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Schlafly Hop Harvest Ale - The Schlafly Tap Room

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Schlafly Hop Harvest Ale
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BA SCORE
87
very good

44 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 44
Reviews: 21
rAvg: 3.87
pDev: 12.92%
Wants: 0
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
The Schlafly Tap Room visit their website
Missouri, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  6.70% ABV

Availability: Fall

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: maxpower on 12-31-2002)
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4/5  rDev +3.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

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3.25/5  rDev -16%

Schlafly33, Jan 09, 2014
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davet100, Dec 31, 2013
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4/5  rDev +3.4%

redfox405, Dec 29, 2013
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Photo of barczar
3.78/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours a brilliant deep golden with a frothy cream head that lingers.

Muted citrus, resin, fresh cut grass, and onion form the aroma. Pine and catty hops add complexity.

Caramel malt, with a hint of sweetness, forms the subtle backbone, supporting minty, oniony, catty hops, with a lightly bitter, resiny finish. Grapefruit pith underlies the body. There's a bit of lemon present.

Body is on the light side, with moderate carbonation and a crisp finish. The alcohol is well hidden.

Onion overwhelms the aroma, but a well constructed beer. Not overly bitter, which works for me. Decent complexity.

barczar, Nov 25, 2013
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4/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Taking full advantage of the recent harvest season, Schlafly doesn't wait on the hops to be prepped for long-term storage. They get them fresh-plucked from the field and enshrine them in all their fresh glory in their Hop Harvest Ale!

Pouring a deep golden and light amber hue, the beer carries the signature dry-hopped haze and floats a creamy blanket of foam. Strongly withstanding, the beer continues to impress with breaking rings of lace.

Its bright aromas captivate the nose with its bright citrusy tone. Grapefruit and orange are obvious. But a deeper sniff reveals more tropical and earthy tones- mangoes, apricots, pineapples all bleed into a grassy, herbal and chivy note. All of that dances on a floor of light caramel and light bread crust.

To taste, its sweeter influences take hold early. its medium malty sweetness is lightly of honey, caramel and toasted bread. As the hoppy flavor force a balance in the middle, it does so with acidic fruit noted of pink grapefruit, freshly zested oranges, the pulp of tropical fruits and its juicy grassiness. Trailing with fading sweetness and ripening bitterness, the beer finishes with that grassy-turn-piney taste that cripsens up its finish nicely.

Medium on the palate, the beer's early malt sweetness and grain starchiness is short lived as the beer favors hop dryness thereafter. It goes from sweet support to crisp dryness in a hurry as its closure goes fruity, then grassy, then with deep pine resins.

Without being the most hop-forward IPA/Pale Ale, it really gives the beer enthusiast something to celebrate that typical IPAs can't give. it had that special grassy (chlorophyll) flavor that assists the fruit and earth without distraction.

BEERchitect, Nov 24, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

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Schlafly Hop Harvest Ale from The Schlafly Tap Room
87 out of 100 based on 44 ratings.