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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: 836
Reviews: 228
rAvg: 4.07
pDev: 11.3%
Wants: 46
Gots: 76 | 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 +4.4%

hornsup, Mar 01, 2013
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4/5  rDev -1.7%

Christopper, Feb 28, 2013
Photo of ehammond1
4.03/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle (2013)

Thanks for sending this my way, Shagtastic!

Clear dark orange with a nice, stiff, persistent head of eggshell white head. Leaves the glass lined with regular lacing. Very pretty IPA.

Very nice hoppy aroma: bright citrus and some tropical fruit presence. Just a bit of bready sweetness.

Moderately bitter flavor, pushed up against citrus and bitter melon and mango fruit characteristics. Well balanced and very drinkable.

Medium bodied with high carbonation. Crisp and disappearing.

Exceptionally drinkable.

ehammond1, Feb 28, 2013
Photo of tut2528
4.05/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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.

tut2528, Feb 27, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

Davihaw, Feb 26, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

T-Leb, Feb 26, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

ChrisKayler, Feb 26, 2013
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4/5  rDev -1.7%

pointone, Feb 25, 2013
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4/5  rDev -1.7%

bismarksays, Feb 25, 2013
Photo of MRAnderson
4.5/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.5

A: I poured this beer rather aggressively and it still left little head which was surprising to me seeing this brew is under the Imperial area as far as ABV goes. The beer has a very coppery deep dark golden hue to it, and it seems to be hazy as you hold it up o the light but as i pull it away, it appears more clear. This is probably some Hop sentiment in there which is more visible under the light. The beer to me appears to be a double IPA but it is isnt of course..this is a nice looking IPA.

S: Holy Cow this smells so similar to Hop Slam it is scary! I am picking up on Pineapple, mango skin, peach, papaya and a little bit of orange zest..The sweet malts come through and the more i smell this, the more it smells like Hop Slam! Needless to say this beer smells amazing!

T:Lots and lots of hops on the very front end and then all the sudden the sweet malts and delicious tropical fruit undertones take over my palate taking them away to the place they were grown..SO hoppy and soooo sweet with some alcohol on the back end enhancing these amazing flavors. This beer tastes so much like Hop Slam and i am loving every sip of it! Fresh piney mango skin with a tad bit of meat left on it from peeling it! so delicious.

M: Medium mouth feel here nothing really special going on but that doesnt take away from the taste and aroma of this brew.

O: pick this beer up if you see it! its cheaper than Hop Slam and its very comparable! IT is an amazing IPA but it drinks similar to a DIPA, this is a fantastic beer and its one of the best i have had in a long time(since Hop Slam)..

MRAnderson, Feb 25, 2013
4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

MITCHELLMPLS, Feb 24, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

--Dom--, Feb 24, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -14%

Punisher, Feb 23, 2013
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4.34/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Tasted On: 02-23-2013
Freshness: Bottled on 01-29-2013
Packaging: 12 oz. brown bottle, pry-cap
Glassware: Nonic pint
Purchased: 6-pack from Grace's, Nashville

Pours a clear copper beer capped with an off-white head of more than 3 fingers. Lacing and head retention are both very good.

Aromas are big and hoppy, with mainly floral hops plus some citrus. Very pleasing

The taste kind of surprisingly starts with a heavy dose of caramel malts since I didn't really pick them up in the smell, but this is quickly matched by a heavy dose of cirtusy hop bitterness. Very nice balanced, with the scales tipping in favor of the hops. Also has some fruity elements.

Mouthfeel has moderate carbonation and a medium body, with the finish being bitter from the citrus hops.

Overall a delightful IPA from Schlafly. The crafting of the malts and hops make this more than just a one-dimensional hop vehicle.

sommersb, Feb 23, 2013
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3.99/5  rDev -2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Self diagnosed hop head so don't take this to heart if you're not

Appearance is usual light golden hue

Smell is wonderful, very sweet hints if tropical fruits with slight astringency

Taste starts sweet and ends with slight ipa bite, not much bitterness in this one more on the sweet side, could pound a few of these!

Overall great ipa these second schlafly special release I've had, can definetly draw comparisons to the Tasmanian ipa, seek this one out very sessionable brew

Swik, Feb 20, 2013
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5/5  rDev +22.9%

Goat_Warrior, Feb 20, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

DyingBreed, Feb 20, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

Prost76, Feb 19, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

MSandahl23, Feb 19, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

12 oz bottle poured into a pint glass
dated 1-17-2013

A- Pours fairly clear golden orange with a nice two finger of a faded white head.

S- Very middle of the country hop profile. A slight astringency and a load of citrus. Very fruity and somewhat floral.

T- Starts off with a surprisingly low hop bitterness. The hops take over the palate and treat you to very citrusy and herbal flavors. A bit of pineapple, lemon and pine but also a lot of onion and grass. A sweet and subtle malt profile. A nice example of a middle of the country IPA.

M- A low bitterness IPA. Easy drinking.

O- A solid IPA, definetely pick up a sixer. Its not as good as their T-ipa but its as solid as they come.

TwelveOunces, Feb 19, 2013
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4/5  rDev -1.7%

DIPAFAN, Feb 18, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

pooogy, Feb 18, 2013
Photo of JEdmund
4/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

(Bottled 1-17-13)

Clear, bright orange, lots of bubbles streaming away for form a modest head (that does leave some lace).

I can smell the hops before I even put the glass to my nose. But once I do put the glass to my nose, I am surprised by the noticeable pale malt smell. I like it! But the hops are there in abundance. Big, typical American aroma hops. Nothing surprising or necessarily exciting, but it certainly still smells good.

Flavor thankfully has a good malt profile, which adds to the beer’s complexity a bit. Otherwise it’s a pretty straight forward American IPA. Just big citrusy hops with a lingering hob bite. But the malts are for the most party a doughy flavor with just a hint of caramel. Again, I think they add to an otherwise solid but possibly forgettable beer. Body is ample, so no complaints there.

After the Tasmanian IPA, I had my hopes up pretty high to be blown away again. Sadly, I wasn’t. But I will still really enjoy this beer and would gladly have it again in the future.

JEdmund, Feb 17, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

pirmannt1, Feb 16, 2013
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4.16/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottled Feb 5, 2013

The beer appears mostly clear and is golden copper colored. The head is white and measures about a half inch after an aggressive pour. The aroma offers tangerines, nectarines, earthy tones, dank hops. The flavor is certainly hop forward, with a robust malty body in support. Extremely tangy with prominent bitterness throughout. Definitely an agressive beer. Pine resin and orange citrus linger on the palate. Medium bodied with a warming alcohol finish. I enjoyed this one, but not nearly as much as the Tasmanian IPA.

Huhzubendah, Feb 16, 2013
Schlafly American IPA from The Schlafly Tap Room
91 out of 100 based on 836 ratings.