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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: 771
Reviews: 225
rAvg: 4.08
pDev: 11.27%
Wants: 43
Gots: 52 | 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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4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

02-26-2013 22:57:59 | More by Davihaw
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4/5  rDev -2%

06-21-2012 02:31:15 | More by gutbuster
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4.2/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: pours a very pretty, dark golden copper color with a full finger off white head and super thick lacing caked on the glass

S: mmm...hops! this IPA doesn't pull any punches. it comes at you with a fist full of hops and smacks your in the face. yes, there is a nice malt presence as well but the hops are the main attraction here and I like that!

T: oh so bitter. dry and bitter. with a nice citrus, grapefruit and piney hop taste. the malts are a nice compliment to the hops

M: dry, bitter with a nice medium carbonation and good, oily mouthfeel

D: at the high 8% abv I found it to be very drinkable. put down several and enjoyed each one more and more

Honestly, I found this to be more like a DIPA with the serious hop kick but easy to drink several. Also, found the price to be more than reasonable at $7.99.

Serving type: bottle

06-17-2010 20:02:10 | More by CosmoHopHead
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3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

09-13-2012 14:58:32 | More by jtd335
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4/5  rDev -2%

07-02-2014 21:24:51 | More by dleiner
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4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

06-20-2014 18:26:42 | More by Tanger112
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4.01/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

The old review machine is chugging along - 2x the reviews in one night!

Schlafly American IPA; 12 oz bottle; bottled on 3/4/13; poured in to my new Firestone Walker Barrelworks Teku

A - Nice amber color on the pour, cloudy with sediment. Unfiltered, so not anything unexpected. Two finger head with nice retention and lacing upon receding.

S - Hops, hops and hops. Is this an American IPA - oh yes it is. Piney dank resinous hops on the nose - there is no way to avoid it. Simcoe is very evident: read - cat piss (I don't mind).

T - A bruiser, if you don't like the bitter assault of piney, dankey, resinous american hops - this beer is not for you. The finish has a nice little sweet malt backbone to complement the strong hop front.

M - Puckering, abrasive, astringent. I tend to like these things and will come back again and again...and again.

O - A well made strong, assertive IPA. A unique take on its own that is not West Coast, not East Coast - just American.

Serving type: bottle

04-17-2013 05:23:51 | More by nesarebad
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06-01-2012 00:36:21 | More by vitters03
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4/5  rDev -2%

11-19-2013 23:25:11 | More by brewskis4drewski
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4.28/5  rDev +4.9%
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!”

Serving type: bottle

04-08-2014 20:49:06 | More by greyghost86
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4.43/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours green & gold from the bottle and produces a full two inches od susy off-white head in my goblet. After 10 minutes the head fades to bubbly swirls and lacing on the glass. Aroma of tropical fruits: pineapple and guava, with apricot, grapefruit, and lemonpeel. Leather and grass.

Taste is powerfully of guava and pineapple, then citrus and pine, finishing with herbal grassy astringency. Ends with hints of candied lemonpeel. Very nice. Medium bodied.

While you are waiting for Zombie Dust to miraculously appear, drink this AIPA. It's very similar, with slightly less body.

I am not a Schlafly fan and tried this beer under much pressure. I am hereby publicly apologizing to Schlafly and its fans for being so rough on the brewery in past reviews. It must be tough to grow up in AB's shadow. Thank you for this beer.

Serving type: bottle

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3.5/5  rDev -14.2%

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New Jersey

3.95/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured into a Sam Adams perfect pint glass.

Appearance: Deep golden orange with a one finger off white head that quickly recedes to a lacing.

Smell: Nice and fruity, a little sharp on the malt side. A little on the sweet side.

Taste: Sweetness hits me first then some citrus and a strong malt backbone. Much different from the normal IPAs hitting the market now and it is very enjoyable.

Mouthfeel: A little too full bodied for the style, then again the abv is bordering on DIPA status here, this is one of those inbetween beers.

Overall: Nice and different from the more mainstream hyped up IPAs out there. I would not make it a regular (partially due to the price).

Serving type: bottle

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3.9/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

This one has been sitting around for awhile. I hope that doesn't affect the taste.

Appearance - Fairly clear. Golden-orange in color. Short lived one finger white head. Little bit of lacing here and there.

Aroma - Citrusy, floral and piney hops. Mostly orange and grapefruit followed by some biscuity malted barley.

Taste - Starts with a citrusy sweetness before giving way to citrus and piney bitterness. Dry biscuity malt comes in before finishing slightly bitter and dry again.

Mouthfeel - Smooth, very drinkable. Lighter side of a medium body. Little high on the carbonation but it works here. Very balanced with the malts and the bitterness from the hops.. Pretty well done beer. I think it would benefit from being a little more fresh though.

Serving type: bottle

04-30-2012 23:34:28 | More by nimrod979
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3/5  rDev -26.5%

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New York

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11-17-2011 00:02:08 | More by sobeleg
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3.88/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 3.75

A - Poured a light honey color. Crystal clear and 1 finger off slightly offwhite head. Excellent retention.

S - A very sweet floral smelling beer. Thre are hints of citrus in the background. Definately pick up some lemon smells. Not much maltiness to this beer. Its all hops!

T -Just like it smells. Very floral on the front with some pineyness to it. There are hints of citrus as well.

M - This is a great thick beer. One of the highest ratings I have given on Mouthfeel. It has a lot of body to it. You know you are drinking a big beer!

O - A very good IPA. Definately one for hop heads. I would have liked to see it a little more balanced with more malt presence. Still a great beer and one I will be picking up again

Serving type: bottle

05-07-2013 18:01:26 | More by Goosehunter75
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3.65/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Sampled this one at the Cod & Cask Festival at the Taproom - Drawn from the cask a medium yellow color and almost no head`to speak of ... only spotty lacing in the standard pint glass. Nose is slightly subdued, but there is a pleasant aroma of fresh hops going on here. Dry hopped? Otherwise, carameled malts, and citrus. Palate is similar to what the nose gives away ... a relatively tame IPA, at first blush, but leaves a very nice fresh hop character in the mouth. Definitely no hop-bomb, but very subtle and well-crafted. Mouthfeel is medium and the cask beer is served warmer ... 55 degrees or so ... leaving a smooth, floral and citrus finish. Juicy. I like this beer and it is only my second cask-conditioned ale experience. I'm definitely a fan and would come back for this one again. Enough hop character to satisfy without being harsh in any way ... very smooth and tempting with the fresh hop flavors and nose. Well done, I thought.

Serving type: cask

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Schlafly American IPA from The Schlafly Tap Room
91 out of 100 based on 771 ratings.