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

Schlafly Dry-Hopped American Pale AleSchlafly Dry-Hopped American Pale Ale
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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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Ratings: 969 |  Reviews: 323
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4/5  rDev +6.4%

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4/5  rDev +6.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

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3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

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4/5  rDev +6.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +13%

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3.25/5  rDev -13.6%

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3.25/5  rDev -13.6%

Photo of KYGunner
3.74/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This poured a very thin bubbly head with noticeable carbonation and a pale golden color. It did not hold the color or structure of many a heartier Pale Ale.

The scents were the best part of this APA. Very evident was the fruitiness and hoppiness of a quality APA. Notes of pine, sweet barley and even a hint of clove were detected. The fruity aroma was the best part.

The taste was smooth and light; a bit of grainy malt and a touch of hoppy bitterness. Didn't detect the fruitiness that I caught on the aroma and that was missed. The end is a touch metallic with a tinny feel.

I was very impressed with the complexity of the scent so the taste was a bit disappointing but still good enough to drink regularly.

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3.25/5  rDev -13.6%

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4.17/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Produced a two finger white head. The beer color is a barely translucent honey.

The aroma is of citrus, hops, bread.

The taste is similar, but with a light honey sweetness. Medium mouth-feel, and carbonation. Hops are definitely there, but the bitterness isn't too much.

Nice beer. Will have my bro bootleg it up to me again, when he gets the chance.

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3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

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4/5  rDev +6.4%

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5/5  rDev +33%

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4.25/5  rDev +13%

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3.61/5  rDev -4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A- Mostly clear orange body with some carbonation bubbles coming up from the bottom. Bubbly white head that leaves a lot of lacing.

S- Sweet malt with some citrus hops coming through. Not as hoppy in the nose as I was expecting. Smells more malty with some grassy aromas.

T- Pretty similar to the nose. The hops are there, but more complementary, with the malt coming through a lot. Some citrus, fresh grass and biscuity malts. Has a slight lager taste to it.

M- Medium bodied, medium carbonation, very balanced.

O- A very drinkable beer, but not a great example of the style in my opinion.

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3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A-Clear yellow-orange, nice carbonation, two finger head

S-Caramel malt, some citrus hop but not much else.

T-Starts malty, some grass and citrus hops. Ends with some bitterness.

M-Medium bodied, nice carbonation, velvety.

O-At the end of the day too much malt. Even for an APA the hops needed to be there a little more.

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3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

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3.03/5  rDev -19.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A - Cloudy with yeast. This brew is a vibrant tangerine color with a smallish head of eggshell-hued foam. Good lace.

S - Lemon juice, white pepper, and sea salt. Odd... especially for the style. Lemongrass.

T - Astringent grassy hops really assert themselves. Freshly mowed lawns, bitter arugula-type greens.

M - Medium bodied, sharp and astringent.

Odd as heck, but not at all bad. This would cut right through a spicy dish. Given the fact that this stuff is ubiquitous in my neck of the woods (90 miles from St. Louis) this could be a go-to beer for Thai or Indian nights.

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3/5  rDev -20.2%

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3.73/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12oz bottle poured into a pint glass

An amber body with orange highlights throughout. A huge bone white cap rose quickly and receded in raindrop fashion. Spider web lacing covering the glass.

Bready malt with citrus and some pine resin. Balanced aroma that tips a little more towards the malt.

Some bready malt sweetness up front before some floral and grassy hops move in. Mid-palate, grapefruit and orange poke through before malt comes back into focus. The finish is more of the hop/malt back and forth. Balanced through and through. The finish is some lingering bitterness and grainy sweetness.

Medium bodied with good carbonation. Smooth with a nice dry finish.

A solid APA with tremendous balance. A nice easy drinker.

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4/5  rDev +6.4%

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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