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Schlafly American IPA - The Schlafly Tap Room

Schlafly American IPASchlafly American IPA

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Ratings: 695
Reviews: 219
rAvg: 4.09
pDev: 11.49%

Brewed by:
The Schlafly Tap Room visit their website
Missouri, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  7.20% ABV

Availability: Winter

Notes/Commercial Description:
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 added by: Vancer on 09-20-2009)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
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Reviews by CaptCleveland:
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4.35/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

12oz bottle dated 4/17/2012 from awesome BA trader duffmanohyea02.

Nice honey-yellow elixir poured into SA glass. Tight, small bubbled white head, two-fingers, down to, and remains solid, one finger head. Thick lacing through tasting. Hop heads dream.

Aroma of pine, grapefruit, citrus zest, mild malt sugars.

Wow, smooth bitterness envelopes the tongue, not crazy bomb, with a slight (emphasis on "slight") balance, but the hops come through--grapefruit, tangy lemon/orange, solid throughout draught. Hoppy aftertaste from front to back makes the tongue sweep, capping the flavor.

Medium body, well carbonated, zest but not crazy tang. Alcohol peeks through at end. Nicely done.

This brewery continues to shine. This is a nice go to IPA if available and well represents its style. For me, rated just below (barely) my staples: White Rajah, Headhunter and Sculpin.

Serving type: bottle

05-25-2012 05:11:29 | More by CaptCleveland
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4.2/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

12oz bottle to pint glass

A - Pours a pale, gold, amber with nice and consistent rings of lacing on the glass.

S - Nice piney, citrus pop.

T- As with the smell, you definitely get some tangerine, citrus, and big pine taste. Very well balanced malts in this brew. Tasty stuff. Love the AIPA's.

M - Nice brew on the plate. Just full enough and the right amount of carbonation to tingle the palate. Refreshing yet substantial.

O - Fantastic. Will definitely buy again.

Serving type: bottle

04-19-2014 20:41:49 | More by tbraun1
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look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Grainy appearance with a lot of carbonation. The aroma is just what you want a American IPA to have, wonderful citrus smell with a bit of piney aroma. Nice taste with a grapefruity and very slight orange, with a good bitter bite at the middle and finish that you want in a good solid IPA. Overall, this was a solid American IPA that I totally stumbled upon and would try again!”

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Consumed in a snifter.

The beer has a soapy, white head that builds to a finger's width with a straight down the middle pour. The golden-copper body has amazingly clear clarity.

The nose carries dank aromatics: chive, especially garlic. Light notes of citrus do play around, mainly grapefruit in character. Malt is mainly held out of the way, mostly cracker-like in character.

The flavors of this IPA mimic the nose closely with more dank garlic and chive. Orange and grapefruit do come through, but not boldly. The finish brings a light, piney bite, with some more citrus. Again, malt is held well out of check, not easily discernible.

The feel of this beer is great: medium bodied, drying, long lingering hop bitterness.

Overall I was not expecting this to be such a dank hop forward IPA. The hops also play a huge role, not allowing for any kind of malt to take a foot hold in this offering. It drinks very well though, with a great heft and long drying finish.

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Schlafly American IPA from The Schlafly Tap Room
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