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:
1,086
Reviews:
257
Avg:
4.02
pDev:
10.95%
 
 
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Photo of rudzud
4.17/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Received as an extra in a trade and poured into my Duvel tulip. Bottle date of 1/25/14

A - Pours a nice crystal clear copper hue with a good one finger white head that fades to a nice thin blanket. Not any side lacing.

S - Aromas of nice grapefruit and pine. Light mango, flashes of kiwi (which is neat). Very mild malts.

T - Taste is similar to the nose though far more restrained. The tropical notes are there just much subdued. Faint mango/pineapple, pine and grapefruit bitterness. Malty sweetness balances it out, lends to an almost melon thing going on. Not too bitter on the finish.

M - Mouthfeel is very, very nicely carbonated, incredibly incredibly drinkable. Great.

O - Overall, a very solid IPA. Glad I got to try it fresh and enjoy what the brewers were going for.

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3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

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4/5  rDev -0.5%

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4/5  rDev -0.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

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4/5  rDev -0.5%

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4/5  rDev -0.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

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3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

Photo of kemoarps
4.17/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

For starters, this is an absolutely beautiful beer. A clear dusky amber, with about a finger of off white head. Decent retention, and good lacing.

This is going to be compared to their Tasmanian IPA quite frequently (and for obvious and legit reasons). They are both superb IPAs, but the nose is one arena where I feel the TIPA is superior. Vegetal grassy hops, a decent caramel balance, but it's more about the hops. Smell dry, and almost a little blunted. There's some floral and just something underlying it that is... seedy. Not nutty, seedy. Like when you're carving pumpkins, but if you take away the pumpkin parts of the smell: just seedy and stringy and vegetal.

Luckily, the disappointment of the aroma is the only aspect of this beer that underwhelms. The palate brings forth juicy tropical fruits, a bit of sweet citrus, a nice caramel malt to tie it together. There's almost a spicy characteristic (not hot spicy, but hop spicy) that I really enjoy. Shares a lot in common with it's Tasmanian brethren, and this is undoubtedly a good thing.

Crisp, clear, enjoyable, the bitter from the hops is not overwhelming, but just present enough... This is an eminently drinkable beer. I will miss it greatly when it and then I am gone.

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4.5/5  rDev +11.9%

Photo of KFBR392
3.92/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Bottled 1/30/14

Appearance: Golden amber color with accents strong on the amber side. Finger of head on the pour which was present while drinking. Some sticky lacing left behind at each level.

Smell: Pretty subtle aroma. Biggest player is some juicy, soapy, tropical fruity aromas. Slight spices with some really mild, sweet, bready malt tones. Medium bodied bitterness warms up with the beer.

Taste: Big juicy light fruits jump the palate with tones of mangos, kiwiws, oranges, and straw. Mild soap and prairie grass back it up. Bitterness is there but this brew certainly has a soft, sweet presence on the palate.

Mouthfeel: One word came to mind drinking this, crushable. Wouldn't be hard to put the sixer of this down in one night with how easy going it is on the palate. Tons of fruity sweetness if left behind with each drink. Carbonation is mild which adds to the easy going nature here.

Overall: Tasty stuff. One of the best offerings from I've had from Schlafly to date. Gotta say the Amarillo hops win out over the Centennial and Simcoe. Fruity, sweet, easy going.

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4/5  rDev -0.5%

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4/5  rDev -0.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +11.9%

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

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4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

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4.75/5  rDev +18.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +11.9%

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4/5  rDev -0.5%

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4/5  rDev -0.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +11.9%

Schlafly American IPA from The Schlafly Tap Room
4.02 out of 5 based on 1,086 ratings.
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