter finish. There is some hop flavor but not much. On the palate it is a bit course dry and bitter. The ABV is somewhat high for style.
Bought on line so freshness is unknown. To me it tastes old. But still pretty good.
A decent representation of the style.

Serving type: bottle

09-28-2013 11:57:55 | More by micromaniac129
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rangerred

Tennessee

4.08/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz bottle into a pint glass.

Pours a slightly hazy medium copper with some sediment finding its way into the glass. Great head retention and decent lacing.

Really nice piny/earthy aroma from the hops that really nails the English IPA style. A little bit of yeasty nose in there too.

The flavor is the perfect mix of pine, wood, earth and toasted malt. English yeast notes in there with a touch of spice. Bitterness is on the high side which is nice with a malty beer such as this one. Just a moderately sticky finish.

Overall, a reallly good beer from Schlafly and one of the better American made English IPA's I have had. A great style that is not brewed enough.

Serving type: bottle

09-06-2013 01:18:42 | More by rangerred
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Greywulfken

New York

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

A: in a pint, pale-to-medium amber body, hazy with a bit of visible particles in suspension; moderately aggressive pour produced a finger of ivory foam that was reduced to a slim cap that persisted throughout. sparse lacing left behind.

S: suggestive of flowers and washed out citrus; herbal with strong hay-like aromas with a hint of currant or berry in the background

T: aromas from the nose carried right onto the palate... semi-sweet and savory, floral and mild lemon-like citrus hops, almost butterscotch-like sweetness; earthy and spicy; made me think of biscuits with honey and savory herbs, hearty grains and dry sage

M: clean-finishing mild bitterness, medium-light body, modest carbonation, smooth

O: I wasn't sure what to make of this at first as it is an unfamiliar style to me, and distinct from Belgian and American IPAs I've had - it had a textural and pastoral flavor and aroma that I warmed to quickly.

Serving type: bottle

09-02-2013 00:48:07 | More by Greywulfken
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Darkmagus82

Virginia

3.74/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured from bottle into a pint glass

Appearance – The beer pours a hazy golden orange color with a small half finger of white foam. The more fizzy foam fades relatively quickly leaving a decent level of foamy lace on the sides of the glass.

Smell – The aroma is sweeter and citrusy. The sweet is a mix of tangerine, tropical fruit, and caramel. They are all accompanied by a lemongrass and light floral hop smell. Rounding these smells out is a little bit of pine, overall producing a rather present aroma.

Taste – The taste starts out with some caramel sweetness with a bit of a smooth bready nature mixed with it. Upfront there is some lemongrass and a little bit of grapefruit hop. The hop flavor is lighter upfront, but soon gets quite a bit stronger. While the grapefruit remains light throughout, the lemongrass gets stronger and is joined by a rather stronger earthy, vegetal, and herbal taste. More biscuit joins the taste with the herbal and vegetal growing even more potent at the very end leaving a rather bitter but nice taste to linger on the tongue.

Mouthfeel –The body of the beer is on the average side in terms of thickness and creaminess with a carbonation level that is rather average overall. Both create a nice base for maintaining drinkability as well as still supporting the nice earthy hop flavors.

Overall – A rather enjoyable brew overall with a good dose of herbal, earthy, and lemongrass hop flavors.

Serving type: bottle

08-27-2013 00:55:38 | More by Darkmagus82
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chinchill

South Carolina

3.76/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

This is definitely not on the American-style IPA. It has a more timid and earthy hop profile and says "English Style: IPA right on the label.

12 oz bottle, bottled on 20 May 2013, served in a snifter.

This English-style IPA pours hazy, medium amber in color, with a head that dies down to a partial coat rather quickly but, nonetheless, leaves a good bit of sticky lacing. Particularly nice mouthfeel for style.

Aroma: reflects a mix of lemon, generic citrus, and spicy/earthy qualitites from the hops. Wet-bread aroma from the malts in the background.

Taste: The English hops dominate: they are spicy and bitter, with a touch of lemon. Mildly bitter and earthy aftertaste.

Serving type: bottle

08-16-2013 22:28:50 | More by chinchill
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Tone

Missouri

4.26/5  rDev +13%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Pours a clear, copper color. 1/3 inch head of an off-white color. Great retention and great lacing. Smells of citrus hops, hops, sweet malt, hint of yeast, hint of alcohol, hint of caramel malt, and a hint of pine. Fits the style of an American IPA. Mouth feel is smooth and creamy, with a low carbonation level. Tastes of a hint of grass, sweet malt, hops, citrus, hint of yeast, slight alcohol, hint of smoke, and hint of floral notes. Overall, complex body and aroma, smooth, and well blended.

Serving type: on-tap

08-04-2013 20:35:53 | More by Tone
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hoppytobehere

Colorado

3.45/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12 oz bottled 5/29/2013. A Little over 2 months old.

A: Nice 2 finger head with good retention. Body is orange/copper with lots of floaties.

S: Not much for hop aroma. Caramel, wet metal, malt. A little alcohol present.

T: Taste follows nose pretty much. Not a lot of hop bitterness, I guess part of that can be attributed to this being an English style. Lots of sweetness.

M: Carbonation levels are good.

O: I would rate this a little lower, but I've had it on tap before and it was much better. Would much rather drink Schlafly's TIPA or AIPA.

Serving type: bottle

08-04-2013 03:08:27 | More by hoppytobehere
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dar482

New York

4.24/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

The beer comes in a golden orange color with some haziness and a good amount of head.

The aroma has floral hops, some sweet malt, a bit of citrus. Very middling aroma, but still with a good amount of hops in there. Still, a bit aroma challenged, like other Schlafly IPA/APA beers I've had.

The flavor follows wonderfully. There's lots of lemon, lemon peel and citrus in the front. There's a good amount of spice and then some malt biscuit sweetness. The finish is quite strong of herbal, earthy, and grapefruit bitterness. It's really drying, without being cloying and overly bitter. It actually is quite a bitter beer, but without being offensive and quite enjoyable.

The beer has a medium mouthfeel, very much of other IPAs.

This really stands out as an exceptional beer from this brewery for me. It tastes more like an English hopped American IPA for me, as it has that light body of a West Coast style IPA. The hops used are extremely interesting with this strong pop of lemon and light citrus instead of grapefruit, but then the drying being later of herbs and grapefruit.

Serving type: bottle

07-17-2013 05:08:25 | More by dar482
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falloutsnow

Illinois

3.89/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

From: Binny's, Champaign, IL
Date: Bottled 2013-05-29
Glass: New Belgium globe glass

Pours a 1.5cm head of off-white foam, with retention of about one and a half minutes, around average for the style. The head falls to a thin cap of foam atop the body, but leaves excellent lacing, a complicated mess of foam clings to the sides of the glass in a variety of strange patterns and shapes. Body is a dark golden orange color, light bringing out brighter shades of golden orange with yellow highlights around the edge. Carbonation is visible through the hazy body (50-60% opaque), streaming steadily from the bottom of the glass, fairly active and numerous.

Aroma of sweet caramel malt sugars with floral hops, vegetative and leafy notes, and slight dried lemon rind and tea characters. Enjoyable and in line with what to expect from an English IPA, though it would be nice if it had a bit more complexity or depth.

Overall flavor is characterized by a typical IPA-level hop bitterness, but also features strong herbal, woodsy (pine and leaf matter), leather, and lemon characters. Front of palate picks up subdued caramel and biscuit-like malt sweetness, lemon, and hints of spicy, vegetative, and herbal hops that are to come. Mid-palate features strong bitterness with herbal and woodsy hop contributions, along with some lemon, tea, and caramel malt-derived sweetness lurking below in the depths. Back of palate experiences continued bitterness with fairly notable herbal characters, some pine and leaf matter-like hops, and slight lemon. Aftertaste of sharp lingering bitterness, with strong herbal and woodsy (pine and leaf matter) characters with a bit of caramel malt sweetness.

Beer is medium to medium-heavy in body, with medium-low levels of carbonation that lead to a fairly thick, chewy mouthfeel that has some foamy smoothness to it as well. Closes dry, with substantial stickiness clinging to the palate and lips.

Serving type: bottle

07-17-2013 01:16:23 | More by falloutsnow
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rlee1390

Indiana

3.95/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A-Cloudy orange, two finger head that tries to leave some lacing.

S-Malty, caramel, followed by grass, dirt and pine.

T-Well balanced, starts malty, although where you'd expect an EIPA to be. Ends with a good deal of grass and pine notes. Mild bitterness.

M-Medium bodied, well carbonated and some hop resins.

O-For and English IPA, exactly what you'd expect; caramel and malt to begin with grass mild hops notes in the finish.

Serving type: bottle

07-07-2013 18:28:17 | More by rlee1390
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sommersb

Tennessee

3.53/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Tasted On: 06-26-2013
Freshness: Bottled on 06-05-2013
Packaging: 12 oz. brown bottle, pry-cap
Glassware: Nonic pint
Purchased: Received from a friend

A: Hazy bright orange beer with a big off-white head. Good glass lacing and very good head retention.

S: Sharp citrus (lemon) hop aromas, with some grassy notes.

T: Bitter hops of lemon citrus fruits, spicy, and a light background of caramel malts. Also some unpleasant vegetable flavors.

M: Carbonation is high, with a medium body. The finish has lemon citrus fruit bitterness, plus some of the vegetable flavor again.

O: A pretty good beer but not a favorite.

Thanks to Kirk for the beer!

Serving type: bottle

06-27-2013 04:59:19 | More by sommersb
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StonedTrippin

Colorado

3.58/5  rDev -5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

they are calling this one xipa now, as part of that new ipa series. this is a standard English ipa, quite heavy, and not as good as some of their other ipa work at schlafly. this pours a rich looking bronze color, with a creamy and robust white head. aromas of tired English caramel malt and bittering hops in equal proportion and a flavor that agrees. more sweetness from the grain than I need in an ipa, and the hops come across a little astringent. the beer is filling as a result, even though the texture is soft and delicate, and the carbonation is appropriately light, true to style. I think a cask pour would do wonders for this, but as it stands its sort of unimpressive, a beer ive had before and forgotten or something, just not distinct on its own. too bog to pair well with a meal, its sort of an oddball in the taproom lineup.

Serving type: on-tap

06-21-2013 13:45:24 | More by StonedTrippin
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JoEBoBpr

Missouri

3.96/5  rDev +5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a pint glass from a 12oz bottle.

Pours a very nice hazy golden color with some amber hues in there. Nice 1 inch head that is white and dense with some nice sticky notes to it. Pretty nice looking brew. The head retention is great and reduces to some nice soapy lacing and film.

Aroma is yummy. Herbal and grassy English style hops. Notes of grass and tea notes are present. There is some nice yummy caramel malt notes in the nose that blend perfectly with each other. Biscuity bread notes are present and give the brew a nice inviting aroma.

Flavor starts off perfectly. Nice sweetness comes up first with some slight caramel notes and some bread and then is quickly enveloped in awesome grassy and fresh herbal hop awesomeness. The hops are fresh and more herbal in nature with some slight pine notes to it. There is also a nice slight bitterness on the middle-back end of the brew that follows through till the end of the sip. Nice British bitterness. :)

Body is nice and crisp but also smooth and velvety. Overall, I've had this once before and enjoyed it very much. I don't know why I waited years to finally buy it in bottles and finally try and review it. This brew is worth it and Schlafly continues to do good by St. Louis beer geeks.

Serving type: bottle

06-13-2013 23:05:02 | More by JoEBoBpr
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JohnnyHopps

Indiana

3.08/5  rDev -18.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Poured into a snifter from the bottle, the beer was a copper color with a white head. A slight lacing was apparent. The aroma was a faint grapefruit aroma, leaning more toward earthy notes. The initial taste was a sour, unrippened grapefruit. Big hops were present, but the hops were more tongue bruising than tasty. In some ways, the hops were almost medicine-like. Did somebody put Nyquil in my IPA? There was no real sense of sweetness or citrus as part of the hops, making the taste one-sided. On close observation, one might detect the malts and a certain biscuity quality that allow the taste to linger. In the aftertaste, the acidity of the hops becomes more harsh. While this has the texture of an IPA, it hardly has any of the taste characteristics.

Serving type: bottle

10-07-2012 23:58:00 | More by JohnnyHopps
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RickS95

Indiana

3.6/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a light amber color. A bit clearer than I expected. The head is bright white and hugely thick. Major retention and that classic IPA look where it falls in on itself.

Good balance smell with enough malty notes to work in conjuction with the floral, slightly fruity, and earthy hops.

Clean, biscuity flavor. It's mostly a hop bomb so you get a hit of malt early on, then it's all hops.

The hoppy bitter is aggressive, but not offensive. It's there from beginning to end, but you can still feel your teeth after each sip. Medium to full bodied. As opposed to an American IPA, it's got an English IPA's wet finish. No resiny coating of the tongue.

I really prefer American IPA and don't care much for their English counterpart, but this was pretty appropriate for the style. Not sure what the IBU count was, but it's up there, though it's still very drinkable.

Serving type: bottle

08-14-2012 02:21:56 | More by RickS95
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robboyd

Indiana

2.75/5  rDev -27.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

I've been impressed by the Schlafly brews I've tried in the past so I picked up this sixer for IPA day. It looks nice enough on the pour, a nice deep amber color with a good head that dissipated over the first few minutes of drinking. Smell was off on this beer for an IPA. It reminded more of macro domestic beers than any IPA I've ever smelled. It had a stronger malt character than I would expect from an IPA. The taste was off too. Strong malt and baked bread. Boozy with a not enjoyable bitterness to it. Overall, I can't say this will be a beer I purchase again.

Serving type: bottle

08-02-2012 22:07:44 | More by robboyd
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jsulko

Illinois

3.95/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Bottle poured a tulip glass

Picked up on a trip to Kansas.

Beer is a slightly cloudy amber with little or no white head.

Smell is a malty sweet IPA with a hint of the oily hops smell.

Taste is malty and carmel witha hint of a biscuit flavor. Slight hops bite on the finish.

A good English IPA, not really where I lean to in the IPA world. Neat to try something out of my region.

Serving type: bottle

06-29-2012 02:53:19 | More by jsulko
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JerzDevl2000

New Jersey

3.85/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Had a chance to pick this up from Totowa not too long ago. I hadn't had a ber from Schlafly in ages and seeing that this had "Export" written on it, I expected it to be a bit heavier in the hops and alcohol departments. It was, but anyone expecting this to be like the West Coast incarnations of this style will end up pleasantly surprised instead.

This had a light almond hue to it with a good amount of head and a haze to it that made this less than clear by quite a bit. The aroma was quite earthy with a bit of elderflower in it and this was repeated in the taste as well. There were some grapefruit and pine notes too but the leathery, English-like overtones dominated here. No burn or metallic aftertaste and this was pretty heavy for an IPA. True to form, this tasted quite English and was even a bit dry in the aftertaste. No water needed to wash this down but this was not a beer to be enjoyed quickly either.

The alcohol is here but not noticeable to the taste. This reminded me of a strong English Bitter with just a bit more hops and kick to it. Fans of that style or English IPA's will enjoy this take by Schlafly. It warmed me up nicely without being too overpowering and served as a welcome refresher from domestic versions that are seemingly involved in the hop "arms race".

Serving type: bottle

06-28-2012 20:09:07 | More by JerzDevl2000
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MissLucyLuvee


3.45/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

As I just recently found myself enjoying IPA's, I cannot offer a extensive review of this beer. (I up to now have been devoted to Stouts and Porters) I can however say if one is fond of the Schlafly brand and IPA's rest assure they will find this beer to decent!

Serving type: bottle

06-11-2012 04:09:03 | More by MissLucyLuvee
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facundoCNB

New Jersey

3.38/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

a cloudy golden amber pour with a slight amount of head. smells of caramel, banana, walnuts. earthy/spicy bitterness up front followed bya very malty sweet backbone.. hints of banana still appear in taste as it did in smell. dirt, tree sap, burnt caramel, bread.
rich and creamy, medium body, with mild carbonation, hardly any lacing.

pretty good ENGLISH ipa... if you were expecting a traditional american ipa, you might be disappointed. i happened to think it was more of an esb than an english ipa, but the color is too light for that style i believe. anywho, this is a pretty good demonstration of the style. slightly bitter, slightly sweet, slightly burnt characters. overall a bit average tasting for me, but the style leaves a lot to be desired in general.

Serving type: bottle

05-29-2012 21:05:26 | More by facundoCNB
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tsauce2

Indiana

3.95/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

P: 12 fl oz bottle in to a snifter.

A: SRM is amber. Translucent with noticable particles floating in the liquid. Poured with restraint, approximately 50% of particles remained in the bottle. Off white head is semi-frothy, 1 in, and dissipates to cover the top of the beer. Head looks like it was poured from a tap. Medium carbonation. Medium/light lacing.

S: Big bready malt notes hit first, followed by a floral and pineapple hop scent.

T: Medium hoppiness with a bitterness to match is the first impression on the palate. Medium bready malt notes follow with caramel undertones. Aftertaste is medium hop bitteness and some pine notes, with a light caramel malt sweetness finishing things out.

M: Medium body. Heavier malt base gives a big feel to this beer. Hops brighten up the overall feel and hop bitterness adds a nice bite. Wet finish.

O: A nice EIPA, which would be an original style IPA as the English invented the IPA. Ok, so there is ONE good thing that came from war. Alcohol is nicely masked for 7.2%. Flavors are in line with what I would think the original IPA's were. English pales tend to have a bigger malt base, but the IPA was hopped up for preservation puropses during transport. Negative points for the heavy amount of sediment present. I would have this beer again.

Serving type: bottle

05-29-2012 12:26:31 | More by tsauce2
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Pencible

Virginia

3.2/5  rDev -15.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: This poured a clear gold with some white head.
S: It smelled like lemon zest and grassy hops, with some biscuit and clove and sour lager yeast.
T: It tasted like rusty copper and lemon rind and grass, with some sour lager yeast and earthy wheat. It had a bitter and sour aftertaste that was somewhat clean.
M: It was slightly thick with moderate carbonation. Decent body.
D: This was more like a strong Heineken than a good IPA. I wasn't a fan of the scent or taste. The body was ok, and the finish was ok. Drinkable, but not very enjoyable. Not recommended.

Serving type: bottle

05-26-2012 19:00:35 | More by Pencible
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Schlafly Export IPA from The Schlafly Tap Room
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