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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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902 Ratings
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Ratings: 902
Reviews: 170
rAvg: 4.27
pDev: 9.37%
Wants: 116
Gots: 74 | FT: 2
Brewed by:
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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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Photo of zeledonia
4.28/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Thanks to shebby for the bottle. Excited to try this one. Tasted 24 January 2013, reviewed from notes.

Pours quite pale for an IPA (though that's funny to say). Pale golden yellow , very clear. Half-finger of white head, good retention, and really impressive lacing. Little dots of carbonation drifting up through the glass.

I love the way this beer smells. It's full of luscious tropical fruits, pineapple, grapefruit, and a soft dose of pine. Amazing hop aromas, juicy, inviting, and complex. Amazing.

Taste is top-notch as well. Thin malt base, a bit grainy but mostly absent. There's an impressive amount of hops in the flavor. The flavor gets sucked out before surging back with a dry citrusy bitterness. Really nice.

Mouthfeel is fine. A little on the watery side. Medium-light body, moderately low carbonation. Could use a bit more carbonation, too. There's a dryness, but I find that more as a crispy flavor, rather than in the feel.

This is a really impressive IPA. Amazing smells, full of delicious tropical fruits. I dig this, and I plan to pick up more of it before I leave the land of Schlafly.

zeledonia, Feb 10, 2013
Photo of WillCarrera
4.43/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

12 oz bottle, bottled on 11/26/12, poured into a nonic pint glass.

A- Pours a clear golden color, topped with a finger of white head, leaves some spotty lacing.

S- Big citrusy aroma, lots of grapefruit and orange, as well as tropical fruit notes of pineapple and unripe mango. Also some white pepper and a little bit of caramel malt. It smells pretty damn awesome.

T- Follows the nose with a ton of juicy, vibrant tropical fruit and citrus. Caramel malt provides a nice sweet base, with hints of honey, but doesn't nearly stand up to the hops. White pepper is also noticeable, while alcohol is pretty nonexistent.

M- Medium-bodied, smooth and dry feel.

O- A delicious IPA that serves as a really nice showcase for Galaxy hops (probably the best I've had since Half Acre's Galactic Double Daisy Cutter), the fruit aspect is really awesome and it's also a highly drinkable beer and perfect to pick up as a six-pack. As I've been working my way through the six-pack this week it's actually grown on me more, I'm gonna pick this up again as soon as possible. Definitely give this a shot.

WillCarrera, Dec 08, 2012
Photo of JohnParadee
4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

JohnParadee, Dec 28, 2013
Photo of DeutschesBier
4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

DeutschesBier, Dec 02, 2013
Photo of MacStinson
4.75/5  rDev +11.2%

MacStinson, Nov 29, 2013
Photo of secondtooth
4.33/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Clean and golden upon pouring, with a full head of white bubbles. Heavy-duty, finely-detailed lace, too. Very nice.

Nose is sharp and tangy, with ripened grapefruit all the way. Thirst quenching and delightful!

Taste is similarly citrus-oriented, with a well-pronounced hops profile and a light, citrus-grapefruit vibe. The malt profile here works well, complimenting the hoppy tang.

A delicious IPA, and one I wish were more widely available. High marks, here.

secondtooth, Oct 27, 2012
Photo of falloutsnow
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.

falloutsnow, Jan 15, 2013
Photo of Localdrinklax
4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

Localdrinklax, Apr 02, 2013
Photo of mntlover
3.68/5  rDev -13.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours a pale yellow with two finger white head that falls to a ring that laces very well.

Aroma is nice orange, pineapple and mango very fruity but strangely not overly hoppy smelling if that makes any sense. Malt base is light almost honey like notes.

Taste is light malt some light honey and caramel notes loaded down with hops tangy citrus lime, pineapple juice along with lingering grassy notes in the finish that is light and dry. Some sprinkling of pine needles towards the end, an unusual IPA. it is not what I would pick as my everyday IPA but its nice change to try.

Mouthfeel is light side of medium with some lightly fizzy carbonation.

Overall worth a try not what I would pick to drink regularly but it might be a nice change for someone looking for something different.

mntlover, Dec 27, 2012
Photo of jschott75
4/5  rDev -6.3%

jschott75, Feb 03, 2014
Photo of neckbracesub
4/5  rDev -6.3%

neckbracesub, Nov 04, 2012
Photo of UWBadgerFan4Life
4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

UWBadgerFan4Life, Nov 18, 2013
Photo of AnitaBrewski
4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

AnitaBrewski, Dec 07, 2013
Photo of stephenjmoore
4.36/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A- Pale orange colored body with a slight haze. Frothy white head that hangs around for a while.

S- Tons of tropical hops; grapefruit, pineapple, mango, maybe even some kiwi. Really hoppy and fruity, smells delicious.

T- Comes through just like it smells. Lots of tropical fruit flavors, tons of hops, big juicy flavors.

M- Medium bodied, medium carbonation, leaves a bite on the tongue.

O- A great change of pace IPA. Really stands out from the crowd with the big tropical flavors.

stephenjmoore, Feb 03, 2013
Photo of jklecko2
4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

jklecko2, Oct 14, 2013
Photo of siege06nd
4.1/5  rDev -4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

From bottle to Sam Adams Perfect Pint glass...

A. Pours relatively light in color for an IPA. Straw gold with darker hues around the edges. About a half finger of offwhite head that settles to a quarter finger. Lacing is thick and consistent.

S. Some nice tangerine and orange zest blended with a heavy does of grassy, herbal notes. Not the most complex nose for an IPA, but simplicity is not always a bad thing. While it's less lush, dank, floral, and tropical than its maltier cousins, this beer hits the right notes and hints at a crispness and lightness that a lot of IPAs lack.

T. Orange zest, tangerine, grapefruit, a little bit of pinecone, grassiness, herbal notes, some cracker-like malt. Very nice flavors.

M. This is the truly special part of this beer. Balance is really nice, with a significant punch of hoppy flavor, but also some nice, dry yeastiness and biscuit notes from the malt profile. Nothing overwhelms here, and I think it's a special achievement that this has the flavor of an IPA but the lightness of a pilsner. The 7.2% ABV is remarkably well-hidden...I'd say I was drinking a much lower ABV if I didn't know any better. High marks here.

O. A very unique and well-crafted IPA. The Tasmanian hops are certainly interesting, and give this a minerality and dryness that is unique for the style. Even more impressive is the biscuity malt profile which gives this an almost pilsner-like quality. It won't knock your socks off, but it is certainly unique and of high quality. I dug this quite a bit.

siege06nd, Oct 26, 2013
Photo of ZombiesAteMyDog
4/5  rDev -6.3%

ZombiesAteMyDog, Oct 09, 2013
Photo of FUwolfpacker
4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

FUwolfpacker, Dec 18, 2013
Photo of bmur112
4.75/5  rDev +11.2%

bmur112, Nov 16, 2013
Photo of beagle75
4.1/5  rDev -4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Draft service into a goblet at The Flying Saucer in Kansas City.

A: Clear, medium golden color with one finger of diminishing white foam head. Heavy lacing remains on the glass.

S: Hops are featured in the smell, though not as intensely as the flavor might suggest. Mostly floral with pithy grapefruit.

T: Begins dry, with pungent tropical fruit that is over-ripe and funky. Crackery malt follows into the middle, austere in the wake of the early hops assault. Aromatics never fade entirely, tasting alternately green-herbaceous oniony, and awesomely funky. Acidity is moderate the transition, as is bitterness at the end. Slight phenolic taste is revealed as the beer warms in the glass.

M: Thin to medium viscosity, slightly acidic on the palate, with moderate carbonation.

D/O: A fine IPA featuring a very modern hops profile. Galaxy hops are not wasted here, although they do not appear as clean as they could be. This beer presents a different experience when bottled, with a much fruitier nose that will require a separate review.

beagle75, Dec 15, 2012
Photo of rangerred
4.26/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

12oz bottle into a pint glass.

Pours a fairly hazy light straw yellow with a one finger white head. Ok lacing and head retention and really the overall appearance isn't all that impressive.

The aroma on this really blows me away! i love the tropical fruit nose this one puts out. Tons of pinapple and mango but there are also some really nice Earthy undertones. A touch of dankness in there even.

The flavor just continues the tropical fruit explosion. More pineapple and mango along with that tea-like earthiness that is present in the aroma. Bitterness is on the medium to high side along with a slightly chalky mouthfeel. More stickyness in the finish than I was anticipating but it works.

Overall, a very tasty IPA. I love the Galaxy hop and it is showcased beautifully here. A really nice, unique, IPA that is worth picking up.

rangerred, Dec 01, 2013
Photo of jaymo18
4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

jaymo18, Feb 25, 2014
Photo of ryanpj
4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

ryanpj, Nov 04, 2012
Photo of TheSarge
4.18/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured this into a standard pint glass and the brew makes a good two finger thick bright white head, with a cleanly filtered body that is a golden white color. Looks kind of like a Kristalweizen.

The aroma is very citrus in the way of lemonade... Almost smells like a Shandy. There is some pine, but almost smells like Sprite altogether with odd soapy fragrances.

Taste wise it's grainy huskiness with some lemon, and a hint of caramel.

Oddly feels medium in body, which makes this 7.2% a sleeper and can creep on you very stealthily.

TheSarge, Oct 20, 2012
Photo of apasternak
4/5  rDev -6.3%

apasternak, Oct 26, 2013
Schlafly Tasmanian IPA (TIPA) from The Schlafly Tap Room
95 out of 100 based on 902 ratings.