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Schlafly Tasmanian IPA (TIPA) - The Schlafly Tap Room

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

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836 Ratings
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Ratings: 836
Reviews: 168
rAvg: 4.27
pDev: 9.13%


Brewed by:
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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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rangerred

Tennessee

4.26/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

12oz bottle into a pint glass.

Pours a fairly hazy light straw yellow with a one finger white head. Ok lacing and head retention and really the overall appearance isn't all that impressive.

The aroma on this really blows me away! i love the tropical fruit nose this one puts out. Tons of pinapple and mango but there are also some really nice Earthy undertones. A touch of dankness in there even.

The flavor just continues the tropical fruit explosion. More pineapple and mango along with that tea-like earthiness that is present in the aroma. Bitterness is on the medium to high side along with a slightly chalky mouthfeel. More stickyness in the finish than I was anticipating but it works.

Overall, a very tasty IPA. I love the Galaxy hop and it is showcased beautifully here. A really nice, unique, IPA that is worth picking up.

Serving type: bottle

12-01-2013 01:42:44 | More by rangerred
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Zraly

Virginia

4.55/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a DFH IPA glass. Clear gold with a beautiful white head. Not the first time I've had this and each time I pour, I'm very impressed with the appearance and the gorgeous nose. Tons of tropical fruit notes waft in a very seductive way.

Really tasty pineapple and mango hop notes; Galaxy hops are a wonderful thing. Clean bitterness on the finish. Medium-bodied and nothing too complicated by the way of malt bill. Likely a simple two row pale malt; so light I don't think there is much else to it! I declare this is a likely a SMaSH beer and a mighty fine one at that. Something to be said about one malt, one hop.

Sexy-ass IPA, all the way. Delicious and good for the soul.

Serving type: bottle

11-26-2013 21:45:38 | More by Zraly
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Sludgeman

District of Columbia

4.54/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

“Bottled with love” on 10/23/13. Purchased $12.99/sixer. Poured into a pint glass.

Well balanced for an IPA. Appearance is holding this beer back from greatness. 4.5

A – Pours a clear pale yellow, almost BMC-like color with a one-finger rocky white that dissipates to a thin layer. Good lacing. 3.25

S – A beautiful aroma, flora, almost perfume like. 5

T – Good bitterness up front with a slight sweetness in the finish. 4.5

MF – There is a smoothness to this beer, but it is also quite refreshing with a bit of sharpness. Medium bodied. Medium-dry finish. 4.5

Serving type: bottle

11-24-2013 23:30:17 | More by Sludgeman
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facundoCNB

New Jersey

4.38/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

a clean golden yellow pour with a weak 1/4" of head which left a tiny bit of foamy head behind. a citrusy tropical aroma - notes of pineapple, mango, and a hint of mint.. reminds me a lot of the hbc-342 profile. again, a really nice tropical flavor profile, very reminiscent of th ehbc-342 experimental hop profile i messed around with last year on a single hop, single grain beer i did. minty bitterness with a lot of pineapple and mango.
medium in body with a moderate amount of carbonation.
this is a pretty nice experimental ipa. not sure how long it's going to be available so i'd probably pick some up and enjoy it while it lasts. the grain bill tastes fairly simple, but this one's supposed to be all about the hop character anyway, and is a great example of tropical notes in a hop profile.

Serving type: bottle

11-20-2013 06:42:16 | More by facundoCNB
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RonfromJersey

New Jersey

4.33/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pale gold body, good clarity, steady carbonation streams, topped by four fingers of white micro bubbles of all sizes. Good thorough drippy lace. This could sneak up on the non-craft drinker because it looks like an excellent pour of an America Lager.

Terrific fruity aroma, take your pick, mango, tangerine, grapefruit. It's a cornucopia.

Nice light semi-sweet foundation. Juicy fruit squirting all over the mouth. Mild bitter snap at the swallow. Light fruity finish.

Light medium smooth mouthfeel.

A very good seasonal IPA. Big fan of galaxy hops, and they are used well here.

Serving type: bottle

11-19-2013 19:00:13 | More by RonfromJersey
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Chaney

District of Columbia

4.78/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Dude, this stuff is off the hook!

Served in a Schlafly tulip.

A: Poured about as clear as it can get, apricot in color, and with a soft, yet sticky, white head that clung to the glass.

S: Totally Galaxy, through and through. Reminded me of a saison I dry-hopped with Galaxy a couple of years ago, only much, much better. Fruity, hoppy, POW!!

T: Nice hop character, but this one is straight up Island of Hawaii stuff: Orange, mango, and pineapple. Love it!

M: The carbonation was perfect for the style, the beer was somewhat on the sweet side, but still not candy-like, and it was just a flat out drinkable brew any way you cut it.

O: I'm a big fan of Schlafly and of the man himself (so kind to us military folks). However, this one needs no fanboy-dom to find the awesomeness. Amazing!

Serving type: bottle

11-15-2013 20:33:45 | More by Chaney
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BigBearBeerBro

New Jersey

4.35/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A: This pours a translucent orange with a nice white head. Fine sediment suspended at pour.

S: The smell is incredible on this one! I get the tropical citrus punch, with dough, candy, and sticky nectar.

T: The taste is delightful! I get a myriad of tastes from the citrus spectrum, followed by a doughy maltiness, followed by a florally citrus wallop! Its really an experience. Dynamic taste! Fantastic!

M: The beer is medium bodied, especially for a 7+ abv.

O: Overall another quality special release series from Schlafly - which by the way, in my opinion, makes average staple - year round available beer. This is a fantastic single hop (galaxy) IPA! Strongly recommend!

Serving type: bottle

11-15-2013 04:32:18 | More by BigBearBeerBro
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BarrytheBear

Wisconsin

4.36/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Bottle courtesy of Brandon and bottle dated as just over three weeks old. Ughh...probably a gross, stale fallen off shell of a hoppy beer by now.

Pours a slightly hazed light yellow with a nice crown that sticks around...like British royalty. Lace like post prom.

Smells of green onion and tangerine.

Taste starts Summit-like...big onion...and moves into a vegetative dankness. The finish brightens up with sugared fruit slices...mango and orange with a trailing light sweetness and lingering fruitiness on the tongue.

Thank you Brandon for helping with a want here. A very nice IPA that stands neck-and-neck with, if not above, many of the IPA's I drank this past weekend in Portland.

Serving type: bottle

11-14-2013 02:03:41 | More by BarrytheBear
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BradtheGreat7

Ohio

4.24/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Review taken from notes October 2013

12 oz brown bottle with nice simple Schlafly logos and labels. Really nice looking bottling as usual from these guys. Poured into a standard American pint glass.

A - bright glowing yellow golden with a slight hint of orange throughout. White head pours nice and forms a nice ring of lace leaving trails of stick behind.

S - fruity citrus aromas galore of juicy orange and pineapple fruity hop whiffs. A hint of hop spice and light malt toward the back end with more fruit goodness coming in the finishing whiffs of the nose.

T - juicy fruit filled notes nearly gush my palate. Orange, and pineapple with loads of citrusy hops. The malt is on the light side but still finds itself balancing nicely in what's a pretty sturdy bitterness in the finish. Fresh fruity citrus, a big bitterness but still juicy and refreshing flavor.

M - medium bodied and a very good thickness to the mouthfeel. Bitter but exactly the way an ipa should be.

O - Tasmanian ipa is a surprise to me. I'm up and down with Schlafly. While some of their stuff I find awesome I also find some to be lacking an it factor. But in the case of Tasmanian IPA they nailed it. Galaxy hops are some of my favorite while I'm also a firm believer in single hop brews and this brewery knocked this out of the park and in brilliant fashion. I will most definitely be drinking this again!

Serving type: bottle

11-12-2013 19:12:02 | More by BradtheGreat7
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corby112

Pennsylvania

3.55/5  rDev -16.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a slightly hazy, pale golden yellow color with straw colored hues and a one finger, frothy white head that slowly settles into a thin, lasting ring. Pretty good retention with spotty lacing coating the glass on the way down.

Earthy, floral aroma with lots of oily hops and pine needle countered by subtle citrus fruit sweetness and a pale malt backbone. Dank and resinous with fresh buds, grass and pine sap followed by faint hints of grapefruit, pineapple and orange peel. Some biscuit-y malts in there as well with hints of bread and light fruit. The hops are fresh and juicy but since they primarily use Galaxy/Austrailan hops, I was expecting more of tropical/citrus presence in the nose.

Medium body with tight carbonation and a blast of dry, earthy bitterness that lingers over the sweeter notes and pale malt backbone into a bone dry finish. A bit sweeter than the nose suggests but the flavor is dominated by sticky, piney hops. Very dry with lots of resinous hop oils, grassy pine needle, spruce tip and dank nuggets. This is followed by a subtle summit/onion flavor and a bit of juicy tropical fruit sweetness. Hints of grapefruit, pineapple and lemon peel cut through the bitterness but it could use a lot more to balance things out. Underneath, there's a subtle pale malt backbone that provides hints if bread, biscuit and some sweeter light fruit flavors, especially apple. The mouthfeel falls off a bit toward the end of the palate, finishing slightly watery. The ABV is nicely masked making this beer pretty easy to drink but the hop flavors are slightly one dimensional. There's not enough sweetness for my preference and the summit/onion flavor comes on very strong toward the back end with an unpleasant lingering aftertaste.

Serving type: bottle

11-11-2013 06:34:08 | More by corby112
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brewskis

Indiana

4.36/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4

Pours a translucent golden, straw-like, orange color with a finger head that dissipates slowly and leaves a blanket of lacing. Lots of carbonation coming off the glass. Smells of dank, grapefruit, passionfruit, tropical fruits, lots of floral. Not getting much malt presence. Very juicy aroma. Tastes a lot like it smells. Starts with passionfruit and juicy tropical fruits. Then a burst of bitterness comes through, along with a tiny bit of carmel from the malt to lightly balance the hops. The finish brings grapefruit rind, tangerines, more juicy tropical fruits like mango and guava, passionfruit, a slight grain note, and a carmel/honey presence to provide the perfect backbone to showcase the galaxy hops. An assertive bitterness lingers on the palate. Alcohol is nonexistent; would have never guessed it was 7.2%. Medium body. Crisp and refreshing with a creamy and oily mouthfeel. Wow, this an IPA worth seeking out.

Serving type: bottle

11-10-2013 02:04:18 | More by brewskis
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Navalartichoke

Virginia

4.74/5  rDev +11%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Acutally the first time I had this beer was on tap at the Shirlington October fest. Since then I have had it from the bottle, poured into the Dogfish Head IPA glass

A - I was surprised how light it is, almost pilsner like, say Yellowihs. Left a nice ring on the glass

S - Lots of grapefruit and floral smells. Almost like an orchid or similar tropical sweet smelling flower

T -Mostly a grapefruit or citrus taste, and other tropical fruits, very little of the piney taste of some IPAs. A little bit sweetness helps to balance out the bitterness. but the bitterness is not lingering, a very pleasant finish. ... Loved the taste, reminded me of some other great 'hop bomb' beers, such as Hopslam!

M - Nice amount of carbonation, refreshing

Overall this is one of my favorite IPA's, I like it as much as Hopslam or Lagunitas Sucks

Serving type: bottle

11-10-2013 00:37:33 | More by Navalartichoke
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Glennlawless

New Jersey

4.05/5  rDev -5.2%
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.

Serving type: bottle

11-09-2013 05:17:41 | More by Glennlawless
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KYGunner

Kentucky

4.13/5  rDev -3.3%
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.

Serving type: bottle

11-08-2013 23:16:18 | More by KYGunner
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upton7418

Virginia

4.36/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

A-clear golden color similar to a straw color with a nice large white head that falls into a small head that stays throughout the beer and good lacing

S-citrusy, malt, pine

T-malt, citrus taste with a piney taste. as the beer warms the malt comes in at the end. the hops have a good strong taste that last through the beer very enjoyable.

F-light body with moderate carbonation, crisp and clean very easy and drinkable

O- enjoyable and easy drinking the beer is very nice overall and would definitely buy this again. citrus and pine are the dominant flavors with a sweet malt near the end. very good.

Serving type: bottle into dogfish head IPA glass

Serving type: bottle

11-08-2013 00:52:42 | More by upton7418
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sjones5045

New Jersey

4.1/5  rDev -4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Pours very yellow with a foamy white head. Kind of plain looking. The smell is a very fresh hoppy citrus nose. Very impressed with the smell. The taste is good but afraid not very memorable. It does have a very smooth feel and a fairly clean finish but the hoppy citrus taste fall just a bit short for me to be a top notch beer. Overall it's very drinkable and one that you can have a couple back to back. Nothing spectacular here but pretty enjoyable.

Serving type: bottle

11-07-2013 22:55:49 | More by sjones5045
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gentlegiant

New Jersey

4.28/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

A medium golden color. Light head retention.

S very floral. Hint of oak or leather. Fruity. Lightly Piney. Hops are amazing.

T delicious. Refreshing. Dont want to put the glass down. I could slam these repeatedly. I would like to have this in the early spring as well.

M not heavy at all. Refreshing. Crisp yet refined. Not a palate killer.

O for $12 a six pack i would buy it again. This would be a great beer to have around a fire when you get in from the slopes. I woild pair it with some good mexican food or indian or meditwrranean food. Delicious is all i can say. The hops are nice.

Serving type: bottle

11-05-2013 00:47:49 | More by gentlegiant
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kemoarps

Missouri

4.2/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I have heard so much about this as the cream of the local seasonals etc. Well, it does not disappoint.

Just looking at it in the glass, I was wary. Extremely pale, light straw, urine, apple juice, however you want to describe it, it is seriously light and translucent. There IS however a nice fluffy white head sitting on top that shrinks down, but still leaves little remnants of itself all over the edges, like finding clothes strewn about long after ___ has left.

Smelling this one brings together a lot of my preferred IPA characteristics. Juicy tropical citrus fruits, some solid round caramel malt backbone... now I'm getting more excited.

Then it hits your tongue.
That caramel smoothe sweetness has decided it's had enough of this party and split, and what we're left with is aggressive tropical and citrus hops. Fruity mango, tangerine, pineapple with a spicy/bitter rind/grapefruit and just a touch of coniferous hints to satiate this northwesterner... This lives up to the hype in my opinion. While this is decidedly a hopthusiasts oneirological canvas, it is crisp and smoothe on the finish, with juuust a hint of honey/caramel/can't quite put my finger on it sweet to balance things out and leave you loving life and craving more. This beer has earned the praise it has received, and I'm already lamenting the fact that I'll probably never see it again after this season (I am not staying in the midwest)

Serving type: bottle

11-04-2013 21:11:54 | More by kemoarps
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MDDMD

Pennsylvania

4.24/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A-clear golden color with a nice white head and good lacing

S-tropical fruit, citrus, malt, pine, grass

T-grainy malt, pineapple, orange, grapefruit, grass, pine, bread dough, moderate bitter finish

F-medium body with moderate carbonation, crisp and clean

O-very nice IPA, love the Galaxy hop so not surprised here, enjoyable and easy drinking

Serving type: bottle

11-03-2013 22:00:36 | More by MDDMD
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clayrock81

Virginia

4/5  rDev -6.3%
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.

Serving type: bottle

11-03-2013 17:20:54 | More by clayrock81
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Omnium

Pennsylvania

4.3/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Bottle > Pint Glass

A - Pours a really nice clear gold color with about a finger of soapy white head, medium lacing around the side.
S - Lots of pine and citrus, then you get some pineapple with some mild pale malt and a hint of rye, and slightly grassy.
T - Big fruit flavors, tangerine, orange, a touch of white grape, some pineapple, a really mild pale malt to bring it all together, some pine bitterness on the end.
M - Very dry, but still crisp and not overpowering.
O - Outstaing IPA, glad I could finally have this after hearing so much about it. The taste on this has a ton of flavor, and to think its single hopped with galaxy makes it that much better.

Serving type: bottle

11-03-2013 00:05:39 | More by Omnium
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eddibilderback

Maryland

4.99/5  rDev +16.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

There is nothing I don't like about this beer. It looks great, brightish orange with a white foamy head. The smell is insane, it's just bursting with fresh fruit aroma's laced with honey...or something out of this world smelling like that.

Taste - Perfect, I wish I could drink this beer every day. I had it last year and remembered liking it, but this years version seems a lot better. I hope they can replicate it next year, I really wish they sold this year round.

This is my first review, so I don't know a lot of technical terms or anything fancy. I'm a beer nerd, I have been for about 4-5 years now and all I can say is this beer is as good as any I've ever had. I put it up there with Lagunitas Sucks,Gandhi-Bot and Hopslam (when it was still good), and would even put this above one of my all time favorites Nugget Nectar. If you like your IPA's full of fruity juicy sweet delicious mellow nectar, that go down way too easy, you will love this beer. Buy it, smell it, drink it, love it!

*UPDATE - The batch that was brewed on 9/26 is representative of the review above. I got my hands on a case which was brewed on 10/11/13 about a week ago and man was I disappointed. In fact it was a soul crushing blow because this beer neither smelled or tasted anything like the one brewed on 9/26. I'm bummed because I gave Six Packs to a few beer loving buddies promising them the best beer they've ever had and it didn't come close. I've seen Hopslam change and get worse from year to year, but I've never seen this with the same years batch. I don't know if some got infected or what, but this beer isn't good in any way. How can you go from loving a beer so much one week, to literally dumping it the next. Something happened and it's a shame, because when properly brewed and bottled this is the best beer I've ever had.

Serving type: bottle

11-01-2013 18:48:39 | More by eddibilderback
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Ryan011235

Ohio

4.48/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a La Gauloise snifter on 10/30/13

Reviewed in memory of MbpBugeye (RIP)

Bottled with love on 10/01/2013

A heavy haziness (not cloudiness) permeates the appearance in sharp contrast to the lightly golden and pineapple juice hue of the beer. It's a delicate look, apparent especially when held even remotely close to the light. The head starts slow and picks up steam in two bouts of surging foam. The head recedes after a short spell. Stands of lace are not in abundance but do thicken up halfway into the glass.

The aroma is that of aging sweet cling stone peaches cut up, crammed into a tupperware container, and left in the fridge for the morrow's breakfast. It is of jam and preserves, and the anticipation of biscuits soon free of the oven. In short, the aroma is wonderful.

The oft used IPA hot words of grapefruit, peach, nectarine and perhaps a nudge from lemon are as prickly as pine-laden offerings and curt as the finish of a Kolsch. The Galaxy hops impart additional light fruit flavors more attributable to Tripels. Given time, the hops gel into a peach-heavy blend that picks up the slack for sweetness in the absence of basically any appreciable malt bill. While it's impressive how dialed back the malts seem, my only gripe is what seems to be a slight void in the taste and aroma. The plus side is that the hop bill is so well crafted it couldn't be bitter if it's wife Fuggled around with East Kent Goldings.

The medium body of the beer is first shaken by the lively carbonation and the assertive hop character. As the hop are reigned in, so too is the carbonation. There is a modest alcohol presence but it is there indeed, manifest in a slickness on the later half; this is most noticeable given the utmost clean finish of the grain and hop bill.

Perhaps inadvertently Schlafly produced an IPA that can not only rival but best most any Belgian style IPA out there. It also holds its own with more common IPAs of the day and, at 7.2% abv, it isn't far from where I like my DIPAs. I picked up the bottle on a whim and it was a good whim to pick up on. Dear Schlafly, please come to Ohio. And thank you for dating your bottles.

Serving type: bottle

10-31-2013 03:59:57 | More by Ryan011235
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Trifecta1

Illinois

4.76/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Wow is the best thing to say about this beer. Incredible, beautiful honey color. Smell is dank grass and grains. Taste is perfection. Juicy hops, full of fruit and grassy flavors that never overpower each other, sweet and grainy malty background with the tiniest of alcohol sweetness accents. Mouthfeel is great, but a little thin. Had this when it was 3 days old, so that didn't hurt it, but this is a knockout for Schlafly, well done.

Serving type: bottle

10-29-2013 21:44:43 | More by Trifecta1
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garymuchow

Minnesota

4.04/5  rDev -5.4%
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.

Serving type: bottle

10-27-2013 02:09:37 | More by garymuchow
Schlafly Tasmanian IPA (TIPA) from The Schlafly Tap Room
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