Schlafly American IPA | The Schlafly Tap Room

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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:
#3,003
Reviews:
259
Ratings:
1,097
pDev:
10.84%
Bros Score:
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Purchased from a local distributor in the Bronx. Should've payed attention to the bottle date. This beer was bottled in March. I purchase another beer from the same establishment, and again, it was 7 months old. Oh well, here we go. 12 ounce bottle into a nonic pint. small bone head that dissipates quickly. Gold color. Here's where it gets weird. Smell is almost nondescript. Faint hops? Tropical fruit? Malt? Can't discern. For an IPA that was bottled 7 months ago, the taste is not too bad. Getting a good amount of hops, pineapple, mango, a little pine, and finishes dry. Can't believe how tasty it is with that much age. I'd love to try this beer on draft at their tap room. I'd also love to find a fresher bottled offering. Perhaps within 1-2 months. Overall, for an IPA that's 6+ months old, I was pretty surprised.

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L: Pours a hazy golden with a short lived white head. Small bits of dry hop particulate.

S: Hoppy grapefruit, apricot and mild earthy tones with a malt underbelly. A bit of white grape.

T: Hoppy citrus and grapefruit with moderate bitterness. Good maltiness and clean flavor with low esters. finishes dry.

F: low to medium body. medium carbonation.

O: This is a great IPA, nicely balanced towards the bitter side. Clean malt flavor that lets the hops take center stage. A perfectly crisp citrus bite. Really like this brew.

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