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Schlafly Tasmanian IPA (TIPA) - The Schlafly Tap Room

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

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881 Ratings
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Ratings: 881
Reviews: 169
rAvg: 4.27
pDev: 9.37%
Wants: 115
Gots: 68 | FT: 2
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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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06-10-2013 21:38:27 | More by Lare453
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3.75/5  rDev -12.2%

11-22-2013 02:22:10 | More by Lionhawk
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3.75/5  rDev -12.2%

03-07-2013 14:49:19 | More by duceswild
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3.75/5  rDev -12.2%

04-29-2013 00:11:52 | More by TheBeerAlmanac
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10-20-2013 02:12:27 | More by Brew33
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04-13-2014 22:53:32 | More by Joose33
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Missouri

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12-20-2013 13:06:16 | More by leroybrown10
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New Jersey

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11-17-2013 03:20:17 | More by djrn2
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MastaShonuf

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12-23-2013 07:34:11 | More by MastaShonuf
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01-09-2013 02:40:25 | More by BeerThursdays
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Kentucky

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04-05-2014 22:13:07 | More by Jakep2021
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Tafyob41

Missouri

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ThickNStout

Georgia

3.84/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

12oz bottle from zrab11 (thanks man!). Bottled 10/29/13. Served in a Clown Shoes snifter.

Pours a vibrant orange hued golden with two fingers of fluffy white head. The foam is slow to fade and leaves large cakes of lace.

Smells of oranges, flower petals and bready sweet malt.

Nice array of flavors include orange, mandarin, lemon zest, mango, cracker, pepper, bread and floral pine.

Light-to-medium body with lively carbonation. Bittersweet orange marmalade and pine finish.

A familiar but distinctly different citrus hop character. Quite enjoyable and worth a try.

Serving type: bottle

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deadonhisfeet

Kentucky

3.85/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A single-hop IPA brewed with Galaxy hops. Poured from a bottle into a New Belgium snifter. The beer pours out a slightly hazy yellow-gold color with a fine white frothy head of about 2 fingers. If it was clearer, it would look like a pilsner. There is definitely citrus fruit on the nose. I get notes of lemon, pineapple, and a grassy, grainy note as well.

The beer has a light body and crisp, hop-forward flavor. There is little to no malt backbone here.. Bitter fruity flavors of lemon and grapefruit dominate the palate and carry through the finish, which is dry and rather well-sustained. The lack of sweetness and hoppy aggressiveness lends the beer a flowery dryness and a subtle grainy character. I don't mean this as a criticism, but it drinks more like a hopped-up American wheat beer than an American IPA.

Overall, a nice American IPA. Very tasty, citrusy, and hop-forward, but rather unbalanced and lacking in body. Nevertheless, I'm glad I bought a few bottles of this and will enjoy drinking it again. I think Schlafly should strongly consider making this a summer seasonal instead of a fall seasonal. The body and flavor profile of this beer would go great with the hot summer days.

Serving type: bottle

10-28-2012 20:45:28 | More by deadonhisfeet
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NoLeafClover44

Delaware

3.85/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz. bottle poured into a FFF nonic pint glass. Bottled on 12/13/12.

A - Pours a nearly transparent golden yellow color. A thin white head dies to a speckled film quickly. It does leave behind a nice lacing. Unimpressive in appearance, but that has never stopped me before.

S - Tropical fruits, light ritz cracker malts, and lemon zest. The hops are some combination of citrus/tropical and grassy hops that come off almost minty. Interesting and complex.

T - Follows the nose closely. Big tropical fruits, peach, grapefruit, and honey contribute to the sweet and fruity dynamic. Drying pine and mildly bitter grass balance. Crisp finish.

M - Subtle carbonation and a smooth, cask-like feel. The body is middle of the road, suitable for the style.

O - I passed this one up for the last month or so, not realizing it had such stellar reviews on this site. Good tropical aromas and flavors. While it is a quality IPA, I wasn't wowed by it. If I see it on the shelf fresher than 3 months old, I will give it another shot. Otherwise, there are too many better IPAs out there to buy this one regularly.

Serving type: bottle

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Moerdertaktiken

Texas

3.9/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Bottled on 11/22/13 - Consumed 1/2/14

Appearance: Poured into Teku glass. Light fluffy white head that lingers, great lacing. Very light straw color, surprisingly lighter in color than expected.

Aroma: Huge aroma wafting out of the bottle as soon as it's opened. Big galaxy aroma. The first impression isn't necessarily "citrus." I can't really put my finger on it, and never have been able to describe Galaxy. Light fruits, passion fruit, White grapes. Very pleasant aroma.

Flavor: Big hop presence. Extremely dry, with absolutely no malt detected. Very fruity, with some slight herbal notes.

Overall: Great beer overall. I would have liked it to be slightly more balanced, but the flavor really shines through and takes over on this one. My opinion, but I think it could have used a touch of crystal for added complexity and balance. I'm sure I would have liked this more if it were a couple weeks younger.

Serving type: bottle

01-02-2014 23:28:56 | More by Moerdertaktiken
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zhanson88

California

3.9/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Appearance: Pours a slightly hazy straw color with quite a bit of carbonation. About 3/4" of eggshell white head forms, which has good retention and lacing. Pretty good looking IPA.

Smell: I get some pale malt character initially, followed by a ton of dankness. Some tropical fruit comes through, but it really turns oniony for me. The dankness on the nose is definitely overdone for me.

Taste: Some pale malt sweetness starts out, followed by loads of hop flavor. Tropical fruit, and dankness follows. The finish is very dank with a bit of onion. Little to no bitterness. Fortunately the onion is not as strong in the flavor as it is in the smell, although I do pick a bit up.

Mouthfeel/Overall: Light to medium mouthfeel with ample carbonation. Very nice. Overall, I thought this was pretty good. If the hop flavor was refined a bit, this could turn into something special, as I really enjoy a dank, fruity IPA. I had heard some great things about this beer and while I enjoyed it, I came away slightly underwhelmed. I definitely plan to revisit this as soon as I can though, and will re-review if I have a different take.

Serving type: bottle

01-13-2013 00:07:04 | More by zhanson88
Schlafly Tasmanian IPA (TIPA) from The Schlafly Tap Room
95 out of 100 based on 881 ratings.