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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Ratings: 427 |  Reviews: 164
Photo of RonfromJersey
3.83/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

$10.95 sixer from Liquor Outlet, Boonton.

Golden with orange highlights, plenty of haze. Billowing white fluff over three fingers high. Good stretchy lace covers a lot of glass.

Earthy, biscuity, with a hint of citrus in the nose.

Starts with a general sweetness, that veers over to juicy fruit. Bits of biscuit. Mild bitterness arises at the swallow, and mixes with the fruit and biscuit in the aftertaste.

Medium mouthfeel with a bit of prickliness.

A nicely drinkable English IPA. Definitely worthy of a sampling.

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Photo of Bierguy5
3.85/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle, 8% abv, bottled on 3/28/2011. Hazy, golden orange color with lots of sediment. White rocky head looks good and holds for a while. Some nice patches of lace.

Earthy and floral hops in the nose. Some soft fruity notes, with honey and orange blossom. Bready malt in the nose.

A great load of malt up front, but not overly sweet. Fruity notes include stone fruit, and some other slightly ripe notes. Hop bitterness balances things well, with more earthy and slightly floral notes. Bitterness lingers, but not very harsh.

Medium body, with a slightly lower feel in carbonation. Not much alcohol felt here, making it pretty drinkable. A nice beer.

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Photo of jacobseyb
3.92/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from the bottle into a snifter. English IPA's are always interesting. Color is enticing golden yellow with a slightly off white one finger head. Pale malts lead the charge on the nose with a sweet aroma. Some bitter hops follow with a slight grassy, piney flair. Taste is sweet and malty. Hops are noticeable on the finish with some pine flavor. Smooth feel with some alcohol warming, along with a slight hop oiliness. Overall a very tasty India Pale Ale. Definitely a good example of the style from Schlafly.

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Photo of AlCaponeJunior
3.63/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 2 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Orange in color, but way too much sediment, which is suspended in the glass and doesn't look appealing. Decent head and fair lacing. Overall appearance is not very good.

Smell is piney, with oranges and grapefruits, zesty malts and plenty of hops. A bit earthy.

Taste is bold and full flavored, with a nice hoppy flavor that starts things off, followed by a good piney grapefruit and orange/tangerine flavor. The malts balance but aren't as pronounced in the taste.

Feel is slick and slightly oily, medium bodied and ok to drink, with a slight warming effect.

Overall it's pretty average, but I'll happily drink this one again. Schlafly's usually quite good and this one is decent, but it isn't one of their better creations.

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Photo of soju6
3.88/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Pours a slightly hazy copper color with a small head and just a bit of lacing. There were also a few floaties to give it a bit of character.

S: Has a laid back aroma, mostly of fresh citrus and grain with a bit of herbal fragrance thrown in.

T: Starts with a nice citrus bitterness, then a mix of fresh grain and malt for a touch of sweetness and a dry finish.

F: Medium body, crisp & clean. No trace of the alcohol. Well balanced.

O: Good stuff, goes down easy and no problem drinking a few with out even trying. A good English IPA that is laid back and not an in-your-face style.

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Photo of titosupertramp
3.52/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A: Pours a golden amber with a shit ton of floaties. I actually saw the floaties in the bottle and tried to pour as careful as possibly. Oh well. Because of cautious pour, I probably didn't produce as good of a head as the beer is capable of. A little less than a finger of white head. Leaves a solid film atop the beer. Next to no lacing.

S: Lemon, yeast, some floral notes and sweet malt.

T: Largely follows the nose with lemony/citrus and floral hops, yeast and sweet malt. Also has a tea like quality to it as well which is nice.

M: Full and on the creamy side. Dry and sticky finish.

O: Pretty drinkable as it well balanced between hops and malt. Also, the 8%ABV is hardly noticable. This is a nice beer that I might buy another single of, but can't see myself buying an entire 6 pack.

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Photo of bnes09
4.38/5  rDev +18.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Semi-hazy and orange in color. Pours a creamy ivory head that recedes to a light froth. Excellent retention.

Aromas of citrus fruits, tangerines, lemons and grapefruit.

Hops are assertive yet not overpowering boasting flavors of pine grapefruit and some soapy character. Bitter and satisfying. A sturdy malt backbone holds the brew together with a biscuity quality. Also a hint of honey sweetness to round it out. Finishes dry and crisp.

Medium bodied, excellent carbonation and plenty of texture.

As far as I'm concerned, it just does not get any better than a fresh IPA on a warm spring day and this beer delivers. I was really excited to try an IPA styled after the original English versions. I was not disappointed. A must try for any hop head. Sure to gain a lot of fans in the St. Louis area.

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Photo of bbkd3b
3.47/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a pint glass.

A - Foggy body with a good-looking sunset color. Thin, off-white head that disappears rather quickly. Fairly flat looking beer.

S - Faint nose, but it has a great balance to it. Piny hop notes, orange peel, with a good malty backbone. I only wish I could break it down any even more.

T - The hops bite hard all of the way through. Sprucy flavors, almost strong enough to have a sawdust-like character. Some fruity undertones show up along the way. Tangerines and the sort. Can't pick up on any real maltiness, here.

M - Thick, full body with a low carbonation. Maybe the thickest English IPA I've ever encountered. Finish is clean and and sort of droops down the throat. It's different, but not bad.

O - Hm... It's really hard to judge this beer. It's certainly worth a try. Schlafly definitely brewed it well, but I can't say I've had anything quite like it before. Maybe it will grow on me in the future, as the second one certainly seemed more inviting than the first. Either way, it was a good way to end the night.

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Photo of bobhits
3.18/5  rDev -14.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Darker orange golden color. Thin and short lived head but some lacing to say good bye. The body is an odd look. Bubbles or bubble like yeast just floating downward while from the center carbonation shooting upward. Interesting…

Tangerines, caramel malt, and a slight coy hop aroma. After some time there is a touch of earthy notes in the aroma to maybe make you think brittish ipa.

Oranges and grape fruit, but without any real hop bite to speak of. Strong sweet malt that again takes on an orange like flavor profile. The malt isn’t descriptive, but it is very sweet and as a result the hops don’t get to take their place. I have to say a rather American hop profile given the “export” name on the bottle.

8%, thick for even some imperial IPAs body, and frankly a bit astringent.

These guys have made some far better beers and even better IPAs. I like this one though. It is bold and completely interesting, but far short of being exceptional.

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Photo of BarrytheBear
3.62/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12 oz bottle courtesy of birchstick. Dated 3/28/2011

Beginning stages of orange jello. Loads of suspended particulates. No head retention and little lacing.

Doughy tangerine on the snout

Loads of iced tea, malt, and tangerine. Much fresher than the previous bottle I'd had of this. Slightly herbal and medicinal along the finish.

Above average carbonation. Thanks for the opportunity.

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Photo of TheSarge
3.9/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Looks like the strongest English IPA I've ever had...

Poured two half bottles into my pint glass, so I didn't get any floaties. There is a mild amount of haze in this golden amber colored concoction. The foam presentation is about two fingers thick of nicely retaining white colored cranium.

The aroma is not too strong. There is some buttery toffee, some tea, and a hint of lemony hops.

Upfront in the taste, the hops bite kicks in immediately. It's a blend of grapefruit and pine mixed together. There is some leathery tea and toffee flavors here too.

This brew is just a little too carbonated for the style, and not as smooth as most British brands. It's a good interpretation of the style with a high ABV content. I'd drink this one again for sure.

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Photo of tr4nc3d
2.94/5  rDev -20.8%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

12fl oz bottle poured into my pint glass/ bottled on 3/28/2011

Appearance is a light copper color with a fuzzy bubbly two inch white head. Good head retention with soapy scattered lacing left clinging to the sides of my glass.

Aroma is quite faint actually with a slight citrus smell of orange rinde. I don't know but its hard to get any much else aroma out of it. If you ask me, it smells more like a hopped up pilsner then IPA.

Taste surely does signal otherwise thanfully. Upfront taste of slight orange citrus with some pine bitterness following, caramel malt and dry cracker like taste finish.

Medium(bordering light)with very high fizzy carbonation. Very dry aftertaste.

Overall this is more like an English Pale Ale instead of IPA. Decent but nothing exciting.

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Photo of FanofHefe
3.88/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served on-tap at the Global Brew tap house in Edwardsville, IL, in a pint glass. Hazy light orange body with a one-finger off-white head. The head dissipates rather quickly, leaving some lacing along the top of the glass.

The aromas are fairly understated, featuring a light citrus aroma of orange and lemon. Some sweet malt in the background.

Nice flavors blend the sweet, bready, malt with some bitter citrusy hops. Actually, I really like this as a nice change of pace from some of the "in your face" American IPAs. I do love the strongly hopped brews, but a change of pace is nice as well. This one has it.

Well done.

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Photo of StLThrash
3.88/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12 ounce bottle into a pint glass. Bottled on 3/17/11. Just over a week old

A - Hazy yellowish / orange with small head and some light lacing.

S - Not a lot here. Some citrus (tangerine), floral, but not a lot on the nose.

T & M - Reminds me of Sam Adams Noble Pils. Nicely hopped and a very chewy beer. Good hop and malt character, nicely balanced and solid carbonation.

Overall, a nice beer. Obviously different than an American IPA, and has a nice, English IPA flavor.

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Photo of vfgccp
4.01/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A - Gatorade orange. Low head but great lacing.

S - Very soft. Tangerine, honey, marmalade.

T - Slow ramp up to bitter blood orange, sweet tangerine, honey and malt. Surprisingly sweet for an IPA. Nice bitter character throughout the profile that isn't overwhelming.

M - Well carbonated. Smooth with a medium - heavy body. Sweet finish.

D - Very nice beer, but a tad on the sweet side.

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Photo of Brent
3.7/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A nice-enough beer - hanging in the balance between a strict interpretation of the IPA brewed for shipment to the far reaches of the British Empire, and a bit of Americanized tweaking of the hops. Big malt body, true to style. Hopping was firm and well-balanced, but seemed a bit more APA in profile. Alcohol was well integrated in the flavor profile. For all the positive attributes of the beer, however, it just didn't ever seem to find the right note.

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Photo of LilBeerDoctor
3.23/5  rDev -12.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Reviewed on 6/6/2010. Bottle. Pours a clear light orange with a thick white head. Aroma of sugars, sweet citrus. Flavor of light citrus, almost a juice-like character, caramel malt. Very sweet, definitely more English pale ale than IPA, and just a little too heavy for me.

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Photo of aerozeppl
4.03/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I really do not like EIPAs but this beer is good and to style.

A: Hazy pale coppr color with a quarter finger of white head and tons of lacing.

S: The hops are there for sure but they are balanced out by a nice rich mix of malt. You really cannot pick out a single one like you can for most American IPAs. It is a tad oxidized but that comes with the territory for beers from out of state. The hops are quite fruity.

T: Massive malt up front. Little bit of sweetness in the middle. The taste is kind of weird. As with the nose it is a little oxidized but I am digging it. Probably what the style tasted like back in the day. Still bring but showing some signs of age. The hops are very fruity. Quite complex and nice.

M: Medium body. A little bit syrupy. Subtle carbonation.

D: One of the better examples of the style I have had as of late. This is a style that for the most part just does not work if made in the USA. This one does.

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Photo of cpanossian
4.02/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a clear glass mug- healthy 2-3 finger head that leaves a lot od delicious looking lacing all around. Nice hazy orange/apricot gold color. Aroma is a wonderful - some malt, some hops, and a wistful scent of tea - the kind you get when you first open a bottle of Snapple. The aroma draws you right in...

Powerful beer though (8.0%) - strongly than I usually enjoy. But I'll make an exception for this. The booze and hops collide nicely on your pallet. I don't think I could handle more than two or three of these, but I do think it's a very enjoyable batch (bottle is date-stamped 03 24 2010).

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Photo of Soonami
3.95/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Schlafly Export IPA is a big beer. I didn't realize this beer was bottled on 3-24-10 when I bought it a couple weeks back, but this IPA has held up surprisingly well.

It pours an orange tinted gold that is just about the haziest beer I've ever poured. I don't think it's yeast, just precipitated proteins from the high alcohol and hopping. The aroma is like a very malt like a toasted cracker with floral and tropical fruit perfume that hit hard in the end. The beer is smoothly bitter with a lot of toasted malt flavor, yeasty fruitiness, and a honeyed sweetness. The mouthfeel is nice, but the alcohol presence makes does numb and dry the tongue a bit.

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Photo of vtgrad03
3.75/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

I love IPAs and really enjoyed this one. This beer has a nice balance of crisp hoppiness without being too long and bitter on the finish. I paired this beer with a chicken stirfry and was happy with the complementing flavors. It matches pretty well with garlic and ginger.

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Photo of deereless
3.97/5  rDev +7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Off a hard pour there is a thin head which dropped quite quickly, medium gold in color, some visible sediment floating in the beer - 3.50, S: Initial pour results in a biscuity and doughy aroma, hops are quite reserved though they do provide a nice herbal and earthy quality, slightly on the side of chalky - 4.00, T: Quite a bit of toasted malts and a bit bready, medium hop bitterness, a good deal of earthiness and also a little grassy, as the beer warms I pick up a faint golden raisin like sweetness and possibly some honey at the tail end of the beer - 4.00, M: Medium mouth feel and quite smooth - 3.75, D: Very nice example of the style, very enjoyable and drinkable - 4.00

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Photo of russpowell
4.11/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Review from notes, sampled about 3 weeks ago. Bottled on date of 3-24-10

Pours an effervescent apricot with 2 fingers of fluffy cream colored head. Good head retention & lacing, some floaties

S: Leafy hops that do not linger for long

T: Apricot & pear, followed by honey, leafy hops & breadyness up front. Plenty of floral hops & fruittyness as this warms. Finishes fruitty with leafy & herbal hops

MF: Medium bodied, low carbonation with great balance & nice creamyness once warm

Drinks very easy, nails the EIPA style. Would love to try this fresher & or on cask for what I bet would be even more enjoyment. Well done Schafly!

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Photo of chickencoop
3.8/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Kind of a hard beer to pinpoint. Light golden pour with a little head, smell was a light bready smell. It has a hoppy dry taste to it that finishes sweet and dry, a bit bitter. I found this interesting and glad i had it, it's just not the most drinkable because of the flavor, and being 8%, it needs to taste a little smoother to put down a few.

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Photo of metter98
4.05/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: The beer is cloudy golden orange in color and poured with a thin head that quickly faded into lacy patterns of bubbles. A light to medium amount of carbonation is visible.
S: There are aromas of piney hops in the nose along with some hints of malty sweetness.
T: The taste is rather complex has a good balance between flavors of caramel malts and piney hops. The finish is moderately bitter and also has some notes of herbs.
M: It feels light- to medium-bodied on the palate and rather prickly on the tongue. There is a fair amount of dryness in the finish.
D: Drinking this beer is a breeze and any presence of alcohol in the smell and taste is very well hidden.

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