Schlafly American IPA - The Schlafly Tap Room
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4.58/5 rDev +11.7%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
This beer comes in an attractive bottle with a green label (green for hops) and a big orange "A" - for "American"? (pale ale) or for "alpha"? It is labeled "Bottled with love on" 4-26-2011 - I hope the hops really do have preservative properties, I'd rather have my beer fresher, if possible. The color is dark golden, honey colored, ever-so-slightly hazy, and the head is modest and leaves only sparing lacing. But the nose is pure grapefruit - the juice and some rind - wonderfully citric hops. There are fruity side notes - grape and apple - but not much malt in evidence in the smell.
The taste is hop-forward, wonderful citrus with good malt balance, some toasted grain. The mid-palate is hop-dominated, and the finish is clean and bitter... and bitter... and bitter. Yummy stuff. The mouthfeel is slightly oily and sticky, the carbonation is generous and refreshing, any alcohol is well concealed.
I love a good West-Coast style citrusy IPA, and this is the genuine article... brewed in St. Louis, MO. Drinkability is as good as it gets for a 7.2% ABV brew. I'd love to have MORE, and mostly it's not gonna happen, but I *will* be looking to buy this one again. Yummy stuff. (Did I say that already? Well yeah! In fact, hell yeah!) Drinkability is excellent.
Serving type: bottle
08-14-2011 22:12:35 | More by dickroop
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Schlafly American IPA from The Schlafly Tap Room
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