Schlafly Tasmanian IPA (TIPA) - The Schlafly Tap Room
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Reviews by Ryan011235:
4.48/5 rDev +4.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
Poured into a La Gauloise snifter on 10/30/13
Reviewed in memory of MbpBugeye (RIP)
Bottled with love on 10/01/2013
A heavy haziness (not cloudiness) permeates the appearance in sharp contrast to the lightly golden and pineapple juice hue of the beer. It's a delicate look, apparent especially when held even remotely close to the light. The head starts slow and picks up steam in two bouts of surging foam. The head recedes after a short spell. Stands of lace are not in abundance but do thicken up halfway into the glass.
The aroma is that of aging sweet cling stone peaches cut up, crammed into a tupperware container, and left in the fridge for the morrow's breakfast. It is of jam and preserves, and the anticipation of biscuits soon free of the oven. In short, the aroma is wonderful.
The oft used IPA hot words of grapefruit, peach, nectarine and perhaps a nudge from lemon are as prickly as pine-laden offerings and curt as the finish of a Kolsch. The Galaxy hops impart additional light fruit flavors more attributable to Tripels. Given time, the hops gel into a peach-heavy blend that picks up the slack for sweetness in the absence of basically any appreciable malt bill. While it's impressive how dialed back the malts seem, my only gripe is what seems to be a slight void in the taste and aroma. The plus side is that the hop bill is so well crafted it couldn't be bitter if it's wife Fuggled around with East Kent Goldings.
The medium body of the beer is first shaken by the lively carbonation and the assertive hop character. As the hop are reigned in, so too is the carbonation. There is a modest alcohol presence but it is there indeed, manifest in a slickness on the later half; this is most noticeable given the utmost clean finish of the grain and hop bill.
Perhaps inadvertently Schlafly produced an IPA that can not only rival but best most any Belgian style IPA out there. It also holds its own with more common IPAs of the day and, at 7.2% abv, it isn't far from where I like my DIPAs. I picked up the bottle on a whim and it was a good whim to pick up on. Dear Schlafly, please come to Ohio. And thank you for dating your bottles.
Serving type: bottle
10-31-2013 03:59:57 | More by Ryan011235
More User Reviews:
4.21/5 rDev -1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Pours a hazy, pale orange color body with a thick, white, three finger head. Light streams of carbonation and plenty of lacing.
A pleasant medley of floral and tropical fruit stimulate the nose. Very sweet citrus notes; pineapple, mango, and starfruit. Light caramel malt.
Sweetness hits you like a ton of bricks, it's that potent. Luckily, the bitter bite is swift and unforgiving, lending earthy balance. Pineapple, tangerine, and mango rock the flavor profile upfront while grass and herb on the back. Clean finish with only the faintest hint of alcohol.
Fairly light body for the style. Smooth and easy to drink with a sweet finish.
A fantastic IPA that is beautifully balanced, easy to drink despite a rather heavy bite, and 100% enjoyable. Well worth your a slot in your fridge!
Serving type: bottle
04-12-2014 17:02:02 | More by alphagnome
4.05/5 rDev -5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Appearance: Pours a hazy lemongrass with a frothy head that leaves a nice dotty pattern behind
Smell: Lemon, pineapple and grassy tones
Taste: A touch bready, with the hops taking over; the pineapple is slightly rotting, with lemon, passion fruit and a grassy, Germanic tone, as well; there is also a vinous, white wine character, though the finish is dominated by the hops
Mouthfeel: Medium body with moderate carbonation
Overall: A surprisingly austere Germanic influence with a vinous element that makes this a rather unique IPA
Serving type: bottle
03-21-2014 23:47:01 | More by brentk56
Schlafly Tasmanian IPA (TIPA) from The Schlafly Tap Room
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