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Schlafly Sessions IPA - The Schlafly Tap Room

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Schlafly Sessions IPASchlafly Sessions IPA

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145 Ratings
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Ratings: 145
Reviews: 34
rAvg: 3.61
pDev: 11.36%
Wants: 2
Gots: 7 | 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:
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 added by: BEERchitect on 04-17-2013)
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3.63/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

12 oz can into a pint glass.

A: Pours a golden amber color with good clarity. The head poured is ragged and downright ugly - it has a soapy-looking texture and fades away pathetically. She's not a looker, that's for damn sure.

S: Now this is better. The hops win out here, providing notes of grapefruit, pine, lemongrass, and even some tropical fruit touches. Maltiness doesn't really come through, but I don't care about that.

T: A combination of lemongrass and pine needles open things up, changing to a slightly tropical tone in the middle. There isn't much of a finish due to the dryness. All the carbonation creates an illusion of bitterness on the palate, but when given the chance to calm down, it reveals a nice flavor-to-bitterness ratio, with even a negligible hint of flavor layering.

M: Dry, dry, dry. It manages to avoid a watery pratfall, though, because of the lingering resin qualities. On the other hand, it's ridiculously fizzy - which makes the brew seem more bitter than it is, among other things.

O: It doesn't make me hard the way Lagunitas DayTime did, but that's because Centennial is pretty low down on my list of preferred hops. Still a successful low-alcohol hop vessel, though.

Serving type: can

04-26-2013 17:20:50 | More by ThisWangsChung
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30 ibus will stretch only so far. Well thanks for thinking of me sis just the same.

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Schlafly Sessions IPA from The Schlafly Tap Room
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