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Schlafly Export IPA - The Schlafly Tap Room

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Schlafly Export IPASchlafly Export IPA

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Ratings: 359
Reviews: 162
rAvg: 3.73
pDev: 12.33%
Wants: 10
Gots: 28 | FT: 0
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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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Reviews by bbkd3b:
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3.48/5  rDev -6.7%

Poured into a pint glass.

A - Foggy body with a good-looking sunset color. Thin, off-white head that disappears rather quickly. Fairly flat looking beer.

S - Faint nose, but it has a great balance to it. Piny hop notes, orange peel, with a good malty backbone. I only wish I could break it down any even more.

T - The hops bite hard all of the way through. Sprucy flavors, almost strong enough to have a sawdust-like character. Some fruity undertones show up along the way. Tangerines and the sort. Can't pick up on any real maltiness, here.

M - Thick, full body with a low carbonation. Maybe the thickest English IPA I've ever encountered. Finish is clean and and sort of droops down the throat. It's different, but not bad.

O - Hm... It's really hard to judge this beer. It's certainly worth a try. Schlafly definitely brewed it well, but I can't say I've had anything quite like it before. Maybe it will grow on me in the future, as the second one certainly seemed more inviting than the first. Either way, it was a good way to end the night.

04-21-2011 07:22:57 | More by bbkd3b
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3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

06-19-2014 02:43:20 | More by sfm073
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4/5  rDev +7.2%

I love the label on this one. Bottle pours a hazy, golden amber body with a two finger, offwhite hued head. Lavish lacing adorns the glass.

Aroma is floral and herbal hops. A hint of toffee lurks underneath.

Medium body and carbonation is accented by an earthy and leafy, dry hopped feel.

Taste has a dominant floral and grassy hop bitterness. Never would have thought this was 8% abv. Understated malt presence lends some caramel sweetness that is just enough for balance. Some herbal tea character midway through adds interest. Finishes dry and leafy, with a lasting bitterness.

Another excellent Schlafly ale. I'm really starting to trust these folks to turn out high quality potables.

07-13-2008 15:37:28 | More by merlin48
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New York

3.95/5  rDev +5.9%

12 ouncer, "Bottled with love on 05 06 2009" on the bottom of the front label. Pours darker amber, burnt orange, the head is light tan, frothy, leaves a thick collar, and ample sheeting down low and strands of stick. Mild hop nose, with some dough in the rear. Full bodied and coating on the tongue. Nice depth of flavors, plenty of sweet and then a soft yet quite drying finish. Full bodied and nicely flavorful. Almost tastes like an old ale or a lite Barley wine. Which I suppose is a compliment and means that this is a flavorful and moderatly complex Brit style ale. Well done, enjoyable night capper for me.

08-08-2009 00:41:22 | More by Billolick
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3/5  rDev -19.6%

05-12-2012 19:41:07 | More by Skye1024
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4/5  rDev +7.2%

09-13-2013 21:09:00 | More by Hairrrrrrrr
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3.95/5  rDev +5.9%

Schlafly Export IPA is a big beer. I didn't realize this beer was bottled on 3-24-10 when I bought it a couple weeks back, but this IPA has held up surprisingly well.

It pours an orange tinted gold that is just about the haziest beer I've ever poured. I don't think it's yeast, just precipitated proteins from the high alcohol and hopping. The aroma is like a very malt like a toasted cracker with floral and tropical fruit perfume that hit hard in the end. The beer is smoothly bitter with a lot of toasted malt flavor, yeasty fruitiness, and a honeyed sweetness. The mouthfeel is nice, but the alcohol presence makes does numb and dry the tongue a bit.

11-03-2010 05:56:38 | More by Soonami
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4/5  rDev +7.2%

04-13-2012 14:25:12 | More by rwilde
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South Carolina

3.76/5  rDev +0.8%

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.

08-16-2013 22:28:50 | More by chinchill
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3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

08-03-2014 17:18:48 | More by navband
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4/5  rDev +7.2%

12-04-2011 17:13:48 | More by drn
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3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

09-01-2013 17:38:30 | More by Schlafly33
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3.13/5  rDev -16.1%

Pours a cloudy pale color with three fingers of head. Huge hop aroma that kinda knocks you on your ass. The taste doesn't stand up to the hop aroma. Very smooth and thick flavor. This beer hides it's alcohol extremely well, it doesn't taste nearly as alcoholic as it is.

The beer feels a little thick on the tongue. I've never had an IPA that had this little hop character.

05-21-2009 00:34:44 | More by degerbah
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3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

08-10-2014 13:10:43 | More by Loveyourbeer
Photo of secondtooth


3.88/5  rDev +4%

Clean and light amber, with superb off-white head (2 fingers). Wonderful and intricate lace.

Nose is mild. I get pine hops and some spice.

Taste is thick and sticky on the palate, notably with the pine resiny hops character. Finishes with a malty sweet spiciness. Smooth and easy to drink, and a pleasing IPA!

05-12-2012 22:42:21 | More by secondtooth
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4/5  rDev +7.2%

07-20-2013 02:55:04 | More by WoodBrew
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4.25/5  rDev +13.9%

07-31-2014 03:33:14 | More by caduceus
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3.6/5  rDev -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.

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

3.73/5  rDev 0%

Bright orange color. Very nice clarity and a nice fluffy off white head.

S: mostly caramel malt with some notes of floral hoppiness and some grassy notes.

T: Slightly bitter with some pine notes followed by a slight hint of grassiness. Also therre is a heavy caramel presence

M Smooth with a really nice body

D: A pint at a time is plenty but a nice IPA (all be it an english IPA)

05-27-2010 00:09:15 | More by mikey711
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3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

09-30-2013 23:44:16 | More by freewill35
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4/5  rDev +7.2%

07-10-2013 08:31:41 | More by BigJim5021
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4.18/5  rDev +12.1%

Review from notes, sampled about 3 weeks ago. Bottled on date of 3-24-10

Pours an effervescent apricot with 2 fingers of fluffy cream colored head. Good head retention & lacing, some floaties

S: Leafy hops that do not linger for long

T: Apricot & pear, followed by honey, leafy hops & breadyness up front. Plenty of floral hops & fruittyness as this warms. Finishes fruitty with leafy & herbal hops

MF: Medium bodied, low carbonation with great balance & nice creamyness once warm

Drinks very easy, nails the EIPA style. Would love to try this fresher & or on cask for what I bet would be even more enjoyment. Well done Schafly!

08-24-2010 19:48:23 | More by russpowell
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3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

10-02-2013 22:07:36 | More by Kegatron
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4.3/5  rDev +15.3%

Poured out of bottle into a New Belgum snifter type glass. Didn't pour too aggressive, pours a nice copper color, got about 1 finger of head which lingered around for most of the beer, leaving a bit of lacing behind with each sip. I smelled pine needles and a bit of hop initially, but I should have let it warm a bit before pouring. It was bitter tasting at first, with a touch of caramel, but it opened up quite a bit as it as the drink went on. I could taste the hop and a touch of citrus. It seemed to get smoother as it warmed in the glass. I was surprised at how smooth it went down from beginning to end at %8 ABV. This could be a dangerous beer for me.

07-11-2008 14:56:40 | More by cubbyswans
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4/5  rDev +7.2%

07-18-2013 03:36:27 | More by leinie13
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Schlafly Export IPA from The Schlafly Tap Room
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