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Schlafly Export IPA - The Schlafly Tap Room

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Schlafly Export IPASchlafly Export IPA

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BA SCORE
85
very good

320 Ratings
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Ratings: 320
Reviews: 159
rAvg: 3.76
pDev: 11.7%
Wants: 8
Gots: 14 | FT: 0
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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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DCDevilDancer

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2.25/5  rDev -40.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5

Think it's only fair to mention upfront that this is not my favorite style IPA. I'm a West Coast boy, born and bred. That being said, I think this beer is pretty lousy. No focus, no nucleus, almost void of (good) flavor. It might be an alright companion for fried rice or a cigarette, but on it's own it's unbalanced, not infected yet oddly sour, way hot for 8%, and really downright hard to drink.
Looks OK, I guess. Absolutely no lacing or head retention.
Smells pretty good. A little cloyingly sweet, but some pleasant marmalade and blossom notes.
Tastes pretty bad. Upfront there is a brief pleasurable moment- a slight pop of oranges, peaches and honeysuckle. This quickly disolves into an awful mess of alcohol, sourness, and faint floral hop bitterness. As soon as I finish typing this I'm pouring the last few ounces down the drain. I've kept sipping to review, and as I sip more I want to lower my scores even further.
Horrible mouthfeel.
Draintime.

Serving type: bottle

06-03-2010 04:35:27 | More by DCDevilDancer
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Highlighting the taste that forced the English bitter from a more balanced demeanor to a heavily hopped tilt, the thirst for British soldiers along the India trade route is met with a taste that Shlafly ensures isn't lost on more recent American IPA trends.

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Schlafly Export IPA from The Schlafly Tap Room
85 out of 100 based on 320 ratings.