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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: 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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4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

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4/5  rDev -1.7%

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4.75/5  rDev +16.7%

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3.88/5  rDev -4.7%
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

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4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

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2.75/5  rDev -32.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

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4.75/5  rDev +16.7%

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3.79/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Enjoyed this 12oz bottle out of craft beer glass.

A: Pours a clear orangish hue with a big, white, frothy head that slowly dissipates down the side of the glass leaving a nice trail and ending in a frothy lace.

S: Hops, citrus, malt and pine aroma.

T: Similar to the smell and good mix of bitter hops and sweet malt with a solid citrus and pine background.

M: Medium body and medium carbonation

O: Decent I PA – Good balance between the hops and malt.

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4/5  rDev -1.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -14%

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4.75/5  rDev +16.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

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4/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Fresh bottle from Capone's. Golden bodied with lots of foamy white head. Strong citrus orange aroma. A high yet not overwhelming delivery of bitterness. Very tasty and drinkable orange with some tangerine, mint, pine. Medium mouthful. Somewhat palate erasing.

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4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

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4.02/5  rDev -1.2%
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.

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4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

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4.39/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

12oz bottle poured into a Dogfish shaped pint glass.

Golden amber with 3 fingers of white head. Excellent retention leaving behind thick ringlets of lacing. Low-moderate carbonation. Slightly hazy with active yeast sediment floating around.

Papaya, pineapple, mango, candied orange and pine.

Papaya, mango, candied orange and drops of pineapple juice. Bready malts with notes of honey and pale candy sugars. Finishes with red grapefruit, tangerine, lemon zest and pine needles with just a hint of onion.

Medium bodied, oily, crisp, bitter and dry.

Tropical fruits, citrus fruits and resinous pine backed by bready malts and candy sugars. Nicely balanced while keeping some residual bitterness. This IPA has it going on!

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