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Schlafly Export IPA - The Schlafly Tap Room

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411 Ratings
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Ratings: 411
Reviews: 164
rAvg: 3.72
pDev: 12.63%
Wants: 9
Gots: 36 | 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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Reviews by jacobseyb:
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3.93/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from the bottle into a snifter. English IPA's are always interesting. Color is enticing golden yellow with a slightly off white one finger head. Pale malts lead the charge on the nose with a sweet aroma. Some bitter hops follow with a slight grassy, piney flair. Taste is sweet and malty. Hops are noticeable on the finish with some pine flavor. Smooth feel with some alcohol warming, along with a slight hop oiliness. Overall a very tasty India Pale Ale. Definitely a good example of the style from Schlafly.

jacobseyb, May 04, 2011
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3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

sfm073, Jun 19, 2014
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K-C404, Oct 25, 2014
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4/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

merlin48, Jul 13, 2008
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3.95/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

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.

Billolick, Aug 08, 2009
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3/5  rDev -19.4%

Skye1024, May 12, 2012
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3/5  rDev -19.4%

KatieSpayd, Sep 12, 2014
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4/5  rDev +7.5%

Hairrrrrrrr, Sep 13, 2013
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3.95/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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.

Soonami, Nov 03, 2010
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4/5  rDev +7.5%

rwilde, Apr 13, 2012
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3.76/5  rDev +1.1%
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.

chinchill, Aug 16, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

navband, Aug 03, 2014
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4/5  rDev +7.5%

drn, Dec 04, 2011
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3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

Schlafly33, Sep 01, 2013
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3.13/5  rDev -15.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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.

degerbah, May 21, 2009
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3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

Loveyourbeer, Aug 10, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

zachpaschal, Nov 07, 2014
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3.88/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 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!

secondtooth, May 12, 2012
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4/5  rDev +7.5%

WoodBrew, Jul 20, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +14.2%

caduceus, Jul 31, 2014
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3.6/5  rDev -3.2%
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.

RickS95, Aug 14, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

tclipse, Aug 25, 2014
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3.73/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

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)

mikey711, May 27, 2010
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4/5  rDev +7.5%

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Schlafly Export IPA from The Schlafly Tap Room
84 out of 100 based on 411 ratings.