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Schlafly Tasmanian IPA (TIPA) - The Schlafly Tap Room

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

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


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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sprucetip

Alaska

4.23/5  rDev -0.9%
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.

Serving type: bottle

12-10-2012 00:11:06 | More by sprucetip
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vandemonian

Maryland

4.34/5  rDev +1.6%
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

Serving type: bottle

01-28-2013 03:48:04 | More by vandemonian
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ONUMello

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

12oz bottle poured into a pint glass, bottled 12/3/13
A: Light orange color with a 1/2-finger head that leaves a nice lacing
S: Wow what a pleasant smell. Pineapple, mango, papaya... just full of all kinds of tropical fruits. Backed by hints of earth, herbs and malts.
T: Tropical fruit but this adds a lot more malt up front to go with it. These continue through to the finish but add some herbal notes
M: Medium-bodied, fairly smooth
O: I like what the Galaxy hops add, and would really enjoy seeing them mingled with some that add citrus notes. Really enjoyable to drink

Serving type: bottle

01-19-2014 20:57:39 | More by ONUMello
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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

01-11-2014 17:22:58 | More by ThickNStout
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TwelveOunces

Kentucky

4.58/5  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.

Serving type: bottle

11-21-2012 02:22:27 | More by TwelveOunces
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stephenjmoore

Maryland

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.

Serving type: bottle

02-03-2013 23:06:04 | More by stephenjmoore
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Pintofbrown

Iowa

3.93/5  rDev -8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

This Tasmanian IPA was had in a shaker pint.

Appearance- About a finger of white foam sitting on top of the glass, a little spot lace is on the glass too. The body is about as light lager looking as a beer could possibly be, a transparent yellow-gold with copious amounts of carbonation columns.

Smell- Man this IPA smells great! There is some tropical fruit hanging out, mixing with a spicy herbal scent. This combo is incredibly intoxicating, and I haven't even taken a drink yet. Oh yeah, the tropical fruit is more sweet, like star fruit and oranges. Only getting a 4 because it could be much stronger.

Taste- I'm already halfway through this bottle, quaff-able indeed. It has a lot of that herbal spice that was on the nose with more biscuit malt. The bitterness that sticks to the back of my mouth has a resin-y edge to it.

Tropical fruit is not as evident here. Maybe some orange and grapefruit in the finish, but not shining through like the spice. Still a great drink.

Mouth feel- The feel is completely appropriate but not overly interesting. It is slick and has enough stick to keep the flavor coming, but just barely has a medium body and no real heft.

Overall- I really enjoyed this beer! And at 7.2%, this beer could be down right dangerous. For an IPA, it gives you just enough bitterness and flavor to keep it interesting. I hope there are 6 packs left the next time I go back to the store...

Serving type: bottle

10-19-2012 02:48:54 | More by Pintofbrown
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BarrytheBear

Wisconsin

4.36/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Bottle courtesy of Brandon and bottle dated as just over three weeks old. Ughh...probably a gross, stale fallen off shell of a hoppy beer by now.

Pours a slightly hazed light yellow with a nice crown that sticks around...like British royalty. Lace like post prom.

Smells of green onion and tangerine.

Taste starts Summit-like...big onion...and moves into a vegetative dankness. The finish brightens up with sugared fruit slices...mango and orange with a trailing light sweetness and lingering fruitiness on the tongue.

Thank you Brandon for helping with a want here. A very nice IPA that stands neck-and-neck with, if not above, many of the IPA's I drank this past weekend in Portland.

Serving type: bottle

11-14-2013 02:03:41 | More by BarrytheBear
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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
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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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JohnnyHopps

Indiana

4.33/5  rDev +1.4%
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.

Serving type: bottle

02-23-2013 21:19:00 | More by JohnnyHopps
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Zraly

Virginia

4.55/5  rDev +6.6%
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.

Serving type: bottle

11-26-2013 21:45:38 | More by Zraly
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azdback

Arizona

4.03/5  rDev -5.6%
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.

Serving type: bottle

02-11-2013 06:08:09 | More by azdback
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LambicPentameter

Kansas

4.34/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Reviewed from notes. Enjoyed on Nov. 6th, 2013 out of a brown bottle marked with a bottling date of 9/25/2013, so a little over a month old. Poured into a Speigelau IPA glass.

Appearance - Pours with a body of slightly hazy orange and yellow, with golden sunlight highlights glinting where the ambient light diffuses through the liquid. Looks very rich in color overall. Atop the body sits a frothy two-finger head the color of white tinged with an almost imperceptible hint of orange. Bubbles are very small and produce a dense-looking head, like a thick fog sitting over the beer lake below it. Retention is excellent, and when the head finally begins to recede, it leaves ample lacing around the glass. This continues with noticeable rings as I drink it down. The foam on top never completely disappears, leaving a healthy thick film across the top throughout the duration.

Smell - Citrus explosion is the best way to describe the aroma. It's like if an IPA and a glass of orange juice had a the most beautiful beverage baby in the world. For my money, there isn't a better showcase of Galaxy hop aroma out there, keeping in mind that I haven't had very many Galaxy single-hop beers. I don't get much of the grain bill in the aroma, but there is a tropical element that prevents acidic overload from the citrus notes.

Taste - The smell was an excellent lead-in to an outstanding tasting beer. Again, full Galaxy citrus fruit is on display, with notes of fresh-squeezed orange juice and lemon zest as well as grapefruit bitterness, but faint. I also get a bit more of the tropical element than I did on the aroma, with some pineapple peeking through and some more generic tropical fruit sweetness, though not overpowering. I also get a bit more of the grain bill here with pale malt providing a nice bit of backbone without getting in the way of the star of the show--the hops. Some grapef

Mouthfeel - Medium-bodied and well carbonated, with a predominantly dry finish, in spite of a hint of lingering sweetness. Overall it is a dry finishing beer though.

Overall, this is without a doubt Schlafly's best offering, and that includes their typically excellent Pumpkin Ale. This is a beer I will make a point to buy every season when it comes out.

Serving type: bottle

12-26-2013 21:25:55 | More by LambicPentameter
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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

02-26-2013 01:32:32 | More by NoLeafClover44
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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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siege06nd

Virginia

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.

Serving type: bottle

10-26-2013 17:50:38 | More by siege06nd
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wspscott

Kentucky

4.34/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

12oz bottle in Sam Adams glass
bottled with love on 12/11/12

A: Light straw colored, crystal clear, one finger pure white head. Looks like a pils
S: Fruit, melon, floral
T: Tropical fruit punch with a definite bitterness at the back of the tongue. A slightly sweet graininess underneath. The hops linger a little bit, but it is very easy to go back for more.
M: Very crisp and a lot of carbonation, not a sipping beer.
O: A dangerously drinkable 7% beer, it tastes like I could drink a 6-pack in one sitting. Just looked at the website, says this is just 2-row and Galaxy hops, I now know why everyone loves Galaxy. A truly delicious IPA, highly recommended. I hope this becomes an annual thing.

Serving type: bottle

02-27-2013 00:49:17 | More by wspscott
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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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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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kemoarps

Missouri

4.2/5  rDev -1.6%
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)

Serving type: bottle

11-04-2013 21:11:54 | More by kemoarps
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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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mdcrouser

Missouri

4.03/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Clear golden, with a thick white head, leaving a thick film as it dies down. Uniquely good looking, given that the color is exceptionally pale and mundane.

Looking rolling orange rind between your fingers and then breathing it all in. The freshness eminates through the air, up the nose, behind the eyes. Nice, though a little one-dimensional.

Perky, bright, showing flashes of citrussy oiliness, bitterness and a crispness that is unique to this beer. Again though, somewhat singular in its approach.

Very subtley carbonated - nearly resting beneath everything else, waiting for you to notice it, draw it out.

A really enjoyable beer and one that is unique to Schlafly. Well done, St. Louis.

Serving type: bottle

12-24-2012 04:51:03 | More by mdcrouser
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Franziskaner

Missouri

3.44/5  rDev -19.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Rich sand slightly dark golden hue. Thin cover of foam just coats the top of this brew. Brussels lacing. I can see micro sized bits of hops suspended within this unfiltered ale. Intense vegetal aroma with hints of pineapple,mango,and unripened tomato vines. The flavor while bitter is not as intense as the aroma. The flavor is a blend of grapefruit and vegetal,earthy hops. There's a prickly bitterness on the tongue and an intensely bitter,vegetal aftertaste. I like bitter IPA's but Galaxy hops aren't my thing.

Serving type: bottle

01-25-2014 05:03:23 | More by Franziskaner
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cjgiant

District of Columbia

3.7/5  rDev -13.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

This beer pours a little on the light side of golden, with some larger bubble head, and some lacing. Having had it before, I expected a stronger aroma, but I didn't get a strong smell. Some wet cardboard, with hints of orange (edit: as the beer "breathed", I noticed more orange, as the taste indicates).

Front taste starts with some carbonation, the hits with orange! I don't mean orange notes, but orange. This mellows into mango and pineapple as the taste fades. There is actually a little woodiness in the end with a dryer than expected feel.

I liked this beer more in my memory than in this tasting. I usually like a nice citrus-flavored IPA, but this is missing something to me, its base is too standard, to me. I think it would be an interesting try for a new IPA drinker, though.

(Note: I thought there was a blandness to another beer I didn't expect much of earlier today, and I wondered if it might be the day, but my girlfriend agreed that the beer wasn't as good as she remembered from a bottle she had bought a week ago. Maybe they altered something?)

Serving type: on-tap

11-22-2013 21:55:02 | More by cjgiant
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