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Schlafly American IPA - The Schlafly Tap Room

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Schlafly American IPASchlafly American IPA

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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

777 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 777
Reviews: 225
rAvg: 4.08
pDev: 11.03%
Wants: 44
Gots: 56 | 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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beckrich22


1/5  rDev -75.5%

06-06-2012 01:34:03 | More by beckrich22
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durlta

Iowa

1/5  rDev -75.5%

07-22-2012 23:29:26 | More by durlta
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pops28078

North Carolina

2.05/5  rDev -49.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Used tulip glass. Pours light amber on the orange side. One finger off-white head. Head disappeared within one minute. Very little lacing.

Aroma is citrus mainly oranges. Also much floral tones hit my nose. Almost like perfume.

First taste is sweet along with its sweet aroma. Light body and not complex. Finishes with a little bitterness.

Overall, too floral for me. It seems sweeter due to floral aroma and it is sweet to begin with. At 7.2 ABV I didn't detect the alcohol. Not my taste in IPA's so I'll pass on future purchase.

Serving type: bottle

07-19-2012 12:42:16 | More by pops28078
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huskermike12

Iowa

2.5/5  rDev -38.7%

03-31-2013 15:12:48 | More by huskermike12
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aleckpa

North Carolina

2.5/5  rDev -38.7%

03-09-2013 01:49:40 | More by aleckpa
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Kpitevl

Missouri

2.5/5  rDev -38.7%

08-20-2012 04:00:11 | More by Kpitevl
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KDizz

New Jersey

2.75/5  rDev -32.6%

03-10-2014 02:00:41 | More by KDizz
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Blaze5445

Pennsylvania

2.75/5  rDev -32.6%

03-29-2013 23:44:17 | More by Blaze5445
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TheBeerAlmanac

Kentucky

2.75/5  rDev -32.6%

04-29-2013 00:10:42 | More by TheBeerAlmanac
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jenray

Texas

2.75/5  rDev -32.6%

05-14-2013 00:03:18 | More by jenray
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kdog630

Illinois

2.88/5  rDev -29.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

I was hoping that A-B was not indicative of the type of beers coming out of St.L. Unfortunately, there seem to be a number of flavorless beers there. Schlafley's IPA is a case in point.

Poured to a nice light copper color with a decent head that left a healthy lace.

However, this is supposed to be an IPA, but there was no hop aroma to speak of. Just a faintly sweet malt and that was it.

The first taste did nothing to lift my expectations. Very mild, no bitterness and a weak finish. Mouthfeel was fine. The carbonation was where it should be, but with a lack of flavor, there really wasn't much left to say.

I had this in a bottle a year ago and was unimpressed. Saw it on tap and thought I would give it a second chance. Not again. If a friend brings some over, maybe. But I won't be getting my own in the future.

Serving type: on-tap

01-16-2006 19:27:19 | More by kdog630
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deadonhisfeet

Kentucky

2.93/5  rDev -28.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.5

Bottle dated 1/17/2013 poured into a DFH glass. Nice pale amber color and 2 fingers of tight head. The nose is very punchy and fresh. Strong pine and floral tones with just a hint of grapefruit.

The feel is good and firm, but the flavor seems off. The biting hoppy notes come in quickly and join with the nice bready malt to give you marmalade-like fruitiness. At mid-palate, a big, grassy, herbal, onion-like, vegetative flavor comes in and dominates everything until it reaches the back of the palate. The finish is a relief after this. That strong oniony flavor is very unpleasant on my palate.

Wow, I've had this beer before and I swear something is NOT right here. If that strange flavor is a hop, I'd like to know what hop it is so I can avoid it in the future. I have to give this one poor marks, but I'll try another batch sometime and see if I just got an odd bottle.

Serving type: bottle

02-08-2013 09:44:18 | More by deadonhisfeet
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theruckus33

Missouri

2.95/5  rDev -27.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 3

Poured into glass from bottle. Bottling date was 1/17/2013 - I am getting a super fresh beer to enjoy here.

A: Pours a fluffy white head, billowy, but recedes after a minute and leaves a thin sudzy head. Golden brown body with solid clarity. Some lacing on the glass.

S: Grapefruit, tangerines, bready malts scents on the back end.

T: Grapefruit, tangerine, and believe it or not wild chive, i mean a really funky Finish, not sure what is giving it that.

M: Not bad, but nothing that impresses, wish it was a little slicker on the mouth.

O: Hmm, I was really excited about trying this beer. I even when out of my way to get a couple all that to say, I am disappointed. Underwhelming, and hard to get over the weird aftertaste.

Serving type: bottle

01-20-2013 04:38:55 | More by theruckus33
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Dogbrick

Ohio

2.95/5  rDev -27.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Sample at the brewpub. This beer is a pale yellow-orange color with a medium thin off-white head that diminishes steadily. Thin rings of lacing on the glass. Aroma of sweet malt and lightly floral hops. Medium-bodied with a borderlne cloying sweetness. Lots of malt and caramel flavor with a lesser degree of citrus hops to balance. The finish remains sweet and malty with a grainy aftertaste. Overall this beer is average at best, and didn't really work for me.

Serving type: on-tap

11-24-2008 18:22:52 | More by Dogbrick
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HamdenHector

Connecticut

2.99/5  rDev -26.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

A: hazy, burnt orange; 1 finger head that receded over a couple minutes; minimal lacing;

S: distinct peach - unexpected and intriguing;

T: a bit of peach upfront; some pineapple crept in that lasted through the middle; the finish is red grapefruit; almost no bitterness;

M: seems a little syrupy, but that might be in my head from the peach nose; carbonation is a little light;

O: interesting and different; refreshing in a way I don't expect from an IPA; my scores are low because this didn't seem to fit the IPA category; as a fruit beer, this was nice; other reviews are quite different than mine, so I might have gotten an off bottle;

Serving type: bottle

06-08-2014 14:57:51 | More by HamdenHector
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MarvinTheMarzen

Iowa

3/5  rDev -26.5%

10-01-2012 02:33:24 | More by MarvinTheMarzen
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MCDub

North Carolina

3/5  rDev -26.5%

05-10-2013 14:53:51 | More by MCDub
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ygtbsm94

Virginia

3/5  rDev -26.5%

03-28-2014 15:50:33 | More by ygtbsm94
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4amepiphany

Illinois

3/5  rDev -26.5%

11-10-2013 08:57:50 | More by 4amepiphany
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visualmartyr

Indiana

3/5  rDev -26.5%

04-27-2014 13:59:00 | More by visualmartyr
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antoines15

California

3/5  rDev -26.5%

05-06-2012 18:08:57 | More by antoines15
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ScienceGuy

Vermont

3/5  rDev -26.5%

10-30-2012 18:23:56 | More by ScienceGuy
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rflips86

California

3/5  rDev -26.5%

03-23-2014 21:20:38 | More by rflips86
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mikeherrera

Indiana

3/5  rDev -26.5%

04-11-2014 19:57:08 | More by mikeherrera
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wvsabbath

West Virginia

3.05/5  rDev -25.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Serving Type - Can

Appearance - Golden tan/ burnt orange with a nice 1 inch creamy head, lots of lacing.

Smell - Fruity hops, some sweet caramel malts, not a lot of aroma, or anything else.

Taste - First sip, much like the smell, is weak and mild. Light watery hops mixed with a little sweet malt. Some lemon and pine comes out. Really not much else to say.

Mouthfeel - Its light, watered hops hit the tongue along with some sweet malts. Palate gets about the same, with a little lemon flavor. Aftertaste is very weak and watery.

Overall - Very light, basic ipa. Nothing special, nothing stands out about it. Would be a great beer to hand a bud drinker but nothing a ipa fan needs to try.

Serving type: can

07-27-2013 01:48:55 | More by wvsabbath
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Schlafly American IPA from The Schlafly Tap Room
91 out of 100 based on 777 ratings.