Hop Trial Bramling Cross
The Schlafly Tap Room

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English India Pale Ale (IPA)
3.74 | pDev: 10.96%
The Schlafly Tap Room
Missouri, United States
Retired (no longer brewed)
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Reviews: 9 | Ratings: 29 | Log in to view all ratings and sort
Photo of jzlyo
3.75/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Aroma is big tea, earthy malts and spices. The flavor is tea, fruit/citrus, earthy/bready malts and a mix of slight sweetness and increasing in the finish.

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Photo of secondtooth
3.54/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Cloudy golden, with a nice head of off-white suds. Tree-line of thin lace.

Aroma: Spicy, sharp grapefruit here, with some citrus, tropical, and fruity notes. Nice.

Taste: Spicy hops again, while the sweet malts balance it out. Pleasantly sharp with these hops. Enjoyable.

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Photo of Tone
4.22/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

Pours a hazy, golden color. 1/3 inch head of a white color. Good retention and great lacing. Smells of pale malt, tea, caramel malt, spicy hops, and a hint of citrus. Fits the style of an English IPA. Mouth feel is sharp and crisp, with an average carbonation level. Tastes of strong spicy hops, pale malt, slight caramel malt, hint of tea, hint of citrus, and a hint of pine. Overall, good appearance, blend, and body.

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Photo of Act25
3.78/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

happy to be among first reviewers of this golden ale single hop series. Outstanding and differentiated.

A) Pours a bright gold body with 3 fingers of eggshell head, that laces a stain glass window, & provides ample head retention.

S: Floral, grassy, grapefruit, citric, but too faint.

T: Follows smell, more abundant and singing: flowers and pepper. Bready, grassy with citrus up front. Turns a peppery corner, and finishes grassy with hemp & leafy hops.

MF: Medium body, slight carbonation & good balance. Nice finish.

For sure an English IPA, try 6.

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Photo of Urk1127
2.03/5  rDev -45.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 1 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 2.5

Hazy gold, figer of creamy white head
Pepper, grass, raspberry, strawberry
It just tastes like pure black pepper and some berry
Spicy zippy hop bite, smooth creamy beer

I could not honestly take more than a few sips.

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Photo of dsa7783
3.55/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On tap at Cloverleaf Tavern. Of the four Schlafly hop varietals I sampled, this one was my least favorite. Supposedly a British venture, this one failed to pull in the load for me. Seemingly unbalanced despite it's relative simplicity. I wasn't blown away by this one.

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Photo of Harrison8
4.05/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pours a frosty wheat with a 2 centimeter white head. The head foamed up so much, not all 12oz of the beer could fit into the 12oz snifter. Head retention is moderate-strong with good lacing left behind. Aroma is spicy, with lemon zest, and fruity berries. Very pleasing. Flavor profile is spicy and peppery, with added notes of lemon zest and berries. The pepper sensation really sits on the back of the throat for a while, otherwise the beer finishes fast. It has a medium consistency to the body, with an abrasive and filling texture. Overall, it's an alright beer. The spicy notes are nice, especially within the aroma. The peppery finish isn't so great. Fruity and acidic flavors are lost behind the spices a bit. I'll be the first to admit that despite my love for hot sauces and such, I'm not a big fan of spicy beers, but I tried to write and rate this beer as unbiased as I could.

Served in a 12oz snifter.

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Photo of russpowell
4.11/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours a bright & effervescent gold with 2+ fingers of eggshell colored head. Stellar & head retention

S: Floral & grassy & grapefruit

T: Bready, grassy & a little citrus up front. Turns a little catty as this warms, sweet breadyness & pomelo. Finishes grassy, a little grapefruit & little leafy hop & crisp

MF: Medium body, slight carbonation & good balance

Nice English IPA, worth a try, drinks very easy

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Photo of Franziskaner
4.02/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Gold to light brass in color with a fingernail of eggshell white on top. Heavy lacing. Nice herbal to grassy hop aroma. That same herbal to grassy hop presence leads the flavor and there's light malt in the mix at the back of the palate. The mouth is light and crisp.

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Hop Trial Bramling Cross from The Schlafly Tap Room
Beer rating: 83 out of 100 with 29 ratings