Schlafly American IPA | The Schlafly Tap Room

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Schlafly American IPASchlafly American IPA
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Brewed by:
The Schlafly Tap Room
Missouri, United States
schlafly.com

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.20%

Availability: Winter

Notes / Commercial Description:
Our American IPA gets its bold hop flavor from 100% American hops and its deep gold and full body from pale and crystal malted barley. A blend of Amarillo, Centennial and Simcoe hop varietals imparts AIPA with bitterness and prominent aromas of citrus and fruit. Our brewers select these hops on an annual pilgrimage to the hop farms of Pacific Northwest.

IPAs (India Pale Ales) 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 Vancer on 09-20-2009

BEER STATS
Ratings:
1,085
Reviews:
257
Avg:
4.02
pDev:
10.95%
 
 
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61
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164
For Trade:
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Ratings: 1,085 |  Reviews: 257
Photo of Suds
3.95/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

This brew is a hazy golden color with a white, frothy head. The aroma is of herbal hops, mixed with citrus. Fruit heavy scents. The taste is lightly sweet, with notable pale malt, and plenty of hops. Medium bitterness, but the citrus notes continue. Full in body and drinkable. Spicy hop finish.

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Photo of porters4life
4.01/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of threesignificantstarfish
4.71/5  rDev +17.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of bluedevil22
4.52/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of LaurenLM
5/5  rDev +24.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

This is my absolute favorite IPA! It's actually the beer that turned me on to IPAs. The fruit and citrus flavors in this beer are amazing and there is a hint of pine flavor as well.

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Photo of Timtac
3.56/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Mark-Leggett
3.76/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Brandonvlansdown
3.29/5  rDev -18.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of RBorsato
4.45/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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

Photo of BlurryVisi0n
3.86/5  rDev -4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served in a pint glass from the bottle.

Appearance: Semi-cloudy darker gold with medium to heavy bubbles on the body. Head is straight white rising roughly one finger's length above the body.

Smell: bland hops which almost amount to nothing. Little weak in the aroma side.

Taste: Sour lemon snd grapefruit with hints of citrus. It's very bitter just to let you know, but shouldn't slow down any veteran.

Mouth: finish consists of citrus skin and heavy malts. Definitely thirst quenching, not dry at all.

Overall: Descent brew. Bitter and is full of life. Definitely a nice bridge for people to start IPAs if they haven't had the chance. Salud!

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Photo of Boblemo
4.07/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

This is a great IPA, cloudy, sweet, not to bitter.
reminds me of todd the ax man from surly.

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Photo of Walnut
4/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of MJ64
4.09/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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

Photo of VaporDome
3.75/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of dcbeers
4.13/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of dsa7783
4.03/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Single, twelve ounce bottle copped from Total Wine and More in West Orange. Pours a ruddy, copper-colored hue with moderate frothing. Aroma reminiscent of fresh pine, grapefruit, and citrus. Lemon zest sweetness apparent in the taste.

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Photo of SkulletBush
3.32/5  rDev -17.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of craigbelly
4.04/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BTodd
3.78/5  rDev -6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured from 12 ox bottle into Belgian style, stemmed glass. Bottled 5/26/2016

L-Hazy orange, nice finger of bubbles that faded over a couple of minutes. Doesn't say unfiltered or bottle conditioned but definite hop or fermentation bits floating around.

S-solid, heavily hopped IPA smell. Citrus, pine and the usual suspects. Citrus is more of that bitter, rind smell than a juicy, fruity aroma. Centennial for sure!

T-follows smell with some slight, caramel sweetness to balance things out but not overdone. Pretty good drinker if not a little more simple than the competition.

F-appropriate carbonation with a bit of lingering sweetness. Pretty pleasant for a largeish IPA.

O-Not the best of the best but would buy again. I could drink this one out of the bottle and not feel too bad about it either.

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Photo of FrancisM12
4.03/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of daliandragon
4.16/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

My first beer from this prominent St. Louis brewer. Pours a hazy golden with wet creamy head and spotty lace. Fresh and herbal hop notes but fairly faint.

Initial balance gives way to a moderate withering of citrus and pine. Not overly strong, but spicy and flavorful. Aftertaste and texture really cooperate into an excellent finish, and you don't notice the 7.2%. Worth the wait, excellent IPA.

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Photo of mkh012
4.18/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

12 oz. bottle, bottled 3 months ago so not as fresh as I wish it were.

Orange with a finger of white head.

Citrus, pine, and mild tropical fruit on the nose.

Typical IPA flavor profile but executed very well. Grapefruit, pine, and a touch of malt. Medium bitterness but easy drinking. The bitterness doesn't linger.

Medium mouthfeel.

Overall, I really enjoyed this. Another solid offering from Schlafly. This is an IPA I could easily drink a few of despite the 7% ABV.

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Photo of TH28
3.86/5  rDev -4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Appearance is a cloudy golden with quickly dissipating white foam cap. Aroma is less intense than I had hoped for, but still brings out pine and earthy notes. Taste is more malt forward and the bitterness shows up on the finish with a punch, but not overpowering. Mouthfeel has a nice creamy feel to it and the bitterness doesn’t last too Lon on the finish. Overall very good IPA but would have expected a bit more hop aroma.

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