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
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4/5  rDev +5.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

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

A: Poured from the bottle into a pint glass. The body is a hazy honey-amber in color that turns more golden-orange when backlit. Small off-white head on top. No real lacing.

S: Not terribly strong in the nose - some mild citrusy hops (think clementine oranges) over bready malt.

T: More or less follows the nose: bready malt foundation, then citrusy hops. Some grapefruit, some orange peel, finishes with a touch of lemon zest that sticks around as a lingering bitterness. As it warms, the malt becomes more caramelly, but the hops still dominate on the finish and in the aftertaste.

M: Medium in heft, carbonation is fine and slightly prickly.

O: This is a solid take on what has become a ho-hum, ubiquitous style. It doesn't shine, but neither does it disappoint.

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3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

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3/5  rDev -21.1%

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4.75/5  rDev +25%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

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3.08/5  rDev -18.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Schlafly Dry-Hopped American Pale Ale is very weak but not unpleasant. The bottle I had was drinkable. Oh, just checked the date and it's about 10 months old. Why was this still at total wine? I'll try to re-review this.

A: Orange colour and a decent head that lasts pretty well. 3.5

S: Malty and only a weak hint of citrus hops. 3

T: Malty with some taste of chlorine and woodiness. Not particularly hoppy. Not unpleasant. Not particularly flavourful though. 3

M: Lowish carbonation level. 3.5

O: 3

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4.25/5  rDev +11.8%

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4/5  rDev +5.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +11.8%

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

A - Typical 1/4 inch of head that settles back to a lace ring. Color is a bright orange yellow, clear with some bubbles.
S - Dry hopped for sure with clean malts, and a moderate level of sweetness.
T - Pretty tasty its borderline bittering but manages to balance it out with pale and crystal malts, somewhat sweet but leaves some hops on the tongue. Pretty tasty.
M - Light to medium ABV is creeping on IPA territory but still very drinkable.

Overall I would drink this again if I ever came across it. Quite a drinkable dry hopped pale ale.

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3.25/5  rDev -14.5%

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4/5  rDev +5.3%

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4/5  rDev +5.3%

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3.94/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Paired with pretzels @ the tap room

The beer pours a coppery amber with 1/2 an inch of fluffy white head that laces. The nose is mild, hoppy with a touch of sweetness. Predominantly floral hops. The taste is quite hoppy, floral/citrusy, with a touch of malt sweetness. The mouthfeel is a mild, typical pale ale sweetness upfront, light bodied, effervescet, and hoppy, but not too bitter. The bitterness lingers, but is quite mild. I'd try this again, sessionable and tasty.

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4/5  rDev +5.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

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3.52/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a toasted straw color with a tight creamy head that left a wall of lacing on the glass.

The aroma is bready with a hint of a grassy hop. Light metallic and fruit note. Not overly aromatic for a dry hopped APA.

The flavor is more hoppy than the aroma. The hop profile is grassy with an earthy bitterness. The malt is lightly bready with some biscuit notes. A bit of a lemon rind bitterness. Not much hop flavor more bitterness.

The feel is moderate with fizzy carbonation. Lightly sweet on the palate and finishes with a twangy bitterness. A tad dry and aspirin like.

Standard APA nothing exciting. A bit disappointing considering the dry hopping but no off flavors.

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3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

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