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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

771 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 771
Reviews: 225
rAvg: 4.08
pDev: 11.27%
Wants: 43
Gots: 52 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
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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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gniv

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4/5  rDev -2%

07-22-2012 19:16:55 | More by gniv
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07-21-2012 22:22:17 | More by Cobrakaikid
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muddyh2oblues

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4/5  rDev -2%

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

4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

07-18-2012 14:12:04 | More by AndrewMichael
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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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07-09-2012 14:17:31 | More by Brewsed
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Virginia

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07-08-2012 12:54:00 | More by williahd
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07-06-2012 23:39:32 | More by mrsp1107
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shand

Florida

4.23/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a shaped pint.

This beer is a slightly hazy copper color with two fingers of head. Bright citrus hops over a mild caramel malt base greet me on the nose. The taste is excellent, this beer packs in plenty of flavor, keeping things interesting without being all that bitter. Citrus and grapefruit are on the forefront at first, and then caramel malts come in as the hops take a bit of a turn to the earthy and piney. Well composed and delicious. The mouthfeel is on the light side of medium, and moderately carbonated. The drinkability is good. It's a very good beer for sure. It won't take your breath away, but it's absolutely a high-quality beer.

Serving type: bottle

07-06-2012 01:17:50 | More by shand
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Illinois

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DefenCorps

Oregon

4.25/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Single from The Village Pump. Bottled on 7th May 2012, which makes this a week shy of two months old.

Crystal clear golden amber with a dense, off-white head with excellent retention and little lacing, this beer is quite attractive. A steady stream of carbonation rises from the base of my Fat Tire goblet too. The nose is pretty solid. Bright, pungent hops with citrus (navel oranges), a little bit of pine and a very nice perfume-y aroma too. Tropical fruits (yum). Mildly floral with a light malt character (honey and toast) with minimal caramel, this is very good. A little bit of alcohol is noticeable, but it doesn't detract.

The palate opens pungent, punchy and hoppy, with a resiny orange peel bitterness, tropical fruits (ripe papaya, mango-ish) a mild pine character, a complex floral flavor (I think I can pick out rose and jasmine?), this is one hoppy beast. The malt character is light, with a mild honey malt flavor (in some ways, Hopslam-lite), no real caramel, a little base malt. Resiny and bitter on the finish in rather exquisite balance with a wonderful, lingering hop flavor. Citrus, citrus peel, grapefruit zest and perfumey hops - wonderful. Medium-light in body, highly carbonated and with a resiny finish, this beer is really nice on the palate. While the carbonation is a little high for my palate, the finish is pretty close to perfect to my palate. Very impressive, and highly recommended, especially if you're a fan of Sculpin (old) and the like.

Serving type: bottle

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Schlafly American IPA from The Schlafly Tap Room
91 out of 100 based on 771 ratings.