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Schlafly American IPASchlafly American IPA
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Schlafly American IPASchlafly American IPA

Brewed by:
The Schlafly Tap Room
Missouri, United States

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

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Ratings: 1,097 |  Reviews: 259
Photo of hoppytobehere
4.03/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Served in a tulip glass from a 12 oz bottle. Thin lacing with a clear, bright copper body.

S: Citrus is noticeable, hop and malt behind that.

T: Unmistakably a Schlafly beer. Since it's a 5 month old bottle, the hop bite has mellowed out a bit.

M: Finishes smooth with some malt.

O: Bottled in April, surprised how well it held up, considering I prefer IPAs fresh.

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Photo of HubrewJr
4.12/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

super hop bite, really puts and emphases on the bite. only rated at 50 IBU but should be 150 IBU. Good appearance standard colors, good carbonization. Has a good hop nose, but it allows you to under estimate the hop bite by having a low hop aroma. i like it as a Mega Hop Beer but if u are expecting anyhting similar to a American Pale ale you will be saddly mistaken as i was.

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4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

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4.75/5  rDev +17%

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5/5  rDev +23.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

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2.5/5  rDev -38.4%

Photo of match1112
4.03/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

a: clear amber body with a fingers worth of white creamy head. the foam quickly settles into a half moon on top of the beer and leaves a moderate amount of lacing down the side of the glass.

s: citrus, caramel malts and sugar.

t: grapefruit, pine and caramel with a touch of burnt sugar.

m: med body, good carbonation a little oily on the cheeks and dry in the throat. medium bitterness.

o: very tasty beer, probably schlaflys best.

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Photo of jacewg
4.44/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: Pours a vibrant, copper-hued gold. Good head and solid head retention. Leaves a little white rim as you drink. Really really good lacing.

Aroma: Huge and outstanding. Big tropical notes with peach and orangey type notes. Some underlying caramelly malt notes. Has that classic amarillo/simcoe nose

Taste: Very nice, but not quite at the level of the aroma. Hop flavor is again really nice. Some piney notes and plenty of that big tropical/peachy/citrusy character. Caramel malt is noticeable, but the hops are the star. Nice bitterness throughout.

Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied. Solid carbonation lifts the beer off of the palate.

Overall: Between AIPA and TIPA, I could survive off of Schlafly IPA alone.

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4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

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4.75/5  rDev +17%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of metter98
4.17/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: The beer is slightly hazy yellowish amber in color and has a light to moderate amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a half finger high off white head that died down, leaving a collar around the edge and lacing on the surface and down the sides of the glass.
S: There are moderately strong aromas of citrus and passionfruit in the nose.
T: Like the smell, the hops are very pronounced in the taste and contribute flavors of citrus along with a moderate to strong amount of bitterness.
M: It feels medium-bodied and very crisp on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation. The hop presence is strong enough so that the aftertaste makes your mouth feel dry.
O: This is a great beer if you really enjoy hops and bitterness in your IPAs.

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3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

Photo of suspect
4.04/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a Samuel Adams perfect pint glass.

A: Crystal clear golden color with some amber notes. Very small head and not a ton of lacing although there is some.

S: Nice full citrus smell of a hop forward IPA. Not a ton of malt which is preferable in my IPAs.

T: Nice flavor, again hop forward, not too bitter. Well balanced IPA.

M: Well carbonated, feel is a touch thin.

O: A nice overall IPA. Easy drinker for sure.

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4/5  rDev -1.5%

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4/5  rDev -1.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

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4/5  rDev -1.5%

Photo of aasher
4.17/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

I didn't like this beer at all last year but loved it on draft a couple weeks ago. This review is of a bottle dated 5/1/12. Schlafly American IPA pours a light bodied bright tangerine orange in color with a one finger soapy head. The nose is bright and citrusy. There is a lot of citrus hop character, namely orange and lemongrass. I love the grassiness. It features a lighter malt bill and drinks light in body with a refreshing kick of tangerine. The flavor is pretty unique and definitely welcome. It's extremely light and sessionable. I can't believe this is 7.2%. This is a great seasonal IPA. If only Schlafly made it year round. This beer is definitely worth trying.

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