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Schlafly American IPA - The Schlafly Tap Room

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Ratings: 905
Reviews: 238
rAvg: 4.07
pDev: 11.3%
Wants: 51
Gots: 97 | 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:
Beer added by: Vancer on 09-20-2009

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
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Ratings: 905 | Reviews: 238
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4.28/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Grainy appearance with a lot of carbonation. The aroma is just what you want a American IPA to have, wonderful citrus smell with a bit of piney aroma. Nice taste with a grapefruity and very slight orange, with a good bitter bite at the middle and finish that you want in a good solid IPA. Overall, this was a solid American IPA that I totally stumbled upon and would try again!”

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3.88/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Fairly transparent but with visible floating sediment. Nice well-formed white head. Sparse visible carbonation. Moderate lacing on the glass.

S: It's very catty, with a hint of resin, and some citrus thrown in the mix. It smells very fresh, although it is exactly one month past the date on the bottle. Some alcohol is present in the nose.

T: I get a grapefruit rind right off the bat, then it's followed by a toasted wheat biscuit flavor. It's very bitter. Some alcohol peeps through at times. Catty flavor...

M: Very dry, with lingering bitterness. There is a harshness...a rough edge to the bitterness. It's nothing bad...just something to note.

O: Overall I really enjoyed the beer and I would recommend it. It's very bitter with a good amount of hop character. I think that fans of any style of IPA from any region would enjoy this beer. I know that some IPAs don't really satisfy that "hop fix," but this beer is certain to satisfy any hop cravings.

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look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

has a nice cloudy color to it with alot of carbonation, very little head though, smells good, floral and citrus hops are dominate, tastes good, but is better on tap, but i'm just glad to see it in stores finally. good ipa at a very cheap price, give it a shot if you see it in the midwest

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4.12/5  rDev +1.2%
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.

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look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Opaquely hazy and light orange in color with a small and bubbly white head that reduces down to a thin patchy sheet. Huge aromas of floral and citrus hops, very pleasant to the nose. Nice malted barley smell backing it up.

Big and bitter at first, but then it calms down after a second or too, giving way to flowery hops and a good amount of malted barley. The bitterness up front is that of the citrus and pine variety. Spicy on the tongue from the high alcohol content, but not much of a boozy character for 7.2%. Hidden very well. Its bitterness is nice in that it hits you quick, but then releases for a little, only to come back in the aftertaste. Nice polarity of flavors, especially with the barley used as a balancer. It helps to not let this one get carried away by the hops. Finish is long and delightfully hoppy with a mouthfeel that is crisp and clean. Really, its a very solid beer and peaks my interest to look into more Schlafly selections.

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look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a Samuel Adams perfect pint glass.

A: Crystal clear golden color with some amber notes. Very small head and not a ton of lacing although there is some.

S: Nice full citrus smell of a hop forward IPA. Not a ton of malt which is preferable in my IPAs.

T: Nice flavor, again hop forward, not too bitter. Well balanced IPA.

M: Well carbonated, feel is a touch thin.

O: A nice overall IPA. Easy drinker for sure.

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Schlafly American IPA from The Schlafly Tap Room
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