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Schlafly India Pale Ale
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RATINGS: 51   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.25   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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Light amber in color, this medium-bodied ale is highly hopped in both aroma and bitterness, with the maltiness still quite apparent. (Available early August.)


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
BOSSbrewer (1507) - Arkansas, USA - AUG 23, 2013
Had at the Tap Room in St. Louis in the sure of 2011. Nice ipa but nothing to write home about. Good hop balance but not a standout in the world of ipas.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Beergeek23322 (2190) - Chesapeake, Virginia, USA - JUL 12, 2013
June 2010. Rated from backlog. Amber color with a white head. Caramel aromas more than anything. Some hops and citrus, but nothing special.

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
kambei70 (564) - - JAN 14, 2013
No comments entered on Beer Buddy. Will enter tasting notes on Rate Beer when I try again. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
seymour (1406) - Maplewood, Missouri, USA - OCT 26, 2011
From 2007 notebook: Tasted on tap at brewery in standard pub glass. Poured a deep golden color with chill haze and moderate off-white foam, somewhat lasting with slight lace. Aromas of grain but mostly hops: earthy, flowery, woodsy, and citrusy. Too much grapefruit citrus, though, in my opinion. Cascades hops are inappropriate for a true-to-style IPA. Flavor is hoppy too, of course, but malt-sweetness cuts through with some complexity: mild malt, some toast and caramel. Light-medium body with spritzy mouthfeel and crisp, slightly fruity aftertaste which faded to dryness. Overall, a nice balanced, fresh, hoppy ale. Itís just more American than English in breeding, which is fine if youíre into that.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
ChainGangGuy (4353) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - AUG 23, 2011
I canít quite make out the smudges, but it was bottled on something, something, 2011.

Appearance: Pours a clear, deep gold-hued body with a sudsy, white head.

Smell: Slightly sweet-scented pale malts with only modest notes of citrus and florals. A fairly mild aroma all around.

Taste: Modest pale malted barley upfront, a light touch of caramel and golden syrup for sweetness. Lemon-hinting, floral hops, also some slender orange accents and with no more than a medium bitterness. Soon, the already subdued bitterness dies down, allowing a surprising amount of sweetness forward. Smooth, bittersweet finish.

Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied. Medium carbonation. Smooth mouthfeel.

Overall: Itís so balanced that, for an India Pale Ale, it comes across as a tad timid. Not that Iím a proponent of tongue-blistering bitterness and nothing else brews, no, but this seemed to go a little bit too far in the other direction.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Kinz (3258) - Glen Allen, Virginia, USA - JUL 31, 2011
Pours orange, decent head, accidentally dumped a ton of sediment into it so I canít comment on clarity. Light citric hop aroma, grapefruit. Flavor is slightly gummy malts over a grapefruit and pine hop finish. Balanced, pleasant. Enjoyed this one.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
msojka (457) - New Jersey, USA - MAY 22, 2011
Pour is an amber shade with a light head. Nose is of mostly pine and citrus notes. Taste is of fruits mostly dominated by citrus notes. Not too heavy and rather refreshing.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
jonas (5604) - Garching b. MŁnchen, GERMANY - APR 30, 2011
Bottle. Iodine, grass aroma. Cloudy orange, light lace. Light sour, salty, herbal/grassy, not particulary hoppy. Chewy, sparkly. Resin grass stickiness in the back of the throat.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
brigg (501) - Washington DC, USA - APR 17, 2011
(bottle) A cloudy orange body with a white head. Aroma of floral and citrus hops, yeast, some spice, and sweet--interesting aroma. The flavor is a pleasant fruity and earthy hop bitterness, with increasing sweetness; some orange, a hint of grapefruit in the finish. Both the bitterness and sweetness intermingle in the aftertaste. Medium body and slightly sticky.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BREWMUSKCLES (2205) - New Jersey, USA - NOV 3, 2010
a strong malt favor of broomstraw and hay lead to a hop flavor of citrus and pine pungent enough in floral honey combination to remind one of fresh concord grapes. I loved the brew and why not? since it is so full of flavor and character. Every sip is like a lesson in balance, subty calling out HEY BOY, DONíT GET TOO FRIGGIN CAUGHT UP IN BALANCE! Clear sir, I understand sir! and i really mean it. Good smooth brew with a lesson or two.


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