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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Photo of GossageBrewery
3.81/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Poured this APA from a 12 oz bottle into a pint glass. Pours a somewhat hazy copper color, produced a thick, creamy white head, very nice retention and leaves an above average amount of lacing on the glass. The aroma consisted of malted grain and citric hops. Medium in body, smooth and creamy mouthfeel- There is a foundation of sweet malted grain, piney hops, and a touch of fruity apple.- Overall, it is a nice example of the style, great session beer and an excellent "entry level" APA. Another very solid offering from Schlafly.

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Photo of jtierney89
3.5/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Nice and hoppy, herbal and spicy. Raw hop leaf. Just enough malt body to carry all the flavor over. Nice bitterness but balance is good as well. Faint sweet bread up front, followed by the raw piney hop. Not a lot of fruity hop flavor but still has that American crispness, brightness and mouthfeel. Medium bodies, nice.

Good but a little pricey.

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Photo of Chevelle66
3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

Photo of CaptMaelstrom
3.65/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Drank 1 1/2 months after bottling. Poured from a bottle into a glass.

A: Medium gold hue to bright red-orange depending on the light. Beer poured a big 3-finger, foamy head which left some lacing around the glass as it resided.

S: When I first poured it I got a big whiff of all kinds of hoppy goodness, but mid-way through the beer it's mostly just a think corn smell.

T: Corn flakiness up front but a strong citrusy/floral hop hit to back it up.

M: Moderate-high carbonation, which I like in a pale ale. Slightly sticky mouthfeel but very refreshing. The carbonation elevates the hops nicely.

O: Good APA. Maybe it would have a nicer aroma on tap or from a fresher bottle? But that's the only lacking characteristic of this APA.

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Photo of hardrock
3.25/5  rDev -14.5%

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4/5  rDev +5.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

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3.25/5  rDev -14.5%

Photo of pfaucett
3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

Photo of zeledonia
2.31/5  rDev -39.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

Picked this up on a recent trip through Missouri. Bottled 28 November 2012. Tasted 29 January 2013, reviewed from notes.

Pours a clean clear bright orange with a little gold. Half-finger of white head, okay retention, pretty good lacing. Little visible carbonation.

Smells... not dry-hopped. Which is, um, surprising, seeing as "dry-hopped" is in the beer's name. Where are those hops? I can't find them. I also can't find much that appeals to me. Very grainy, lightly sweet and corny. Smells like a slightly juiced up adjunct lager. Weird.

Taste is in the same vein. Very grainy, a little sweet, and nothing that really says hops or APA. Shoot, I've brewed APAs that I liked way better than this, and I haven't done much brewing. It tastes like a mildly sweetened macro. Only a half-touch of bitterness in the finish.

Mouthfeel is fine. Medium-light body, buoyant, with enough carbonation. Not really good, but fine.

A very grainy, otherwise dull pale ale. I can drink this, but it's not what it says it is, and it's disappointing. I don't plan on drinking this again, that's for sure. This surprises me, as the other Schlafly beer I've had was stellar and very hop-forward.

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Photo of baxter94
4/5  rDev +5.3%

Photo of DukeX13
3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

Photo of claspada
3.84/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours a hazy dark honey color with a frothy white head that recedes slowly to leave some sticky lacing behind.

Aromas begin with some dank grapefuit, light pine, floral and lightly tropical hops. Some malt/honey sweetness soon joins in to counteract the greenery. Not the most potent dry-hopped beer I've come across but still quality.

The tastes follow the nose with the slight honey-ed malt sweetness up front that is soon overtaken by the hop flavors. There is also a solid but not overwhelming bitterness from the hops as well which almost take this to an IPA level.

The mouthfeel is medium bodied with medium carbonation. Finish is mainly dank citrus hops that linger ever-so-slightly.

Overall this is a nice take on a dry-hopped pale ale but the bitterness seems a bit high and the dry-hopping comes across a little resiny which could be from prolonged exposure to the beer. While I like this I don't love it and would probably not revisit it again in a 6pack format.

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Photo of CreightonSM
3/5  rDev -21.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

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4/5  rDev +5.3%

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3.25/5  rDev -14.5%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

Photo of JuicesFlowing
4.06/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured into a shaker pint glass.

The beer is a slightly hazy pumpkin copper color. A frothy cream colored head recedes to a thick film, leaving decent lines of lacing.

The beer smells of floral hops, faint malts, and faint grapefruit rinds.

The taste starts out slightly malty before the hops kick in. The body is really hoppy and dry, with a nice floral, sweet note on the back end. The finish is clean.

Mouthfeel is slightly sticky but also quite smooth.

Overall, this is a really delicious hoppy brew that I was glad to try.

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2.25/5  rDev -40.8%

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3/5  rDev -21.1%

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4/5  rDev +5.3%

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3/5  rDev -21.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +11.8%

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4/5  rDev +5.3%

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