Schlafly Tasmanian IPA (TIPA) - The Schlafly Tap Room
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4.03/5 rDev -5.6%
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.
12-13-2012 16:43:53 | More by Scotchboy
District of Columbia
4.43/5 rDev +3.7%
The beer is light golden to orange in color with about a quarter inch of white head. The aroma is the best aspect of the beer. Alluring fresh hops and citrus. Tropical fruit flavors. Lightly sweet. Hop forward with enough of a malt bill to give the beer some body, but still showcase the hop character. Delicious beer. At $10 per sixer, this is a must try for any hophead.
12-10-2012 15:19:25 | More by Huhzubendah
4.23/5 rDev -0.9%
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.
12-10-2012 00:11:06 | More by sprucetip
4.25/5 rDev -0.5%
I’m not sure what an IPA made purely with Australian hops is like, since I’m not too familiar with the different strains down under, but I trust Schlafly. Cheers.
Brewed two months before the date of this tasting (“Bottled with love on 10 03 2012”).
A: Oddly pale yellow with a chill haze; as I first pour it, it’s reminiscent of a hefeweizen, especially after a bright, sudsy white head forms. Not your typical IPA presentation, but it’s nice. Sandy retention and stringy lacing encircle the glass.
S: Bright citrus: peach, mango, and pear over a sweet malt bed of banana and vanilla pudding. Not unusually strong, in any sense, but aromatically inviting enough to please. Mild pine resins appear as the beer starts to warm, as does a soft nuttiness.
T: Just what I enjoyed with Schlafly’s American IPA: taut and flavorful hops encased in a layer of chewy, bready malts. The citrus from the hops is so juicy you can nearly taste the flesh of the fruit: sweet mango and orange slices gush as resinous pine holds it all up from underneath, creating a sustained, flavorful hoppiness. I know it looks like a hefe, but now it’s starting to taste like one, too, with all these sweet fruit flavors – even from the grains, which come off like soft wheat and honey oat. At its very soul, this beer is about sweet, simple flavors, and it pretty much nails it. Moderately dry, crisp finish of grassy bitters.
M: As thick as you need it to be, really; there’s a viscosity to it that fits the bill right between a big DIPA and your typical thin pale, and that’s precisely what you want here. Has a slickness that makes it go down like something you’d get on-tap in the U.K. (or Australia, I presume).
O: TIPA, AIPA, XIPA, ZIPA…whatever you got, Schlafly, keep ‘em coming. These beers rock. I can definitely see myself killing a six-pack of this with ease, but most importantly, with pleasure.
12-09-2012 01:39:56 | More by BarryMFBurton
4.43/5 rDev +3.7%
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.
12-08-2012 04:49:12 | More by WillCarrera
4.2/5 rDev -1.6%
12oz bottle poured into tulip - thanks to hooliganlife
Pours a lightly hazed dark golden color with some auburn hues. Thinner crop of white head bubbles up and fades into a layer of film with plenty of spotty and patchy lacing around the glass.
Wonderful citrus and tropical hop aromas with pineapple, mango, grapefruit and tangerine. Lightly sweet with bread crust and touches of caramel and honey. Soft warm glow as well.
Stark hop bitterness right off the bat, driven by pithy, juicy grapefruit and citrus. Edges of pine and resin followed by some smoother tropical fruit sweetness. Caramel and honey throughout the malty backbone, which peeks through just long enough to separate the aggressive, yet pleasant hop profile. Finishes bitter and juicy with a light warmth.
Medium body, slightly higher carbonation, sticky and dry on the tongue with a lingering finish. Schlafly has surprised me with their beers on more than one occasion, and I'm happy to say this is another huge winner. As soon as I opened the bottle I could already smell the sweet, pungent hop aroma and couldn't wait to taste it.
12-07-2012 22:50:30 | More by xnicknj
4.1/5 rDev -4%
12 oz bottle into 8 oz glass cup (hey, i was in a hotel room)
A: light golden, very bright and clear, active carbonation, offwhite head
S: mango and clementine orange,
T: more citrus in the mouth than the nose but the mango is right there. juicy and a bit of a pear like astringency, so damn fruity, a bit of a sweetness that i swear reminds me of the first 10 (the only good) seconds of double bubble gum.
M: Very chewing and lush, good match for the nose and taste.
O: I love this beer. It's by far the best thing I've had from schlafly's and i wish it wasn't a special release. the S, T and M are perfectly complimentary.
12-06-2012 03:29:10 | More by waldoiverson
4.45/5 rDev +4.2%
Bottle dated 11/7/12. Almost 4 weeks old.
A: Pours a clear golden amber. Big fluffy white head. Fades slowly, leaving nice islands of foam behind. Lots of fluffy lacework to boot. Great head retention.
S: Loads of tropical fruit. Pineapple for sure. Mango and grapefruit? Awesome aroma, so strong, fresh and crisp. Like biting into a fresh pineapple.
T: More tropical fruit. Pineapple is prominent with some mango and maybe....tangerine? Grapefruit follows with a little bit of bitterness. Some caramel malt sweetens it up nicely. Nay, perfectly. Lingering grapefruit and a bit of hop resin in the finish and aftertaste.
M: Medium bodied, smooth.
O: Well, this one knocked my pants off. This one is a sweet tropical fruit bomb. Not overly bitter (but still perfectly bitter), it is balanced very nicely in fact - making it super drinkable. Great beer, so glad I had the opportunity to try it.
12-03-2012 04:09:06 | More by Dope
5/5 rDev +17.1%
Heard great things about this beer so I searched till I finally found a store in Nashville that had a 6 pack.
Appearance: Pours a nice yellowish with tints of orange with a finger of a white head. It's definitely filtered and you can see through it. It's pretty clear.
Smell: Smells wonderful. Sweet hops, tropical fruits, citrus, orange.
Taste - Taste is amazing. Sweet upfront mixed with a slight bitterness, then tropical fruits and a bready/malty taste at the end.
Mouthfeel: Mouthfeel is light to medium. Super drinkable. Would never know this was 7%.
Overall: One of my favorite IPAs ever. So good. I'm always looking for beers similar to Lagunitas Sucks and this isn't as good but along the same lines. Very tropical fruit-y, which I love.
12-01-2012 17:19:21 | More by GameFreac
Schlafly Tasmanian IPA (TIPA) from The Schlafly Tap Room
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