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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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Ratings: 953
Reviews: 173
rAvg: 4.27
pDev: 9.6%
Wants: 117
Gots: 94 | FT: 3
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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4/5  rDev -6.3%

Omensetter, Dec 16, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +11.2%

OldhouseRecs, Dec 16, 2012
Photo of creepinjeeper
4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

creepinjeeper, Dec 16, 2012
Photo of Hoptimus-Prime
4.34/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Schlafly never fails to wow me with their "special release" beers!

Poured from a 12 ounce bottle to a pint glass, pours a clear golden orange with a half finger off white head, keeps a solid lacing throughout.

A fruity, hoppy aroma stands out that'll make any hop head like myself's mouth water in anticipation.

The taste is much of the same, hops up front followed by mango, peach and citrus. Finishes off with a light maltyness that balances well with the hops.
Mouth feel is slightly resiny /oily.

All and all this is an excellent beer that will be my choice session brew while it is available. Anyone that appreciates hops and a well balanced IPA would love it!

Hoptimus-Prime, Dec 15, 2012
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
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4/5  rDev -6.3%

Flyboyman, Dec 15, 2012
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4/5  rDev -6.3%

mcphish22, Dec 14, 2012
Photo of Scotchboy
4.03/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

Scotchboy, Dec 13, 2012
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4.43/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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.

Huhzubendah, Dec 10, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

Skye1024, Dec 10, 2012
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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.

sprucetip, Dec 10, 2012
Photo of BarryMFBurton
4.25/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

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.

BarryMFBurton, Dec 09, 2012
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4/5  rDev -6.3%

nikbullet, Dec 08, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

cosmonick, Dec 08, 2012
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
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4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

Bobbydigi, Dec 08, 2012
Photo of xnicknj
4.2/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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.

xnicknj, Dec 07, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

draimegould, Dec 07, 2012
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4.1/5  rDev -4%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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.

waldoiverson, Dec 06, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

cubsfanjace, Dec 05, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -23.9%

KenRinPA, Dec 04, 2012
Photo of Dope
4.45/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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.

Dope, Dec 03, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

ShemRahBoo, Dec 03, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

tripledbrew, Dec 02, 2012
Schlafly Tasmanian IPA (TIPA) from The Schlafly Tap Room
95 out of 100 based on 953 ratings.