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Schlafly Black IPA - The Schlafly Tap Room

Schlafly Black IPA
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BA SCORE
85
very good

36 Ratings
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Ratings: 36
Reviews: 5
rAvg: 3.79
pDev: 8.71%


Brewed by:
The Schlafly Tap Room visit their website
Missouri, United States

Style | ABV
American Black Ale |  7.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
Our Black IPA combines the roasted malt flavors of porters and stouts with the bright hoppiness of the American IPA. The brew is dry hopped for additional flavor and aroma, without adding unnecessary bitterness.

According to brewer legend, Black IPA’s were first brewed in Vermont in the mid-1990’s. Like many modern American beer styles, this beer combines the traditions of classic European brews with the newer tradition of the American hop profile. The Brewers Association legitimized the style in 2010, when it was added to the Great American Beer Festival guidelines for the first time.

50 IBU

(Beer added by: barczar on 10-17-2012)
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Nutwood

Kentucky

4/5  rDev +5.5%

07-05-2013 14:25:45 | More by Nutwood
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Missouri

3/5  rDev -20.8%

04-06-2014 18:09:58 | More by Schlafly33
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gillagorilla

Maryland

3.69/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Had on tap at Max's (from notes on 6/21/13)

A: Pitch black with minimal head and ok lacing.

S: Nice spice flavor like most black IPAs

T: Nice burnt rye flavor. Dark profile with the hops. No real pine or citrus to note due to the strong spice flavoring, but a bit smoky.

M: A decent bit of carbonation with nice bubbles and crispness towards the end.

O: A strong offering and a good black IPA. Nice stuff.

Serving type: on-tap

06-22-2013 09:12:50 | More by gillagorilla
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slapperloon

Missouri

4.25/5  rDev +12.1%

06-17-2013 15:14:15 | More by slapperloon
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Iowa

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ryanpj

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

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dt_gbpackersfan

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jacewg

District of Columbia

3.98/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Appearance: Looks good. Deep dark brown to black color. Mocha head. Good lacing.

Nose: On first whiff, a big hop presence emerges. Can definitely smell the Mosaic in this guy. On the next whiff, a big roasty, fudgey note takes control. This definitely leans more toward "black" and less towards "IPA" than say a beer like Wookey Jack. Hops play a big role, but I'd call this malt-forward

Taste: Starts off big and rich and malty. Notes of fudge, some coffee-like roast, with a bit of sweetness. Late palate brings some of the citrus and tropical notes of the hop blend. The beer also dries out quickly and finishes fairly bitter. Really interesting the way the beer changes from start to finish.

Mouthfeel: Rich and velvety, especially for an IPA. Not cloying, but not as crisp as some other versions of the style. Mouthfeel leans more toward a hopped-up porter than Black IPA (though the two terms are mostly semantics anyway.)

Overall: A tasty beer, regardless of the style. Enjoyable and fun to drink.

Serving type: on-tap

05-11-2013 15:36:07 | More by jacewg
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New Jersey

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Schlafly Black IPA from The Schlafly Tap Room
85 out of 100 based on 36 ratings.