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Schlafly American IPA - The Schlafly Tap Room

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Ratings: 866
Reviews: 228
rAvg: 4.07
pDev: 11.3%
Wants: 52
Gots: 83 | FT: 1
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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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look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: Poured nice orange-dark yellow, with a thin, off-white head.

S: Slight citrus, sweet malt.

T: I expected more of a hop-bite, but, I found a nice malt backbone, with a fair amount of a hop finish.

M; Lighter body than many IPA's. Clean finish, no real lingering bitterness. Very refreshing.

D: Easy drinker. Myself, not being a hop-head, but, at times, I do "crave" a bit of hops, this one is perfect for me to knock a couple back. Not too much different than their Pale Ale.

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

12oz bottle in Sam Adams glass
bottled on 5/17/2010

A: A very dark copper color with a light tan head that drops pretty quickly to a thin foam and leaves a medium amount of lace.
S: Lots of hops, definitely dry-hopped, there is an amazing amount of tropical fruits (mango and pineapple) along with a little bit of traditional american hops (citrus and pine). No obvious malt or yeast characteristics.
T: Tropical fruits that obviously provide the bitterness combined with caramel malts. There is some sweetness from the caramel malts, but it combines with what seems like a sweetness from the hops, very strange, but good. There is an amazing amount of hops flavor here, something I think is missing with a lot of IPAs. No hint of alcohol.
M: Medium attenuation and a medium amount of carbonation leads to a "creamy" mouthfeel, slightly on the "rich" side. This makes is difficult to drink super fast, which is a good thing since this could be a very dangerous beer given the alcohol level. To be clear, this is not a sipping beer like an RIS, but it is not watery like some over-attenuated IPAs.
D: A great mix of hops and malts, it is like someone dry-hopped the punch bowl. I finish one, and immediately think about opening another one. This might be one of my new favorite beers. It is not cheap (I think a 6 was 10.99), but it is not so expensive that you have to think about it when you pick it up. If this doesn't turn into a regular offering, I am going to be very disappointed. Highly recommended.

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

I love this brew, and had to make it my first review so that I could jump on this beer's bandwagon and get the word out to the rest of you hopheads.

Bottled on Date of 6/27/11 and thoroughly enjoyed roughly two weeks later.

I've had this beer on cask and out of the bottle and each time it is nothing short of amazing.

From the smell to the taste, the first thing that comes to mind is how incredibly GREEN this beer is. Moist, dank, and sticky...if there is a beer out there that more closely represents fresh, green hops, I haven't tried it.

Sadly, this is only a seasonal offering from Schlafly, so as soon as it gets released, jump on a 6-pack or two.

Thank you, Schlafly...I will have another!

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poured into a tulip

A: pours a nice rusty orange color with moderate transparency and a fill fingers worth of thick foamy head formation. carbonation is high and lacing is fantastic

S: nice high hop profile with a strong barley note. subtle hints of tropical fruits (predominately grapefruit with a light touch of apricot) help create and i also pick up on a slight caramel sweetness.

T: caramel sweetness with bitter hops (more on the piney side). still decent amount of fruits (mostly grapefruit and orange peel)... fairly basic with a crisp finish

M: on the lighter side of medium body. leaves a nice bitterness on the palate with some sweetness from the caramel.

O: pretty basic and straight forward, but nicely balanced and well rounded. solid brew.

Schlafly American IPA from The Schlafly Tap Room
91 out of 100 based on 866 ratings.