Schlafly American IPA - The Schlafly Tap Room

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Ratings: 856
Reviews: 228
rAvg: 4.07
pDev: 11.3%
Wants: 52
Gots: 78 | 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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Photo of Fweezle
4.95/5  rDev +21.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Sampled at the Good Pie, St. Louis MO.
What a delicious suprise. An IPA unlike any I've ever had before. The hop profile is suprisingly unique...
A: Beautiful golden hue typical of an IPA
S: So pungent and delicious, typical citrusy hops, touches of pine, caramel, and mint.
T: This is where the beer shines. Great malt backbone, but the hops are unbelieveable. Minty, piney, bubblegum, fresh squeezed citrus, and a hand full of other flavors I can't quite put my finger on.
M: Typical of an IPA, wish it was just a touch more "creamy" to match that hop profile.
D: Off the charts...I could sip on this all night long.

Home Run for Schlafly. I wish this was in bottles so others across the country could get a taste of this. Well done.

Photo of tlbarsh
4.93/5  rDev +21.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Bottled on 7-5-2011, in my opinion the best batch of the year.

A: Nice golden amber color. Half an inch of white head with good lacing.

S: Citrus (grapefruit), pine, sweet malt.

T: Wonderful grapefruit taste and nice bitterness from the hops. Finishes with a smooth sweet malt backbone.

M: Medium body coats the mouth and bitterness lingers.

O: One of my favorite Schlafly releases and by far my favorite of this style. Wonderful beer.

Photo of cosmonick
4.8/5  rDev +17.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Served from a 12oz bottle in a snifter

Appearance: Cloudy, dark golden with an orange hue and a frothy white head.

Aroma: Very nice sour citrus tones with lemon and orange peel.

Taste: Loads of citrus flavors with a strong dry grapefruit taste. I pick up a light alcohol flavor with some yeast esters in the middle and a medium hop bite in the finish.

Mouthfeel: Medium creamy body, with light carbonation.

Overall: This is a great single IPA. While having enough aroma and taste to keep me interested, it is simple to enough to remain very very drinkable.

Photo of OzarkElmo
4.8/5  rDev +17.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Bottled on 06/29/2010. Poured into tulip. Deep, mostly clear amber with moderate beige head. Good lacing throughout. Quite hoppy on the nose - great aroma! As advertised the dry hops are met with some malt on the palate and through finish. A very well-balanced offering - and I am going out on a limb here and will call this awesome! Hope Schlafly makes this a year-round offering. SALUDE to the KINGS OF ST. LOUIS!

Photo of RGroth64
4.78/5  rDev +17.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Very nice citrus and floral up front.

Cloudy appearance (Cask probably added to this)

Drinkable for such a cloudy hoppy beer.

Nice lingering aftertaste.

I thought it was overall very complex yet easy to drink. I could easily get a six pack down but at 7 - 7.5% it would pack a whollop. Really hope to see this as at least a seasonal offering from Schlafly.

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Schlafly American IPA from The Schlafly Tap Room
91 out of 100 based on 856 ratings.