Schlafly American IPA - The Schlafly Tap Room

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Schlafly American IPASchlafly American IPA

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855 Ratings
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Ratings: 855
Reviews: 228
rAvg: 4.07
pDev: 11.3%
Wants: 52
Gots: 77 | 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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Ratings: 855 | Reviews: 228 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by jkrich:
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4.1/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a dated 12 oz. bottle: bright, clear, new copper penny with a sustained, foamy white-head. There was a tremendous amount of lacing on the glass.

One of the most impressive dry-hopped IPAs I have encountered: strong resinous aroma with hints of citrus coming through and some tangy malt aroma.

This is quite a balanced IPA with a solid dose of American hop bitterness that is tempered by the tanginess of the malt. The piney, resiny flavor assaults the tongue but fades gently for a buttery and sweet flavor that again gives way to a little more hop bitters on the back of the tongue. I am not detecting much citrus on the palate which is unfortunate.

The mouthfeel is quite refreshing but thicker than your typical IPA with a rather creamy feel. It is interesting that ultimately this IPA leaves a faint sweetness on the palate.

Except for the American hops used, this one comes close to a strong, British style IPA. It strikes a fine balance between the astringent hop bitterness and a mild malt profile. Freshness is important for this style, and my bottle was only a month old.

More User Reviews:
Photo of oberon
4.18/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

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.

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4.13/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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.

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3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

Photo of Billolick
4.22/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

"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

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3.5/5  rDev -14%

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4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

Photo of ehammond1
4.03/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle (2013)

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.

Exceptionally drinkable.

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4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -14%

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4/5  rDev -1.7%

Photo of chinchill
3.29/5  rDev -19.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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.

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3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

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3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

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5/5  rDev +22.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

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4/5  rDev -1.7%

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3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

Photo of richkrull
3.6/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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.

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4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

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4/5  rDev -1.7%

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Schlafly American IPA from The Schlafly Tap Room
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