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Schlafly American IPA - The Schlafly Tap Room

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Schlafly American IPASchlafly American IPA

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Ratings: 826
Reviews: 228
rAvg: 4.07
pDev: 11.3%
Wants: 46
Gots: 70 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
The Schlafly Tap Room visit their website
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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4.01/5  rDev -1.5%

Appearance: Pours a clear amber with a very nice head that leaves a shard or two of lace

Smell: Tropical fruit and pine

Taste: A bit of caramel malt, up front, as it lays the backbone for the hops; interesting hop profile that is more tropical fruit than citrus or pine, bringing passion fruit, pineapple and mango along with a hint of onion; the caramel lingers in the finish, as well

Mouthfeel: Medium to full body with moderate carbonation

Overall: This is a crisp and refreshing American IPA

Thanks, fredmugs, for the opportunity to re-visit

brentk56, Feb 01, 2013
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4/5  rDev -1.7%

williamjbauer, May 19, 2013
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4/5  rDev -1.7%

cmwilliq, Apr 04, 2014
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4/5  rDev -1.7%

kazam55, Apr 27, 2014
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4/5  rDev -1.7%

mtparty37, Jan 25, 2012
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4/5  rDev -1.7%

SoCalBeerIdiot, Jul 07, 2013
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4/5  rDev -1.7%

fthegiants, Apr 03, 2014
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4/5  rDev -1.7%

tclipse, Apr 12, 2014
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4/5  rDev -1.7%

bconsidine, Jun 27, 2013
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4/5  rDev -1.7%

BklynTerp, Jun 28, 2014
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4/5  rDev -1.7%

JT99125, Mar 11, 2014
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4/5  rDev -1.7%

leinie13, Jan 10, 2012
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4/5  rDev -1.7%

cwd, Sep 16, 2013
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4/5  rDev -1.7%

dapatte2, Mar 24, 2013
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4/5  rDev -1.7%

Ursch79, Jun 20, 2014
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4/5  rDev -1.7%

gillagorilla, Sep 30, 2013
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4/5  rDev -1.7%

eggboy, Jan 05, 2012
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4/5  rDev -1.7%

LakerLeith, Jun 29, 2014
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4/5  rDev -1.7%

rjp217, Apr 02, 2014
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4/5  rDev -1.7%

Gmartin75, Jul 03, 2014
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4/5  rDev -1.7%

Sazz9, Jul 07, 2012
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4/5  rDev -1.7%

DavidHume, Mar 29, 2014
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4/5  rDev -1.7%

boonejag75, Jun 14, 2013
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4/5  rDev -1.7%

This says Special Release. Hope this is the correct one.
Wow, pours out a nice slightly cloudy burnt orange and amber. One finger of offwhite suds.
Smell is piney and citrusy and invites you to imbibe. Some malts and sugar in the aroma but not the alcohol.
Taste is a bitter grapefruit with blacker hints. There is some sugar and malt here but mostly the bitterness that we all love in IPAs.
Mouthfeel is dry as the desert and you are ready for the next drink very quickly.
Drinkability is very good and the 8% can't be detected until you have had a few.

peabody, Jun 01, 2010
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4/5  rDev -1.7%

CraigTravor, Jun 09, 2014
Schlafly American IPA from The Schlafly Tap Room
91 out of 100 based on 826 ratings.