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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3.77/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

The beer pours a decent foamy head that is white and bubbly. The beer itself is a clear orange amber.

A bready and malty smell with a hint of resin from the hops. The malt smell is stronger than the hops.

The slight grapefruit and pine hops dominate the taste with the malts providing a small bit of bread like backbone and a bit of sweetness to counteract the hops. However, the hops still dominate the taste. Bitter finish and slightly breadlike aftertaste.

Lots of biting carbonation and smooth feel to the beer. Slightly dry and refreshing finish.

An okay APA and maybe one that I will go back and get again.

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4.5/5  rDev +18.4%

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3.68/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Bottle > Pint Glass

A - Pours a nice clear gold color 1 finger of soapy white head, light lacing/
S - Lots of bready malt in the aroma, some mild pine and citrus hop aroma, a little grassy.
T - Fresh bread, citrus, pine, grass, some caramel.
M - Chewy and sweet
O - Not really outstanding, but an average pale

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3/5  rDev -21.1%

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4/5  rDev +5.3%

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3.25/5  rDev -14.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

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3.25/5  rDev -14.5%

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4/5  rDev +5.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

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3/5  rDev -21.1%

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3.13/5  rDev -17.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Pours a hazy gold color with a big 2 finger foamy off white head that was packed with tiny bubbles and faded very slowly, leaving good lacing with rings as it went down.

For a dry hopped beer this sure smells malty; perhaps the hops were too dry as it does have floral hop and herbal notes, but the biscuit, caramel and malt base seem to dominate. It smells alright, just not as hoppy as I expected with only hints of citrus that make it somewhat hoppy.

Tastes of floral hops, herbs, light spices, caramel, biscuit, lemon zest, wheat bread, malt or grains and a hint of pepper or cinnamon in the finish. Again, not as hoppy as the name would indicate and only average tasting.

Pretty easy to dink, the mouthfeel is smooth, with mild carbonation that’s a little fizzy, a medium body and a dry and slightly bitter aftertaste that shows off more malt than hops. It was average to me and bordered on a let-down since it’s called a dry hopped APA. Should have just been called APA.

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Schlafly Dry-Hopped American Pale Ale from The Schlafly Tap Room
3.8 out of 5 based on 969 ratings.
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