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Schlafly Hop Harvest Ale - The Schlafly Tap Room

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Schlafly Hop Harvest Ale
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39 Ratings
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Ratings: 39
Reviews: 21
rAvg: 3.93
pDev: 11.7%
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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Reviews by climax:
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4.08/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

It came slightly chilled with a perfectly even cap of foam, it looked the part. Head retention was excellent and the copper hue sunk leaving notches of lace all the way down.

As far as IPA's go, it was subtle, but the flavors were there and the balance of sweet and bitter was solid. Fleeting hints of late season spiciness accompanied a slightly citrusy and floral hop profile were appreciated.

Despite the thick and creamy feel, the beer just went down like water on a hot day. The carbonation added nothing more than a fuzz around the edges, nothing could distract from the smoothness.

The drinkability is fantastic, you may not get the edge of an IPA, but the bitterness is there.

Serving type: cask

10-17-2011 22:11:47 | More by climax
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3.78/5  rDev -3.8%
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.

Serving type: on-tap

11-25-2013 02:11:09 | More by barczar
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4/5  rDev +1.8%
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.

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

tan in color with a slight haze, nice head and nice lacing for a cask serving. I'm already in anticipation!

The smell and taste are oh so hoppy, great job on this one. There's a nice earthy, pungent component and a good subtle wood flavor.

Body is medium and so smooth from the cask, this stuff is superbly drinkable and tasty as hell. If you're at the taproom this is a must-try selection.

Serving type: cask

11-05-2011 17:50:03 | More by AlCaponeJunior
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4/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The beer pours out a light golden hue with medium to high carbonation that leaves some light lacing around to top. The beer is very aromatic and has a fresh and fruity (almost peach like) ester to it. It’s very much an American IPA by style and is a real pleasure to smell (thanks to that wet hopping). The taste is light with a slight hop bittering finish. Given the amazing aroma, we thought this beer would have a more powerful flavor profile, but it’s rather light tasting. Overall, the beer is very refreshing to drink and is easily sessionable for an IPA drinker.

Serving type: on-tap

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3.5/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

A: Cloudy pale yellow to brown. Large white head.

S: Dank hop smell. Like the end product of dry hopping beer, I like it! Big time west coast hops

T: Again, DANK highly bitter hops. Citrus/piney hops. More aromatic than flavorful. Banana, fruityness.

M: Good carbonation, hops stick around. Decent body, slightly spicy that sticks around.

O: A little more dank taht I like but a good APA or IPA, whatever you want to call it.

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3.15/5  rDev -19.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Schafly Harvest into snifter

Pours an off white fizzy head. Color is a hazed golden orange.

Aroma: Some fresh earthy hops. A bit of bready malts. A lot bit of orange and citrus. Not too much here.

Taste: Grassy/earthy hops. Some dry spice. A bit of orange peel and some bready malts. Some wheat maybe?

Mouthfeel: Bitter and creamy. Medium bodied with a medium amount of carbonation. Ends clean and dry.

Overall, this was an easy drinking beer. It finishes without a lot of flavor. Not as hoppy as one would expect for a fresh hop ale. Fairly average.

Serving type: growler

11-27-2010 23:32:51 | More by mothman
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Schlafly Hop Harvest Ale from The Schlafly Tap Room
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