Hop Trial Eureka
The Schlafly Tap Room

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American IPA
3.96 | pDev: 9.6%
The Schlafly Tap Room
Missouri, United States
Retired (no longer brewed)
Very Good
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Photo of secondtooth
3.34/5  rDev -15.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Appearance: Cloudy golden with a thin off-white head. and a wee bit o’ lace.

Aroma: Sweet and malty, with little evidence of hops here.

Taste: Earthy, sweet malty, and with some herbal, almost pine-oriented hops. Subtle and drinkable but not a favorite.

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Photo of Tone
3.92/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a hazy, golden color. One inch head of an off-white color. Great retention and good lacing. Smells of earthiness, resin, hops, hint of piney hops, sweet malt, and slight tea. Fits the style of an American IPA. Mouth feel is sharp and crisp, with an average carbonation level. There is also a strong bitterness. Tastes of earthiness, resin, hops, hint of piney hops, sweet malt, and slight tea. Overall, good appearance, aroma, body, and blend.

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Photo of Act25
3.89/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Great smell, pungent & dank, but falls down on look, taste.

A: Pours a cloudy light gold with two fingers of white head. Moderate lacing & head retention.

S: Dank & catty, grass, wet leaves. Interesting and autumnal.

T: Follows the nose with more bready sweetness & slightly over ripe tangerine. Leaves & woody hops as it warmsm and finishes drying & catty.

MF: Medium body & slight carbonation, good balance, slightly chalky, acidic.

O: If you like single hop featured beer, this one is great, complex, original, and dank. definitely will come back and will share. Try 6.

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Photo of FrancisM12
4.01/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Hazy gold, with a slight head, that goes down quickly. Smells like it tastes. Lots of pine, hops, and some spice in there. The flavors are bold. Good beer.

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Photo of Urk1127
2.56/5  rDev -35.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Hazy gold. Creamy white head
Pine, weed, dirt, jalapeno
Green peppers, jalapeno but no heat, grass, pine
Medium feel. Creamy

Not my favorite not terrible but not so good for me.

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Photo of dsa7783
4.08/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

On tap at Cloverleaf Tavern. Had the pleasure of sampling no less than four hop varietals, and this was one of the better. Noticeable pine nuances dominate the nose and tongue. Citrus, lemon zest apparent throughout. Recommended.

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Photo of Harrison8
4.13/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours an opaque wheat, with a medium-thick (1 1/2cm) slightly off-white head. Head retention is fantastic with great lacing leaving dots all over the glass in a neat grid. Aroma is vibrant, spicy, and accentuated by floral, and spicy hops. Pine hop aromas fade as the beer warms. The flavor profile is spicy, herbal, and piney. Very well done, although a bit on the side of heart burn inducing. Malt notes center on biscuit, but provide an excellent foundation for the hops to play. Certainly an interesting and well put together flavor profile. Mouth feel is medium in consistency, with a boisterous velvety texture that helps the flavors fill up the palette. Overall, a very fun brew that gives drinkers an opportunity to dabble and experiment with different hops. It is heartier in feel and ABV than similar hop experimental beers, which makes this a fun beer to sip on for flavor, or as a part of a session, or at a grill out.

Served in a 12oz snifter.

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Photo of russpowell
4.26/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours a slightly cloudy gold with much effervescence & two fingers of white head. Sheets of lacing & great head retention

S: Dank & catty

T: Follows the nose some bready sweetness & tangerine, plus dryness up front. Leafy & woody hops as this warms. Finishes with pomelo, dryness & cattyness

MF: Medium body & slight carbonation, good balance

This a very nice offering if you like'em dank

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Photo of zeff80
3.93/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz bottle. Poured out a clear, golden color with a small, white head of pillowy foam. It smelled of pine, grasses and toasted caramel. Sweet caramel & toffee with subtle piney bitterness.

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Photo of Franziskaner
3.96/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Light gold to yellow in color with an inch of densely packed off white. Aroma is piney to slightly vegetal with a light faint crackery light malt presence. Light lacing. I taste a very well balanced sessionable IPA with more of a vegetal hop taste intertwined with light sourdough malt. The body is fairly smooth, crisp, and refreshing.

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Hop Trial Eureka from The Schlafly Tap Room
Beer rating: 87 out of 100 with 28 ratings