Schlafly Export IPA | The Schlafly Tap Room

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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: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A-Cloudy orange, two finger head that tries to leave some lacing.

S-Malty, caramel, followed by grass, dirt and pine.

T-Well balanced, starts malty, although where you'd expect an EIPA to be. Ends with a good deal of grass and pine notes. Mild bitterness.

M-Medium bodied, well carbonated and some hop resins.

O-For and English IPA, exactly what you'd expect; caramel and malt to begin with grass mild hops notes in the finish.

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look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Tasted On: 06-26-2013
Freshness: Bottled on 06-05-2013
Packaging: 12 oz. brown bottle, pry-cap
Glassware: Nonic pint
Purchased: Received from a friend

A: Hazy bright orange beer with a big off-white head. Good glass lacing and very good head retention.

S: Sharp citrus (lemon) hop aromas, with some grassy notes.

T: Bitter hops of lemon citrus fruits, spicy, and a light background of caramel malts. Also some unpleasant vegetable flavors.

M: Carbonation is high, with a medium body. The finish has lemon citrus fruit bitterness, plus some of the vegetable flavor again.

O: A pretty good beer but not a favorite.

Thanks to Kirk for the beer!

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

they are calling this one xipa now, as part of that new ipa series. this is a standard English ipa, quite heavy, and not as good as some of their other ipa work at schlafly. this pours a rich looking bronze color, with a creamy and robust white head. aromas of tired English caramel malt and bittering hops in equal proportion and a flavor that agrees. more sweetness from the grain than I need in an ipa, and the hops come across a little astringent. the beer is filling as a result, even though the texture is soft and delicate, and the carbonation is appropriately light, true to style. I think a cask pour would do wonders for this, but as it stands its sort of unimpressive, a beer ive had before and forgotten or something, just not distinct on its own. too bog to pair well with a meal, its sort of an oddball in the taproom lineup.

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

Poured into a pint glass from a 12oz bottle.

Pours a very nice hazy golden color with some amber hues in there. Nice 1 inch head that is white and dense with some nice sticky notes to it. Pretty nice looking brew. The head retention is great and reduces to some nice soapy lacing and film.

Aroma is yummy. Herbal and grassy English style hops. Notes of grass and tea notes are present. There is some nice yummy caramel malt notes in the nose that blend perfectly with each other. Biscuity bread notes are present and give the brew a nice inviting aroma.

Flavor starts off perfectly. Nice sweetness comes up first with some slight caramel notes and some bread and then is quickly enveloped in awesome grassy and fresh herbal hop awesomeness. The hops are fresh and more herbal in nature with some slight pine notes to it. There is also a nice slight bitterness on the middle-back end of the brew that follows through till the end of the sip. Nice British bitterness. :)

Body is nice and crisp but also smooth and velvety. Overall, I've had this once before and enjoyed it very much. I don't know why I waited years to finally buy it in bottles and finally try and review it. This brew is worth it and Schlafly continues to do good by St. Louis beer geeks.

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Schlafly Export IPA from The Schlafly Tap Room
3.76 out of 5 based on 427 ratings.
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