Schlafly Tasmanian IPA (TIPA) - The Schlafly Tap Room

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Reviews: 216
Hads: 1,397
rAvg: 4.28
pDev: 7.94%
Wants: 160
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: 216 | Hads: 1,397
Photo of HopBomb515
4.48/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Hazy golden orange with a thick white head and tons of chunky lacing. Sweet citrus aroma fills the nose, light cracker notes from the malt let the hops just shine. Initial light cracker followed by a blitz of citrus hop flavor that finishes slightly bitter. Taste starts off orange citrus and sweet and finishes grapefruit and bitter. Mouthfeel is light end of medium body with nice carbonation and a dry finish. This is an outstanding IPA with great citrus flavor that I will look forward to every year. (509 characters)

Photo of falloutsnow
4.48/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

From: Binny's, Champaign, IL
Date: Bottled 11/29/2012
Glass: Tulip

Zounds. This IPA is so hop-delicious that I feel it's comparable to Zombie Dust (and yes, I know that is an "APA") in terms of intensity of taste and smell, but using an obviously different hop combination. The hop aromas and flavors are intense, but the malts still manage to peek through at times, which while not balanced, still says, "hey, we tried." For $11 a six-pack using an export hop, this also hits the price satisfaction point. One I'd get again without question, and am considering going back to my local store to snag the last sixer before someone else does (but I'm not that big of a jerk).

Pours a 2.5cm tall head of slightly off-white foam that has above average retention. The head gradually recedes to a thin cap of lace atop the body, thicker about the edges. Every inch of the glass is just coated with fine lacing, either an unbroken sheet or a complex mix of bizarre symbols and patterns. The body is a pale yellow-gold color, with light bringing out pale yellow hues. At about 75% opaque, the carbonation is still visible and appears fairly vigorous.

Aroma of passion fruit, tangerine, grapefruit, pineapple, peach juice, apricot, mild bitterness, and slight body odor (like a freshly sweaty, hopped armpit), on top of a backdrop of crackery, slightly sweet pale malts.

Front palate detects sweet fruit esters (pineapple, passion fruit, orange) contributed by the hops and yeast, with a background of cracker-like malt sweetness. Mid-palate is fruity with citrus (orange, grapefruit), stone (peach, apricot) and tropical (pineapple, passion fruit, mango) being the major factors, but there's also some moderate bitterness coming through as well. Back of palate picks up hop bitterness along with grapefruit, orange, pineapple, and passion fruit. Aftertaste of mild grain, slight biscuit, lingering bitterness and strong citrus (orange, grapefruit).

Beer is medium to medium-light in weight with carbonation of medium intensity, resulting in a beer with a slightly fizzy, then foamy mouthfeel. Somehow manages to avoid ever coming across as watery, closing with a flash of bitterness that reveals a semi-dry close, probably due to all the hop resins. (2,245 characters)

Photo of gunterheidrich
4.47/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Very smooth, optimal carbonation, bitterness, with a moderate finely bubbled froth/head. Not too malty either which is surprising given that it's a 7,2%. Doesn't have the typical industrial hops firebombing approach like most of the hispter microbrewed IPA:s that taste more like smoking a cigarette than drinking a beer either.

Considering 'the notes' of citrus and pineapple I'd say it looks, tastes, and smells like a meld of a good German style Hefe-Weizen and an IPA. (474 characters)

Photo of Kegatron
4.47/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

12 oz bottle into a tulip glass.

Pours a CRYSTAL clear gold, with several fingers of foamy bright-white colored head. This retains with at first a big creamy dollop in the middle of the glass and then finally a thick finger or so of robust froth which coats the sides of the glass with rich sticky lacing. The aroma is equal part floral and herbal in the nose with added notes of grapefruit, lemon, pine and then bright tropical fruit tones of mango and pineapple. A light bready feel hangs along the back. This is fresh and vibrant in the nostrils, with that fruit character in particular really being a stand out.

The taste is juicy grapefruit bitterness that gives off a robust bright feel in the mouth, surrounded on the edges by herbal textures and more sweet tropical fruit character. Malts are fairly neutral here but their sweetness does seem to help draw more of that fruit flavor out from the hops. The finish is dry and resinous with some lingering bitter pith. It’s a bit assertive but not overly so. The mouthfeel is medium bodied, with a soft oily crispness to the carbonation that really flows smoothly in the mouth. You don’t get much of a sense of that 7% ABV here at all.

Wow. This is just a tremendous showcase for Galaxy hops and easily surpasses their previous (and excellent as well) bottled American IPA from earlier this year. This has to be one of the best bottled IPAs on the market right now that’s seeing a decent distribution. Grab it if you find it! (1,491 characters)

Photo of smakawhat
4.47/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from the bottle into a nonic pint glass.

Holy carp this is the PALEST IPA I have ever seen! Fluffy white head, three fingers deep sitting on top of a crystal clear nearly straw yellow pilsner like body. I am talking mirror like reflection in this thing, There is no rising carbonation on this at all, with speckled lacing.

Woah what's that nose!?! Dank apricot.. did I just say that? Yes I did.. in the same sentence. Fresh juicy hop apricot and a faint earth dankness together. Woah that is a combination that I have never had the joy of smelling.. It's a great combination. Fruity but not flakey... Dense but not gritty soil stuck in your teeth.. love where this is going.

Schlafly brings the bread and the goods on the palate. Rich apricot and malt backbone, it's practically baked bread with apricot fruit in it. A real great feel with a classic bread softness, I feel like dried fruit apricot is being pulled out of my teeth and my gums. Dry and resinous, with a thick finish but not much large sweetness which makes it real nice. Feels like fruit/beer territory, the fruit hop angle on this is large, as if they threw fruit in the boil. FRUIT FRUIT FRUIT and it's all HOPS baby.

Schlafly you just keep doing it right... at 7.2 this is going down fast like nothing. It feels even session-able which is a scary downright immoral thing to say. Oh man this is GOOD! You may get a different hop angle, one friend calls pine, the bottle calls citrus, I call apricot blast, either way.. it's pure friggin win. (1,519 characters)

Photo of MNishCT77
4.47/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

12 oz. bottle purchased at Whole Foods - Foggy Bottom, bottle dated 10/29/2014 19:06, poured into my Gandhi-Bot large bottomed snifter, crushed over 15 minutes (159 characters)

Photo of tut2528
4.47/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: pours a light yellow gold color, that closely resembles the color of the bottle label. it creates about 1/2 fingers worth of bright cream colored head formation with moderate lacing. the color doesnt change when held up directly to the light, and its just murky enough to prevent transparency.

S: wow! that is an immense blast of mango, apricots, orange peel, citrus, lemons, grapefruit! probably one of the fruitiest smelling IPA's I have had. the hops are secondary to the fruits but sit terrifically with the beer. definitely one hell of a smelling brew

T: again, the fruits are the dominating player. huge apricots followed by mango, lemon zest, grapefruit and orange peel (hate to repeat myself, but they are still very much present). it has enough malt to hold the brew together and the dry bitter hops again are infused quite nicely with the brew.

M: medium bodied (venturing on the lighter side of medium). it leaves an intense apricot and mango taste on the palate along with a big bitter hop note.

O: terrifc brew. love the intense fruits and the bitter hops. very intriguing, very nicely balanced. a must try. (1,127 characters)

Photo of onefmatt
4.47/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Served out of a bottle into a hotel tumbler

A: slightly hazy but transparent straw color with a light colored head

S: super fruity smell, mango and pineapple

T: sweet fruit up front, nice grapefruit, slightly piney bitterness on the back

M: very light body to go Along with the fresh fruit taste, especially considering the ABV

O: a very tasty IPA, I would definitely pick this up again (391 characters)

Photo of argock
4.47/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Served on-tap in a Shaker pint at Beer Run (Charlottesville, VA).

A: Hazy medium-amber with short 1/2-finger cap of off-white head with good stickiness and several crusty lines of lacing.

S: Huge juicy tropical and citrus aromas jump from the glass with passionfruit, mango, and pineapple joining red grapefruit pith and orange. The malt aroma profile is pretty light with very mild bready caramel.

T: The flavor of this beer is out of site and this is a definite top-tier IPA (and it is priced like one as well). The tropical fruit aromas of this Galaxy-hopped brew are less aggressive and seem better integrated than in other single hop beers. That doesn't mean that this isn't a hoppy beer because it very much is -- but it is not a hammer but more of a feather with nuances of grapefruit, pineapple, passionfruit, orange, lemon, and mango tickling you with combinations of flavors that are new and different. The maltiness is restrained and designed to stay out of the way of the hops, although the malt backbone is there-- there is some light caramel but mostly crackery, bready maltiness.

M: There is a great balance of slickness and creaminess in this brew. It has relatively low carbonation with low bitterness and firm medium body. Alcohol is hidden and it is very drinkable.

O: Tasmanian IPA from Schlafly is a superb American IPA -- definitely make a point to give this beer a try fresh. It presents a wonderful balance of tropical and citrus hops with a variety of tones on a solid but background light maltiness to really stand out as one of the most surprising beers of the year. I had a Lagunitas Sucks on-tap right after it, which is a beer I Ioved from the bottle, and it was no contest - Tasmanian blasted it out of the water. (1,751 characters)

Photo of BryanCarey
4.47/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Yellowish in color with a cloudy body, this beer features a nice, frothy head of white foam that holds its own for some time. The nose on this beer is fruity all the way, with scents of pineapple, orange peel, grapefruit, and more emanating from your glass.

As for the taste, this beer seems to be firing on all IPA cylinders in its own unique way. The flavor, like the nose, emphasizes the tastes of different fruits with pineapple and citrus standing out above the rest. There are other tropical fruit flavors to behold but the beer also offers some nice biscuit and toasted malt flavors before returning once again to the flavor of fruity hops.

IPA are often fruity in nature, but this beer is even fruitier than most and both its flavor and appearance are unique for the style. Its flavor is almost like that of a cask- drawn beer and its taste is second to none for any style. I know that they brew this beer with Australian hops and that accounts for much of the interesting flavor. It is the type of beer that could be consumed very quickly and the alcohol could really sneak up on you if you’re not careful.

This is certainly a one-of-a-kind beer and I am glad I took the time to give it a try. It belongs in a class all by itself and I recommend finding it and sampling if you happen to be in the state of Missouri. (1,331 characters)

Photo of Kendo
4.46/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Reviewed from notes. Bottled on 11/26/12, consumed on 12/15/12 - so this one was seriously fresh.

A: Poured into a Stella Artois glass at my in-laws' place. Body is clear golden-orange with a small white head that left behind some splotches of lace.

S: Very nice - it's all about the hops: citrus (think grapefruit juice and orange peel) and pine resin.

T: Again, I wrote one word to start it out: "Hops." Grapefruit juice and apricot - reminds me of Sculpin in that way. Some sweet caramel malt underneath. Pine resin towards the end of the sip, then finishes with a dry bitterness.

M: Medium in heft, carbonation is good.

O: An excellent IPA. My brother-in-law brought this up with him from Baltimore; I wish I could get it in upstate NY, as I'd drink it regularly. (772 characters)

Photo of hoppytobehere
4.46/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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. (565 characters)

Photo of Dope
4.45/5  rDev +4%
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. (901 characters)

Photo of russpowell
4.44/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours golden with 4 fingers of pearl colored head. Above average head retention & lacing

S: Grassy, somewhat piney, grapefruitty notes

T: Follows the nose, some bready nose, grapefruit, some woody hop notes. More grapefruit as this warms, woody hop notes, nice bready notes. Finishes crisp & grapefruitty with nice pineyness

MF; Medium bodied, crisp carbonation, great balance

Great IPA, hope this become a regular, would drink as long as it's fresh (453 characters)

Photo of dar482
4.44/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

The beer comes in a hazy bright marihold with tinges of orange and green.

The aroma has a beautiful tropical and citrus aroma. A wonderful single hopped Galaxy aroma of guava in the front, with tart kiwi juicy sweet oranges, nectarine, dried mango. Very fruit forward gorgeous aroma that actually smells of “real” fruit.

The flavor follows with that juicy fruitiness in the front of guava and fleshy grapefruit. Then onto bitter pineapple, guava, mango then onto a light breadiness and also a bit of grainy flavor. The finish is very bitter of grapefruit peel and pith. Along with a piney resinous bitter as well.

A well made IPA that showcases a fantastic hop that I hope to see more of. (696 characters)

Photo of Phoneguy
4.44/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured into nonic glass from 12 oz bottle. Pale golden hazy appearance w/pure white 1/2" head which lasted to the last drop. Nice lacing on glass. Very skunky grapefruit/citrus aroma and flavor which is nicely balanced by the malt. Medium body, just the right amount of carbonation. Excellent IPA. Well done St Louis Brewery! (326 characters)

Photo of dank203
4.43/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

this beer is very cool. it has a mango.peach.clementine aroma, spicy/bitter hops, fresh clean finish, coats the palate with a mellow bittersweetness lingering...it hits all the marks, solid (190 characters)

Photo of WillCarrera
4.42/5  rDev +3.3%
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. (1,088 characters)

Photo of zeff80
4.42/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A - Poured out a clear, golden orange color with a one-finger, white head of bubbly foam. It left thin rings of lace on the glass.

S - It smelled of citrus, orange and grapefruit. There was a hint of bubblegum with some toasted caramel maltiness.

T - Big bitter bite up front with grapefruit, mango and orange flavors. It had a sweet caramel flavor with a touch of toastiness.

M - It was crisp, sharp and smooth. A medium bodied ale with a dry, clean finish.

O - This is another fantastic IPA from Schlafly. I'll be picking up more before this disappears from the shelves. (576 characters)

Photo of bnes09
4.42/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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. (514 characters)

Photo of Huhzubendah
4.42/5  rDev +3.3%
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. (372 characters)

Photo of billab914
4.42/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

12oz bottle poured into my Three Floyd's glass. Pale golden in color with a frothy white head to it. Very nice lacing and good retention as I drank it.

Aroma is bright and juicy with peach, pineapple and mango all jumping out at you. It's got a bit of a Hawaiian punch flavor going on in the aroma that I'm loving.

The taste shows some of the same juicy, bright, tropical fruit flavors to it, but I also get some strong notes of bitter citrus rind to it. The finish shows some sugary, candied fruits. It comes together very well, I love the juicy hops.

The mouthfeel is medium bodied for the style with carbonation being average. Overall, I thought it was a great beer. It had a fantastic, juicy aroma which was the highlight for me. Very enjoyable beer overall that showed some great hoppy flavors. (804 characters)

Photo of DrinkSlurm
4.41/5  rDev +3%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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. (460 characters)

Photo of nickapalooza86
4.41/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours a hazy golden orange, half finger of white head, nice lacing

Smell is crazy citrus, orange juice, grapefruit, pineapple, tropical notes, fresh cut flowers, tangerine, mangos, guava.... Well you get the idea

Here we go... Taste and I can not wait!, well, citrus and tropical fruit, but no where near the smell. Not that I am not impressed, but bases on the smell I did expect a little more. Orange, Citrus peal, tropical fruit, pine needle, floral notes, grapefruit bitterness in the end... No real notable malt flavor that I can pick up.

Mouthfeel is medium light, heavy carbonation, dry finish

Really nice IPA, if I could get it here I would stock it like mad while in season, If you are looking for citrus/tropical IPA that does it real nicely you can not go wrong here!!!! (785 characters)

Photo of Greywulfken
4.4/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

A: medium gold with amber-orange inclinations, clear with a full head of white foam that left some lacing as it retreated down the glass

S: bright citrus notes, fruity and floral...

T: juicy, citrusy, orange and pineapple, tangy and zesty, fresh; clean malt bill underscores and never overshadows the brilliant hop action

M: medium-to light, tight and zesty, fresh, clean, bright

O: a fantastic IPA - can't believe there's this much fruitiness just from the hops - really tremendous hop bill blossoms brilliantly (516 characters)

Schlafly Tasmanian IPA (TIPA) from The Schlafly Tap Room
95 out of 100 based on 216 ratings.