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RATINGS: 539   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.48   IBU: 50   EST. CALORIES: 177   ABV: 5.9%
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Our Dry Hopped American Pale Ale (APA) is charged with American hops to create a bold, aromatic ale. Assertive hop flavor joins the pine/citrus aroma characteristic of American hops to balance the full body provided by North American malts. After fermentation, the beer circulates through a bed of Cascade and Chinook hops, boosting the distinctive hop aroma of this satisfying ale.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Probiere (992) - Iowa, USA - NOV 28, 2005
Hops, definitely. Pine, some lemon, diacetyl notes, and....pear? Some very light-fleshed fruit notes. Like a memory of a melon. Like...pears in butter. Overall, doesn’t mesh, but not bad.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Drew (2411) - Kent, Ohio, USA - NOV 21, 2005
Interesting that they brew 2 similar named beers - the Pale Ale and this one. I had this on tap at their pub. This has a sharper hop bite to it (I guess that’s why the other one is an English pale - a little warmer hop). Very smooth body like thin liquid caramel. Taste has a good balance of sweet and hoppy - the slight advantage given to the hops which would make it a fine session ale for me.

   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 1/20
Melchor (1) - Saint Louis, Missouri, USA - NOV 19, 2005 does not count
Nice, smooth.bitter at first,sweetbeer with a good head ,hoppy and malty,good balance.Just a good pale ale beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
can8ianben (1358) - Souderton, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 5, 2005
Nice, smooth, bitter, hoppy, malty, well balance, not overwhelmingy different, just a good pale ale. Very typical of a well done version of this style.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
SledgeJr (3577) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - NOV 1, 2005
UPDATED: JUN 8, 2010 In the bottle. Hazy rich golden color with a medium head and appreciable carbonation. Aroma is floral and hoppy. Flavor is apple/bitter/malty with a memorable bitter finish. Very nice. UPDATE: Sampled at the 7th Annual Parkville Microbrew Festival on April 24th, 2010.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
csbosox (1225) - Prairie Village, Kansas, USA - OCT 27, 2005
12oz bottle. Served at 45.5° in a pint glass. Didn’t get a chance to try this at the Schlafly tasting. Pours hazy orange with a small white head. Aroma is vegetal hops, earthy, with a lurking sweet malt backbone. The taste is grapefruit, earthy hops, held together by a honeyish maltiness. The hops certainly dominate the flavor and give the beer a moderately bitter finish. Mouthfeel is average. Not a bad session beer.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
FoolishMortal (990) - San Diego, California, USA - OCT 7, 2005
Slightly hazy golden amber with a small creamy white head. Slight floral hop tones with some grainy maltiness behind in the aroma. Mundane malt flavors, spritely grassy and bitter hop character. REsidual bitterness and some husky astringency in the finish. Mouthfeel is light medium, fairly crisp.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jcr (2221) - Jasper, Indiana, USA - OCT 4, 2005
Hop in the City: Pine and grapefruit aroma revealed the hops in this beer, but the nose was not near as aromatic as other Cascade hopped beers. Medium body and moderately bitter flavor with notes of grapefruit and sweet malts. The bitterness does linger. Thought this should have had a crisper edge to it.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
SpudClampDawg (1029) - Jasper, Indiana, USA - OCT 2, 2005
Hop in the City - inviting aroma of fresh squeezed juice (lime, orange). Medium malt body is nicely balanced and sweet throughout. Became a bit lager-ish as it warmed. Otherwise - good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Cable (286) - SE, Oklahoma, USA - SEP 25, 2005
Sampled from bottle. Pours a hazy copper-orange with a full white head. Aroma is floral with sweet malt and rather lackluster. Flavor is balanced with honey, caramel and a piney hop flavor addition. Light to medium-bodied, moderately carbonated with a lingering, slightly bitter finish. Not one of Schlafly’s better beers by a long shot.

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