Schlafly Export IPA - The Schlafly Tap Room

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418 Ratings
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Ratings: 418
Reviews: 164
rAvg: 3.72
pDev: 12.9%
Wants: 10
Gots: 37 | 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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3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

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3.25/5  rDev -12.6%

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3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

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4/5  rDev +7.5%

Photo of garymuchow
4.2/5  rDev +12.9%
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.

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4.25/5  rDev +14.2%

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3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

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3.28/5  rDev -11.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

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4/5  rDev +7.5%

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3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

Photo of micromaniac129
3.88/5  rDev +4.3%
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.

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3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

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4/5  rDev +7.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

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3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

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4/5  rDev +7.5%

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4/5  rDev +7.5%

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4/5  rDev +7.5%

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3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

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4.08/5  rDev +9.7%
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.

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4.25/5  rDev +14.2%

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4/5  rDev +7.5%
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.

Schlafly Export IPA from The Schlafly Tap Room
84 out of 100 based on 418 ratings.