Schlafly Dry-Hopped American Pale Ale | The Schlafly Tap Room

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Schlafly Dry-Hopped American Pale AleSchlafly Dry-Hopped American Pale Ale

Brewed by:
The Schlafly Tap Room
Missouri, United States

Style: American Pale Ale (APA)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.90%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
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

Added by BeerAdvocate on 04-09-2007

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Photo of goodbeer4cheap
3.93/5  rDev +3.4%
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.

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Photo of jimdalton
3.65/5  rDev -3.9%
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.

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Photo of HamdenHector
3.35/5  rDev -11.8%
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;

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Photo of MarkQ617
4.26/5  rDev +12.1%
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.

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Photo of scbeerman
3.22/5  rDev -15.3%
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.

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Photo of Hopheadjeffery
3.75/5  rDev -1.3%
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.

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Photo of hopphead31415
3.96/5  rDev +4.2%
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!

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Photo of Redrover
3.77/5  rDev -0.8%
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.

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Photo of jzlyo
3.82/5  rDev +0.5%
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.

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Photo of barczar
3.8/5  rDev 0%
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.

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Photo of CHL
3.88/5  rDev +2.1%
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.

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Photo of ARoman
3.54/5  rDev -6.8%
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.

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Photo of CincyBrewTull
3.59/5  rDev -5.5%
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.

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Photo of NeroFiddled
4.04/5  rDev +6.3%
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.

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Photo of Gajo74
3.87/5  rDev +1.8%
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.

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Photo of wedge
3.86/5  rDev +1.6%
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.

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Photo of tastybeer
3.81/5  rDev +0.3%
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!

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Photo of 10Crumra
3.78/5  rDev -0.5%
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.

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Photo of Andyyyyyy
3.6/5  rDev -5.3%
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.


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Photo of Mdg222
3.74/5  rDev -1.6%
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.

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Photo of mfnmbvp
3.68/5  rDev -3.2%
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.

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Photo of leantom
4/5  rDev +5.3%
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.

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Photo of TMoney2591
3.28/5  rDev -13.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Served in a Lagunitas mason jar.

At this point in my beer-drinking life, I have to wonder how many pale ales I've tried... This one pours a clear brass topped by a finger of off-white foam and populated by some random floaties. The nose comprises dry grapefruit peel, mild biscuit, light toffee, and a touch of pine resin. The taste focuses on the resin, though some grapefruit rind, dried caramel, and mild grass contribute as well. The body is a light medium, with a light moderate carbonation and a drying finish. Overall, a decent pale ale, but not one that can stand up to the heavy hitters of the style.

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Photo of Immortale25
4.21/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured into a Funky Buddha Brewery snifter. No freshness date.

A- Pours a medium amber color with a 1/2 inch off-white head that retains well before becoming a thin ring around the edge of the glass and a mostly full sheet of surface foam. Not-so-resilient lacing leaves small clots behind.

S- Fragrant vegetal hop aroma with some malt backing.

T- Solid bitterness and more vegetal hops with the slightly sweet malt coming in to balance. Certainly a high hop presence for a pale ale but it makes for a very enjoyable drink that doesn't let go of any flavor throughout.

M- Slightly sharp with medium carbonation and a body leaning toward the lighter side.

O- This one doesn't skimp on the hops and the varietals chosen are of the earthy variety so it's a nice change of pace from the citrusy pale ales that are so popular lately.

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Photo of DukeofAle
4.1/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

So, I actually liked this beer pretty well. To me, it was nicely hopped but not over done. Keep in mind this is not an IPA as some seem to think; it's an American Pale Ale, a style a bit lighter all around. Use that for a basis of comparison and it will score a little higher.

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