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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: 827
Reviews: 228
rAvg: 4.07
pDev: 11.3%
Wants: 45
Gots: 70 | 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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4/5  rDev -1.7%

DukeX13, Feb 08, 2013
Photo of deadonhisfeet
2.93/5  rDev -28%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.5

Bottle dated 1/17/2013 poured into a DFH glass. Nice pale amber color and 2 fingers of tight head. The nose is very punchy and fresh. Strong pine and floral tones with just a hint of grapefruit.

The feel is good and firm, but the flavor seems off. The biting hoppy notes come in quickly and join with the nice bready malt to give you marmalade-like fruitiness. At mid-palate, a big, grassy, herbal, onion-like, vegetative flavor comes in and dominates everything until it reaches the back of the palate. The finish is a relief after this. That strong oniony flavor is very unpleasant on my palate.

Wow, I've had this beer before and I swear something is NOT right here. If that strange flavor is a hop, I'd like to know what hop it is so I can avoid it in the future. I have to give this one poor marks, but I'll try another batch sometime and see if I just got an odd bottle.

deadonhisfeet, Feb 08, 2013
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4/5  rDev -1.7%

stafford2, Feb 08, 2013
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4/5  rDev -1.7%

Rhettroactive, Feb 07, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

Eriktheipaman, Feb 06, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

st9647v3, Feb 06, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

tobelerone, Feb 04, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

Eaglefan344, Feb 02, 2013
Photo of WillCarrera
4.18/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

12 oz bottle, bottled on 1/17/13, poured into a pint glass.

A- Pours a slightly hazy golden amber color, topped with a finger of white head, leaves spotty lacing.

S- Very fruity, both tropical and citric, with some really nice herbal, dank hoppy aromas.

T- Nice mango and orange fruitiness, has some earthy hops and pine towards the finish. Mild caramel malt.

M- Medium-bodied, smooth feel with some resiny slickness and a dry finish.

O- A highly drinkable and tasty IPA, after the revelation that was their TIPA this seems a bit less interesting, but I'll still pick up a six-pack of this again without hesitation.

WillCarrera, Feb 02, 2013
Photo of brentk56
4.01/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Pours a clear amber with a very nice head that leaves a shard or two of lace

Smell: Tropical fruit and pine

Taste: A bit of caramel malt, up front, as it lays the backbone for the hops; interesting hop profile that is more tropical fruit than citrus or pine, bringing passion fruit, pineapple and mango along with a hint of onion; the caramel lingers in the finish, as well

Mouthfeel: Medium to full body with moderate carbonation

Overall: This is a crisp and refreshing American IPA

Thanks, fredmugs, for the opportunity to re-visit

brentk56, Feb 01, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -20.1%

Whiskeydeez, Jan 28, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

jimmyr78, Jan 27, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

jmccullough108, Jan 26, 2013
Photo of RickS95
4.16/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Golden copper pour with bubbles galore. The head is a finger and a half thick, but the bubbles never stop rising from the bottom, making the beer look hazier than it really is. Good retention on the craterous head. Thick, sticky, crazy lace.

Very bready nose, with high pine scent and to a lesser degree, some citrus.

All malt on the front end and all pine on the back end. Simple, but good.

Fairly smooth and creamy for an IPA. Gentle sweetness early on that's somewhat trampled on by the malt with a bitter, oily finish. The hop oil coats your tongue and the faint citrus leaves a slight tartness. Despite moderate alcohol and high hops, it's very easy to drink and goes down smooth.

Another home run from Schlafly, one of my favorite brewers because just about everything is top notch at an affordable price. Only have a single, would like more of these.

RickS95, Jan 25, 2013
Photo of theruckus33
2.95/5  rDev -27.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 3

Poured into glass from bottle. Bottling date was 1/17/2013 - I am getting a super fresh beer to enjoy here.

A: Pours a fluffy white head, billowy, but recedes after a minute and leaves a thin sudzy head. Golden brown body with solid clarity. Some lacing on the glass.

S: Grapefruit, tangerines, bready malts scents on the back end.

T: Grapefruit, tangerine, and believe it or not wild chive, i mean a really funky Finish, not sure what is giving it that.

M: Not bad, but nothing that impresses, wish it was a little slicker on the mouth.

O: Hmm, I was really excited about trying this beer. I even when out of my way to get a couple all that to say, I am disappointed. Underwhelming, and hard to get over the weird aftertaste.

theruckus33, Jan 20, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

jadeal, Jan 20, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

FTowne, Jan 19, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

Stoshua, Jan 16, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

spycow, Jan 13, 2013
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4/5  rDev -1.7%

Archimedes, Jan 11, 2013
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4/5  rDev -1.7%

deweese, Jan 06, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

TheArmadillo, Jan 05, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -20.1%

DooshBagalow, Jan 02, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

evilcatfish, Jan 02, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

sendbeer, Dec 15, 2012
Schlafly American IPA from The Schlafly Tap Room
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