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

BA SCORE
86
very good
968 Ratings
THE BROS
80
good
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Schlafly Dry-Hopped American Pale AleSchlafly Dry-Hopped American Pale Ale
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
The Schlafly Tap Room
Missouri, United States
schlafly.com

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

BEER STATS
Ratings:
968
Reviews:
322
Avg:
3.8
pDev:
10.79%
 
 
Wants:
22
Gots:
140
For Trade:
0
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 968 |  Reviews: 322
Photo of fnldwn
4.08/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of nathanmiller
4/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Cpmitchno1
3.96/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of 6thstreetbrewpub
3.94/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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 StL_Rob
4.23/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of arc3636
3.65/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of nuebs
3.7/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

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 shopk
4.02/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of boogerisu
3.76/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Muny
3.25/5  rDev -14.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Texasfan549
3.5/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of kjkinsey
3.75/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of JohnParadee
3.5/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of soupyman10
3.82/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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 zachpaschal
3.83/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Sweffin
3.44/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of B33rcules
3.61/5  rDev -5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Chucker17
3.85/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jpuetz
3.84/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of dripa8
3.67/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Joe_recker
4/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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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Schlafly Dry-Hopped American Pale Ale from The Schlafly Tap Room
3.8 out of 5 based on 968 ratings.
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