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Schlafly Export IPA XIPA (2013 and later)

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83
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Serve in Shaker, Tulip

bottled
common

on tap
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RATINGS: 82   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.48   SEASONAL: Summer   IBU: 65   EST. CALORIES: 216   ABV: 7.2%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Our English Style Export IPA features 100% English hops and a big malt backbone built upon pale and caramel malted barley. The hop varietals, Pilgrim and East Kent Goldings, lend a quality of lemon and spice, which play off of the fruity flavors contributed by the London ale yeast.


3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Jabic (408) - Brigantine, New Jersey, USA - JUL 23, 2014
Ar: Mossy, slight black tea - notes of wood and some clean cracker malt. Ap: Orange and hazy - medium white head with good retention, leaves some lacing, suds, and a patchy cap of foam. T: Solid toasted malt, but fairly low sweetness - hops are lemon and wood bark - bitterness is high, clean up front but leaves a bit of a tannic finish - esters are pineapple and pear - some minerality, fairly crisp. P: Medium-light body with high carbonation - finish is dry. O: Nice English IPA - solid malt backbone without much sweetness or caramel - hops are bright and bitterness is firm.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
monkeychugg55 (836) - Joliet, Illinois, USA - JUL 22, 2014
Hazy goled orange with a lot of tiny floaties. The aroma has eatthy pepper and lemony citrus notes. The flavor adds sweet malt but retains the same hop character. Nice if you like English hops, which I do.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MrBunn (2456) - The Wet Side of a Dry Town, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 21, 2014
Bottle. Simply put, I enjoy this a lot more than the last few years of XIPA. It has a much cleaner and lighter malt presence and a crisper and more citrus hops presence. More like the very old version of XIPA than the recent ones.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
hopscotch (8883) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - JUL 20, 2014
Draft... RBSG 2014... Clear amber pour with a small, creamy, white head. Good retention. The bouquet is a malty, floral melange of toffee, citrus blossoms, white and pink peppercorns, and honey. Full-bodied with dancing carbonation. The flavor is dominated by a shit-ton of tannic and metallic hop bitterness. Unlike the aroma, there is no sign of residual sugar or maltiness here. A lengthy, bitter finish leaves me with a slightly buttery aftertaste.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
solidfunk (3671) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - JUL 19, 2014
Citrusy with enough malt to make a decent backbone. Pours orange with decent head and lacing. Medium bitter finish. Some pine in here. Tap at Black Squirrel.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
RussianDragon (331) - - JUL 13, 2014
On draft at Whole Foods. Pours a clear deep golden with active sudsy head that settled to thin lacing. Aroma is mild: faint hops and citrus with lemon notes. Flavor is solid IPA with hops and tropical fruit, pineapple noticeably. Active carbonation, medium bodied, sweet finish. Nicely done.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
RobertDale (3345) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - JUL 11, 2014
Sample at the brewery Saturday morning of SRBG 2014. Comes a clear golden orange with a decent off-white head. Aroma of citrus, pine, and malt. Taste is grapefruit, lemon, pine, caramel malt, and some floral. Pretty good.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
gendv138 (1041) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - JUL 4, 2014
Bottle during RBSG 2014 at Schlafly Bottleworks brunch. Clear golden yellow with off-white head. Aromas of pine, floral notes, citrus. Tastes of pine, floral notes, citrus, caramel, wheat. Medium body with a dry finish. Juicy mouthfeel.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
OzarkElmo (295) - Poplar Bluff, Missouri, USA - JUL 4, 2014
Pours a deep orange with moderate beige head. The presence of European hops instead of NW US is evident. The brew is just a bit too sweet, malty for my tastes in an IPA. Nice offering, but prefer others of Schafly

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
brokensail (10641) - Orange County, California, USA - JUL 2, 2014
On tap @ Schlafly. Orange pour with a white head. Earthy hops, some bread, and a lot of caramel. Hint of butterscotch, some grass, and a very nutty malt character. Flavor is on the sweet side. Lots of caramel and butterscotch. Fairly toasty, too. Big earthy and floral hop notes. Light bitterness. Fairly buttery.


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