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Schlafly American IPA - The Schlafly Tap Room

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Schlafly American IPASchlafly American IPA

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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

784 Ratings
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Ratings: 784
Reviews: 225
rAvg: 4.08
pDev: 11.03%
Wants: 44
Gots: 59 | FT: 1
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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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Michigan

4.75/5  rDev +16.4%

08-07-2012 21:24:41 | More by mgroothuis
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bdn72

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

08-06-2012 16:34:21 | More by bdn72
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DonDeDieulicious

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

08-04-2012 15:55:03 | More by DonDeDieulicious
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Jsmitty1967

Kentucky

4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

08-03-2012 22:49:30 | More by Jsmitty1967
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metter98

New York

4.2/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: The beer is slightly hazy yellowish amber in color and has a light to moderate amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a half finger high off white head that died down, leaving a collar around the edge and lacing on the surface and down the sides of the glass.
S: There are moderately strong aromas of citrus and passionfruit in the nose.
T: Like the smell, the hops are very pronounced in the taste and contribute flavors of citrus along with a moderate to strong amount of bitterness.
M: It feels medium-bodied and very crisp on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation. The hop presence is strong enough so that the aftertaste makes your mouth feel dry.
O: This is a great beer if you really enjoy hops and bitterness in your IPAs.

Serving type: bottle

08-02-2012 22:49:58 | More by metter98
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3Hops

Minnesota

3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

08-02-2012 20:43:50 | More by 3Hops
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suspect

New York

4.03/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a Samuel Adams perfect pint glass.

A: Crystal clear golden color with some amber notes. Very small head and not a ton of lacing although there is some.

S: Nice full citrus smell of a hop forward IPA. Not a ton of malt which is preferable in my IPAs.

T: Nice flavor, again hop forward, not too bitter. Well balanced IPA.

M: Well carbonated, feel is a touch thin.

O: A nice overall IPA. Easy drinker for sure.

Serving type: bottle

07-31-2012 22:12:57 | More by suspect
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Exiled

Texas

4/5  rDev -2%

07-28-2012 22:48:37 | More by Exiled
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sansho

California

4/5  rDev -2%

07-25-2012 22:50:53 | More by sansho
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dking1525

California

4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

07-25-2012 18:18:59 | More by dking1525
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Reed

Kansas

4/5  rDev -2%

07-25-2012 05:26:24 | More by Reed
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aasher

Indiana

4.15/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

I didn't like this beer at all last year but loved it on draft a couple weeks ago. This review is of a bottle dated 5/1/12. Schlafly American IPA pours a light bodied bright tangerine orange in color with a one finger soapy head. The nose is bright and citrusy. There is a lot of citrus hop character, namely orange and lemongrass. I love the grassiness. It features a lighter malt bill and drinks light in body with a refreshing kick of tangerine. The flavor is pretty unique and definitely welcome. It's extremely light and sessionable. I can't believe this is 7.2%. This is a great seasonal IPA. If only Schlafly made it year round. This beer is definitely worth trying.

Serving type: bottle

07-25-2012 03:24:11 | More by aasher
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durlta

Iowa

1/5  rDev -75.5%

07-22-2012 23:29:26 | More by durlta
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gniv

New York

4/5  rDev -2%

07-22-2012 19:16:55 | More by gniv
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Cobrakaikid

Missouri

4.75/5  rDev +16.4%

07-21-2012 22:22:17 | More by Cobrakaikid
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muddyh2oblues

Illinois

4/5  rDev -2%

07-21-2012 18:42:15 | More by muddyh2oblues
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Gehrig13

New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

07-21-2012 01:59:09 | More by Gehrig13
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pops28078

North Carolina

2.05/5  rDev -49.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Used tulip glass. Pours light amber on the orange side. One finger off-white head. Head disappeared within one minute. Very little lacing.

Aroma is citrus mainly oranges. Also much floral tones hit my nose. Almost like perfume.

First taste is sweet along with its sweet aroma. Light body and not complex. Finishes with a little bitterness.

Overall, too floral for me. It seems sweeter due to floral aroma and it is sweet to begin with. At 7.2 ABV I didn't detect the alcohol. Not my taste in IPA's so I'll pass on future purchase.

Serving type: bottle

07-19-2012 12:42:16 | More by pops28078
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AndrewMichael

Virginia

4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

07-18-2012 14:12:04 | More by AndrewMichael
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Poucher86

Maryland

4.75/5  rDev +16.4%

07-18-2012 03:51:45 | More by Poucher86
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3.25/5  rDev -20.3%

07-18-2012 03:39:22 | More by Jeffy5050
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New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

07-18-2012 01:15:21 | More by ShemRahBoo
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Kansas

4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

07-14-2012 17:14:42 | More by 59rockabilly
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Texas

4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

07-11-2012 18:49:18 | More by dumptruck81
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North Carolina

4/5  rDev -2%

07-09-2012 14:17:31 | More by Brewsed
Schlafly American IPA from The Schlafly Tap Room
91 out of 100 based on 784 ratings.