Schlafly American IPA - The Schlafly Tap Room
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Reviews by ThisWangsChung:
4.25/5 rDev +3.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
12 oz bottle into a pint glass.
A: Pours a moderately clear amber color. The head is a two finger offwhite shade, retaining itself decently. Lots of lacing on the glass, too.
S: There's a nice amount of mango, papaya, grapefruit, and herbs on the nose, with enough malt to balance. I love the Simcoe-forward nature of this one. Develops an onion-y note after warming up, and that's a good thing.
T: Again, this really showcases Simcoe hops well. It starts with some mild, unsweetened tropical fruits, before it develops a strong piny, herbal tone near the finish and aftertaste. The finishing bitterness might put some off, but who cares?! Give me more.
M: No annoying syrupy linger or overdone malt sweetness here, yet at the same time, it's not wrecking the palate with bitter dryness. As such, it's nicely crisp, not to mention superbly drinkable.
O: This might be my favorite pine-forward IPA to date. It kind of reminds me of Troegs Perpetual IPA with its crisp finish and Simcoe-heavy nature, which is always a good thing.
Serving type: bottle
04-06-2013 22:12:41 | More by ThisWangsChung
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4.15/5 rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
Received as an extra in a trade and poured into my Duvel tulip. Bottle date of 1/25/14
A - Pours a nice crystal clear copper hue with a good one finger white head that fades to a nice thin blanket. Not any side lacing.
S - Aromas of nice grapefruit and pine. Light mango, flashes of kiwi (which is neat). Very mild malts.
T - Taste is similar to the nose though far more restrained. The tropical notes are there just much subdued. Faint mango/pineapple, pine and grapefruit bitterness. Malty sweetness balances it out, lends to an almost melon thing going on. Not too bitter on the finish.
M - Mouthfeel is very, very nicely carbonated, incredibly incredibly drinkable. Great.
O - Overall, a very solid IPA. Glad I got to try it fresh and enjoy what the brewers were going for.
Serving type: bottle
02-24-2014 01:17:07 | More by rudzud
Schlafly American IPA from The Schlafly Tap Room
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