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Schlafly Sessions IPA - The Schlafly Tap Room

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Schlafly Sessions IPASchlafly Sessions IPA

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148 Ratings
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Ratings: 148
Reviews: 34
rAvg: 3.61
pDev: 11.36%
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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woodychandler

Pennsylvania

3.2/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Whenever I go down to DC to visit my aunt and uncle, like last weekend, I make it a point to stop in at the Whole Foods Market near Dupont Circle. They always seem to have new and different CANs on hand for me to take away in furtherance of The CANQuest (TM).

From the box housing the six-pack: "Schlafly Brewing Since 1991"; "CAN Sessions These are beers with big flavor, trialed over the bar at our brewpubs in St. Louis and crafted to be both easy to drink and hard to resist."; "IPA Schlafly IPA is a session IPA, a smooth golden ale packed with the bold flavor and aroma of Ameri[CAN] hops. We crafted it in the spirit of the low gravity IPAs common in the UK where the style stands for hoppy, not heavy. 4.5% ABV."; "Visit One of Our Brewpubs The Schlafly Tap Room The repurposed turn of the century historic building where Schlafly started. Choose form over 16 of our beers on tap and a menu of classic European fare. 2100 Locust Street. Schlafly Bottleworks Where we bottle over 20 different varieties a year. Visit us on a weekend for a free tour and tasting or pair a pint with food that features local farmers. 7260 Southwest Avenue."

From the CAN: "CAN Sessions Bold Flavor".

A Crack! befitting such a wondrous CANned beer set things in motion and was followed with an inverted Glug, resulting in two rocky, tawny fingers of dense head with decent retention. Color was a bright deep-amber (SRM - TBD). Nose smelled of fresh-mown grass and fresh-baked buscuits. Mmmm. Mouthfeel was a little on the thin side, but I was here for the hops, which were subdued for the style. It had more of a caramel-like sweetness, underlain by the grassy hops. I think that it should be redesignated as an "English IPA", given the verbiage of the packaging. Finish was still sweeter than I would like in an AIPA, but fitting for an EIPA. I CAN't say that I was disappointed, but neither was I totally enthusiastic, either.

Serving type: can

03-16-2014 16:35:47 | More by woodychandler
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M: a little thin; moderate carbonation;

O: I wish there was more hop flavor, but still this is one of the better session IPAs I've had;

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Schlafly Sessions IPA from The Schlafly Tap Room
82 out of 100 based on 148 ratings.