Schlafly House In Session Ale | The Schlafly Tap Room

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The Schlafly Tap Room
Missouri, United States

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.20%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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Added by mdfb79 on 04-05-2011

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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4.42/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured on tap into a shaker pint at Pizza Paradiso.

No head poured, what was there was a light brown maintaining a collar through the glass. Dark brown amber body that is slightly cloudy. Minimal lacing while drinking.

Great smell of strong hop small grapefruit citrus, balanced with a nice grainy malt sensation. Wet sense of water coming, but expected for low abv. This smells like a good American IPA.

Taste is at first a sweet caramel like blast with citrus fruit. Hop bitter takes over, with a wet body that matches the clean sense from the nose. Orange juice like feeling at time with small bread on the finish, and noticeable but tolerable carbonation.

What a stupidly easy drinking, full flavored light abv beer. This thing is packed with flavor and I was hoping to have it on cask (I would think it be even better). Big winner right here.

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4.2/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

On tap at Church Key last night. $6 for a pint.

Pouring a light amber with a dense, creamy off-white head with excellent retention and lacing, this is a great looking beer. The nose is chock full of dry hops. If I were to guess, I'd say this was loaded with Simcoe and Amarillo, not unlike Duet from Alpine. Plenty of citrus and fruit, bitterness appears to be moderate, and the malt character is pretty restrained here. The palate opens with plenty of hop flavor, bright, fruity and floral and a mild bitterness. Malt character is light again, a little caramel and some biscuit-like character. Drying on the finish with a mild hop bitterness and long lasting hop flavor, this is great stuff. I do wish this had a touch more bittering hops, as it does feel *just* a touch watery for a moment, where a little bit more resin would have done it a lot of good. I also did find the carbonation a touch higher than I care for. An excellent effort all-round, I prefer this over the San Diego County Session Pale Ale, a similarly inspired beer

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4.5/5  rDev +12.8%

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4/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

From the ChurchKey BA event page:

"Schlafly brewer Stephen Hale summed up the process and flavors best: "We dry hopped this beer with more than one pound of hops per barrel, Simcoe and Amarillo, which creates a malty, drinkable, hoppy IPA that is full of flavor and easy to enjoy."

Beer was brewed by Schlafly, in collaboration with ChurchKey, Median Pint, and Paradiso.

Had on tap tonight at ChurchKey, poured into a pint glass.

a - Pours a dark amber color with one inch of white head and moderate carbonation evident. Little bit of lacing left on the glass.

s - Smells of fruty malts, citrus hops, and light floral notes. A little bit of sweet fruit, very light on all fronts, but very pleasant.

t - Tastes of citrus hops, floral hops, fruity malts, sweet fruit, light caramel. Again, a little sweet but not too much; very nice.

m - Medium body and moderate carbonation.

d - Overall a really nice, easy drinking, low ABV IPA. A little bit of sweet fruit mizing with some floral and citrus hops, and no bitterness as all. Could definitely drink a few of these and would want to. Would have again.

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4.47/5  rDev +12%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This is a sleeper under the radar beer if I've ever had one. This beer is AWESOME....and at 4.2% it is a great session ale.

Beer is amber with a mild haze, not too much to it there, overall it looks nice. Some lacing, moderate to low carbonation.

Great aroma, nice hops, piny mildly citrusy, Smells great.

Beer is light in body but so much flavor, awesome beer. It is hoppy and mildly sweet. Great bitterness, wonderful finish. I really love it.

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Schlafly House In Session Ale from The Schlafly Tap Room
Beer rating: 3.99 out of 5 with 12 ratings