Schlafly Tasmanian IPA (TIPA) - The Schlafly Tap Room
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4.74/5 rDev +11%
Acutally the first time I had this beer was on tap at the Shirlington October fest. Since then I have had it from the bottle, poured into the Dogfish Head IPA glass
A - I was surprised how light it is, almost pilsner like, say Yellowihs. Left a nice ring on the glass
S - Lots of grapefruit and floral smells. Almost like an orchid or similar tropical sweet smelling flower
T -Mostly a grapefruit or citrus taste, and other tropical fruits, very little of the piney taste of some IPAs. A little bit sweetness helps to balance out the bitterness. but the bitterness is not lingering, a very pleasant finish. ... Loved the taste, reminded me of some other great 'hop bomb' beers, such as Hopslam!
M - Nice amount of carbonation, refreshing
Overall this is one of my favorite IPA's, I like it as much as Hopslam or Lagunitas Sucks
11-10-2013 00:37:33 | More by Navalartichoke
4.74/5 rDev +11%
WOW!!! Boy now I wish I had gotten more than a case of this gem... Hazy bright gold color, citrusy almost floral nose, a great summer refresher, and its only the middle of May... Great pairing with my BBQ a great counterpoint to the spicy/smokiness of the pulled pork... This one is a drinker, get it while you can... and send a couple my way...
10-27-2012 11:00:26 | More by onedogtwodog
4.71/5 rDev +10.3%
Poured from 12 oz bottle , bottled 3 months ago so I wasn't going to rate it but it was so good I thought I would
A very light yellow colored beer with a white 1 finger head and small amounts of lacing
Very sweet hoppy smell , floral and earthy and sweet
Very nice smooth mouthfeel to this brew , very enjoyable
Very nice tasting beer , the hops the malt and the yeast all come together very well , just a great example of an American IPA that is very balanced , will be purchasing this every year when it comes out
03-27-2013 20:04:18 | More by ubenumber2
4.69/5 rDev +9.8%
A - Pours a deep gold with a decent white head. Decent lacings.
S - Tons of fruit, namely apricot, mango, and pineapple. Under it all, a touch of pine and herbs. The smallest amount of biscuity malt.
T - More tropical fruit, but with a stronger malt back bone. The hops go through all the way leaving a nice bitter finish, but not overly so.
M - medium body, moderate carbonation. Nice and crisp.
O - I love this beer. The Galaxy hops bring a lovely tropical and citrus flavor to one of my favorite styles. I wish I could find it on the east coast.
02-05-2014 22:02:54 | More by EmmaLo
4.68/5 rDev +9.6%
Pours golden orange. Nice 2 inch head. Fantastic hoppy citrusy smell. Loads of orange and tangerine. The taste is incredible. Loads of citrus. Loads of hops. Mouthfeel is full, very carbonated. Overall, this is by far my favorite beer of 2012. I can drink this for breakfast every day. You must buy this beer. If you don't, you will regret it.
01-03-2013 05:54:32 | More by 1Adam12
4.65/5 rDev +8.9%
Poured into a pint glass from a 12oz bottle.
Pours a very clear and pale golden yellow with some mild copper hues. There is a nice 1.25 inch head that is white and very dense. There are some medium to smaller sized bubbles intermingled with the real dense foam. Retention is excellent. The head last forever and recedes very slowly while leaving some lacing.
Aroma to this brew is perfection. Citrusy notes with some tangerine, orange peel and slight grapefruit notes. Those citrus notes are well complimented by some nice tropical fruit notes. There are peach notes and some papaya as well as mango. Nose is awesome.
The flavor follows nose and is very nearly perfect. Tropical notes start things off with some nice papaya and peach. There is also some good citrusy notes that aren't too intense but perfectly balanced with some slight crystal malt sweetness. Some bready notes are present as well as some grassy and slightly piney notes. Mouthfeel is perfect. SMooth and crisp at the same time. Very clean with a nice slightly piney and dry finish.
A true winner by Schlafly. One of their best efforts to date. Great balance of hop and malts and great shinning hop presence. A hop lovers dream with a hidden 7.2% kick.
12-18-2012 01:15:33 | More by JoEBoBpr
4.61/5 rDev +8%
A sweeter IPA with tangerine nose and flavor. Outstanding. Had so much of it, I'm starting to burn out on it. It's a litte sweet. Light slightly cloudy. Excellent on tap and almost as good in the bottle. 95 is an accurate rating. Has a thick head for a lighter colored beer. Very drinkable. Not as shandy as the Founders All Day IPA, which has more of a grapefruit flavor. Clearly one of my favorite beers.
01-11-2014 22:40:39 | More by Mrprescott
4.6/5 rDev +7.7%
A - A very light orange, yellowish color, pretty clear, with a small head that produces minor lacing.
S - I really love the fruit smell coming off this one, with a slight hint of other hop notes, such as pine and grass.
T - A subtle grapefruit flavor is out front, with mango and pineapple forming a central base, and some lemon and zest for good measure. Some sweetness balancing off the bitter notes. Delicious.
M - Clean and crisp, with very little drying.
O - A great beer experience, and one I'd sign up for again. No sign of the alcohol when drinking this one, and it is very drinkable, so be sure to pace yourself. If you like your IPA to have strong fruit without being a bomb, this is an excellent example.
01-25-2014 03:27:37 | More by Tsar_Riga
4.58/5 rDev +7.3%
12 Oz bottle poured into a tulip
Bottled 11-14-12 (6 days young)
A- This beer pours a clear golden straw yellow with a two finger white head.
S- A massive nose on this beer. It starts off sugary sweet and the hop profile just takes over. A ton of orange and lemon and pineapple. One of the most citrusy smelling beers out there.
T- Sugary sweetness up front. The mats comethrough as a light caramel and very breaddy. The malts perfectly balance the hop bitterness and really help add another element to the beer as well as compliment the hop profile. The hops are crazy in this beer. There is an absolutely massive amount of citrus. This beer tastes like a tropical fruit buffet. The hops are also very floral and a remind you your not drinking a fruit beer.
M- This is a perfectly balanced beer. Sweetness and bitterness balance out to a clean finish and a hoppy aftertaste. Drinkable but still sizable for 7.2%
O- Absolutely awesome IPA. It definitantly helps out that my bottle is extremely fresh. This beer has a different and refreshing hop flavor and is perfectly balanced by the malts. Check it out if you can get it.
11-21-2012 02:22:27 | More by TwelveOunces
4.55/5 rDev +6.6%
12oz bottle poured into a Schlafly snifter.
Appearance: This beer pours a mostly clear brightly light golden orange. About one finger sized of white frothy head. Retention holds up nicely. Nice lacing lines throughout the glass.
Aroma: The galaxy hops are bright and citrusy. Tropical fruits like pineapple and mangoes and grapefruit come to mind. Hints of some piney dankness linger in the background.
Taste: Bright fresh juicy citrus and tropical fruit flavors dominate. Apicots, pineapple, grapefruit, mangoes. At 60 IBU's it's not an overpowering or overly bitter flavor but there's not much here as far as malts go. Perhaps just a little for some balance. Finishes dry.
Mouthfeel: Medium bodied. Carbonation is a little high and prickly but I don't have any complaints. The finish is very dry with some moderate bitterness.and wants to keep bringing you back for more.
10-21-2012 23:17:42 | More by nimrod979
Schlafly Tasmanian IPA (TIPA) from The Schlafly Tap Room
95 out of 100 based on 889 ratings.