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Schlafly American IPA | The Schlafly Tap Room

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Schlafly American IPASchlafly American IPA
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Schlafly American IPASchlafly American IPA
BEER INFO

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
Ranking:
#2,671
Reviews:
259
Ratings:
1,097
pDev:
10.84%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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60
Gots:
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Trade:
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Ratings: 1,097 |  Reviews: 259
Photo of craft_shannie
3.5/5  rDev -13.8%

Photo of CreekyJarls
4/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

Photo of Mark000
4.2/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Deep golden color bordering on orange with just slight haze.

S: Immediately hit with grassy, piney hops followed by citrus (pineapple and grapefruit). I also detect a little orange peel.

T: Really, really nice combination of pine and citrus. This is all about the hops. The malt must be there to keep the bitterness in check, but it's hard to detect.

M: Generally on the lighter, crisper side but it leaves behind some nice oily hop / resinous feel that I love. The alcohol is well hidden. It's all I can do to keep from knocking this back quickly and reaching for more.

O: I have been waiting for this years release to try this, and It did not disappoint. I'll be going for another growler fill.

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Photo of tripledbrew
4/5  rDev -1.5%

Photo of BigRedDog
3.78/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

12oz bottle poured into a pint glass

Pours a hazy, deep golden color. Small head without much lacing.

Smells a little malty, which is odd. Maybe even a little sour. Not a whole lot of citrus, but it is here.

Taste is pretty hop forward at first, but falls of and a slight maltiness takes over. Aftertaste of hops with a little sweetness. Not much hoppy citrus, which I think is odd for an American style IPA.

Nice feel on the mouth. A little thick and malty. Not as crisp or light as most IPAs.

Good beer. Easy to drink.

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Photo of jminch
3.5/5  rDev -13.8%

Photo of jjwisenheimer
4.25/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jimmygord
3.89/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of dsauter
4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of ChugginOil
4.42/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

@ the brewery

Pours a nice orange golden color with a thin layer of white head. Walls of lace.

The nose is extremely hopped and amped. Pine resin, earthy notes, and some dank buds come to mind.

The flavor is also resembling sweet Miss Mary and is earthy and pine orientated. Dank. Loads of hops destroy the taste buds in a bittering fashion. Slight sweet malt is noticed on the back end.

The mothfeel is medium bodied and crisp at first, turning into a juicy blast.

Overall, SOLID.

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Photo of KevChiTown
3.83/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Way more hop bite then I've had from Schlafly's before. Very solid IPA, some fruitiness in there.

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Photo of Tertullian007
3.68/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Troville1990
3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

Photo of davet100
4/5  rDev -1.5%

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4/5  rDev -1.5%

Photo of Goliath
4.25/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a hazy amber color with a two inch yellowed head. There is great head retention and a bit of lacing.

The aroma is awesome. Huge citrus notes hit me with a heavy grapefruit influence followed by a bit of pine. There is a nice dose of sweet sugar on the nose as well.

The taste is quite nice. Again, big citrus notes mostly grapefruit followed by a bit of pine. The sweetness I get on the nose doesn't translate here, but instead you get a the light bitterness that only an IPA can bring. Really balanced and quite enjoyable.

The mouthfeel is medium to full bodied with a soft carbonation bubble.

Drinkability is fairly high. The flavor profile is fantastic and the ABV though moderately high, is easily managed and well incorporated. I could drink the entire 6 pack tonight and I don't think I'd get tired of it either. Well done.

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Photo of Korbynlehr
3.05/5  rDev -24.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of rxthree
4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

Photo of Pecan
3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of cmwilliq
4/5  rDev -1.5%

Photo of Wiffler27
4.37/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of alcstradamus
3.82/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Reviewed from notes

Clear copper pour with a small head and no lacing. The aroma is a bit sweet and bready and there is a nice tropical/flowery hop profile. The flavor is very well balanced between the hops and malt, although neither component is "big." Just a nice, easy drinking IPA with sufficient hop flavor but low bitterness. Would go great with a burger and fries. Carbonation is a bit too high I think. Worth a try if available, but not worth going out of your way for.

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Photo of scottspencer
4/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Schlafly American IPA from The Schlafly Tap Room
Beer rating: 4.06 out of 5 with 1,097 ratings
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