Hoppy Wheat Ale
The Schlafly Tap Room

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Style:
American Pale Wheat Ale
Ranked #104
ABV:
5%
Score:
84
Ranked #22,692
Avg:
3.87 | pDev: 7.24%
Reviews:
10
Ratings:
24
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Missouri, United States
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Reviews: 10 | Ratings: 24
Photo of mynie
3.84/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

A mere 13 years in, Schlafly have finally hopped aboard the Gumballhead train. I won't rag on them too hard, though, since a sixer of tall boys (!) sold for under tend bucks.

Pours a dark yellow with medium haze and a nice, tight white head.

The aroma reveals a hop profile that is (unfortunately) much more contemporary than GBH, with Mosiac stealing the show along with some other newfangled fruity varietal that I can't quite place. (EDIT: A google search tells me it's Challenger). It's straightforward and nice but there's nothing really special about it.

Tastes a bit more balanced than the aroma led me to anticipate, still very hop-forward but with some cereal nodes on the back. Maybe I'm old or whatever but I don't think these tropical fruit varietals do a good enough job of balancing themselves and I prefer either some embitterment or else some malt in there. But whatever. It's fine. A thin back end drags it down a bit but it's flavorful and drinkable.

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Photo of Wanzuki
4.6/5  rDev +18.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

I usually don't see the point of hoppy wheat brews because the hops overpowers any thing you get from the wheat. This one has a nice balance though! And a low ABV. So have another one, eh?

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Photo of Tone
4.24/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours a cloudy maize color. 3/4 inch head of an off-white color. Great retention and great lacing. Smells of floral hops, slight citrus hops, yeast, wheat, earthiness, and slight resin. Fits the style of an American Pale Wheat Ale. Mouth feel is smooth and clean, with an average carbonation level and noticeable bitterness. Tastes of floral hops, slight citrus hops, yeast, wheat, earthiness, and slight resin. Overall, good appearance, body, feel, and blend.

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Photo of Hackattack
3.75/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Another nice wheat American Pale Ale that competes with the best of what I have tried in my experiences. Not the best, but pretty good. Great wheat and hop blend.

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Photo of craigbelly
4.06/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

There's alot of these failed hoppy wheats. This is not one. Nice hop aromas. The fruit the hops brings comes forward and there's little to no sweetness to ruin it. Its mild, but then again most wheat beers are disappointingly mild. This one at least adds hops.

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Photo of D1noB
3.19/5  rDev -17.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

A hoppy bitter beer that overtakes the wheat with citrus dancing in the background.

Taste Rating in Words: It's a dance party that only 3 people are dancing at and they are all either your grandparents or your friend that never stops moving.

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Photo of stlfatguy
4.09/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Hazy yellow bright white bubbly head. Nice smell with hints of sweet citrus. Nice pale ale... like most of Schlafly's pale ales. Just enough of the hoppy add to make it interesting, but not overdone on the bite like so many ipa's. A little sweeter than many pales, so the wheat really comes off well. The citrus smell also comes out on the taste.

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Photo of WoodBrew
3.9/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

I bought a bottle of this off the single shelf at Binny's. It poured a slightly hazy yellow with fizzy white head that is leaving some lace. The scent had hints of citrus peel. The taste was nicely balanced and easy to drink...very close to 3Fs Gumballhead. The mouthfeel was lighter in body with fizzy carbonation. Overall it's a decent offering.

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Photo of Suds
3.85/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

This brew, from a twelve ounce bottle, is a hazy straw color with a tall, white head. The aroma is at once both flowery, musty, wheaty, and with a soft cereal note. Fruit...melon and citrus. Fresh and enjoyable. The taste has pineapple, wheat twang, and reasonable sweetness. Soft and medium full in body. Excellent.

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Photo of zeff80
3.86/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Poured a cloudy/hazy golden yellow color with a small, white head. It smelled of cracked wheat and citrus. Nice citrus and pine flavor with some sweet wheat for balance.

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Hoppy Wheat Ale from The Schlafly Tap Room
Beer rating: 84 out of 100 with 24 ratings