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Schlafly Hop Harvest Ale - The Schlafly Tap Room

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Schlafly Hop Harvest Ale
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41 Ratings
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Ratings: 41
Reviews: 21
rAvg: 3.88
pDev: 12.63%
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:
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(Beer added by: maxpower on 12-31-2002)
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2.68/5  rDev -30.9%

Dreadnaught33, Oct 09, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

atlbravsrno1, Aug 26, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

Lurkerson, Mar 30, 2014
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3/5  rDev -22.7%

sgttibbs, Feb 20, 2014
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4/5  rDev +3.1%

brewerburgundy, Feb 13, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

peabody, Feb 01, 2014
Photo of Schlafly33
3.25/5  rDev -16.2%

Schlafly33, Jan 09, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +9.5%

davet100, Dec 31, 2013
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4/5  rDev +3.1%

redfox405, Dec 29, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +9.5%

csmalley, Dec 21, 2013
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4/5  rDev +3.1%

IpeeA, Dec 11, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

AlexFields, Dec 11, 2013
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4/5  rDev +3.1%

target88, Dec 10, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

illiniipa, Nov 26, 2013
Photo of barczar
3.78/5  rDev -2.6%
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 +3.1%
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 -3.4%

Moses_Malone, Nov 22, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +9.5%

TwelveOunces, Nov 17, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +16%

MacStinson, Nov 15, 2013
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4/5  rDev +3.1%

anhigdon, Nov 15, 2013
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3/5  rDev -22.7%

Feralerin, Nov 28, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

bigred89, Dec 04, 2011
Photo of AlCaponeJunior
4.33/5  rDev +11.6%
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.

AlCaponeJunior, Nov 05, 2011
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4.08/5  rDev +5.2%
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.

climax, Oct 17, 2011
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4/5  rDev +3.1%
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.

jmvecchio1, Jul 16, 2011
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Schlafly Hop Harvest Ale from The Schlafly Tap Room
86 out of 100 based on 41 ratings.