Schlafly American IPA - The Schlafly Tap Room
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Reviews by barczar:
4.16/5 rDev +2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Aggressive pour yields a brilliant medium copper color with a pillowy 2 inch cream head that dissipates slowly, leaving sticky, spotty lacing.
Resin, pine, and grapefruit leap from the glass. Fresh cut grass and onion accompany bready caramel malt. Earthy and floral hop notes emerge late.
Caramel sweetness forms the backbone of the flavor profile, fairly bready and toasty, even into the finish. Underpinnings of resin, grass, catty hops, and slightly muted grapefruit are evident throughout. Resiny bitterness closes out the flavor. The balance is decidedly bitter. Onion, a hint of mint, and pine surface in the aftertaste.
Body is moderate to a tad full, with moderate carbonation and a bit of alcohol warmth.
Great toasted caramel malt presence to support the hop character. Hop flavor isn't quite as prevalent our complex as aroma. The dominant character ends up being resiny bitterness, but there's enough malt sweetness to prevent it from being offensive.
Serving type: bottle
04-06-2013 17:02:21 | More by barczar
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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.