Schlafly Black IPA | The Schlafly Tap Room

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97 Ratings
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Schlafly Black IPASchlafly Black IPA
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
The Schlafly Tap Room
Missouri, United States
schlafly.com

Style: American Black Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Our Black IPA combines the roasted malt flavors of porters and stouts with the bright hoppiness of the American IPA. The brew is dry hopped for additional flavor and aroma, without adding unnecessary bitterness.

According to brewer legend, Black IPA’s were first brewed in Vermont in the mid-1990’s. Like many modern American beer styles, this beer combines the traditions of classic European brews with the newer tradition of the American hop profile. The Brewers Association legitimized the style in 2010, when it was added to the Great American Beer Festival guidelines for the first time.

50 IBU

Added by barczar on 10-17-2012

BEER STATS
Ratings:
97
Reviews:
14
Avg:
3.89
pDev:
8.74%
 
 
Wants:
1
Gots:
6
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 97 |  Reviews: 14
Photo of jdell15
3.96/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of FrancisM12
3.91/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Jcarriglio
4.04/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of barnzy78
4.32/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

12oz, "bottled with love on 01/19/2017"
A - near black with a thick creamy tan head that leaves heavy lacing down the entire glass
S - juicy citric hops with roasted barley
T - juicy hops: mango & orange; chocolate, roast, sweeter pineapple on the back end
M - creamy & smooth, yet a bit resinous, finishes bittersweet with mango and pineapple riding out the roastiness
O - very delicious! I will have to get more if I see it. Very recommendable and a must-try in my opinion.

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Photo of Colin32
3.69/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of craigbelly
4.04/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Nice smooth hop profile. I like the almost creamy texture that works real well here with the bitterness of the hops. It toes the line perfectly as a hoppy stout.

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Photo of ppavlick
3.84/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of bigred89
4/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of sendbeer
3.88/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of wpreynolds
3.86/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Branlott42
4.14/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of paulish
4/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Franziskaner
3.78/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Light black in color and not penetrable to light. There's a solid, frothy, 2 inch creamy brown head on top. I smell piney hops and dark malt. I'm tasting a nice blend of dark malt and resinous, piney hops. The mouth is dry and lightly sticky.

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Photo of dbattey
3.44/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Gkruszewski
3.81/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of scratch69
3.71/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of bpkrippner
3.74/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Tone
4.16/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Pours a black color. 1/4 inch head of an off-tan color. Great retention and great lacing. Smells of hint of earthy malt, pine, roasted malt, hint of yeast, spicy hops, strong resin, and a hint of alcohol. Fits the style of an American Black Ale. Mouth feel is sharp and crisp, with an average carbonation level. There is a strong warmth. Tastes of hint of earthy malt, pine, roasted malt, hint of yeast, spicy hops, strong resin, and a hint of alcohol. Overall, very strong body, resin is amazing, good appearance and good complexity.

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Photo of Boca-X
4.27/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of peabody
3.94/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Gtwreck45
3.68/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of JLaw55
3.75/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

This is only the second Black IPA I've had, but I feel like this is a great example of one. It is the best I've ever had of the style, and I feel like it's going to remain that way no matter how many I try.

The jury is still out for me on this style. It was roasted, coffee, and chocolate flavors offset by a juicy, sweet, burst of fruit flavors. Not sure they go together though

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Photo of MizzouBrew
3.84/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This pours a dark brown/almost black with a thin puffy tan head. Leaves very nice lacing on the glass. This has a different taste too it - it's definitely an IPA, but more subtle with a dark roast taste. It's good, just different. Would drink again if offered.

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Photo of Suds
3.86/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Saw this one in the local supermarket. It pours a black, murky color with a thick light-chocolate colored foam. Great lace. The aroma is seriously hoppy...spice and woody, backed by a lot of roast. Full in body, balanced, with a slight tilt to dry. Full in body, with a bitter finish. Nice.

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Photo of andyjeigh
4/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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Schlafly Black IPA from The Schlafly Tap Room
3.89 out of 5 based on 97 ratings.
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