Schlafly American IPA - The Schlafly Tap Room
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Reviews by bbkd3b:
3.75/5 rDev -7.9%
Body sits in the pint glass with a nice, orange hue and a small, white head that retains awfully well. Clear as can be with nice carbonation, not the best looker of the batch but certainly gets the job done. That's a good thing considering that the nose does nothing for me. The earthiness is overblown to create a pungent, unsatisfying scent without much to back it up. Not repulsive, but not impressive in the least.
Thankfully, its a completely different monster on the tongue. Smooth, easy body rests on the tongue with a refreshing kick of hoppiness. Flavors of grass, light citrus, and a sweet underbody hide any trace of that alcohol that might have snuck in through the back door. Drinking a couple of these would prove no challenge, which is surprising for the sharp hop character.
Overall/notes - None-too-shabby American IPA. Redeems Schalfly after the rather mediocre English version they put out earlier this year. Had this on-tap as well, and enjoyed it even more then, but never bothered to take notes. So it goes...
Worth tasting if you can get it.
06-01-2011 04:53:43 | More by bbkd3b
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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
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
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
4.03/5 rDev -1%
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.
02-28-2013 02:29:35 | More by ehammond1
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
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
Schlafly American IPA from The Schlafly Tap Room
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