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Schlafly Sessions IPA - The Schlafly Tap Room

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Schlafly Sessions IPASchlafly Sessions IPA

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38 Reviews
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Reviews: 38
Hads: 193
Avg: 3.65
pDev: 26.3%
Wants: 3
Gots: 14 | 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
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Photo of JLaw55
4/5  rDev +9.6%
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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Photo of oberon
3.45/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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.

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Photo of ehammond1
3.63/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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.

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Photo of WVbeergeek
3.22/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

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.

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Photo of chinchill
3.94/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 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.

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Photo of acurtis
3.48/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of nuebs
3.19/5  rDev -12.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Griffith
3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

Photo of bruceb
4/5  rDev +9.6%

Photo of Beezee
2/5  rDev -45.2%

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4/5  rDev +9.6%

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3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

Photo of sjones5045
3.92/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Home 5/3/15

Clean crisp drinkable IPA. Nice amount of hop backbone to a low alcohol brew. One of the better sessions out there.

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Photo of Kegatron
3.53/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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.

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3.25/5  rDev -11%

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3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

Photo of CrummyLuke
3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

Photo of dexterk1
3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of Eaglefan344
3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

Photo of dvmin98
3/5  rDev -17.8%

Photo of tone77
3.51/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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 is very mild, some light hops. Taste is not mild, hops, citrus, pine, touch of malts. Feels medium bodied in the mouth and overall a solid beer.

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3.25/5  rDev -11%

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3/5  rDev -17.8%

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3.25/5  rDev -11%

Photo of Tbone2131
3.47/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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Schlafly Sessions IPA from The Schlafly Tap Room
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