Schlafly Tasmanian IPA (TIPA) - The Schlafly Tap Room

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Schlafly Tasmanian IPA (TIPA)Schlafly Tasmanian IPA (TIPA)

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Reviews: 215
Hads: 1,387
rAvg: 4.28
pDev: 7.94%
Wants: 158
Gots: 244 | FT: 1
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Missouri, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  7.20% ABV

Availability: Fall

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: Megahertz on 10-12-2012

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
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Reviews: 215 | Hads: 1,387
Photo of oline73
4.16/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured from the bottle into a standard pint glass.

The beer pours a cloudy golden color with just a small amount of white head. The head fades quickly to a ring around the pour. The smell is light and hoppy with a rather strong fruity note. The hops remind me of citrus juice. Citrus peel and pine attack your tongue when you take a sip. The hops are dominant, but the malt really picks it up towards the finish. I really enjoy the hop profile of this beer. There is a lot more carbonation in this beer than I would have guessed from seeing the pour. (551 characters)

Photo of Darkmagus82
4.16/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured from bottle into a pint glass

Appearance – The beer pours a lightly hazed orange-amber color with a two finger foamy white head. The head has a pretty good level of retention, fading over time to leave a great level of foamy lace on the sides of the glass.

Smell – The smell is mainly a mix of sweet and hoppy citrus along with some tropical fruit smells. The citrus is of orange and some lemon with the hop being greatest of a grapefruit
smell. Along with the citrus and tropical aromas, there are some notes of a herbal hop as well as some notes of a floral nature.

Taste – The taste begins with a nice bready and biscuit flavor with a good level of some sweeter orange, tropical fruits and a bit of caramel. Along with these flavors there is a nice hop flavor mostly of a grassy nature, but containing a bit of pine as well. As the taste advances the caramel fades, while a bit of lemongrass comes to the tongue. The bready flavors grow stronger and are joined by a little bit of a spice and some light earthy flavors coming to the tongue. In the end a quite smooth and creamy fruit and bready moderately hopped flavor is left on the tongue.

Mouthfeel – The body of the beer is on the thicker and creamier side with a carbonation level that is on the average. The thick and creamy body are great for the moderate hop profile allowing all those wonderful hop flavors to really be sensed by the tongue. The average carbonation keeps it very refreshing and in combination with the very smooth body, this one is dangerously easy to drink.

Overall – This is a super flavorful, smooth and very easy drinking moderately hopped IPA. A very balanced beer with a great blend of maltiness, sweet and clean tasting hops. Very nice!! (1,747 characters)

Photo of MrIncognito
4.15/5  rDev -3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had on tap at Magnolia's in Purcellville

A - Clear gold body with a sticky white head that clings to the glass. Moderate carbonation rising from the bottom

S - Very citrusy and a nice break from the pine-forward IPA's I've been having. Canned pineapple with a good bit of grapefruit. Slightly candy sweet in the nose

T&M - Great burst of citrus hops right off the bat that is neither overly bitter nor sweet. I taste more grapefruit than pineapple but both are evident. A little mango aftertaste once swallowed. Very different flavors from most IPA's I've had which I really appreciate. I absolutely HATE grapefruit but evidently I love the taste in my beer. Very smooth mouthfeel with less than moderate carbonation. Goes down very easy. Slightly sweet taste without making the mouthfeel sticky.

O - really enjoyed trying this one. WIll buy a sixer if I see it around. Would like to compare vs having on tap. (913 characters)

Photo of JCaweinstein
4.15/5  rDev -3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Gold colored and slightly hazy, this beer looks very tasty. It's slightly hazy and has lots of bubbles. There is a one finger, perfectly white head that remains throughout and there is an attractive lacing.
It smells of fruit, pineapple and mango and pepper spice. The aroma is strong and I never have to work hard to pull it out which is a very nice feature.
The flavors are similar to the aromas, pineapple, pepper, and toasted bread being the one difference.
This IPA is medium bodied with hop bitterness up front followed by a slight malty sweetness and a very nice citrusy aftertaste.
This is the very beer I have had from Schlafly. Tasmanian IPA rivals some of the very best ipa's I've ever had and I would love to purchase it if it was distributed to my area. This is a top flight beer that any IPA lover should try. (823 characters)

Photo of Jeffo
4.15/5  rDev -3%
look: 2 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Cool bottle from Claaark13. Cheers dude!

From a bottle into a snifter
Bottled 5 November 2013 at 16:11

APPEARANCE: Pours a one finger, medium looking, white tan head with good retention. Perfectly clear sunglow yellow in color with no carbonation evident. Head fades to a half wisp though only a ring remains with touches of lacing down the glass. This one is too yellow; not attractive for the style.

SMELL: Strong aroma of citrus, lemon, orange peel, mango and apricot. Pineapple and grapefruit as well. Really fruity and citrusy, with light notes of honey sweetness. Label says lots of citrus and they weren't lying.

TASTE: More citrus fruits up front with honey sweetness and some herbal flavors. Apricot, pineapple, mango, orange, and citrus lemon and grapefruit bitterness at the swallow. A long and bold aftertaste is bitter with plenty of citrus fruit flavors. Fresh up front and lots of flavorful fruit and bitterness after the swallow, though a touch more malty sweetness would make it perfect.

PALATE: Medium body, light on the palate, with medium levels of carbonation. Creamy enough, goes down smooth and finishes quite dry. Some bitterness lingers.

OVERALL: This one showcases lots of citrus hops, fruit flavors and some impressive bitterness as well. The nose is great and the flavor is lovely, though it lacks some caramel-sweet malt flavor up front and sweetness on the finish for me. Wonderful hops here, but the malt is lacking, which was evident by the lack of color here. Still, an awesome beer that I was happy to try. Cheers claaark13. Always a pleasure. (1,588 characters)

Photo of RobbieS
4.15/5  rDev -3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a hazy golden yellow with an inch or so of thin head that dissipates rather quick. Taste is pleasant and citrusy with less bitterness than expected. Overall very good and probably slightly superior to Sierra Nevada's Boomerang IPA, which uses the same Australian hops (although Boomerang is still pretty darn good). (323 characters)

Photo of Beer-A-Lot
4.14/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

While this beer has a fair amount of hoppiness to it, it doesn't overwhelm the palate. A very tasty and refreshing beer that I enjoyed. It wasn't super fresh (a month old), so it would probably be even better (at least for hop heads) than it was. Still, I enjoyed the unique Tasmanian hop flavors and would certainly drink this again. (334 characters)

Photo of Archimedes
4.14/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A nice golden orange pour with a sweet citrus hoppy smell.

Good change for an IPA. There is a big citrus taste with some fruit seetness that come out and overshadow the hops which kick in more at the end to give a bitter crispness. While not not breaking into my top 5 IPA's this one is high up the list. Not exactly a fair competition due to it's uniqueness. I just wish this beer came out in spring or summer. (412 characters)

Photo of gillagorilla
4.13/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

On tap at Mahaffey's (from notes).

A: Translucent blonde with a light head and a bit of lacing.

S: Excellent. All hops, mainly citrus.

T: Top notch IPA. Interesting profile. Different citrus and pine combo. Quite sweet with minimal aftertaste.

M: Prickly. Lots of tiny bubbles. Coarse.

O: Love the Galaxy hops in this. (323 characters)

Photo of TheSarge
4.13/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

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. (537 characters)

Photo of bryanbullock
4.13/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

This is my favorite beer from the schlafly family to date. Pours a milky light golden hue with heavy frothy head. Notes of light hops and heavy citrus on the nose. The beer is smooth on the palate, balanced with citrus, light hop and some earth. I would have desired a stronger hop bite especially on the finish. A solid keeper (332 characters)

Photo of KYGunner
4.12/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

The head was a thick beauty with a tight knit foam that set to a crust on top. The bodies color was golden and clear with loads of bubbling.

The aromas are creamy, almost a vanilla lacing, with a balance of floral and citrus hops. The scent has a Pina Colada like mixture of pineapple and coconut with some leafy, piney hop aroma. The malt scent has a cardboardish aroma but that is not bad only what I can describe it with.

The flavors are a mixed bag of creamy pineapple, coconut and tropical fruit with an alcohol laced pine, caramelized nut, bran and flower taste. What I find most alluring about this is that as I drink it I keep finding fleeting New tastes that disappear so quickly I can't find the words to describe them.

The feel is easy and crisp but a light astringency seems to pull at the tongue. Otherwise this is quite remarkable. (848 characters)

Photo of jwc215
4.12/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pours hazed golden yellow with a thin head that settles and stays. Lacing sticks.

The smell is of citrus - grapefruit and orange/tangerine.

The taste is of juicy grapefruit backed by a cracker-like bread. Bitter bite in the finish. Alcohol is very well-covered.

It has a firm medium body, that could be chewier, but I'm more than satisfied with it.

A juicy, citric, well-hopped IPA! (387 characters)

Photo of Suds
4.11/5  rDev -4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

This is a completely clear, golden brew. The head is white and frothy, tall, and lasting. Fresh hop smell...pine, wood, wine-casks, and a distant malt. Flavorful. Hops, bitterness and great balance. Not much warming for the ABV. The body is full and firm. Nice, clean, and very, very hoppy. Great brew. (311 characters)

Photo of Phyl21ca
4.1/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle: Poured an orangey color ale with a rather large foamy head with good retention and some light lacing. Aroma consists of fruity and tropical hoppy notes with some light sweet notes. Taste is also dominated by some nice tropical and fruity notes with some light residual sugar notes. Body is quite full with good carbonation. Solid use of hops form down –under countries. (379 characters)

Photo of stakem
4.1/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Big thanks go to Kegatron for gifting me with a bottle. I heard nothing but good things about this brew, so I am excited to have a go at it. Bottled roughly 2 weeks ago. 12oz bottle into a tulip shaped pint glass. The brew appears a pale golden yellow with a finger of white froth that fades to a thin film across the top leaving some webby strings of lacework sticking to the glass. Rising bubbles of carbonation maintain that film and a light swirl brings back about a finger to the surface.

The aroma starts off a little leafy, grassy, herbal and slightly vegetative. That green hoppiness quickly gives way to a lovely amount of fruit like tangerines. As the glass is swirled, a bit of sulfur emerges along with some trace mineral quality and biscuit-like graininess. As the brew warms up, it goes back and forth between the leafy quality and fruity tropical aspects. Overall a nice smelling IPA for sure.

The taste starts off just like the aroma leads you to believe; it is bitter and grassy. There is a bit of vegetative aspect blending into herbal components that get progressively fruity, rindy and citrus flavored to bright and zesty. There is a very mild grain presence that is a bit toasty but it is faint in comparison to the hop character. As it warms up, it displays almost a tea-like finish that is minorly astringent but flavorful and not distracting at all.

This is a medium to lighter bodied brew with a modest amount of carbonation. The alcohol is very well integrated for a 7+ percent brew. This is a very well put together example of an IPA. It displays a super enjoyable depth of character and has quite an ease of overall drinkability. This is worth seeking out. Thank you very much for the gift Heath! (1,728 characters)

Photo of siege06nd
4.1/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

From bottle to Sam Adams Perfect Pint glass...

A. Pours relatively light in color for an IPA. Straw gold with darker hues around the edges. About a half finger of offwhite head that settles to a quarter finger. Lacing is thick and consistent.

S. Some nice tangerine and orange zest blended with a heavy does of grassy, herbal notes. Not the most complex nose for an IPA, but simplicity is not always a bad thing. While it's less lush, dank, floral, and tropical than its maltier cousins, this beer hits the right notes and hints at a crispness and lightness that a lot of IPAs lack.

T. Orange zest, tangerine, grapefruit, a little bit of pinecone, grassiness, herbal notes, some cracker-like malt. Very nice flavors.

M. This is the truly special part of this beer. Balance is really nice, with a significant punch of hoppy flavor, but also some nice, dry yeastiness and biscuit notes from the malt profile. Nothing overwhelms here, and I think it's a special achievement that this has the flavor of an IPA but the lightness of a pilsner. The 7.2% ABV is remarkably well-hidden...I'd say I was drinking a much lower ABV if I didn't know any better. High marks here.

O. A very unique and well-crafted IPA. The Tasmanian hops are certainly interesting, and give this a minerality and dryness that is unique for the style. Even more impressive is the biscuity malt profile which gives this an almost pilsner-like quality. It won't knock your socks off, but it is certainly unique and of high quality. I dug this quite a bit. (1,525 characters)

Photo of waldoiverson
4.09/5  rDev -4.4%
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. (631 characters)

Photo of CaptCleveland
4.09/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz bottled, dated 11/22/2013, received as an extra from BA trader Moyman.

Slightly hazy, straw yellow elixir poured into SA perfect pint glass. Vigorous pour yields a two finger, white head. Thick lacing as the beer is consumed.

Heavy tropical fruits (pineapple, mango), mild spice, earth tones. Sweet malt biscuit.

The Galaxy hops are doing the solo boogie in this brew. Very fruity but not sweet, a guava or passion fruit flavor; the muted hop bitterness lingers on the palate.

Medium body, well carbonated, sooth without any alcohol coming through.

This is a nice brew overall but I prefer my IPAs to be less subtle. (626 characters)

Photo of SerialHiker
4.08/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Appearance: Pours a golden yellow color…about a finger width, white head formed and lasted…hazy and not overly transparent…livens up nicely when I swirl it around…(4/5)

Smell: Tons of pineapple and grapefruit emanating from the glass as soon as I poured it…light and zesty…orange, tangerine and tropical fruits also very apparent…mildly sweet, there is some grassy and biscuity notes balancing things out…mildly floral, but nothing too powerful, this is a citrus hops dominant IPA…(4/5)

Taste: Orange, pineapple, grapefruit, mango and general tropical fruit tones right away with a noticeable grassiness to it…malts are mildly sweet and biscuity and play a background role…some lemon zest in there as well…a touch of musty yeast lingers after I swallow…fantastic! (4.25/5)

Mouthfeel: Light body, light carbonation…some fluff does form bringing a bit of lemon peel bitterness to the palate…the light body is refreshing and overall, mildly bitter considering it’s an IPA…light lemony/pineapple citrus flavor with a touch of bitterness lingers in the after taste…one of the lightest mouthfeels for an IPA I’ve ever had…(3.75/5)

Overall: This is a good brew and I wish I had more than one…the “T” in T.I.P.A. stands for Tasmanian, signaling this ale was made with 100% Australian hops…I found it while traveling through Kentucky, though it’s made in STL, and picked it up on a mix-a-six rack…this is a quintessential summertime brew with it’s super light, drinkable and refreshing nature…I’m not sure if or when I’ll be seing this again, but I highly recommend picking this up if you see it…this bottle was born in 12/12 and seeing as it’s made with Australian hops, it may be strictly a winter seasonal…even though it’s 3 months old now, I found the flavor to be fresh and zesty and well worth picking up even at this late date…if you see this floating around in your area, pick it up and enjoy…(4/5)

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Photo of mrfrancis
4.08/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Pours a clear gold with a billowing white head that lingers for some time.

S: Aromas of tangerine, navel orange, pineapple, mango, guava, herbs, grass, and biscuit are most pronounced on the nose.

T: Notes of tangerine, navel orange, lime, lemon, pineapple, mango, guava, grass, and herbs are balance by delicate notes of crackers, biscuits, minerals, and caramel. The finish is bitter, fruity, and mildly resinous with tangerine, navel orange, pineapple, and guava flavors giving way to subtle biscuit and caramel.

M: Medium-bodied and somewhat sticky in the mouth. Carbonation is initially a bit prickly, but quickly softens. Alcohol is very well hidden.

O: A nice IPA. This makes me wish more American brewers would experiment with Australasian hop varietals more frequently. (785 characters)

Photo of birchstick
4.07/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A - pours a clear yellow color with a nice head that leaves a nice lacing down the glass

S - nose is juicy, dank and earthy hops with a little bit of spiciness

T - taste starts off with sweet syrupy citrus flavors that are replaced by some of the caramel malt backbone. However, the Tasmanian hop comes back with a juicy grapefruit flavor that wasn't detectable in the nose. These yield slightly to a little bit of earthy spiciness, but some grapefruit bitterness helps round it off.

M - a little watery, but it works well with this beer

D - overall, this is a solid single hop IPA. I really like this hop...it reminds me of Citra, but more spicy and not as juicy. Recommended while it's on the shelf. (705 characters)

Photo of beagle75
4.06/5  rDev -5.1%
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. (1,041 characters)

Photo of Seanniek91
4.06/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a Grey Sail pint glass

Appearance- Hazy orange color with a small white head.

Smell- Strange. Skunk, citrus, tropical fruits, and earthy hops.

Taste- Fruity/citrusy hops. Piney flavors. Very earthy. No alcohol at 7.2

Mouthfeel- Smooth carbonation. Lighter in body.

Overall- Great tasting IPA, but smells really weird to me. (359 characters)

Photo of brentk56
4.06/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Pours a clear goldenrod color with a frothy head that leaves a nice dotty pattern behind

Smell: Lemon, pineapple and grassy tones

Taste: A touch bready, with the hops quickly taking over; the pineapple is slightly rotting, with lemon, passion fruit and a grassy, Germanic tone, as well; there is also a vinous, white wine character, as the finish is dominated by the unusual Antipodean hops

Mouthfeel: Medium body with moderate carbonation

Overall: A surprisingly austere Germanic influence and a vinous element make this a rather unique IPA (557 characters)

Schlafly Tasmanian IPA (TIPA) from The Schlafly Tap Room
95 out of 100 based on 215 ratings.