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Schlafly American IPA - The Schlafly Tap Room

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Schlafly American IPASchlafly American IPA

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91
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812 Ratings
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Ratings: 812
Reviews: 228
rAvg: 4.07
pDev: 11.3%
Wants: 45
Gots: 67 | FT: 1
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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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KFBR392

Illinois

3.94/5  rDev -3.2%

Bottled 1/30/14

Appearance: Golden amber color with accents strong on the amber side. Finger of head on the pour which was present while drinking. Some sticky lacing left behind at each level.

Smell: Pretty subtle aroma. Biggest player is some juicy, soapy, tropical fruity aromas. Slight spices with some really mild, sweet, bready malt tones. Medium bodied bitterness warms up with the beer.

Taste: Big juicy light fruits jump the palate with tones of mangos, kiwiws, oranges, and straw. Mild soap and prairie grass back it up. Bitterness is there but this brew certainly has a soft, sweet presence on the palate.

Mouthfeel: One word came to mind drinking this, crushable. Wouldn't be hard to put the sixer of this down in one night with how easy going it is on the palate. Tons of fruity sweetness if left behind with each drink. Carbonation is mild which adds to the easy going nature here.

Overall: Tasty stuff. One of the best offerings from I've had from Schlafly to date. Gotta say the Amarillo hops win out over the Centennial and Simcoe. Fruity, sweet, easy going.

02-14-2014 01:18:31 | More by KFBR392
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oberon

North Carolina

4.18/5  rDev +2.7%

Bottled with love on 5/17/10 fresh fresh fresh!
Poures a slight hazed dull burnt orange with sticky one finger white head atop,good carbonation.Aromas were a bit more muted than expected,lemon oil,and caramel malt mainly.Hops are uber assertive on the palate,almost like sticky hop juice,big grapefruit and pine resin,an overly ripe sort of tropical fruitiness comes in as well,there is a hefty caramel malt base that holds it all together.The alcohol stays in check for the most part and the mouthfeel is chewey and fantastic.A great IPA,bigger than most with nice hop flavor nuances.

05-26-2010 23:13:12 | More by oberon
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brownbeer

Missouri

4.13/5  rDev +1.5%

Glows amber in the light. Faint aromas of catty hops and alcohol. I'm having a hard time getting too much off of it. Slightly sugary sweet malt upon entry, sweet berries and tropical fruit notes midway, and a crisp bite of bitter hops on the back-end. Very clean and suprisingly refreshing. It's easy to drink a few of these, even with it being 8% abv. Hopefully Schlafly will see to make this year-around.

06-06-2010 19:43:17 | More by brownbeer
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Dangerrangerjas


3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

09-06-2012 01:54:43 | More by Dangerrangerjas
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Shagator

Kentucky

4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

03-29-2013 05:23:51 | More by Shagator
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megamass

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

05-08-2013 22:52:42 | More by megamass
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Billolick

New York

4.22/5  rDev +3.7%

"Bottled with love on: 05 19 2010" 12 ounce bottle. Pours cloudy, dull darker honey amber, frothy and loose medium tan head, that stays and leaves thick and high quality looking froth and lace. Herbal hop nose. Tasty hop bomb of a brew, tastes like a quality Colorado or Calif. IPA, uh yeah, that's a good thing..More herbal, then citric and grainy hops absorb onto the tongue. Malty base providing the 8% undercoating, rich and densely flavorful brew. More then ample yeast coating on the bottom of the bottle, makes things more clouded. Nice job by Schlafly here, quality/solid AIPA

07-26-2010 19:06:59 | More by Billolick
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Sawvell11


3.5/5  rDev -14%

07-28-2014 23:59:12 | More by Sawvell11
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Skye1024

Indiana

4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

05-08-2012 23:49:29 | More by Skye1024
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jaminjohnson

Yukon (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

07-05-2012 19:06:59 | More by jaminjohnson
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xdefeatsy

Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

03-16-2014 18:07:19 | More by xdefeatsy
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ehammond1


4.03/5  rDev -1%

Bottle (2013)

Thanks for sending this my way, Shagtastic!

Clear dark orange with a nice, stiff, persistent head of eggshell white head. Leaves the glass lined with regular lacing. Very pretty IPA.

Very nice hoppy aroma: bright citrus and some tropical fruit presence. Just a bit of bready sweetness.

Moderately bitter flavor, pushed up against citrus and bitter melon and mango fruit characteristics. Well balanced and very drinkable.

Medium bodied with high carbonation. Crisp and disappearing.

Exceptionally drinkable.

02-28-2013 02:29:35 | More by ehammond1
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Dello

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

07-16-2014 21:35:12 | More by Dello
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jminch

Ohio

3.5/5  rDev -14%

07-31-2014 22:22:50 | More by jminch
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williamjbauer

West Virginia

4/5  rDev -1.7%

05-19-2013 04:13:15 | More by williamjbauer
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chinchill

South Carolina

3.29/5  rDev -19.2%

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.

04-04-2014 13:58:26 | More by chinchill
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tlacott1

Maryland

3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

03-20-2013 04:49:07 | More by tlacott1
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stereosforgeeks

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

08-01-2014 02:43:45 | More by stereosforgeeks
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drn

Idaho

5/5  rDev +22.9%

12-04-2011 17:08:35 | More by drn
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dsauter

Indiana

4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

11-20-2011 23:56:13 | More by dsauter
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cmwilliq

Missouri

4/5  rDev -1.7%

04-04-2014 23:07:40 | More by cmwilliq
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Schlafly33

Missouri

3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

04-29-2013 15:19:35 | More by Schlafly33
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richkrull

Wisconsin

3.6/5  rDev -11.5%

I got this one from my buddy Crabbicuss. Thanks a lot!

Poured a very nice cloudy golden color with an average amount of white head on it.

Smell is a little more malty than I'd expect but some hops are present as well.

Taste is pretty balanced. I'd like some more hop presence throughout. Good hop bitterness in the finish though.

Mouthfeel is light-medium. Good easy to drink beer.

Overall a pretty decent IPA that I wouldn't mind drinking quite a few of. Definitely quite a few better IPAs out there in my opinion though.

09-18-2011 17:13:18 | More by richkrull
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brooklynbrews

Uzbekistan

4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

06-17-2012 13:19:12 | More by brooklynbrews
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kazam55

Iowa

4/5  rDev -1.7%

04-27-2014 00:01:58 | More by kazam55
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Schlafly American IPA from The Schlafly Tap Room
91 out of 100 based on 812 ratings.