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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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894 Ratings
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Ratings: 894
Reviews: 169
rAvg: 4.27
pDev: 9.37%
Wants: 118
Gots: 72 | FT: 2
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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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deadonhisfeet

Kentucky

3.85/5  rDev -9.8%

A single-hop IPA brewed with Galaxy hops. Poured from a bottle into a New Belgium snifter. The beer pours out a slightly hazy yellow-gold color with a fine white frothy head of about 2 fingers. If it was clearer, it would look like a pilsner. There is definitely citrus fruit on the nose. I get notes of lemon, pineapple, and a grassy, grainy note as well.

The beer has a light body and crisp, hop-forward flavor. There is little to no malt backbone here.. Bitter fruity flavors of lemon and grapefruit dominate the palate and carry through the finish, which is dry and rather well-sustained. The lack of sweetness and hoppy aggressiveness lends the beer a flowery dryness and a subtle grainy character. I don't mean this as a criticism, but it drinks more like a hopped-up American wheat beer than an American IPA.

Overall, a nice American IPA. Very tasty, citrusy, and hop-forward, but rather unbalanced and lacking in body. Nevertheless, I'm glad I bought a few bottles of this and will enjoy drinking it again. I think Schlafly should strongly consider making this a summer seasonal instead of a fall seasonal. The body and flavor profile of this beer would go great with the hot summer days.

10-28-2012 20:45:28 | More by deadonhisfeet
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aasher

Indiana

4.18/5  rDev -2.1%

Bottle dated 10/8/12.

This one pours a beautiful tangerine orange in color with a one finger, bright white and soapy head. The nose is very bright and fresh. It's both lightly floral and citrusy. The flavors too have a nice level of citrusy hop character as well as subtle grassiness. It is incredibly drinkable. It drinks light in body and is pretty refreshing. Tis is right on par with their American IPA. I've found this series to be extremely sessionable and this one followed suit. I could drink this all day.

10-28-2012 18:11:44 | More by aasher
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justinp

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -18%

10-28-2012 00:50:52 | More by justinp
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denimdemon

Indiana

4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

10-27-2012 15:17:22 | More by denimdemon
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secondtooth

Indiana

4.33/5  rDev +1.4%

Clean and golden upon pouring, with a full head of white bubbles. Heavy-duty, finely-detailed lace, too. Very nice.

Nose is sharp and tangy, with ripened grapefruit all the way. Thirst quenching and delightful!

Taste is similarly citrus-oriented, with a well-pronounced hops profile and a light, citrus-grapefruit vibe. The malt profile here works well, complimenting the hoppy tang.

A delicious IPA, and one I wish were more widely available. High marks, here.

10-27-2012 12:45:56 | More by secondtooth
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onedogtwodog

Maryland

4.74/5  rDev +11%

WOW!!! Boy now I wish I had gotten more than a case of this gem... Hazy bright gold color, citrusy almost floral nose, a great summer refresher, and its only the middle of May... Great pairing with my BBQ a great counterpoint to the spicy/smokiness of the pulled pork... This one is a drinker, get it while you can... and send a couple my way...

10-27-2012 11:00:26 | More by onedogtwodog
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StevieDavie

Missouri

4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

10-27-2012 06:28:22 | More by StevieDavie
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kaips1

Kentucky

4.53/5  rDev +6.1%

Multiple 12oz bottles, bottle date 10/08/12, poured into a Sam Adams Perfect Pint

where do we start, i first had this years batch of awesomeness on tap at Country Boy Brewing for the Schlafly Event that also had the Black IPA(which was stellar too). The look of this beer is nice golden color, quite a few shades lighter than your standard IPA but in this SMaSH style beer it works perfectly for later on when you have a sip. The golden beer is topped off with a nice two finger high thick froth of head. After seeing such a clear beer, you tend to lean in for a smell and boy what a beautiful aroma from the wonderful Australian hop known as Galaxy. This beer emits aromas of grapefruit, citrus and some wild flower. The similarities it shares with a hop like Citra are as evident as the differences. The tastes that accompany the aromas are very similar except for a bit of the sweet from the 2 row malt. The bite from the hops is a very smooth bite with no rough edges. There is an apricot to almost grapefruit flavor left after the final sip that is all Galaxy, highlighting again why this beer is so good. The simplicity of it all worked better than most would have expected. The mouthfeel is spot on, not too much carbonation to increase the bitter but definitely enough to hold to style. The medium body is perfect for this as to not draw anything away from the hops. Overall, this beer is great and available and affordable. This is not a super rare beer or over hyped but it can stand up to a lot of overhyped IPA's out there. Thanks Schlafly for a great follow up to American IPA this year.

10-27-2012 01:13:19 | More by kaips1
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hoppytobehere

Colorado

4.45/5  rDev +4.2%

Bottled 10/17/2012, 9 days old!

A: One of the lightest colors I've seen in an IPA. Gold, with generous head. Making me thirsty just looking at it.

S: Freshly cut mango, hops. Oh baby.

T: Tropical fruit explosion, thirst-quenching. Light malt backbone. A little grassy. Outstanding beer.

M: Good carbonation, medium bodied. Creamy. Alcohol is well hidden for 7.2%.

O: This might be the best beer I've had from Schlafly to date, and I've had a lot of them. I think I prefer this one over their AIPA. Really wish this was their summer seasonal rather than winter.

10-26-2012 20:47:45 | More by hoppytobehere
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HumanParaquat

Indiana

4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

10-26-2012 00:01:02 | More by HumanParaquat
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mtlasley

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

10-25-2012 23:48:57 | More by mtlasley
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FlyingZuchini

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

10-24-2012 03:08:03 | More by FlyingZuchini
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1/5  rDev -76.6%

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Eaglefan344

Missouri

4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

10-23-2012 18:12:36 | More by Eaglefan344
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dlello2

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

10-23-2012 01:24:41 | More by dlello2
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CellarGimp

Missouri

4/5  rDev -6.3%

10-22-2012 19:19:45 | More by CellarGimp
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bnes09

Illinois

4.43/5  rDev +3.7%

Clear, lemon-straw colored beer. Massive, bubbly head recedes to a swirling film that forms patchy lines of lace.

Sweet fruit aroma with mango and menthol leaves.

Smooth, buttery, white bread malt flavor. Assertive hop character with mango, mint and grapefruit flavors. Honey sweetness compliments the citric hop notes. Exceptional balance and alcohol is completely masked.

Medium bodied. Wet texture mid-drink and slightly drying in the finish. Well carbonated.

Great ipa. Love the citrus flavors and balance.

10-22-2012 01:54:45 | More by bnes09
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guytyping

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

10-22-2012 01:25:14 | More by guytyping
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nimrod979

Maryland

4.55/5  rDev +6.6%

12oz bottle poured into a Schlafly snifter.

Appearance: This beer pours a mostly clear brightly light golden orange. About one finger sized of white frothy head. Retention holds up nicely. Nice lacing lines throughout the glass.

Aroma: The galaxy hops are bright and citrusy. Tropical fruits like pineapple and mangoes and grapefruit come to mind. Hints of some piney dankness linger in the background.

Taste: Bright fresh juicy citrus and tropical fruit flavors dominate. Apicots, pineapple, grapefruit, mangoes. At 60 IBU's it's not an overpowering or overly bitter flavor but there's not much here as far as malts go. Perhaps just a little for some balance. Finishes dry.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied. Carbonation is a little high and prickly but I don't have any complaints. The finish is very dry with some moderate bitterness.and wants to keep bringing you back for more.

10-21-2012 23:17:42 | More by nimrod979
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4Socialanxiety

Tennessee

4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

10-21-2012 19:59:49 | More by 4Socialanxiety
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captainbearcat

Illinois

5/5  rDev +17.1%

10-21-2012 00:32:07 | More by captainbearcat
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BEERchitect

Kentucky

4.29/5  rDev +0.5%

Schlafly ups their game in the highly competitive IPA market by celebrating the newly available Galaxy hops. With its simplified grain bill, the beer showcases this tropical and citrus-forward hop in all its glory.

Tasmanian IPA opens with a brightly lit orange-amber glow. An even hop haze diffuses the light and gives the beer a very inviting color. Capped with a frothy eggshell white head, the beer retains and laces as steadily as could be expected. This is one handsome looking beer!

Juicy aromas of citrus fruit, coupled with tropical fruits evoke a mouthwatering reation. Full of vibrancy, the supporting malts give a sweeter caramel scent to accompany the impressions of fructose and pleasant acidities.

As the beer starts malty and semi-sweet to taste, the light caramel and honey flavors draw in the hops. Red grapefruit juice, freshly squeezed tangerine, passion fruit, pineapple, mangoes, and apricots are just a few of the hop-induced flavors to be found from these sultry Galaxy hops. Malt sweetness keeps the fruit flavors seeming juicy, vibrant, and sweetly ripened. The balance of the beer tilts heavy toward the hops as the dialogue of malt to hops remain the focus, and without any distraction from outside.

Medium bodied to start, the early carbonated, malty creaminess develops into a dry-malt mid palate before turning moderately resinous and cleanly bitter to finish. Its dry character further keeps the emphasis on hop dominance- just as it should be.

The simplicity of this beer is also its charm. The thin caramel taste of 2-row malt and the stand-up complexities of Galaxy hops carry this beer from sip to finish with ease and boldness. Where brewers are tempted to over engineer the recipe or take shortcuts in technique, its refreshing to see that simplicity and confidence are still fashionable. Thanks Schlafly!

10-20-2012 17:12:20 | More by BEERchitect
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Magery

Kentucky

4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

10-20-2012 05:08:59 | More by Magery
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TheSarge

Virginia

4.18/5  rDev -2.1%

Poured this into a standard pint glass and the brew makes a good two finger thick bright white head, with a cleanly filtered body that is a golden white color. Looks kind of like a Kristalweizen.

The aroma is very citrus in the way of lemonade... Almost smells like a Shandy. There is some pine, but almost smells like Sprite altogether with odd soapy fragrances.

Taste wise it's grainy huskiness with some lemon, and a hint of caramel.

Oddly feels medium in body, which makes this 7.2% a sleeper and can creep on you very stealthily.

10-20-2012 01:50:39 | More by TheSarge
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redblacks75

Iowa

4/5  rDev -6.3%

10-20-2012 01:03:49 | More by redblacks75
Schlafly Tasmanian IPA (TIPA) from The Schlafly Tap Room
95 out of 100 based on 894 ratings.