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Schlafly Sessions IPA - The Schlafly Tap Room

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Schlafly Sessions IPASchlafly Sessions IPA

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BA SCORE
81
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178 Ratings
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Ratings: 178
Reviews: 36
rAvg: 3.58
pDev: 12.01%
Wants: 2
Gots: 10 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
The Schlafly Tap Room visit their website
Missouri, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  4.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: BEERchitect on 04-17-2013

Our IPA is a session IPA, a smooth golden ale packed with the bold flavor and aroma of American hops. We crafted it in the spirit of the low gravity IPAs common in the UK where the style stands for hoppy, not heavy.

India Pale Ales (IPAs) 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 hops as a natural preservative. Today, the term IPA is used for many full flavored beers along a wide array of recipes.

30 IBU
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
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3.9/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of JLaw55
4/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I was surprisingly pleased by this one!

Poured into a glass, a nice pale, cloudy orange/copper color. Only about a quarter to half inch head upon pour, dissipates pretty quickly. Lacing remains around the edges all the way down though. Little hoppy particulates suspended in the mix.

The smell was minimal but piney and hoppy.

The taste was surprising for a session IPA such as this. I did not expect so much flavor to come from this brew, it was quite pleasing for what it is. This is not going to sock you in the mouth like some of the higher ABV IPA's and DIPA's, but it is filled with a great deal of hoppy, piney goodness. Very little malt just to help offset the hops, but this is definitely a hop forward IPA.

Mouth feel was light and a very smooth drinking experience. I could see tossing a few of these back pretty easily.

Overall, this was awesome for what it is. This may just be my new camping/float trip/party/fill a cooler/grab and go beer. I have been looking for an excellent canned IPA that has good flavor, lower calories and ABV, and is easily attainable. This one fits the bill.

Will definitely seek out and purchase again. Excellent!

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3.5/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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3.47/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

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3/5  rDev -16.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

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4/5  rDev +11.7%

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3.24/5  rDev -9.5%

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3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

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3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

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3/5  rDev -16.2%

Photo of RblWthACoz
3.46/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Why is this so malty? It's severely malt forward with hints of hop spices as accents. Way out of balance. The malts are definitely the showcase here; gobs of them. An "okay" beer, but nothing worth revisiting for me personally. Some people might really like it.

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3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

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3.25/5  rDev -9.2%

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2/5  rDev -44.1%

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3/5  rDev -16.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

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3/5  rDev -16.2%

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2.75/5  rDev -23.2%

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3.52/5  rDev -1.7%

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4/5  rDev +11.7%

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2.5/5  rDev -30.2%

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3.08/5  rDev -14%

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Schlafly Sessions IPA from The Schlafly Tap Room
81 out of 100 based on 178 ratings.