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 garymuchow
4.04/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Sweet fruity spicy hop aroma. Unique and pleasant. Some hops oils but without any excess.
Quite pale and rather cloudy. Very white head, fizzy and settles out with a bit of time.
Interesting and complex hop flavors. Still fruity, a little less spicy and a greater sense of "green" and vegetative (but not unpleasant. Again some hop oil intensity, but not too excess or distaste. Malt is really in the background and there appears to be little to no crystal and it's a flatter duller background, like primarily pale malt and little else. This is a hop show. A little touch of alcohol.
Moderate body and carbonated well.
This is a solid and enjoyable beer. Unique and interesting hop flavor and done very nicely. (710 characters)

Photo of Tone
4.03/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a slightly hazy, straw/golden color. One inch head of a white color. Great retention and great lacing. Smells of floral hops, citrus, sweet malt, slight yeast, slight pine, and slight pale malt. Fits the style of an American IPA. Mouth feel is smooth and clean, with an average carbonation level. Tastes of sweet malt, slight earthy malt, hint of caramel malt, citrus, hops, pine, hint of floral hops, and hint of yeast. Overall, great appearance, good aroma, good body, and good blend. (492 characters)

Photo of Glennlawless
4.03/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured into a frosted pint glass.

A - yellowish gold with a solid one finger thick head. crazy lacing as well.

S - Hint of coconut, grapefruit, pineapple and mango. Very tropical smelling. smells awesome. Not getting much malt. Super juicy and tropical-like. Maaaybe some carmel malts. smells really well balanced.

T -Right after the sip citrus just explodes in your mouth...Getting a lot of pine and grapefruit throughout, and a little bit of other citrus pulls through to add that juicy feel... Ended with a slightly grassy and floral twang. Hoppy as hell, and no lingering bitterness. This beer is awesome!

M - medium carb, drinkable, slightly creamy.

Overall this is a west coast style, hop bomb of a beer. well balanced....very hoppy, all tropical flavors mellowed by sweet malt after the swallow. The beer is incredible. If you see this, buy it. (859 characters)

Photo of AdamBear
4.03/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A-nice cloudy gold with a nice frothy white head

S-an awesome scent of tropical fruits and fresh hops. Not such a great strength though. Fairly subtle.

T-comes in with a really decent flavor of tropical fruits and hops. Really it's like a hoppy fruit punch. It's a good mix of the two, though I'd like to see a stronger hops presence. It's really not bitter too much either, only a little bit in the after-taste. It's a fun tasting beer though.

M-dry medium carbonation with a dry finish

O-it's a good IPA. A lot of focus on the fruitiness which isn't a terrible turn from the norm. Even still, I'd prefer a bit more bitterness and hoppiness. An easy drinker for sure. Go out and try some! (695 characters)

Photo of mdcrouser
4.03/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Clear golden, with a thick white head, leaving a thick film as it dies down. Uniquely good looking, given that the color is exceptionally pale and mundane.

Looking rolling orange rind between your fingers and then breathing it all in. The freshness eminates through the air, up the nose, behind the eyes. Nice, though a little one-dimensional.

Perky, bright, showing flashes of citrussy oiliness, bitterness and a crispness that is unique to this beer. Again though, somewhat singular in its approach.

Very subtley carbonated - nearly resting beneath everything else, waiting for you to notice it, draw it out.

A really enjoyable beer and one that is unique to Schlafly. Well done, St. Louis. (700 characters)

Photo of azdback
4.03/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Poured into a Stone Imperial glass. Very bright orange that is almost yellow in color. Very clear and full of medium small carbonation bubbles that lead to a small one finger head of bright white color and semi creamy appearance. Lace is sticking for now.

Smell is quite bright and citrusy, some yellow grapefruit mixed with mild earth or yeasty, bready smells and some malt sweetness. None of the smells quite trump the other which is a good thing.

Taste is much like the smell but the sweet malt and musty yeast take drivers seat and shotgun. I do get some really puckering bitter taste like yellow and pink grapefruit mixed with blood orange, which on their own are great, but mixed with the malt bill and yeast strain I just don't get what I want out of this IPA.

Mouth is light and creamy. Carbonation is very nice with a full body. The finish is medium and long. Nice!

Overall I am such a West Coast IPA style lover so any IPA with too much malt and weird yeast just turns me off. I need to score as I see it but I could see many of the BA community disagreeing with me. Thanks to rpbuckeye for this extra. (1,116 characters)

Photo of Scotchboy
4.03/5  rDev -5.8%
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. (867 characters)

Photo of beatenbyjacks
4/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Appearance - Opaque orange straw like color

Smell - dried fruit, bread, lemon zest, with a nice malty finish

Taste - lots of bittering hops up front followed by a tart grapefruit finish

mouthfeel - kind a dry finish for me

Overall - this TIPA was a fun beer to try again soon, hopefully. (291 characters)

Photo of mikeg67
4/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at “Paragon Tap and Table” in Clark. Pours hazy golden with tall, long lasting, fluffy white head and nice lacing. Aroma is of citrusy hops, tropical fruit and bready malt. Body is medium and tangy. Citrusy hops, tropical fruit, bready malt fill the mouth. Finish is long, dry and grapefruity. Excellent brew. (326 characters)

Photo of clayrock81
4/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured a golden orange with two finger head that died quick and left lace. Solid IPA aroma of floral hops, possible grapefruit although I mostly get citrus, some possible caramel and bread malts in there. I have noticed with these "young" IPAs that the hops seem to be a little more assertive and that is true with this one, as the floral, citric notes, are really strong (again, possibly some grapefruit tastes). Good balance, though, as I get some sweetness from caramel and a little fuller body from bread malts. Finish is strong and sharp due to lively carbonation and overall a really good beer. If this is the new trend (or one of) in terms of IPAs, drinking as young as possible, then this is one trend I can get behind. (727 characters)

Photo of vtfan77
4/5  rDev -6.5%

A- Light gold, very effervescent. Looks kind of hazy, but that might just be lots of little bubbles. There’s a thin head that leaves a fair amount of lace along the sides of the glass as it dissipates.

S- Very citrusy, like orange and grapefruit juice. There’s maybe a little bit of a grassy or herbal note in there as well.

T- Just a hint of sweetness before the hops take over. They have a juicy citrus quality that definitely brings to mind orange juice but without the sweetness. Bitterness is pronounced, but pleasant. There’s a hint of alcohol on the finish, but it’s not strong.

M- Fairly light with pleasant carbonation. Exceedingly drinkable. It drinks like a much lower ABV beer.

The description of this beer promises something much different than a traditional IPA. I don’t know that it really delivers on that, but this is still a very solid beer. I love citrusy IPAs and this one is certainly quite citrusy, so I’m in. I can’t help but recommend this. (993 characters)

Photo of FanofHefe
4/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Been looking forward to this for a while now and picked up my first sixer today. Bottled on 10-8-2012, so less than two weeks old. Poured into a Duvel tulip and got a very light yellow body. Probably the lightest colored IPA I've ever had. A one-finger white head that dissipates fairly quickly, leaving only spotty lacing.

Nice hop aroma, mostly citrus, but a little bit of floral and herbal notes as well. The herbal notes are earthy, and are backed up by a bit of sweet malt aroma.

The flavor follows the aroma and the hop notes pack a solid punch. Again, I don't recall ever having one with all Australian hops and the flavor is distinct.

Medium texture to the mouthfeel and a bit of oily hop texture as well. Big fan of Schlafly and this one does not disappoint - it's rock solid. Very drinkable with excellent hoppiness. Very happy to see a year-round IPA rotation coming out of Schlafly. (898 characters)

Photo of woodychandler
3.99/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

I am so elated to have found this during a recent Veterans Day foray to State Line Liquors in Elkton, MD! PA is not yet part of Schlafly's distribution chain, but I have known brewer Stephen Hale for some time and I always enjoy what he has brewed up.

From the bottle: "A Special Release IPA, TIPA is available for a limited time, with a new IPA every few months."; "Schlafly Tasmanian Style IPA is brewed with 100% Australian hops. They impart a unique citrus flavor to the ale."

I was anxious and slowly growing tired, so popped the cap and got an aggro pour going. This resulted in two fingers of rocky, bone-white head with decent retention. Color was a hazy sunshine-yellow (SRM = > 2, < 4). Nose was very pineapple, reminding us yet again that hops and marijuana are from the same family. Pineapple Express, anyone? Mouthfeel was medium and the taste was earthy, less fruity than on the nose, although I definitely tasted the pineapple flavor. The malt gave it a cake-like sweetness to the point that I could taste pineapple upside-down cake, courtesy of my late maternal grandmother. She could cook and when I began high school, I was ensconced in the Home Ec kitchens, learning how to cook for myself. We used to get baked at Lunch and then start baking in Home Ec and man, did everything taste good! This was not a subtle beer, but neither was it a bitter, in-your-face hop bomb. It had a nice mellowness, especially on the finish, which was only semi-dry, at best. I really dig what brewers are doing currently and I would recommend this as an AIPA for those who do not generally like AIPAs. Very user-friendly, dig? (1,634 characters)

Photo of soju6
3.97/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

A: Pours a bright Copper color with a good head and ample lacing.

S: Aroma of grapefruit, a bit herbal and trace of spice.

T: Taste of grapefruit, mixed fruit, with bit of spice and hint of malt sweetness in the background.

F: Medium body, very crisp and refreshing. has a distinct freshness and the 7.2% ABV is very well hidden.

O: A very enjoyable beer. Hope to see this again in the future. Well worth checking out. (426 characters)

Photo of champ103
3.97/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On tap at the Flying Saucer in Little Rock, AR

A: Pours a clear golden/orange/amber color. A two finger white head forms, and gently recedes. Good lace is left behind.
S: Wow, there is a huge fresh cut grass aroma. Ridiculously fresh, and floral aromas. Piny hops and grapefruit bitterness lingers. An awesome nose.
T: Follows the nose with a big fresh, floral, cut grass flavor. That is very enjoyable. Resiny and piny in the finish, which might be just a bit to much. Overall, enjoyable.
M/D: A medium to full body. Medium carbonation. Though a big resiny character detracts a bit. Not hard to drink, though with the resinous character and alcohol makes this a sipper.

This is not a huge beer, but just enough resinous body and alcohol to make this a sipper. Still very enjoyable, even for the non hop head. Plenty of hops, but not overbearing. Again, enjoyable. (866 characters)

Photo of rodkin
3.96/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

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. (886 characters)

Photo of RedTarmac
3.96/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Had my first one at World of Beer (bottle). And liked it. Picked up a 6er at my local liquor store. Pours a slightly hazy straw color. Nice frothy head. Big citrusy aroma. Big citrusy taste! Decent amount of lacing in my tulip. Wow, I'm impressed, not your average IPA. Nice bitter edge on it as well. This is a pleasant surprise. Very drinkable! The way I see it...if I'm eager to drink another...its a keeper. (419 characters)

Photo of cjgiant
3.96/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Re-review dated 11/15/2014, bottle dated 10/24 (original review was tap):
This beer pours a little on the light side of golden, with some larger bubble head (re-review: head was average to light, but decently tight bubbles), and some lacing. The bottle pour had some sediment visible in the pour. The nose in my re-review was a wonderful citrus-green hop (it is 3 weeks old); grapefruit and pine - classic and strong this young. (Original review: Some wet cardboard, with hints of orange especially as the beer "breathed").

- On tap original review: Front taste starts with some carbonation, the hits with orange! I don't mean orange notes, but orange. This mellows into mango and pineapple as the taste fades. There is actually a little woodiness in the end with a dryer than expected feel.
+ Bottle re-review: Carbonation is noticeable up front, and the malt is crisp, clean, crackery and totally takes a back seat to the hops. The orange I got before I think is more grapefruit, but there are some tropical notes as well. The rind of the grapefruit comes in later, perhaps with a hint of pine. This is pretty much a nice straightforward hops-centric IPA that uses fruit notes moreso than a malt profile.

Original: I usually like a nice citrus-flavored IPA, but this is missing something to me, its base is too standard, to me. I think it would be an interesting try for a new IPA drinker, though.
Re-review: stand by my standard base and an interesting try for a new IPA drinker. I think the beer is crisp and very drinkable. There is a dryness, but it is not strong and it's decently contrasted by a certain juiciness of the front tastes.

(Original note: my girlfriend agreed that the tap beer wasn't as good as she remembered from a bottle she had bought a week ago, and I thought it was off from my recollection of a previous drink. Age an issue?) (1,865 characters)

Photo of Bosoxfan20
3.94/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

A- pours a lemon colored with slight haze. White head settles to a nice cake.

S- So much fresh hops on the nose. mango, lemon zest, orange, grape fruit, and lots of pineapple. An outstanding doughy malt base.

T- Follows nose pretty well, but the flavors just don't explode like the aroma did coming out of the glass. The balance is spot on. The toasted bread malt base and doughy goodness shines. This one has a buttery smoothness to it as the hop level never becomes astringent.

M- mid body. A bit substance that expected. moderate carbonation gives way to a chalky feel. no alcohol detected.

O- A really nice IPA. Not sure that I am totally on board with all the love, but this is a brewery that continues to impress. Aroma really blew me away. Always a fan of the galaxy hop. (786 characters)

Photo of Huffs
3.94/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured to a dense and full head with great retention and lacing, light tan color. Appearance was a clear and deep golden color. Aroma had strong citrus, fruit and grass notes with some herbal notes. Tastes nice and hoppy with some sweet and fruity characteristics mixed in. Also some floral and grain, almost woody, thrown in. Mouth feel was medium with a dry and biting aftertaste. (382 characters)

Photo of dexterk1
3.92/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured with a orange color and a head of about an inch or so. Color is really nice.
Odor is fruity and mostly sweet with a little green to it.
Taste is hoppy and fruity. A little bitterness with citrus(grapefruit and orange) as well as some tropical fruit. A little bitterness at the end. Mouth feel is pretty smooth overall with moderate carbonation.
Overall, a pretty good IPA. Not as good as others, but has good complex flavor and a great appearance. (457 characters)

Photo of Pintofbrown
3.92/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

This Tasmanian IPA was had in a shaker pint.

Appearance- About a finger of white foam sitting on top of the glass, a little spot lace is on the glass too. The body is about as light lager looking as a beer could possibly be, a transparent yellow-gold with copious amounts of carbonation columns.

Smell- Man this IPA smells great! There is some tropical fruit hanging out, mixing with a spicy herbal scent. This combo is incredibly intoxicating, and I haven't even taken a drink yet. Oh yeah, the tropical fruit is more sweet, like star fruit and oranges. Only getting a 4 because it could be much stronger.

Taste- I'm already halfway through this bottle, quaff-able indeed. It has a lot of that herbal spice that was on the nose with more biscuit malt. The bitterness that sticks to the back of my mouth has a resin-y edge to it.

Tropical fruit is not as evident here. Maybe some orange and grapefruit in the finish, but not shining through like the spice. Still a great drink.

Mouth feel- The feel is completely appropriate but not overly interesting. It is slick and has enough stick to keep the flavor coming, but just barely has a medium body and no real heft.

Overall- I really enjoyed this beer! And at 7.2%, this beer could be down right dangerous. For an IPA, it gives you just enough bitterness and flavor to keep it interesting. I hope there are 6 packs left the next time I go back to the store... (1,414 characters)

Photo of Moerdertaktiken
3.92/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Bottled on 11/22/13 - Consumed 1/2/14

Appearance: Poured into Teku glass. Light fluffy white head that lingers, great lacing. Very light straw color, surprisingly lighter in color than expected.

Aroma: Huge aroma wafting out of the bottle as soon as it's opened. Big galaxy aroma. The first impression isn't necessarily "citrus." I can't really put my finger on it, and never have been able to describe Galaxy. Light fruits, passion fruit, White grapes. Very pleasant aroma.

Flavor: Big hop presence. Extremely dry, with absolutely no malt detected. Very fruity, with some slight herbal notes.

Overall: Great beer overall. I would have liked it to be slightly more balanced, but the flavor really shines through and takes over on this one. My opinion, but I think it could have used a touch of crystal for added complexity and balance. I'm sure I would have liked this more if it were a couple weeks younger. (913 characters)

Photo of BrownAleBollocks
3.9/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a dark straw color with a two finger white head. Aroma is citrus fruit with orange and sweet melon. Taste follows the nose with a bitterness to balance the sweet fruit. Mouthfeel is medium. Overall a nice ipa from a sometimes underrated brewery. (255 characters)

Photo of ONovoMexicano
3.88/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

9/18/14 12 ounce bottle poured into a snifter.

A- Pours bright golden almost like a pilsner or helles. It has a lemon-skin color sort of. Fluffy and foamy head is abundant and leaves a ton of lace behind. I notice some yeasty cloudiness at the end of the pour. 4

S- Smells a bit dated. Faded citrus, earthy, resinous and herbal. There's a pungent aroma there I can't quite describe. Faint caramel and bread. 3.5

T- Very interesting flavor. Tastes of passionfruit linger but I find a lot more malt upfront, sweet and caramel- and bread-heavy. The hops seem very wet hop-like, grassy, faintly onion-like, and again earthy and resinous. 4

M- It's lively and well-carbonated. Medium-bodied with a mellow bitterness at the finish. 4

Good brew. I'm curious how much the month and a half made. Reading the bottle it describes a lot of citrus, but I didn't get much. I'll revisit some day. (887 characters)

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