Dry-Hopped American Pale Ale
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Dry-Hopped American Pale AleDry-Hopped American Pale Ale
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Pale Ale - American
Ranked #1,449
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3.77 | pDev: 10.88%
The Schlafly Tap Room
Missouri, United States
Very Good
Dry-Hopped American Pale AleDry-Hopped American Pale Ale
Notes: Our Dry Hopped American Pale Ale (APA) is charged with American hops to create a bold, aromatic ale. Assertive hop flavor joins the pine/citrus aroma characteristic of American hops to balance the full body provided by North American malts. After fermentation, the beer circulates through a bed of Cascade and Chinook hops, boosting the distinctive hop aroma of this satisfying ale.

In the long view of the history of beer, American Pale Ale is a newcomer. Based on English Pale Ale, American brewers adapted this style into something new. Born out of the reverence English Pale Ales during the 1980’s American beer scene, APA is the bold, hoppier cousin of Pale Ale. With an emphasis on American hops, APA is gaining popularity with breweries racing to make these ales with such great hop characters.

50 IBU
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Lucular from Maryland

3.75/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

This is a solid American pale ale. It reminds me a lot of SNPA - there is a nice piney aroma and flavor with some citrus and moderate bitterness. A good beer but nothing I'll seek out again.

Oct 08, 2018
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Lone_Freighter from Vermont

3.99/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a nonic pint glass, the appearance was a sturdy crisp golden bronzed color with a slight transparency about it. Some carbonation could be seen rising at a moderate pace. Some lace was seen strewn about after the head died off at a moderate pace.
The aroma had a nice blend of citrus to piney hops, bitter to sweet with a nice clean malt backbone.
The flavor was a pure blend of these aromatics roving nicely into a clean aftertaste.
The mouthfeel was between light and medium bodied with a fair sessionability about it. Hop bitterness wasn't distracting and carried enough leeway to compensate for a semi-smooth to dry sort of finish. Carbonation felt fine and so was the ABV.
Overall, pretty nice APA that I would have again.

Jun 13, 2017
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Tsar_Riga from Indiana

3.96/5  rDev +5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Nice, flavorful pale, with strong hop notes on a highly drinkable base. The flavor is pine and citrus, and the close is pretty clean, all told. Tasty.

Apr 05, 2017
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goodbeer4cheap from Indiana

3.93/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

A slightly darker hue then amber and a smell you would not think great about but surprisingly hoppy pale ale that is perfect. Very similar to the local giant's pale ale. I wish I could drink this more often as it is quite pleasant. Enjoyed from a bottle that reads 10-28-14 20:53. This beer is certainly a equivalent to a session IPA. I have enjoyed this in the past before most of my reviews and the aged version is slightly better.

Aged beer at my house is in a cooler in my basement mean temp 62 degrees.

May 15, 2016
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jimdalton from Tennessee

3.65/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Appearance: Clear, golden that pours a two finger high off-white head. Very little lacing.
Smell: Sweet malt odor with very subtle floral notes.
Taste: Follows the nose...Sweet malty flavor with floral hop notes. Also, some earthy notes as well. Very easy drinking.
Feel: Medium light body. Medium carbonation.
Overall: This is a very nice american pale. I expected more hops from a dry hopped brew, but it drinks nicely and is worth the time.

Jan 03, 2016
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CTHomer from Connecticut

3.35/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

A: slight haze; burnished gold in color; 2 finger ivory head that receded slowly to a thick cap; very little lacing;

S: not as assertive as I expect with a dry hopped beer; earthy; a little floral;

T: a dull floral from start to finish; a noticeable malt sweetness in the background; finish is mildly bitter;

M: medium bodied; light to moderate carbonation; lightly dry finish;

O: somewhat boring - very disappointing;

Dec 29, 2015
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MarkQ617 from Massachusetts

4.26/5  rDev +13%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Had this poured into a pint glass. Color is a translucent golden. Flavor and aroma are as advertised, hops hops hops. More pine than citrus here in my opinion, with a short crisp finish. Relatively smooth mouthfeel, no complaints there. Good stuff.

Nov 08, 2015
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scbeerman from South Carolina

3.22/5  rDev -14.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Wasn't much a fan of this one. Flavors and hop aroma seemed far too muted and it seemed oxidized at less than a month old - not good. Light pine and citrus with a touch of grassiness, but also clear cardboard oxidation flavors which shouldn't be present at 3 1/2 weeks. At least it had a drinkable, crisp mouthfeel, so that's one thing it has going for it.

Sep 20, 2015
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Hopheadjeffery from Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Tasted in a Teku glass from a 12 oz bottle on September 5, 2015. Look is cloudy orange gold, thick head that dissipates to a thin top, and nice lingering lacing. Smell is grass, grain, pine and some citrus. Taste is bitter citrus fruit, pine resin and caramel malt. Finish is light to medium in body with a dry finish.

Sep 05, 2015
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hopphead31415 from Virginia

3.96/5  rDev +5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

I first tried Schlafly at a beer sampling station at Wholefoods and I made a mental note to come back and buy some Schlafly one day. So, here I am reviewing it while I drink it in order to give the most accurate description. This variety is 5.9% ABV and is an American Pale Ale!

Look-Although it does have considerable sediments floating around from the unfiltered yeast, they aren’t noticeable on the palate so no worries. The color is very nice. It has an orange copper amber color with some carbonation trails discernible.

Smell-It smells of grain malts, caramel, and grapefruit/orange hops.

Taste-It tastes of orange and crème from the roasted malts and then some citrus hops that have a slight piney component.

Mouthfeel-It has a medium-bodied feel with a slightly chewy appeal. The coating on the tongue is resinous and mildly bitter.

Overall-This is a great APA, but if you don’t like hops then don’t drink this one. It isn’t very bitter at all and has only 50 IBUs. But I believe that even non-hop heads could enjoy this tampered and well-balanced brew. Cheers!

Aug 02, 2015
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Redrover from Wisconsin

3.77/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

I had the Dry hopped APA on tab at the Tab Room (nice venue btw) Served in an imperial style pint, the beer is copper with a skim of beige lease and nice lacing.

Aroma of caramel malts and pine.

I like the semi-sweet malts and mid-level pine fueled bitterness. The board says 50 IBU but it seems about 30 to me. It was my first beer of the evening, so it wasn’t like I had my buds thrown off…. Regardless, it’s a tasty APA.

The mouth is smooth with medium heft. It's slightly oily which is nice.

Jul 22, 2015
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jzlyo from Iowa

3.82/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Citrus and earthiness in the aroma, the flavor profile is similarly balanced between earthiness and hoppiness. A pretty good APA, not the very best, but very good either way.

Jun 21, 2015
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barczar from Kentucky

3.8/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Aroma is resiny, grainy, piney, and fairly skunky. This bottle is almost 3 months old, but I expected more hop character. Floral notes emerge, but that skunky character dominates. Toasted malt is also noted.

Flavor reveals muddled citrus and tropical fruit, with a fairly bitter, earthy finish. The toasted malt accents the bitterness nicely. The initial fruit burst saves this beer, for me. That bitterness is more than I'd prefer.

Once this beer warms up, it really changes character. The citrus becomes more pronounced in both aroma and flavor.

Jun 20, 2015
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CHL from Illinois

3.88/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Had pint on tap at airport.

Clear straw color with quickly receding head. Feels too fizzy, but on the nose the taste is perfectly balanced. Bready malts and aromatic hops. Surprising it doesn't smell hoppier, even warmed up. Leaves lasting bitter aftertaste.

May 18, 2015
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ARoman from Illinois

3.54/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

On tap, poured into a sample glass. The aroma is bready with a herby lim and mint hint. The beer is a murky bronze with a soap white head that has good retention and moderate lace. The taste is a medium bitter and medium light sweet. The texture is light and thin with a soapy carbonation and light body. The flavor is bread with herb tones and it finishes with a zip of lemon, mint. and grass. The aftertaste is mild with clean notes of pine, mint, and lemon rind.

May 11, 2015
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CincyBrewTull from Ohio

3.59/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

This dry-hopped beer pours a golden hue with an off-white creamy head. It smelled of herbs, mint and wet grains. It tasted of the same with the addition of some resiny bitterness.

May 02, 2015
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NeroFiddled from Pennsylvania

4.04/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Schlafly "Dry Hopped APA"
12 oz. brown glass bottle, "Bottled With Love on 11/10/2014 13:12"
$1.99 @ Total Wine & More, Claymont, DE

For being 5 months old this beer is still packed with hop flavor and aroma! It's citrusy, piney, and surprisingly floral. A fairly strong malt component and a solid bitterness balance the hops. It has a bit more body than you might expect of an American Pale Ale, but only .3% more alcohol than Sierra Nevada; despite that the sweetish malt you find upfront is tamed by the hops and it finishes fairly dry. Quite nice. Easy to drink and satiating.

Apr 13, 2015
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Gajo74 from New York

3.87/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Interesting brew. Strong hops aroma as well as floral esters. A strong malt backbone with quite the hops kick in the finish. Smooth and creamy feel, very drinkable. I could see it as a session beer.

Mar 31, 2015
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wedge from North Carolina

3.86/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottled With Love on 02/12/2015

Mostly clear yellow gold with a small, but nicely creamy, sticky white head. Smells citrusy at first - orange and grapefruit - giving way to more pungent floral aromas, leafy herbs, and raw grain. Flavor is pretty much standard, classic APA: floral/citrus Cascade hop bitterness, light resin, and a clean malty sweetness underneath. Medium bodied, finishing clean and dry. Nothing memorable, but it doesn't really do anything wrong either. Good,straightforward APA.

Mar 29, 2015
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tastybeer from North Carolina

3.81/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

A rather nice looking beer... The big soapy near white head makes this look delectable. Lace is spotty. The beer is a nice shade of golden amber, and once the head calms down a quarter inch layer hangs on. Aroma is lightly sweet with a nice crisp and semi juicy hop aroma over a bed of grainy malt. Dank tropical fruit mixed with zesty citrus, and some grassy floral. Taste is dry and briskly hopped with doughy, slightly caramel maltiness. The hop bitterness is evenly dispersed throughout and lingers on for awhile after the finish. Good well balanced beer with a slightly forward hop presence. Very likable and also sessionable. Good stuff!

Mar 26, 2015
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10Crumra from Texas

3.78/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Bottled on 12/11/2014 11:33

Hazy orange in color, small head.

Strong piney, citrusy notes from the hops. Grapefruit comes through.

Taste has a lot of pine flavor upfront. Not very bitter. Some grassy flavors. A bit of maltiness behind the hop-flavors. Fairly highly carbonated with light-medium bodied mouthfeel.

A decent beer with some well balanced flavors. Not something that makes me go wow but I would drink it again.

Mar 20, 2015
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Andyyyyyy from Texas

3.6/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

I would say this beer is right online with what an apa should be. Not overly hoppy, but just enough to satisfy.
Easy to drink and smooth, no overly syrupy feel in the mouth.


Mar 13, 2015
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Mdg222 from Texas

3.74/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Got this one b/c I had a Schlafly Pale Ale draft I really enjoyed. This one is solid but nothing spectacular. Good piney flavor that's not overwhelming. And no bitter aftertaste. Worth getting but probably not better than your favorite IPA.

Feb 21, 2015
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mfnmbvp from Illinois

3.68/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz. bottle, bottled with love on 01/05/2015. My second beer from Schlafly.

Poured into a clear balloon snifter.

A - It pours a coppery orange body with some nice sedimentation and one finger of thick frothy off-white head that leaves good lacing.

S - The aroma is pleasant, but doesn't offer up a whole lot. Herbal, with a berryish fruitiness in the front. Bready, malty, lightly yeasty, with a light floral alcohol note.

T - Taste follows the nose: fruity & berryish. Only very lightly piney; not resinous or overly bitter. Bready & malty. Bitter & hoppy on the finish.

M - The feel is smooth, crisp, and clean. Mild hop bitterness leftover on the palate.

Overall, a solid representation of the style that in some ways reminds me of Deschutes Red Chair NWPA. All around solid- I look forward to exploring more Schlafly.

Schlafly Dry Hopped American Pale Ale -----4/5.

Feb 11, 2015
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leantom from Indiana

4/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Good beer. Here goes:

L: Hazy orange-amber. Pours a decent head and leaves adequate lacing. Lots of solid particles floating in solution owing to the beer being dry-hopped.

S: Lots of herbal and grassy hops. Some pine as well, but this is muted.

T: Good. Very mellow grassy and piney hops interspersed with a nice malt backbone (caramel and amber malts). Good for what it is. No bitter aftertaste.

F: Glides down the tongue well.

O: A solid beer. Would have again.

Feb 07, 2015
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