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

Schlafly Dry-Hopped American Pale AleSchlafly Dry-Hopped American Pale Ale
BA SCORE
60.6%
Liked This Beer
3.76 w/ 969 ratings
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
Ranking:
#19,260
Reviews:
323
Ratings:
969
Liked:
587
Avg:
3.76/5
pDev:
10.9%
Alströms:
3.5
 
 
Wants:
22
Gots:
140
Trade:
0
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 969 |  Reviews: 323
Photo of hopphead31415
3.96/5  rDev +5.3%
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 aratcliffe
3.81/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Redrover
3.77/5  rDev +0.3%
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 Nurt20
3.99/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Duoglass
4.5/5  rDev +19.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of aussiebeer
4.35/5  rDev +15.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Skillet
3.94/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of freewill35
4/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of salinasa
3.67/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jzlyo
3.82/5  rDev +1.6%
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 +1.1%
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 crob3888
4/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of imbuckeye
3.96/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of ystazi
3.61/5  rDev -4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ovaltine
3.75/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of JOldewurtel
3.77/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Branlott42
3.96/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of johnpalisi
3.62/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of CHL
3.88/5  rDev +3.2%
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 jtladner
3.34/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of JMS1512
3.75/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of yourefragile
3.74/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of ARoman
3.54/5  rDev -5.9%
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 kilobees
3.49/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of clake
3.71/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Schlafly Dry-Hopped American Pale Ale from The Schlafly Tap Room
Beer rating: 60.6% out of 100 with 969 ratings
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