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

CAME BACK. TASTED VS LEFT HAND STRANGER, CARTON HOPPUN, Dales Pale Ale, and I stick by my review for Schlafly. Excellent!

Like this brewer. Poured from 6-1-13 dated bottle into a .5l

Appearance: Pours a slightly hazy requisite copper (not as bright or burning as Dales) with a frothy white head that lasts and laces very well. Great looker, but slightly dull next to Dales. (I have them poured right next to each other).

Smell: I get a malt biscuit first, followed by sweet, grassy, piney...hop perfume; floral, wine-like, subtle.

Taste: Follows aroma. Opens with malty biscuit and then shifts with a citrus and pine style hops; after the swallow, finishes with bitter tingle, dry, appetizing. Good with food - in this case garden grown peppers, tomatoes, garlic, with white beans, sausage and pirogis, in an orange colored (due to cherry tomatoes and cumin) sauce.

Mouthfeel: Medium body and carbonation, good feel, a little sticky.

Drinkability: A great APA (my favorite style, hoppy, tingly, great sea-saw of flavors, and gets more interesting as it warms. Great craft, must try!

Tasted side by side with Dales Pale Ale, my gold standard for APA. Not quite as bright or piney, or as bitter in the finish, a little sweety and much more malty. All good, and many would prefer the Schlafly.

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3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

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3.87/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Schlafly's APA is one of my go-to beers when i want a drink but don't have the money or am just not in the mood to try something new. While not life changing, it's a great aromatic ale that has a very potent pine and citrus flavor somewhat akin to an IPA. The aroma is one of the best qualities of the beer, though it is a little fleeting. The mouthfeel is somewhat soft, and the head leaves significant lacing for a pale ale.

As i said, it's one of my go-to ales, and one i highly recommend to anyone wanting to try a nice and hoppy beer but who isn't quite ready for something like bitters or a powerful IPA.

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3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

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3.81/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

On tap poured into pint glass.

A: 3.75 Light golden with 1 finger of head that reduces fairly slowly and leaves a little bit of lacing.
S: 4.0 When it was first served there was a strong hop aroma, however this quickly was subdued as I began to drink.
T: 3.75 Citrus and fruity, with a surprisingly strong pine presence as well. Quite bitter for an APA, surprised this isn't classified as an IPA.
M: 3.75 Smooth, leaves a faint dry after taste.
O: 3.75 This is a solid APA, I love the addition of the dry hop. I wish the aroma endured through the glass as strong as up front, but what can you do.

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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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