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Schlafly Tasmanian IPA (TIPA) - The Schlafly Tap Room

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972 Ratings
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Ratings: 972
Reviews: 177
rAvg: 4.27
pDev: 9.6%
Wants: 119
Gots: 98 | FT: 3
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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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4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

pmoney, Dec 27, 2013
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4/5  rDev -6.3%

OneEyedJack, Dec 27, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

rrski198, Dec 27, 2013
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4/5  rDev -6.3%

smutty33, Dec 27, 2013
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4.38/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours a hazy golden orange, half finger of white head, nice lacing

Smell is crazy citrus, orange juice, grapefruit, pineapple, tropical notes, fresh cut flowers, tangerine, mangos, guava.... Well you get the idea

Here we go... Taste and I can not wait!, well, citrus and tropical fruit, but no where near the smell. Not that I am not impressed, but bases on the smell I did expect a little more. Orange, Citrus peal, tropical fruit, pine needle, floral notes, grapefruit bitterness in the end... No real notable malt flavor that I can pick up.

Mouthfeel is medium light, heavy carbonation, dry finish

Really nice IPA, if I could get it here I would stock it like mad while in season, If you are looking for citrus/tropical IPA that does it real nicely you can not go wrong here!!!!

nickapalooza86, Dec 27, 2013
Photo of darthvohn
4.36/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Glass Used: Nonic pint

Appearance: Hazy golden-orange with an egg shell white two finger dense foamy head. The lace left behind was ample.

Smell: A very delectable sweet grapefruit and pineapple aroma that kept my nose in the glass. Very tropical smelling.

Taste: Full sweet citrus all the way through - orange, pineapple, and some other tropical fruity flavor that has me wanting another swig from the glass. The malt is there toward the end as well. The finish leaves a grassy floral hop note which is downright comforting and relaxing to me.

Mouthfeel:Lip smackingly delicious. Moderate carbonation.

Overall: The more Schlafly I drink, the more I wish they distributed in Dallas. I have not had a bad brew from them and the ones I have had have been down right tasty. Another hearty thanks to Pintofbrown for including this one in our trade.

darthvohn, Dec 26, 2013
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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.

LambicPentameter, Dec 26, 2013
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4/5  rDev -6.3%

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Schlafly Tasmanian IPA (TIPA) from The Schlafly Tap Room
95 out of 100 based on 972 ratings.