Schlafly American IPA - The Schlafly Tap Room
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Reviews by bbkd3b:
3.75/5 rDev -8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
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.
Serving type: bottle
06-01-2011 04:53:43 | More by bbkd3b
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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.