Schlafly Export IPA - The Schlafly Tap Room
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Reviews by mrfrancis:
4.03/5 rDev +8%
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.
02-01-2014 23:57:04 | More by mrfrancis
More User Reviews:
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Schlafly Export IPA from The Schlafly Tap Room
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