Schlafly American IPA - The Schlafly Tap Room
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Reviews by jkrich:
4.1/5 rDev 0%
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.
Serving type: bottle
05-19-2012 22:52:46 | More by jkrich
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4.15/5 rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
Received as an extra in a trade and poured into my Duvel tulip. Bottle date of 1/25/14
A - Pours a nice crystal clear copper hue with a good one finger white head that fades to a nice thin blanket. Not any side lacing.
S - Aromas of nice grapefruit and pine. Light mango, flashes of kiwi (which is neat). Very mild malts.
T - Taste is similar to the nose though far more restrained. The tropical notes are there just much subdued. Faint mango/pineapple, pine and grapefruit bitterness. Malty sweetness balances it out, lends to an almost melon thing going on. Not too bitter on the finish.
M - Mouthfeel is very, very nicely carbonated, incredibly incredibly drinkable. Great.
O - Overall, a very solid IPA. Glad I got to try it fresh and enjoy what the brewers were going for.
Serving type: bottle
02-24-2014 01:17:07 | More by rudzud
Schlafly American IPA from The Schlafly Tap Room
91 out of 100 based on 634 ratings.