Schlafly Tasmanian IPA (TIPA) - The Schlafly Tap Room
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3.84/5 rDev -10.1%
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.
01-11-2014 17:22:58 | More by ThickNStout
3.85/5 rDev -9.8%
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.
10-28-2012 20:45:28 | More by deadonhisfeet
3.85/5 rDev -9.8%
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.
02-26-2013 01:32:32 | More by NoLeafClover44
Schlafly Tasmanian IPA (TIPA) from The Schlafly Tap Room
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