Schlafly Tasmanian IPA (TIPA) - The Schlafly Tap Room
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4.55/5 rDev +6.6%
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.
11-26-2013 21:45:38 | More by Zraly
District of Columbia
4.54/5 rDev +6.3%
“Bottled with love” on 10/23/13. Purchased $12.99/sixer. Poured into a pint glass.
Well balanced for an IPA. Appearance is holding this beer back from greatness. 4.5
A – Pours a clear pale yellow, almost BMC-like color with a one-finger rocky white that dissipates to a thin layer. Good lacing. 3.25
S – A beautiful aroma, flora, almost perfume like. 5
T – Good bitterness up front with a slight sweetness in the finish. 4.5
MF – There is a smoothness to this beer, but it is also quite refreshing with a bit of sharpness. Medium bodied. Medium-dry finish. 4.5
11-24-2013 23:30:17 | More by Sludgeman
District of Columbia
3.7/5 rDev -13.3%
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?)
11-22-2013 21:55:02 | More by cjgiant
Schlafly Tasmanian IPA (TIPA) from The Schlafly Tap Room
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