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Schlafly Tasmanian IPA (TIPA) - The Schlafly Tap Room

Schlafly Tasmanian IPA (TIPA)Schlafly Tasmanian IPA (TIPA)

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836 Ratings
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Ratings: 836
Reviews: 168
rAvg: 4.27
pDev: 9.13%


Brewed by:
The Schlafly Tap Room visit their website
Missouri, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  7.20% ABV

Availability: Fall

Notes/Commercial Description:
Our Tasmanian IPA is brewed with 100% Australian hops. The Tasmanian hop, Galaxy, is a strong, aromatic variety that is different from traditional strains of the Pacific Northwest. Our brewers developed a recipe that showcases the hop’s unique flavors of citrus and pineapple.

India Pale Ales (IPAs) were first brewed in England during the late 1700s for export overseas to British soldiers in India. To keep their beer from spoiling during the long voyage, English brewers fortified their traditional pale ale recipes with natural preservatives: more malted barley, for a higher alcohol content, and more hops. In recent decades, with growing appreciation for highly hopped beers, American craft brewers have revived the style, embraced it, and incorporated new hop varieties. Our Special Release IPAs further those traditions and showcase the distinctions of hops from different hemispheres.

60 IBU

(Beer added by: Megahertz on 10-12-2012)
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tut2528

Illinois

4.48/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: pours a light yellow gold color, that closely resembles the color of the bottle label. it creates about 1/2 fingers worth of bright cream colored head formation with moderate lacing. the color doesnt change when held up directly to the light, and its just murky enough to prevent transparency.

S: wow! that is an immense blast of mango, apricots, orange peel, citrus, lemons, grapefruit! probably one of the fruitiest smelling IPA's I have had. the hops are secondary to the fruits but sit terrifically with the beer. definitely one hell of a smelling brew

T: again, the fruits are the dominating player. huge apricots followed by mango, lemon zest, grapefruit and orange peel (hate to repeat myself, but they are still very much present). it has enough malt to hold the brew together and the dry bitter hops again are infused quite nicely with the brew.

M: medium bodied (venturing on the lighter side of medium). it leaves an intense apricot and mango taste on the palate along with a big bitter hop note.

O: terrifc brew. love the intense fruits and the bitter hops. very intriguing, very nicely balanced. a must try.

Serving type: bottle

12-18-2012 22:32:28 | More by tut2528
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argock

Virginia

4.48/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Served on-tap in a Shaker pint at Beer Run (Charlottesville, VA).

A: Hazy medium-amber with short 1/2-finger cap of off-white head with good stickiness and several crusty lines of lacing.

S: Huge juicy tropical and citrus aromas jump from the glass with passionfruit, mango, and pineapple joining red grapefruit pith and orange. The malt aroma profile is pretty light with very mild bready caramel.

T: The flavor of this beer is out of site and this is a definite top-tier IPA (and it is priced like one as well). The tropical fruit aromas of this Galaxy-hopped brew are less aggressive and seem better integrated than in other single hop beers. That doesn't mean that this isn't a hoppy beer because it very much is -- but it is not a hammer but more of a feather with nuances of grapefruit, pineapple, passionfruit, orange, lemon, and mango tickling you with combinations of flavors that are new and different. The maltiness is restrained and designed to stay out of the way of the hops, although the malt backbone is there-- there is some light caramel but mostly crackery, bready maltiness.

M: There is a great balance of slickness and creaminess in this brew. It has relatively low carbonation with low bitterness and firm medium body. Alcohol is hidden and it is very drinkable.

O: Tasmanian IPA from Schlafly is a superb American IPA -- definitely make a point to give this beer a try fresh. It presents a wonderful balance of tropical and citrus hops with a variety of tones on a solid but background light maltiness to really stand out as one of the most surprising beers of the year. I had a Lagunitas Sucks on-tap right after it, which is a beer I Ioved from the bottle, and it was no contest - Tasmanian blasted it out of the water.

Serving type: on-tap

12-25-2012 05:11:19 | More by argock
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falloutsnow

Illinois

4.48/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

From: Binny's, Champaign, IL
Date: Bottled 11/29/2012
Glass: Tulip

Zounds. This IPA is so hop-delicious that I feel it's comparable to Zombie Dust (and yes, I know that is an "APA") in terms of intensity of taste and smell, but using an obviously different hop combination. The hop aromas and flavors are intense, but the malts still manage to peek through at times, which while not balanced, still says, "hey, we tried." For $11 a six-pack using an export hop, this also hits the price satisfaction point. One I'd get again without question, and am considering going back to my local store to snag the last sixer before someone else does (but I'm not that big of a jerk).

Pours a 2.5cm tall head of slightly off-white foam that has above average retention. The head gradually recedes to a thin cap of lace atop the body, thicker about the edges. Every inch of the glass is just coated with fine lacing, either an unbroken sheet or a complex mix of bizarre symbols and patterns. The body is a pale yellow-gold color, with light bringing out pale yellow hues. At about 75% opaque, the carbonation is still visible and appears fairly vigorous.

Aroma of passion fruit, tangerine, grapefruit, pineapple, peach juice, apricot, mild bitterness, and slight body odor (like a freshly sweaty, hopped armpit), on top of a backdrop of crackery, slightly sweet pale malts.

Front palate detects sweet fruit esters (pineapple, passion fruit, orange) contributed by the hops and yeast, with a background of cracker-like malt sweetness. Mid-palate is fruity with citrus (orange, grapefruit), stone (peach, apricot) and tropical (pineapple, passion fruit, mango) being the major factors, but there's also some moderate bitterness coming through as well. Back of palate picks up hop bitterness along with grapefruit, orange, pineapple, and passion fruit. Aftertaste of mild grain, slight biscuit, lingering bitterness and strong citrus (orange, grapefruit).

Beer is medium to medium-light in weight with carbonation of medium intensity, resulting in a beer with a slightly fizzy, then foamy mouthfeel. Somehow manages to avoid ever coming across as watery, closing with a flash of bitterness that reveals a semi-dry close, probably due to all the hop resins.

Serving type: bottle

01-15-2013 00:49:36 | More by falloutsnow
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BryanCarey

Texas

4.48/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Yellowish in color with a cloudy body, this beer features a nice, frothy head of white foam that holds its own for some time. The nose on this beer is fruity all the way, with scents of pineapple, orange peel, grapefruit, and more emanating from your glass.

As for the taste, this beer seems to be firing on all IPA cylinders in its own unique way. The flavor, like the nose, emphasizes the tastes of different fruits with pineapple and citrus standing out above the rest. There are other tropical fruit flavors to behold but the beer also offers some nice biscuit and toasted malt flavors before returning once again to the flavor of fruity hops.

IPA are often fruity in nature, but this beer is even fruitier than most and both its flavor and appearance are unique for the style. Its flavor is almost like that of a cask- drawn beer and its taste is second to none for any style. I know that they brew this beer with Australian hops and that accounts for much of the interesting flavor. It is the type of beer that could be consumed very quickly and the alcohol could really sneak up on you if you’re not careful.

This is certainly a one-of-a-kind beer and I am glad I took the time to give it a try. It belongs in a class all by itself and I recommend finding it and sampling if you happen to be in the state of Missouri.

Serving type: bottle

03-15-2013 04:05:42 | More by BryanCarey
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Ryan011235

Ohio

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
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onefmatt

Illinois

4.48/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Served out of a bottle into a hotel tumbler

A: slightly hazy but transparent straw color with a light colored head

S: super fruity smell, mango and pineapple

T: sweet fruit up front, nice grapefruit, slightly piney bitterness on the back

M: very light body to go Along with the fresh fruit taste, especially considering the ABV

O: a very tasty IPA, I would definitely pick this up again

Serving type: bottle

12-05-2013 02:25:36 | More by onefmatt
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gunterheidrich

District of Columbia

4.48/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Very smooth, optimal carbonation, bitterness, with a moderate finely bubbled froth/head. Not too malty either which is surprising given that it's a 7,2%. Doesn't have the typical industrial hops firebombing approach like most of the hispter microbrewed IPA:s that taste more like smoking a cigarette than drinking a beer either.

Considering 'the notes' of citrus and pineapple I'd say it looks, tastes, and smells like a meld of a good German style Hefe-Weizen and an IPA.

Serving type: bottle

01-26-2014 21:50:54 | More by gunterheidrich
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bum732

Maryland

4.49/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

S: Huge passionfruit, lychee, some dankness, very sweet smelling

L: Slightly hazy golden yellow, creamy white head with decent retention.

T: Passionfruit sweetness up front with a clean maltiness. Medium high, fruity bitterness leading to a fruity resinous. Malt provides support and slight sweetness in the background. Finishes semi-dry with hop bitterness and slight passionfruit.

M: Medium bodied, medium carbonation, refreshing.

Just a complete passionfruit bomb without being overwhelming. It's amazing such a simple single malt, single hop beer could be this flavorful. One of the best IPA's i've had in a while and great showcase for galaxy hops.

Serving type: bottle

01-18-2013 15:46:21 | More by bum732
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Monkeyknife

Missouri

4.5/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from the bottle a very clear and bright yellow with two fingers of bright white head. Left behind lots of sticky lacing.

Big aroma of grassy hops with this one along with an abundance of earthyness.

Like the aroma, this really pushes the hops level. A big bite of grass and pine and a bite of lemon. Finishes clean with just a slight medicinal note.

Medium bodied and sticky with a moderate carbonation.

This one is so good! Hoppy and well balanced.

Serving type: bottle

10-31-2012 22:14:40 | More by Monkeyknife
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jacewg

District of Columbia

4.5/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: pours a straw golden pilsener color with a.quick fading head. Good lacing.

Nose: galaxy is supposedly new Zealand grown Citra and it smells like it. Tropical citrus with a mild grassy undertone. Hops are the star.

Taste: really, really good. Light, pale malt. Hops steal the show. Slightly sweet. Very tropical and citrusy with that same slight grassiness. Bitterness is present but relatively low. Obviously big on the late hop additions and dry hop.

Feel: well-carbed. Light to medium body.

Overall: delicious. Great showcase for a great hop. The hops are the star and they really perform.

Serving type: on-tap

11-09-2012 19:06:01 | More by jacewg
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Nutwood

Kentucky

4.5/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This came to me as a 20 oz. draft in a mug. Lucky me and thanks to the bartender for pointing out this new offering.

In the looks department, the IPA is gorgeous crystal clear deep yellow-gold topped with a finger and a half of meringue-like head, reducing slowly to a form lasting cap and exemplary lacing.

The aroma hit me before the glass his the bar, wafting fresh floral and citrus hops and a bit of honey-ish sweetness that was almost tactile in quality.

The flavor was lots of fun and mixed freely with the nose in a potpourri of fruity yeast, malt, and very fresh hops, just ever so delicately piney. Everything about the flavors evoked freshness an to me evoked a garden or orchard like essence.

A medium body and just the right amount of carbonation rounded out this glass fairly perfectly.

Overall very well-balanced in all aspects. I have been impressed with several other Schlafly offerings, and this Tasmanian IPA is the best so far. I will be going back for more of this one.

Serving type: on-tap

11-22-2012 00:40:31 | More by Nutwood
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kylehay2004

Florida

4.5/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Enjoyed at the brewpub in St Louis, reviews from notes.

A: 1.5 finger head with excellent lacing on a clear dull golden body.

S: many citrus notes present including tangerine peach pineapple and orange peel. Nice strong, full nose

T: hops are broad with herbal earthy and citrus notes. Nice malt, more of a pale malt, presence and mild bitterness.

M: creamy body and moderate carbonation

Overall: complex hop character. Best beer of the ones I tried.

Serving type: on-tap

11-25-2012 21:53:36 | More by kylehay2004
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WunderLlama

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bottle poured into a snifter

Mazy, hazy golden . Three fingers of foam that gently settle down with nice lacings on the glass. Lacings hold on as I drink down the glass.

Grapefruit! Wonderful citrus bouquet of fresh squeezed grapefruit. Faint, tiny carbonation.

Smooth , crisp clean taste of citrusy hops. Clean finish with a slight bitterness at the end. Nice , light to medium weight.

I prefer malty beers but I was pleasantly surprised by the taste, smell and appearance of this Tasmanian IPA. A good beer that I would enjoy again.

Serving type: bottle

02-27-2013 02:54:17 | More by WunderLlama
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MikeWard

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

12oz bottle poured into a goblet. Bottled 9/26/13, les than a month old.

Pours a superb slightly hazy golden body with a generous thick white head. Carbonation is slow and consistent. Head slowly dissipates to a covering by the ned of the drink. Lacing is fine and widespread.

Smell...aah, I know I'm going to enjoy this. Nose is initially predominantly Mango, but then citrus pokes through, mostly grapefruit.

Taste. Just outstanding. Kinda the opposite of the nose. Bitter hops and a strong grapefruit taste with a wash of the sweeter mango coming through. How'd they do that? Gotta seek out other beers with Tasmanian hops.

Mouth was a good medium, all kinds of sharpness exploding in the mouth.

Just an outstanding beer across the board. Hoping they distribute to PA at some point. (M-I-L lives a few miles from Maryland border.) First time I can recall buying a sixer of a beer I've never tried, and actually wishing I'd pulled the trigger on a case. Grab some, you won't be disappointed.

Serving type: bottle

10-20-2013 13:34:17 | More by MikeWard
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cosmicevan

New York

4.5/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

finally, at long last...get to try this beer. picked up locally, bottled 1/9 so just over a month old. enjoyed from a schlafly flute.

a - brew pours a transparent straw yellow with a typical big foamy white bubbly yet somewhat creamy head. really nice streaky lacing as the head dissolved and attractive champagne like carbonation danced to the surface at a steady pace the duration of sipping the beer.

s - wow...i mean WOW. i've said fresh fruit before, but i almost feel like someone is switching a freshly ripped open perfectly ripe tangerine in front of my nose every time i take a sniff. this is far and away the most fruity and tropical smelling beer to hit my olfactory.

t - as the nose suggests, very tangerine and fresh fruit forward, but not as intense as the nose, but the smell is so in your face that you can't avoid sniffing it on every sip which really intensifies that odor.

m - super easy drinker, no bitterness at all. the hops here are for fruitiness.

o - overall, where has this been my whole life. schlafly was never really on my radar, but after a few huge winners from this brewery i need to explore more. this beer is a revalation and will be something i enjoy every time a new batch comes out, this is a MUST try for any ipa fan. you will not be disappointed.

Serving type: bottle

02-14-2014 00:16:46 | More by cosmicevan
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Ri0

Wisconsin

4.51/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

poured 12oz bottle into a snifter. Bottled on 11/14/13.

A - A bright and slightly hazy yellow tangerine liquid with a white 2 finger head. Fades into a collar and leaves behind generous amounts of webbed lacing.

S - So the aroma is near perfect to me. Tons of tropical goodness, pineapple, mango, tangerine, and even some apricot. The malt is a light honey suckle or clover sweetness that works in harmony with the hops.

T - What a mouthful of flavor this IPA packs. Again it is big on the tropical fruit, pineapple, mango, and tangerine. There is a nice bitterness, but it is not grapefruit. There is just enough sweetness to keep the hops from completely dominating.

M - Light body with moderate carbonation. Has a nice slick feel.

O - Schlafly has a real winner on their hands that can hang with all the big Citra IPAs. This was really well done and excellent to quaff. Harold, thank you for sending this!

Serving type: bottle

12-11-2013 22:27:12 | More by Ri0
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kaips1

Kentucky

4.53/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Multiple 12oz bottles, bottle date 10/08/12, poured into a Sam Adams Perfect Pint

where do we start, i first had this years batch of awesomeness on tap at Country Boy Brewing for the Schlafly Event that also had the Black IPA(which was stellar too). The look of this beer is nice golden color, quite a few shades lighter than your standard IPA but in this SMaSH style beer it works perfectly for later on when you have a sip. The golden beer is topped off with a nice two finger high thick froth of head. After seeing such a clear beer, you tend to lean in for a smell and boy what a beautiful aroma from the wonderful Australian hop known as Galaxy. This beer emits aromas of grapefruit, citrus and some wild flower. The similarities it shares with a hop like Citra are as evident as the differences. The tastes that accompany the aromas are very similar except for a bit of the sweet from the 2 row malt. The bite from the hops is a very smooth bite with no rough edges. There is an apricot to almost grapefruit flavor left after the final sip that is all Galaxy, highlighting again why this beer is so good. The simplicity of it all worked better than most would have expected. The mouthfeel is spot on, not too much carbonation to increase the bitter but definitely enough to hold to style. The medium body is perfect for this as to not draw anything away from the hops. Overall, this beer is great and available and affordable. This is not a super rare beer or over hyped but it can stand up to a lot of overhyped IPA's out there. Thanks Schlafly for a great follow up to American IPA this year.

Serving type: bottle

10-27-2012 01:13:19 | More by kaips1
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jmarsh123

Indiana

4.53/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Picked up a six pack of this to enjoy during football games. *Spoiler* They were gone before the last game.

Pours clear orange with a creamy 2 finger white head. Good retention and lacing.

Citrus and tropical fruits in the aroma with a bit of peach and pine in the background. West coast style as just a trace of malt is detectable.

Similar flavors. Loads of orange and other citrus up front. Some lighter fruits with a touch of papaya along with a bit of bready malt, but very hop forward. Finishes very resiny with strong pine that lingers on the tongue.

A shad under medium bodied. Not very much malt at all in this so easy to put down quickly. Finishes very dry.

One of the better beers I've had from Schlafly. Will definitely be picking up more of this one. Very sessionable (therefore dangerous) despite the higher ABV.

Serving type: bottle

01-08-2013 14:43:06 | More by jmarsh123
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BierStein711

Illinois

4.53/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Wow! What a fun beer to savor in the fall or winter weather. I picked up this sixer from one of my local stores.

The beer pours an off white head, and the body is as pale as a Bud or Coors Original. The head retains well, and a lace remniscent of fine lingerie remains. Carbonation is friendly, but not excessive like a cola.

As for how it feels, it feels like a standard IPA. Folks, you know you're drinking beer.

Taste: Pineapple at the start, with a sharp bite right after. Beechwood follows, and next a hint of pine. At the finish, a floral hop kisses you goodbye.

Overall, this is a grand beer. This changed my mind about the Schlafly brewery once and for all. I've got to explore more my fellow BAs. Time's a wasting! My next haul will have Schlafly!

Serving type: bottle

01-03-2014 06:12:06 | More by BierStein711
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mobyfann

Ohio

4.54/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Paid $10.99 for a growler at DEP in Fort. Thomas, KY...

First note is that Schlafly makes some killer special release beers and this one is pretty special. The beer pours a clear golden base with huge white, organic fluffy head, and thick lacing on the glass. Smell great, reminds me of the Victory's Headwaters PA; very bright and floral hops, with a touch of citrus-like sweetness.

The brewer notes pineapple as the fruit element and it is abundant yet very complimentary to the single Tasmanian hop used, it comes off as an extremely bold yet simple flavor. It's extremely light on the mouth and is a perfect session beer.

Final Thought: This was a huge surprise, it's refreshingly simple and oozes of quality, one of the best beers I've had in my ten years of sampling craft beers, well done!

Serving type: growler

01-28-2013 01:39:02 | More by mobyfann
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Sludgeman

District of Columbia

4.54/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

“Bottled with love” on 10/23/13. Purchased $12.99/sixer. Poured into a pint glass.

Well balanced for an IPA. Appearance is holding this beer back from greatness. 4.5

A – Pours a clear pale yellow, almost BMC-like color with a one-finger rocky white that dissipates to a thin layer. Good lacing. 3.25

S – A beautiful aroma, flora, almost perfume like. 5

T – Good bitterness up front with a slight sweetness in the finish. 4.5

MF – There is a smoothness to this beer, but it is also quite refreshing with a bit of sharpness. Medium bodied. Medium-dry finish. 4.5

Serving type: bottle

11-24-2013 23:30:17 | More by Sludgeman
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nimrod979

Maryland

4.55/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

10-21-2012 23:17:42 | More by nimrod979
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Brewno8it

Missouri

4.55/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A- At first pour the color is faint yellow, somewhat relective of an American adjunct lager, however, a much nicer white foamy head. Don't let this fool you as the next steps improve dramatically.

S- Wonderful citrus hop aroma, and sweet malty undertones.

T- This is where the surprise just jumps at you. The citrus notes of the Australian hops melds exceptionally well with the light sweet malt. I'm so confused by the light color of the brew that I go back for another taste of the TIPA explosion of joy - nicely done Schlafly brewmasters!

M- The mouthfeel is medium to well rounded with a hint of warmth from the alcohol. Did I mention there is 7.2% by volume hidden within this flavor profile....near perfection.

O- I still can't get paste the color of the malt and the enjoyment of what I just finished. And this brew is part of a new Schlafly rotational IPA series. I only have 5 of these babies left, great job St. Louis brewery!

Serving type: bottle

11-21-2012 00:14:29 | More by Brewno8it
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JEdmund

Kansas

4.55/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

As light an IPA as I can recall. This beer almost looks like a pils! Great carbonation and head formation. Thick lacing is left as it diminishes in the glass.

And wow! The aroma hits me while I’m pouring it. Definitely the most exciting new hop aroma I’ve come across in a long time. I’ve had beers with Galaxy hops before, but none have been this amped up. Huge fruity/citrus notes, as well as an odd almost sulfur-like smell, but it’s not off-putting, just different and hard to grasp. Great smell to this.

The aroma just gets me excited to drink this, and the flavor thankfully does not let me down. As I understand it, this beer is comprised one type of hop and one type of malt. If so, simplicity really works here. Very drinkable, yet this beer is all about showcasing this interesting hop cultivar. I get a lot of mango fruit flavor, but then the finish has this really odd sensation, where it’s not just bitter, but it’s almost a stinging and drying sensation. The only other time I’ve experienced that was with Zombie Dust, but that is a Citra hop beer. Malt is definitely second fiddle, but the light touch of honey sweetness provides a good, but small counterpoint. Body/mouthfeel are spot-on—no complaints there.

Schlafly Tasmanian IPA is one of those rare beers that really makes me sit up and pay attention and is what the American craft beer scene is all about. It’s a new and exciting take on an IPA. And by far the best beer I’ve ever had by Schlafly. It’s only mid-January, but I have a feeling I may consider this one of my top 5 beers of 2013.

Serving type: bottle

01-10-2013 01:42:38 | More by JEdmund
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millertime416

Iowa

4.55/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

The appearance is a beautifully clear golden hue; could probably trick some bud drinkers into trying this on appearance alone. Aroma is amazing, tropical fruits, citrus and a slightly oniony/grassy smell. Tastes like it smells, pretty much no malt present and this is all hops. Bitterness is as expected, but not overdone. Mouthfeel is pretty standard. Overall one of the better IPA's i've tried. It's amazing what IPAs come from the midwest these days; really only a handful of IPA's on the west coast that are in the same league as this beer.

I would compare this to Stone's enjoy by or toppling goliath zeelander, but this is way better than both (no competition with either in my opinion).

Serving type: bottle

01-21-2013 07:44:20 | More by millertime416
Schlafly Tasmanian IPA (TIPA) from The Schlafly Tap Room
95 out of 100 based on 836 ratings.