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Schlafly American IPA - The Schlafly Tap Room

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Schlafly American IPASchlafly American IPA

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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

785 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 785
Reviews: 226
rAvg: 4.08
pDev: 11.03%
Wants: 45
Gots: 60 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
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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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barczar

Kentucky

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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BigRedDog

Tennessee

3.63/5  rDev -11%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | 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
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Schlafly American IPA from The Schlafly Tap Room
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