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Schlafly Sessions IPA - The Schlafly Tap Room

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Schlafly Sessions IPASchlafly Sessions IPA

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157 Ratings
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Ratings: 157
Reviews: 34
rAvg: 3.61
pDev: 11.63%
Wants: 2
Gots: 9 | 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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Reviews by Zraly:
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Zraly

Virginia

3.8/5  rDev +5.3%

Poured into a DFH IPA glass. Bright gold with a rocky two finger head. Bottled on May 22, 2013. Date on bottom of can and on packaging.

Very clean floral scent; perfume and earth. A touch of bready malt works well with the floral and resin hop note. Crisp and refreshing. A touch of bitter orange peel in the finish. Also an interesting note of saltine crackers -- its fairly subtle and thus makes this rather straightforward, low ABV IPA a bit more interesting. Mouthfeel is smooth and clean; carbonation keeps things lively. Medium-light body.

Very solid ale with lots of flavor for the ABV. Schlafly joins with other brewers in creating sessionable IPAs, which work well for the hot summer weather. It really deserves a place at your next cookout.

07-12-2013 22:06:54 | More by Zraly
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oberon

North Carolina

3.48/5  rDev -3.6%

Canned on Apr 29 2013.Poured into a standard pint glass a clear golden with a very minimal head atop,not flat looking but with a relatively hard pour not much head at all was produced.Faint leafy/minty hops in the nose along with faint toasted grain,light is the wod for the aromas.The flavors are by far the best part of this beer,a nice splash of citric and herbal hops jump out nicely with a firm malt base that gives off some sugary sweetness,an earthy note lingers as well.The feel is light wich I guess was expected.I like the concept of a session American style IPA but Iam not sure if I have really liked the ones I have had much.

07-22-2013 20:57:19 | More by oberon
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ehammond1


3.61/5  rDev 0%

Can (2013)

Acquired via trade
Thanks, FTowne!

Bright light copper and golden amber with a nice off-white crown atop. Sticky spiderwebs of lace remain down the glass.

Nice citrus zest, mild, and some mild pine and caramel sweetness combine fairly nicely. This isn't a pungent or incredibly expressively aroma, but what's here is nice.

Low to moderate bitterness. Pine and caramel flavors combine nicely with just a hint of a citrus flesh and zest character. Fairly dry. A bit bready. Very drinkable.

Medium bodied with near-high carbonation.

Incredibly drinkable. Before I knew it, this can was crushed.

07-31-2013 01:06:26 | More by ehammond1
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WVbeergeek

West Virginia

3.19/5  rDev -11.6%

Pale copper IPA from da can eh? This one has nice chunky lacing, head is thick bright white egg shell hued, nice looking brew so far. Aroma muted hops watered down citrus notes, pale biscuit malts session IPA the can says bold flavors....they lied a bit there. Canned in June, pretty lifeless watered down hops, generic hop pellet flavor mild biscuit malt sweetness pretty mediocre as a whole. Low alcohol is a good feature but not when the flavor is lacking. Mouthfeel is light to medium bodied no hop oils featured on the palate goes down easy but it's a weird experience. Overall I bought a six and I'm glad I don't have access to anymore, worth the try but I bought this based one nostalgia from visiting the brewery in St. Louis over ten years ago.

07-30-2013 20:17:53 | More by WVbeergeek
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chinchill

South Carolina

3.95/5  rDev +9.4%

12 oz can served in a silipint.
Pours with a towering foamy head that has very good retention. The head becomes nicely creamy after it settles a bit. Clear medium amber. Gobs of sticky lacing get left on the glass

Near medium body is a tad thin. Medium+ but soft carbonation. Very creamy feel for style.

This very easy drinking "session" IPA packs a fair amount of hop aroma and flavor, but is only mildly bitter and relatively low ABV. Fruity with both citrus and tropical notes. Also a touch floral and, in tasting, herbal. Excellent sweet/bitter balance from start to finish.

10-08-2013 00:17:07 | More by chinchill
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Griffith

Connecticut

3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

02-01-2014 16:29:49 | More by Griffith
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Beezee

Illinois

2/5  rDev -44.6%

06-14-2013 02:07:31 | More by Beezee
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brewerburgundy

California

4/5  rDev +10.8%

07-04-2013 23:38:34 | More by brewerburgundy
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tclipse

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

06-16-2014 20:55:38 | More by tclipse
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Kegatron

Pennsylvania

3.53/5  rDev -2.2%

12oz can. Clear copper with a sudsy white head. Sticky lace that rings the sides of the glass. The aroma smells fresh, leafy and a touch dank. Ripe citrus and grainy sweetness sit along the back. The taste has a grassy bitterness to it that spreads light resins and a herbal feel out across the palate. Malts are a combo of grainy and sweet but get the job done. The finish is dry with some lingering resins and bitterness. The mouthfeel is medium bodied with a firm creaminess that blows up a bit in the mouth. Underlying slickness helps keep this smooth. This was certainly quite drinkable and packed in just enough well balanced hop flavor to justify the IPA part of this. I wouldn't hesitate to pack some cans of this along on a trip.

09-03-2013 20:09:24 | More by Kegatron
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BlazedNug

Kansas

3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

11-11-2013 19:40:44 | More by BlazedNug
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CrummyLuke

Nebraska

3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

06-16-2014 22:05:39 | More by CrummyLuke
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Eaglefan344

Missouri

3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

05-20-2013 03:10:35 | More by Eaglefan344
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tone77

Pennsylvania

3.34/5  rDev -7.5%

Another beer courtesy of the creator of the canquest, woodychandler. Poured from a 12 oz. can. Has a light tannish color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell has some hops, a touch of malts. Taste is piney hops, a bit of malts, kind of light and subdued for the style. Feels light in the mouth and overall, while not a bad beer, is kind of lacking any punch.

04-30-2014 04:54:15 | More by tone77
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mikeburd1128

New Jersey

3.25/5  rDev -10%

06-08-2014 18:52:15 | More by mikeburd1128
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Moses_Malone

District of Columbia

3.25/5  rDev -10%

03-17-2014 13:52:44 | More by Moses_Malone
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jsh420

Illinois

4/5  rDev +10.8%

12-13-2013 02:24:35 | More by jsh420
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mdillon86

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

09-26-2013 19:37:05 | More by mdillon86
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mobrockman

Florida

3.5/5  rDev -3%

09-17-2013 01:02:05 | More by mobrockman
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EgadBananas

Louisiana

4/5  rDev +10.8%

11-03-2013 19:16:36 | More by EgadBananas
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ArtZan

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

05-05-2014 17:58:54 | More by ArtZan
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jaydoc

Kansas

3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

01-05-2014 17:05:30 | More by jaydoc
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campfirebrew

New York

3.25/5  rDev -10%

06-03-2013 11:00:12 | More by campfirebrew
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OnryAndMean

New York

3.5/5  rDev -3%

03-16-2014 17:27:08 | More by OnryAndMean
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rlee1390

Indiana

3.58/5  rDev -0.8%

A-Clear orange, nicely carbonated, one finger head.

S-Malty, grass, tad bit of pine, little citrus as well.

M-Very bready and lots of straw. Sweet, citrus, grass and pine. Not much in the way of hops or bitterness.

M-Very light and watery, not much carbonation.

O-Got the session part, low alcohol and light, but no IPA. Too maltly really lacking in hops.

08-17-2013 17:57:43 | More by rlee1390
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Schlafly Sessions IPA from The Schlafly Tap Room
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