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Schlafly Export IPA | The Schlafly Tap Room

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Schlafly Export IPASchlafly Export IPA
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Schlafly Export IPASchlafly Export IPA

Brewed by:
The Schlafly Tap Room
Missouri, United States

Style: English India Pale Ale (IPA)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.20%

Availability: Summer

Notes / Commercial Description:
Our English Style Export IPA features 100% English hops and a big malt backbone built upon pale and caramel malted barley. The hop varietals, Pilgrim and East Kent Goldings, lend a quality of lemon and spice, which play off of the fruity flavors contributed by the London ale yeast.

India Pale Ales (IPAs) were first brewed in England during the late 1700s for export overseas to British soldiers in India. To keep their beer from spoiling during the long voyage, English brewers fortified their traditional pale ale recipes with natural preservatives: more malted barley, for a higher alcohol content, and more hops. In recent decades, with growing appreciation for highly hopped beers, American craft brewers have revived the style, embraced it, and incorporated new hop varieties. Our Special Release IPAs further those traditions and showcase the distinctions of hops from different hemispheres.

65 IBU

Added by hckyfn9999 on 05-10-2007

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz bottle into a pint glass.

Pours a slightly hazy medium copper with some sediment finding its way into the glass. Great head retention and decent lacing.

Really nice piny/earthy aroma from the hops that really nails the English IPA style. A little bit of yeasty nose in there too.

The flavor is the perfect mix of pine, wood, earth and toasted malt. English yeast notes in there with a touch of spice. Bitterness is on the high side which is nice with a malty beer such as this one. Just a moderately sticky finish.

Overall, a reallly good beer from Schlafly and one of the better American made English IPA's I have had. A great style that is not brewed enough.

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4/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: in a pint, pale-to-medium amber body, hazy with a bit of visible particles in suspension; moderately aggressive pour produced a finger of ivory foam that was reduced to a slim cap that persisted throughout. sparse lacing left behind.

S: suggestive of flowers and washed out citrus; herbal with strong hay-like aromas with a hint of currant or berry in the background

T: aromas from the nose carried right onto the palate... semi-sweet and savory, floral and mild lemon-like citrus hops, almost butterscotch-like sweetness; earthy and spicy; made me think of biscuits with honey and savory herbs, hearty grains and dry sage

M: clean-finishing mild bitterness, medium-light body, modest carbonation, smooth

O: I wasn't sure what to make of this at first as it is an unfamiliar style to me, and distinct from Belgian and American IPAs I've had - it had a textural and pastoral flavor and aroma that I warmed to quickly.

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look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured from bottle into a pint glass

Appearance – The beer pours a hazy golden orange color with a small half finger of white foam. The more fizzy foam fades relatively quickly leaving a decent level of foamy lace on the sides of the glass.

Smell – The aroma is sweeter and citrusy. The sweet is a mix of tangerine, tropical fruit, and caramel. They are all accompanied by a lemongrass and light floral hop smell. Rounding these smells out is a little bit of pine, overall producing a rather present aroma.

Taste – The taste starts out with some caramel sweetness with a bit of a smooth bready nature mixed with it. Upfront there is some lemongrass and a little bit of grapefruit hop. The hop flavor is lighter upfront, but soon gets quite a bit stronger. While the grapefruit remains light throughout, the lemongrass gets stronger and is joined by a rather stronger earthy, vegetal, and herbal taste. More biscuit joins the taste with the herbal and vegetal growing even more potent at the very end leaving a rather bitter but nice taste to linger on the tongue.

Mouthfeel –The body of the beer is on the average side in terms of thickness and creaminess with a carbonation level that is rather average overall. Both create a nice base for maintaining drinkability as well as still supporting the nice earthy hop flavors.

Overall – A rather enjoyable brew overall with a good dose of herbal, earthy, and lemongrass hop flavors.

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look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

This is definitely not on the American-style IPA. It has a more timid and earthy hop profile and says "English Style: IPA right on the label.

12 oz bottle, bottled on 20 May 2013, served in a snifter.

This English-style IPA pours hazy, medium amber in color, with a head that dies down to a partial coat rather quickly but, nonetheless, leaves a good bit of sticky lacing. Particularly nice mouthfeel for style.

Aroma: reflects a mix of lemon, generic citrus, and spicy/earthy qualitites from the hops. Wet-bread aroma from the malts in the background.

Taste: The English hops dominate: they are spicy and bitter, with a touch of lemon. Mildly bitter and earthy aftertaste.

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Schlafly Export IPA from The Schlafly Tap Room
Beer rating: 3.71 out of 5 with 427 ratings
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