Schlafly American IPA | The Schlafly Tap Room

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

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4.7/5  rDev +16.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This is the 2nd year the AIPA has been bottled, i have had this on-tap and cask also.

Appearance- This pours a beautiful translucent copper, with great head retention.

Smell- Schlafly has dabbled with almost every batch of this they have made with the last coming in imo as the best, great citrus, grapefruit smell.

Taste- a very nice balance of the sweet malt with the bitter and juicy hoppiness.

Mouthfeel- Is very nice and creamy but not to thick.

Overall- This is one of the best beers I have put in my mouth and when it is on cask is just amazing to me, sadly it is a seasonal release.

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look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

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look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

12 ounce bottle with bottled on date of 4/26/11. Poured into a pint glass.

Wow what an awesome beer - Schlafly has done it again. This is easily one of my favorite beers and definitely one of the best IPA's I've had. Wish they made it year round.

A - Poured a hazy dark yellow with a 1 finger head that stuck around awhile, and left nice lacing.

S - Awesome on the nose. Hops galore - with pine, citrus (grapefruit), floral and grass notes.

T & M - Very similar to the smell.. I thought last years had too much of a malt character for an IPA, and this years definitely focuses on the hops. Much improved. Lots of bittering citrus hops up front with a little bit of a sweet malt kick. Very 'juicy' and nicely carbonated. Kind of reminds me a bit of Noble Pils from Sam Adams, but I like this much better. Surprisingly smooth taste for the 7.2% ABV... I had 3 last night with no problem.

Overall - get this beer if you get a chance. It's fantastic. I am a big fan of Schlafly, and I think this is their best beer by far.

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4.59/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This beer comes in an attractive bottle with a green label (green for hops) and a big orange "A" - for "American"? (pale ale) or for "alpha"? It is labeled "Bottled with love on" 4-26-2011 - I hope the hops really do have preservative properties, I'd rather have my beer fresher, if possible. The color is dark golden, honey colored, ever-so-slightly hazy, and the head is modest and leaves only sparing lacing. But the nose is pure grapefruit - the juice and some rind - wonderfully citric hops. There are fruity side notes - grape and apple - but not much malt in evidence in the smell.

The taste is hop-forward, wonderful citrus with good malt balance, some toasted grain. The mid-palate is hop-dominated, and the finish is clean and bitter... and bitter... and bitter. Yummy stuff. The mouthfeel is slightly oily and sticky, the carbonation is generous and refreshing, any alcohol is well concealed.

I love a good West-Coast style citrusy IPA, and this is the genuine article... brewed in St. Louis, MO. Drinkability is as good as it gets for a 7.2% ABV brew. I'd love to have MORE, and mostly it's not gonna happen, but I *will* be looking to buy this one again. Yummy stuff. (Did I say that already? Well yeah! In fact, hell yeah!) Drinkability is excellent.

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

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look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A. Golden color. A bit lighter than your avg ipa

S. smells like citrusy piney deliciousness. A little heavier on the citrus side

T. Fantastical. Reminds me of hopslam. A big hit of citrus up front with a good malt balance. Finishes with different bitter note. Complex taste.

M. Thick mouthfeel but not in a bad way. Medium carbonation.

O. This beer is a contender for a double ipa top 5. Would be a lock if not for it's low for the genre abv.

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Schlafly American IPA from The Schlafly Tap Room
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