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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

827 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 827
Reviews: 228
rAvg: 4.07
pDev: 11.3%
Wants: 45
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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1/5  rDev -75.4%

beckrich22, Jun 06, 2012
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1/5  rDev -75.4%

durlta, Jul 23, 2012
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2/5  rDev -50.9%

TheBigBoy, Aug 30, 2014
Photo of pops28078
2.05/5  rDev -49.6%
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.

pops28078, Jul 19, 2012
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2.5/5  rDev -38.6%

huskermike12, Mar 31, 2013
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2.5/5  rDev -38.6%

aleckpa, Mar 09, 2013
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2.5/5  rDev -38.6%

Kpitevl, Aug 20, 2012
Photo of KDizz
2.75/5  rDev -32.4%

KDizz, Mar 10, 2014
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2.75/5  rDev -32.4%

Blaze5445, Mar 29, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev -32.4%

TheBeerAlmanac, Apr 29, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev -32.4%

jenray, May 14, 2013
Photo of kdog630
2.88/5  rDev -29.2%
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.

kdog630, Jan 16, 2006
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2.93/5  rDev -28%
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.

deadonhisfeet, Feb 08, 2013
Photo of theruckus33
2.95/5  rDev -27.5%
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.

theruckus33, Jan 20, 2013
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2.95/5  rDev -27.5%
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.

Dogbrick, Nov 24, 2008
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2.99/5  rDev -26.5%
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;

HamdenHector, Jun 08, 2014
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3/5  rDev -26.3%

MarvinTheMarzen, Oct 01, 2012
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3/5  rDev -26.3%

MCDub, May 10, 2013
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3/5  rDev -26.3%

ygtbsm94, Mar 28, 2014
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3/5  rDev -26.3%

cardinals22, Aug 11, 2014
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3/5  rDev -26.3%

4amepiphany, Nov 10, 2013
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3/5  rDev -26.3%

visualmartyr, Apr 27, 2014
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3/5  rDev -26.3%

antoines15, May 06, 2012
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3/5  rDev -26.3%

ScienceGuy, Oct 30, 2012
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3/5  rDev -26.3%

rflips86, Mar 23, 2014
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Schlafly American IPA from The Schlafly Tap Room
91 out of 100 based on 827 ratings.