Schlafly Tasmanian IPA (TIPA) - The Schlafly Tap Room
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4.43/5 rDev +3.7%
Poured from tap into snifter at the bottleworks in stl. Pours a clear golden with a thin head. The look is its biggest downfall. Smell is just amazing. Sweet citrus hops. Pineapple and cotton candy just fill the nose. Wow.
Taste is just like it smells and is fantastic. Add a bit of malt to the aromas and boom...tipa.
So smooth and creamy...the mouthfeel is just perfect. Wow. What a superb beer!
Its just one malt and one hop but wow what a fantastic brew.
11-13-2012 23:56:54 | More by DrinkSlurm
4.4/5 rDev +3%
This is one of those rare beers where, as soon as you take the first sip, you start worrying about getting back to the store to buy more before they run out.
Pour was a ruby/orange with a tight head. Hops lose not time getting out of the gate with a warm aroma of citrus fruits. Up front a touch acidic awash with a plethora of citrus-oriented hops notes - grapefruit, tangerine and blood orange. A veritable fruit bowl of hops without any fruity-qualities to the beer itself. Mid-caramel malt shows up toward the middle, never trying to upstage the hops. Finish is lingering with a firm bittering. ETOH lends the barest touch of white pepper at the finish.
Highly hopped, but not for the sake of hopping itself - an excellent example of citrus-centric hops. If you see it, buy it.
11-13-2012 22:33:49 | More by Brent
3.93/5 rDev -8%
Bottled on 11/7/12.
Pours a clear light golden color, with visible carbonation and a fluffy 2-finger off-white head. Nice lacing, too. This is a gorgeous beer.
Smell is big on tropical fruits. Pinapple, mango, some peach, orange and mandarin, a light biscuity malt backbone. Ever so slightly skunky. On tap this was ridiculously pungent - kind of reminded me of Zombie Dust. In bottles, it's a bit less so, though it opens up as it warms.
Taste is a grainy biscuity malt backbone, with some nice hop profile. A lot of the same flavors as the smell, but they're somewhat muted. Finishes with a nice warmth.
Mouthfeel is excellent. Light, well carbonated, tingly. No complaints at all.
This is a solid IPA. It's a fun hop. Let it warm before you drink it, though, and have it on tap if at all possible. This review is for the bottle, but on tap this beer is a whole different beast.
11-13-2012 05:41:33 | More by rodkin
4.23/5 rDev -0.9%
A-Clear orange, some carbonation and one finger head.
S-Good deal of hops, citrus, grass, balanced out with caramel and other malts.
T-Great balance. Starts with caramel, grass, citrus, orange. Ends with nice bitterness. Most likely as close to Nugget Nectar as you'll get.
M-Medium bodied, nice carbonation, velvety.
O-A great brew, wonderful balance, how an IPA with a lot of Red Ale malts should be made.
11-11-2012 23:53:08 | More by rlee1390
4.4/5 rDev +3%
Pours out a really clear bubbly yellow with 1/2 finger of white suds. Lacing around the glass occurs.
Smell is mango and pineapple with lemon peel and sharp piney hop. No alcohol here but there is a burn at the end of the aroma that is probably hops and not the alcohol.
Taste is sharp citrus and grapefruit rind with lemon peel and dark piney hops. No alcohol flavor here either.
Mouthfeel is very dry. The only thing left is a blackness that is the floral hops and the slight hint of the 7.2%.
Overall this is a great beer from a So So brewery. Haven't liked much from Schlafly but this is one of the better IPA's out there.. Bravo Schlafly!!
11-11-2012 01:52:56 | More by peabody
4.85/5 rDev +13.6%
A- Pale yellow with a nice, white head. Ring of foam remains throughout the drink, leaving behind white lacing throughout.
S- Sweet citrus, passion fruit, slight Simcoe-like cat box. Very faint toasted malts, and the faint smell of alcohol.
T- Very sweet passion fruit, and a huge range of citrus. I also catch a bit of a melon flavor in there. The bitterness is smooth and it hangs around. Slight boozy taste as it warms. The slight malt taste eventually starts to come through, but the hops are front and center.
M- Feels sticky and oily, coating the mouth. Feels great, and really enforces that sweet taste.
O- I am a huge fan of this brew from Schlafly. One of the best IPA's I've had to date, as the bitterness isn't oppressive and the hops taste absolutely fantastic. Well done, in my opinion.
11-10-2012 02:21:48 | More by Gladius270
District of Columbia
4.5/5 rDev +5.4%
Appearance: pours a straw golden pilsener color with a.quick fading head. Good lacing.
Nose: galaxy is supposedly new Zealand grown Citra and it smells like it. Tropical citrus with a mild grassy undertone. Hops are the star.
Taste: really, really good. Light, pale malt. Hops steal the show. Slightly sweet. Very tropical and citrusy with that same slight grassiness. Bitterness is present but relatively low. Obviously big on the late hop additions and dry hop.
Feel: well-carbed. Light to medium body.
Overall: delicious. Great showcase for a great hop. The hops are the star and they really perform.
11-09-2012 19:06:01 | More by jacewg
4.23/5 rDev -0.9%
Ale pours a medium yellow with a small white head that laces down the pint glass. Bright citrus aroma, taste of citrus, balanced with sweet malt and a slightly dry bitter finish. No alcohol in the flavor which makes this dangerously sessionable. Very delicious and well made.
11-08-2012 01:16:45 | More by John1985
Schlafly Tasmanian IPA (TIPA) from The Schlafly Tap Room
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