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Schlafly American IPA - The Schlafly Tap Room

Schlafly American IPASchlafly American IPA

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BA SCORE
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698 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 698
Reviews: 220
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)
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Reviews by HugePlume:
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HugePlume

Washington

3.98/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap in St Louis MO

A- A rich copper color, with a nice pillow of head that dissipates quickly and leaves next to nothing for lacing.

S- Very citrusy nose, refreshing and effervescent.

T- Again very citrusy high-notes, orange, lemon, grapefruit.... a mild grainy, earth like malt backbone under it. Unassuming but competent. Very clean, dry finish. It works well for this one as there is not a lot of bitterness so it follows character.

M- Well carbonated, light body. Leaves a little hop oil on your lips.

O- Overall its a fun beer. Sounds funny but it is. Nice and bright, well executed. Well done,

Serving type: on-tap

10-02-2011 04:35:53 | More by HugePlume
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Alieniloquium

Florida

3.53/5  rDev -13.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On tap at the Tap Room in St. Louis. Served in a snifter.

Appearance - Deep orange. A little hazy. Nice white head. Sticky lacing. Wispy surface.

Smell - Grapefruit. Hint of tropical fruits. Some orange hops. Toasty malt.

Taste - Grapefruit hops. Much less hop complexity. Toasty malt and then a musty bitter hop finish.

Mouthfeel - Medium body. Finishes dry with a moderate bittetness.

Overall - More impressed by this than any of the other Schlafly beers I tried today. I enjoyed this with my meal.

Serving type: on-tap

04-23-2014 19:09:16 | More by Alieniloquium
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dxbq48

Missouri

4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

04-22-2014 15:46:20 | More by dxbq48
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New York

3.75/5  rDev -8.3%

04-20-2014 23:36:43 | More by chefduff2
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tbraun1

Maryland

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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New Mexico

4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

04-19-2014 00:04:34 | More by beers-r-us
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JandJMD

Maryland

4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

04-18-2014 21:43:31 | More by JandJMD
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banger7

New York

4/5  rDev -2.2%

04-16-2014 22:11:34 | More by banger7
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Biff_Tannen

Missouri

4.75/5  rDev +16.1%

04-15-2014 11:12:51 | More by Biff_Tannen
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Joose33

Missouri

3.5/5  rDev -14.4%

04-13-2014 22:54:25 | More by Joose33
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bigjohn

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

04-13-2014 04:26:18 | More by bigjohn
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tclipse

Virginia

4/5  rDev -2.2%

04-12-2014 18:31:22 | More by tclipse
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ncelauro

New York

4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

04-12-2014 16:40:26 | More by ncelauro
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mikeherrera

Indiana

3/5  rDev -26.7%

04-11-2014 19:57:08 | More by mikeherrera
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1jstafan

Indiana

4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

04-09-2014 12:19:23 | More by 1jstafan
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greyghost86

Delaware

4.28/5  rDev +4.6%
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!”

Serving type: bottle

04-08-2014 20:49:06 | More by greyghost86
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scottDC

District of Columbia

4/5  rDev -2.2%

04-07-2014 22:39:33 | More by scottDC
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brn9000

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -14.4%

04-06-2014 02:03:49 | More by brn9000
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Pintofbrown

Iowa

3.75/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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.

Serving type: bottle

04-05-2014 04:43:56 | More by Pintofbrown
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New York

3.75/5  rDev -8.3%

04-05-2014 02:36:18 | More by dtomes
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Wisconsin

4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

04-05-2014 01:37:34 | More by UWBadgerFan4Life
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dren74

Kentucky

3.5/5  rDev -14.4%

04-05-2014 00:17:00 | More by dren74
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cmwilliq

Missouri

4/5  rDev -2.2%

04-04-2014 23:07:40 | More by cmwilliq
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chinchill

South Carolina

3.29/5  rDev -19.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

on tap at Pazzo's (Lexington, KY)
clear amber body with good clarity; durable, creamy white head leaves the glass well coated with sticky lacing.

Aroma: moderately strong; unusual hop component is fruity but not citrusy excepting some grapefruit Also rather floral.

Flavor: a bit unusual too. Again, odd fruity component. A hint of vanilla; a touch floral. A good bit of grapefruit and grapefruit rind in the fnish and aftertaste.

Feel: light-medium bodied; medium carbonation that seems a touch low.

O: odd enough that I wonder if there's a quality control issue with this sample.

Serving type: on-tap

04-04-2014 13:58:26 | More by chinchill
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VeganUndead

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev -8.3%

04-04-2014 06:11:05 | More by VeganUndead
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Schlafly American IPA from The Schlafly Tap Room
91 out of 100 based on 698 ratings.