Schlafly American IPA - The Schlafly Tap Room
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Reviews by Pintofbrown:
3.75/5 rDev -8.1%
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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3.8/5 rDev -6.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
12oz bottle poured into a pint glass
Pours a hazy, deep golden color. Small head without much lacing.
Smells a little malty, which is odd. Maybe even a little sour. Not a whole lot of citrus, but it is here.
Taste is pretty hop forward at first, but falls of and a slight maltiness takes over. Aftertaste of hops with a little sweetness. Not much hoppy citrus, which I think is odd for an American style IPA.
Nice feel on the mouth. A little thick and malty. Not as crisp or light as most IPAs.
Good beer. Easy to drink.
Serving type: bottle
07-25-2014 23:00:20 | More by BigRedDog
Schlafly American IPA from The Schlafly Tap Room
91 out of 100 based on 791 ratings.