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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: 397
Reviews: 163
rAvg: 3.72
pDev: 12.63%
Wants: 9
Gots: 35 | 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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4.5/5  rDev +21%

stvanderwoude, Aug 07, 2013
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4.26/5  rDev +14.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Pours a clear, copper color. 1/3 inch head of an off-white color. Great retention and great lacing. Smells of citrus hops, hops, sweet malt, hint of yeast, hint of alcohol, hint of caramel malt, and a hint of pine. Fits the style of an American IPA. Mouth feel is smooth and creamy, with a low carbonation level. Tastes of a hint of grass, sweet malt, hops, citrus, hint of yeast, slight alcohol, hint of smoke, and hint of floral notes. Overall, complex body and aroma, smooth, and well blended.

Tone, Aug 04, 2013
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3.45/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12 oz bottled 5/29/2013. A Little over 2 months old.

A: Nice 2 finger head with good retention. Body is orange/copper with lots of floaties.

S: Not much for hop aroma. Caramel, wet metal, malt. A little alcohol present.

T: Taste follows nose pretty much. Not a lot of hop bitterness, I guess part of that can be attributed to this being an English style. Lots of sweetness.

M: Carbonation levels are good.

O: I would rate this a little lower, but I've had it on tap before and it was much better. Would much rather drink Schlafly's TIPA or AIPA.

hoppytobehere, Aug 04, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

M1k3y, Aug 01, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

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4.25/5  rDev +14.2%

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2.5/5  rDev -32.8%

jmccullough108, Jul 19, 2013
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4/5  rDev +7.5%

leinie13, Jul 18, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +14.2%

spw109, Jul 17, 2013
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4.24/5  rDev +14%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

The beer comes in a golden orange color with some haziness and a good amount of head.

The aroma has floral hops, some sweet malt, a bit of citrus. Very middling aroma, but still with a good amount of hops in there. Still, a bit aroma challenged, like other Schlafly IPA/APA beers I've had.

The flavor follows wonderfully. There's lots of lemon, lemon peel and citrus in the front. There's a good amount of spice and then some malt biscuit sweetness. The finish is quite strong of herbal, earthy, and grapefruit bitterness. It's really drying, without being cloying and overly bitter. It actually is quite a bitter beer, but without being offensive and quite enjoyable.

The beer has a medium mouthfeel, very much of other IPAs.

This really stands out as an exceptional beer from this brewery for me. It tastes more like an English hopped American IPA for me, as it has that light body of a West Coast style IPA. The hops used are extremely interesting with this strong pop of lemon and light citrus instead of grapefruit, but then the drying being later of herbs and grapefruit.

dar482, Jul 17, 2013
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3.89/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

From: Binny's, Champaign, IL
Date: Bottled 2013-05-29
Glass: New Belgium globe glass

Pours a 1.5cm head of off-white foam, with retention of about one and a half minutes, around average for the style. The head falls to a thin cap of foam atop the body, but leaves excellent lacing, a complicated mess of foam clings to the sides of the glass in a variety of strange patterns and shapes. Body is a dark golden orange color, light bringing out brighter shades of golden orange with yellow highlights around the edge. Carbonation is visible through the hazy body (50-60% opaque), streaming steadily from the bottom of the glass, fairly active and numerous.

Aroma of sweet caramel malt sugars with floral hops, vegetative and leafy notes, and slight dried lemon rind and tea characters. Enjoyable and in line with what to expect from an English IPA, though it would be nice if it had a bit more complexity or depth.

Overall flavor is characterized by a typical IPA-level hop bitterness, but also features strong herbal, woodsy (pine and leaf matter), leather, and lemon characters. Front of palate picks up subdued caramel and biscuit-like malt sweetness, lemon, and hints of spicy, vegetative, and herbal hops that are to come. Mid-palate features strong bitterness with herbal and woodsy hop contributions, along with some lemon, tea, and caramel malt-derived sweetness lurking below in the depths. Back of palate experiences continued bitterness with fairly notable herbal characters, some pine and leaf matter-like hops, and slight lemon. Aftertaste of sharp lingering bitterness, with strong herbal and woodsy (pine and leaf matter) characters with a bit of caramel malt sweetness.

Beer is medium to medium-heavy in body, with medium-low levels of carbonation that lead to a fairly thick, chewy mouthfeel that has some foamy smoothness to it as well. Closes dry, with substantial stickiness clinging to the palate and lips.

falloutsnow, Jul 17, 2013
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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%

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3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

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3.95/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A-Cloudy orange, two finger head that tries to leave some lacing.

S-Malty, caramel, followed by grass, dirt and pine.

T-Well balanced, starts malty, although where you'd expect an EIPA to be. Ends with a good deal of grass and pine notes. Mild bitterness.

M-Medium bodied, well carbonated and some hop resins.

O-For and English IPA, exactly what you'd expect; caramel and malt to begin with grass mild hops notes in the finish.

rlee1390, Jul 07, 2013
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Schlafly Export IPA from The Schlafly Tap Room
84 out of 100 based on 397 ratings.