1. American Craft Beer Fest returns to Boston on May 29 & 30, featuring 640+ beers from 140+ brewers. Tickets are on sale now.

Schlafly American IPA - The Schlafly Tap Room

Not Rated.
Schlafly American IPASchlafly American IPA

Educational use only; do not reuse.
BA SCORE
91
outstanding

900 Ratings
THE BROS
-
no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 900
Reviews: 238
rAvg: 4.07
pDev: 11.3%
Wants: 52
Gots: 95 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
The Schlafly Tap Room visit their website
Missouri, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  7.20% ABV

Availability: Winter

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: Vancer on 09-20-2009

Our American IPA gets its bold hop flavor from 100% American hops and its deep gold and full body from pale and crystal malted barley. A blend of Amarillo, Centennial and Simcoe hop varietals imparts AIPA with bitterness and prominent aromas of citrus and fruit. Our brewers select these hops on an annual pilgrimage to the hop farms of Pacific Northwest.

IPAs (India Pale Ales) 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: Ratings & Reviews
to view all ratings, reviews and sorting options.
Ratings: 900 | Reviews: 238
Photo of Njtodd76
4.23/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Dustin_Sallitt
4.12/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Hopfenpeter
3.99/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of JimmyFlatRock
3.81/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of wedge
4.36/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Bottled with love on 02/23/2015

Gold with some suspended sediment and topped by a beautifully thick and creamy off-white head. Rings of webby lacing coat the glass and a bubbly layer is a permanent fixture on the surface. Smells like a handful of fresh resinous hops: sticky, spicy pine, herbal pungency, dank weed, and a hint of grapefruit. Flavor is equally hoppy, but with an added grainy note. Resinous pine, citrus rind, melon, and general green hoppy bitterness. Medium bodied, frothy mouthfeel. Oh snap, this is great stuff. Right up my hop alley.

Photo of ProstMasterson
3.85/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Not as hop forward as wc ipa, but a solid balanced american. Tasty, if you can get For reasonable price, you should try

Photo of scottspencer
4/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of SammyJaxxxx
4.42/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Boca-X
4/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of dank203
4.33/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Sad_Larry
4.19/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of jgunther71
4/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of clake
4.02/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Andnkuhn
2.38/5  rDev -41.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

I would have to agree with natethehappyone on this beer. It is very bitter and has very few redeeming qualities when swallowed. It has a good resin smell at first, then a cheesy/ skunk smell as you get to the bottom. This beer was bottled on 3/15/2015 (making it 6 days old). I concur that it leaves a very harsh taste in my mouth. Over all it is not an enjoyable drinking beer.

Photo of NateTheHappyOne
2.58/5  rDev -36.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.5

Edit: The remaining three bottles in this sixpack were strangely more palatable. Not as much a feeling of unbalancedness now, and I can taste more hop character and a slight drop in bitterness. A decent IPA I guess but the discrepancy in taste between one sixpack is unusual to me. I still wouldn't rate it over a 3/5 overall.

I would dissect how gross this is to me, but I love so many kinds of IPAs, dank, piney, resiny, floral, fruity.. This is really not a good balance. A strange vanilla mintish essence. Full frontal bitterness that stands immediately on your taste buds with the first sip. Not the kind of bitter I enjoy, it conjures more thoughts of chemical grass-taste; and something about the feeling overall drinking these gave me made me need an extreme palate cleanse.

Maybe this is personal taste but I swear I'm being as fair as I can be with the taste of this thing. 91 is baffling. And this is certainly fresh.

Photo of DangerDawg
3.39/5  rDev -16.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

Photo of JimmyAloysius
4.19/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of MisledTitan
4.16/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of KevChiTown
3.83/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Way more hop bite then I've had from Schlafly's before. Very solid IPA, some fruitiness in there.

Photo of mattknueven
4.27/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of MemphisSooner
4.23/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A: Orange gold with a nice layered head.

S: Big citrus, tropical fruit punch, followed with some pine and faint lemongrass notes. This thing smells amazing.

T: Right in line with the nose. Tons of juicy hops and sting the tongue with a nice malt sweetness on the back end. Drying hop finish with some citrus and lemon.

M: Silky smooth. It is a little thick for the ABV, but it doesn't take away from the taste and feel.

O: If this beer originated on the west coast, it would be all the rage. Unfortunately, I think its middle america origin will make it a bit over looked. Its a shame. Schlafly has made a real gem with this one.

Photo of VAbrookiechaser
4.19/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of gotek
4.33/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ShadyRigglesbee
4.5/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of SackBlabbath
3.91/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

to view all ratings, reviews and sorting options.
Schlafly American IPA from The Schlafly Tap Room
91 out of 100 based on 900 ratings.