Schlafly American IPA - The Schlafly Tap Room
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Reviews by kemoarps:
4.19/5 rDev +2.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
For starters, this is an absolutely beautiful beer. A clear dusky amber, with about a finger of off white head. Decent retention, and good lacing.
This is going to be compared to their Tasmanian IPA quite frequently (and for obvious and legit reasons). They are both superb IPAs, but the nose is one arena where I feel the TIPA is superior. Vegetal grassy hops, a decent caramel balance, but it's more about the hops. Smell dry, and almost a little blunted. There's some floral and just something underlying it that is... seedy. Not nutty, seedy. Like when you're carving pumpkins, but if you take away the pumpkin parts of the smell: just seedy and stringy and vegetal.
Luckily, the disappointment of the aroma is the only aspect of this beer that underwhelms. The palate brings forth juicy tropical fruits, a bit of sweet citrus, a nice caramel malt to tie it together. There's almost a spicy characteristic (not hot spicy, but hop spicy) that I really enjoy. Shares a lot in common with it's Tasmanian brethren, and this is undoubtedly a good thing.
Crisp, clear, enjoyable, the bitter from the hops is not overwhelming, but just present enough... This is an eminently drinkable beer. I will miss it greatly when it and then I am gone.
Serving type: bottle
02-15-2014 01:55:44 | More by kemoarps
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