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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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Reviews: 235
Hads: 1,477
Avg: 4.26
pDev: 22.3%
Wants: 167
Gots: 264 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
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Missouri, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  7.20% ABV

Availability: Fall

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: Megahertz on 10-12-2012

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
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Photo of ksimons
4.27/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A-a clear golden color with two fingers worth of white head

S-smell is really delicious of grapefruit and tropical fruits

T-taste is similar to the smell with lots of tropical fruit sweetness, pale bready malt, and citrus

M-medium body, moderate carbonation

Overall a very fruity IPA, really delicious

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Photo of sprucetip
4.18/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Clear, pale golden, modest fluffy white head, a bit of retention, and patchy lacing.

Not getting much from the nose. A hint of sweetness, and some faint lemony hops. Not much else. It's pleasant, just not strong.

Surprisingly there is some sweetness from the all base malt, and it balances perfectly with the light citrusy hop flavors and very mild bitterness. Not crazily complex, but it works really well.

Decent carbonation, thin side of medium body, and a vaguely bitter but quite clean finish.

This doesn't have great complexity or depth, but elements are very well balanced and play well together. Friends had said it was very good and they are correct.

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Photo of Scotchboy
4.03/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz bottle sent by dope (thanks man!) poured into a Sam Adams Perfect Pint...

A: Pours straw-like but is clear pale gold in the glass (and nearly orange at that)...huge fluffy white head leaves some nice layers of lacing...beautiful.

S: Pretty floral citrus aromas...definite tangerine with fruity hints of pine and grapefruit essence...biscuity pale malt character is buried, with a faint toasted edge...maybe some earthy notes and faint lemon as well.

T: Lemon, pine, citrus, grapefruit, and crackery malt...the citrus is pretty unique to me, can't quite put my finger on it...more tangerine? Slight fruity sweetness and possibly some caramel compete with the hop bitterness.

MF: Crisp medium-light body with decent dryness and good carbonation.

O: Its a decent IPA but I think if the citrus hop flavors were a little stronger I would have liked it even more.

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Photo of gopens44
4.6/5  rDev +8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Looks nice enough with a head that while it lasts, looks more frothy than foamy. Clear, bright and pale orange with that aforementioned head of white settling above.

Nose is aggressively dank from the start, with its nose clearing onion/rubber /menthol action.

Taste is everything I expected based on the nose. It's raw, dank, grassy, a touch grainy, and finally full of citrus once you battle through the initial violence.

Finish is dry, slightly sweet but mostly clean.

I don't want to get too excited, but oh my. This is spot on and powerful.

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Photo of TwelveOunces
4.57/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

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.

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Photo of DrStiffington
4.49/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I thought I had rated or reviewed this year's ago. One of my favorite seasonal releases period. Love the Australian hops in this one. So aromatic and flavorful, bursting with juicy tropical fruit hoppy goodness. This year's Stone Thunderstruck reminded me of this one but with a higher ABV. Fantastic IPA.

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Photo of deadonhisfeet
3.85/5  rDev -9.6%
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.

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Photo of elgiacomo
4.26/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

12oz bottled Dec 13 2012. Served at around 40-45F.

Pours semi-hazy yellow/gold with a one finger white head that leaves lots of spots of lacing and maintains a very good cap.

Aroma is nice lemon citrus, pineapple, somewhat grassy and floral, biscuit, doughy malt. Very good strength.

Flavor is lemon citrus, pineapple, grassy, floral hops, grapefruit rind, tropical fruit, malt is light and unobtrusive, cracker, bread, biscuit. Minimal sweetness, very good bitterness, some alcohol on the finish. Very dry.

Mouthfeel is light/medium bodied, good carbonation.

Wow, this is some awesome stuff! Very hoppy, unbalanced, just the way I like it. Love pineapple in my IPAs and this delivers. Reminds me a bit of a baby Founders Double Trouble.

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Photo of AmitC
4.35/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had it earlier and having it now with all the time in the world. Bottle dated 12/13/2012, so it is still very fresh.

Appearance: Pours absolutely pale in color. Almost clear. some minor haze due to dry hopping. A good one finger thick head of off-white color that fades to a small thin layer that persists well. Excellent lacing that sticks really well. Some bubbles.

Aroma: All citrus, flowery and grassy aroma that stays well but keeps fading. When opening the bottle, a burst of flowery hop aroma enters the nose.

Flavor: Nice bitterness of galaxy hops upfront, good malt backbone and delicious bitter finish. Some raw mango touch, herbal and grassy. Front part of the nose is left with an altogether different sensation. Raging and numb at the same time. Nice flavor overall. No sweetness throughout. Somewhat oily feel. Aftertaste is full of bitterness that is nice and strong.

Mouth feel: Light to slightly medium feel. Moderate carbonation. Hope derived astringency. Nice, easy and smooth.

Good IPA overall. Nothing out of the box but worth trying nonetheless. It is fairly close to Zombie Dust, as someone said while giving it to me the first time.

Style Rate: 4.25
Personal Rate: 4.25

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Photo of brewskis
4.4/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Pours a translucent golden, straw-like, orange color with a finger head that dissipates slowly and leaves a blanket of lacing. Lots of carbonation coming off the glass. Smells of dank, grapefruit, passionfruit, tropical fruits, lots of floral. Not getting much malt presence. Very juicy aroma. Tastes a lot like it smells. Starts with passionfruit and juicy tropical fruits. Then a burst of bitterness comes through, along with a tiny bit of carmel from the malt to lightly balance the hops. The finish brings grapefruit rind, tangerines, more juicy tropical fruits like mango and guava, passionfruit, a slight grain note, and a carmel/honey presence to provide the perfect backbone to showcase the galaxy hops. An assertive bitterness lingers on the palate. Alcohol is nonexistent; would have never guessed it was 7.2%. Medium body. Crisp and refreshing with a creamy and oily mouthfeel. Wow, this an IPA worth seeking out.

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Photo of Gosox8787
4.34/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Presentation: 12 oz. bottle chilled and poured into a pint glass. I couldn't find a freshness date on the bottle, but it definitely tasted very fresh.

Appearance: Pale yellow in color with a slight touch of haze toward the thicker end of the glass. Two finger creamy white head with really solid retention. A really nice lacing up and down the glass.

Aroma: Mango, passionfruit, and pineapple notes all burst upfront. Definitely more on the tropical than earthy / piney side. Very hop forward. Some light biscuit pale malt notes too.

Taste: Mango, pineapple and grapefruit notes dominate the taste as well. This is definitely a tropical fruit bomb. A bit more bitterness than in the arom as well. Some light honey and passionfruit as well. Really tasty, refreshing and drinkable.

Mouthfeel: Light bodied and really easy to drink. Refreshing.

Overall, a really tasty, tropical fruit heavy IPA that really has a great hop profile. The malt backbone is light enough to let the hops really shine. Not the most complex profile, but really tasty and solidly executed. I really enjoyed this.

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Photo of BigRedDog
4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

Poured from a growler.

Pours a nice straw gold color. Kinda hazy. Big foamy, marshmallows head that hangs around. Great lacing.

Smell is of tropical fruit. Pineapple, mango, grapefruit are all present. Kind of a rich yeasty smell as well.

Taste is right upfront with tropical fruit. Pineapple, mango, with a slight grapefruit twang. Mellows into a slight hop bitterness that lingers a little bit. Not overly hoppy, but very light and refreshing.

Mouthfeel isn't too crisp, but is slightly creamy.

Great floral IPA. Very different with all the tropical flavors.

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Photo of MikeWard
4.5/5  rDev +5.6%
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.

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Photo of kemoarps
4.17/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I have heard so much about this as the cream of the local seasonals etc. Well, it does not disappoint.

Just looking at it in the glass, I was wary. Extremely pale, light straw, urine, apple juice, however you want to describe it, it is seriously light and translucent. There IS however a nice fluffy white head sitting on top that shrinks down, but still leaves little remnants of itself all over the edges, like finding clothes strewn about long after ___ has left.

Smelling this one brings together a lot of my preferred IPA characteristics. Juicy tropical citrus fruits, some solid round caramel malt backbone... now I'm getting more excited.

Then it hits your tongue.
That caramel smoothe sweetness has decided it's had enough of this party and split, and what we're left with is aggressive tropical and citrus hops. Fruity mango, tangerine, pineapple with a spicy/bitter rind/grapefruit and just a touch of coniferous hints to satiate this northwesterner... This lives up to the hype in my opinion. While this is decidedly a hopthusiasts oneirological canvas, it is crisp and smoothe on the finish, with juuust a hint of honey/caramel/can't quite put my finger on it sweet to balance things out and leave you loving life and craving more. This beer has earned the praise it has received, and I'm already lamenting the fact that I'll probably never see it again after this season (I am not staying in the midwest)

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Photo of azdback
4.03/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Poured into a Stone Imperial glass. Very bright orange that is almost yellow in color. Very clear and full of medium small carbonation bubbles that lead to a small one finger head of bright white color and semi creamy appearance. Lace is sticking for now.

Smell is quite bright and citrusy, some yellow grapefruit mixed with mild earth or yeasty, bready smells and some malt sweetness. None of the smells quite trump the other which is a good thing.

Taste is much like the smell but the sweet malt and musty yeast take drivers seat and shotgun. I do get some really puckering bitter taste like yellow and pink grapefruit mixed with blood orange, which on their own are great, but mixed with the malt bill and yeast strain I just don't get what I want out of this IPA.

Mouth is light and creamy. Carbonation is very nice with a full body. The finish is medium and long. Nice!

Overall I am such a West Coast IPA style lover so any IPA with too much malt and weird yeast just turns me off. I need to score as I see it but I could see many of the BA community disagreeing with me. Thanks to rpbuckeye for this extra.

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Photo of vandemonian
4.35/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Schlafly Tasmanian IPA (TIPA) is a delicious and very drinkable American IPA. It is clean and delicious!

A: Yellow colour and 5 mm head. Decent carbonation. 4.5

S: Strong delicious grassy hops. Some floral character too. 4.5

T: Dry and malty with grassy hops. Dry bitter finish. So very drinkable. 4.25

M: Not that foamy. 4

O: 4.5

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Photo of Act25
4.11/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Great top beer from great brewer now available in NY-NJ.

A: Pours a clear yellow, bright amber color with a frothy head that leaves a plentiful dotty pattern.

S: Bright like a west coaster. Bright herbal, lemon, pineapple and grassy tones, like a California IPA.

T: Starts a bit bready, English legacy, w hops asserting very ripe pineapple, lemon, passion fruit and a grassy, California trail tone. great finish.

F: Medium body with moderate carbonation, with long drawn finish.

O: Fruity and herbal and big in the California way, but bready, European strain as well - even a Germanic influence. A unique IPA

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Photo of FanofHefe
4/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Been looking forward to this for a while now and picked up my first sixer today. Bottled on 10-8-2012, so less than two weeks old. Poured into a Duvel tulip and got a very light yellow body. Probably the lightest colored IPA I've ever had. A one-finger white head that dissipates fairly quickly, leaving only spotty lacing.

Nice hop aroma, mostly citrus, but a little bit of floral and herbal notes as well. The herbal notes are earthy, and are backed up by a bit of sweet malt aroma.

The flavor follows the aroma and the hop notes pack a solid punch. Again, I don't recall ever having one with all Australian hops and the flavor is distinct.

Medium texture to the mouthfeel and a bit of oily hop texture as well. Big fan of Schlafly and this one does not disappoint - it's rock solid. Very drinkable with excellent hoppiness. Very happy to see a year-round IPA rotation coming out of Schlafly.

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Photo of JohnnyHopps
4.31/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

I must admit that Schlafly has not done a lot to impress me over the years. As a result, I passed by Tasmanian IPA when I saw it at the liquor store. Only when I had it at a brewfest was I impressed, and consequently bought a six pack. From one of those bottles, I write this review.

From the bottle into a pint glass, the beer was a light straw color with a white head. It demonstrated generalized lacing and retention on the sides of the glass. The aroma was a combination of citrus and peach skin. The aroma was not overpowering, but well-balanced. In the initial taste, one detects peach, pine, and a mild resin flavor. The malt backbone is well disguised but there is a generalized sweetness that compensates for a lack of maltiness. In the aftertaste, the peach and citrus continues, but the resin comes to the forefront making this one a little more bitter. The linger of the hop afterbite is a little suprising because the beer runs a little this. Easily, this is the best thing Schlafly makes and probably a top ten single IPA for me.

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Photo of DudMan
4.63/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from bottle. Golden color with nice 2 finger head. Perfect. Smell isn't overpowering of citrus. Tastes of pineapple in front with grapefruit finish. Unique flavor of hops. Great carbonation. Very easy drinking beer. I love it.

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Photo of Zraly
4.57/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a DFH IPA glass. Clear gold with a beautiful white head. Not the first time I've had this and each time I pour, I'm very impressed with the appearance and the gorgeous nose. Tons of tropical fruit notes waft in a very seductive way.

Really tasty pineapple and mango hop notes; Galaxy hops are a wonderful thing. Clean bitterness on the finish. Medium-bodied and nothing too complicated by the way of malt bill. Likely a simple two row pale malt; so light I don't think there is much else to it! I declare this is a likely a SMaSH beer and a mighty fine one at that. Something to be said about one malt, one hop.

Sexy-ass IPA, all the way. Delicious and good for the soul.

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Photo of Tsar_Riga
4.59/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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.

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Photo of MrBoh
4.26/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Pours a hazy yellow with a strong orange tinge. Little lacing which dissipates quickly. Prevelant lacing for the lack of head.

Scent is tangerines, grass and gasoline.

Flavor is much the same. Yet it works more. Hops are just prevalent enough.

Mouthfeel is almost perfect. Just enough sweetness. The mouthfeel really makes this.

I dont know why these hops always taste llikegas to me. Luckily I'm getting used to it, as I like this one. Very balanced.

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Photo of Beer-A-Lot
4.14/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

While this beer has a fair amount of hoppiness to it, it doesn't overwhelm the palate. A very tasty and refreshing beer that I enjoyed. It wasn't super fresh (a month old), so it would probably be even better (at least for hop heads) than it was. Still, I enjoyed the unique Tasmanian hop flavors and would certainly drink this again.

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Photo of sjones5045
4.6/5  rDev +8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours very yellow with a foamy white head. Kind of plain looking. The smell is a very fresh hoppy citrus nose. Very impressed with the smell. The taste is good but afraid not very memorable. It does have a very smooth feel and a fairly clean finish but the hoppy citrus taste fall just a bit short for me to be a top notch beer. Overall it's very drinkable and one that you can have a couple back to back. Nothing spectacular here but pretty enjoyable.

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Schlafly Tasmanian IPA (TIPA) from The Schlafly Tap Room
94 out of 100 based on 235 ratings.