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Schlafly Tasmanian IPA (TIPA) - The Schlafly Tap Room

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Ratings: 1,008
Reviews: 179
rAvg: 4.27
pDev: 9.6%
Wants: 120
Gots: 108 | FT: 3
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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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4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

cubsfanjace, Dec 05, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -23.9%

KenRinPA, Dec 04, 2012
Photo of Dope
4.45/5  rDev +4.2%
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.

Dope, Dec 03, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

ShemRahBoo, Dec 03, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

tripledbrew, Dec 02, 2012
Photo of GameFreac
5/5  rDev +17.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Heard great things about this beer so I searched till I finally found a store in Nashville that had a 6 pack.

Appearance: Pours a nice yellowish with tints of orange with a finger of a white head. It's definitely filtered and you can see through it. It's pretty clear.

Smell: Smells wonderful. Sweet hops, tropical fruits, citrus, orange.

Taste - Taste is amazing. Sweet upfront mixed with a slight bitterness, then tropical fruits and a bready/malty taste at the end.

Mouthfeel: Mouthfeel is light to medium. Super drinkable. Would never know this was 7%.

Overall: One of my favorite IPAs ever. So good. I'm always looking for beers similar to Lagunitas Sucks and this isn't as good but along the same lines. Very tropical fruit-y, which I love.

GameFreac, Dec 01, 2012
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4/5  rDev -6.3%

DukeX13, Dec 01, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

cwd, Nov 30, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

brealbg, Nov 30, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

theminutemen, Nov 29, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

stafford2, Nov 28, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -12.2%

IpeeA, Nov 28, 2012
Photo of Kegatron
4.48/5  rDev +4.9%
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!

Kegatron, Nov 28, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +11.2%

jsurfs82, Nov 27, 2012
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4.33/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle shared by Thorpe429, thanks! Beer is yellow with a minor haze, nice white head, medium bubbles, some lacing, moderate carbonation.

Aroma is all galaxy hops, fruity, mango, pineapple, smells amazing.

Beer is medium to light in body, very hoppy, a little sweet, nice beer overall. These new hops are really pushing the boundries and this is one of the better 100% galaxy hop IPAs I've had. I'd definitely have this again.

drabmuh, Nov 27, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

SDG1070, Nov 27, 2012
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4.03/5  rDev -5.6%
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!

AdamBear, Nov 26, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Enjoyed at the brewpub in St Louis, reviews from notes.

A: 1.5 finger head with excellent lacing on a clear dull golden body.

S: many citrus notes present including tangerine peach pineapple and orange peel. Nice strong, full nose

T: hops are broad with herbal earthy and citrus notes. Nice malt, more of a pale malt, presence and mild bitterness.

M: creamy body and moderate carbonation

Overall: complex hop character. Best beer of the ones I tried.

kylehay2004, Nov 25, 2012
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4/5  rDev -6.3%

dcbdc1, Nov 25, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

usofar, Nov 24, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +11.2%

jwat, Nov 24, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

Eriktheipaman, Nov 24, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

CSQ1111, Nov 23, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

jsh420, Nov 23, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

AaronBurr, Nov 22, 2012
Schlafly Tasmanian IPA (TIPA) from The Schlafly Tap Room
93 out of 100 based on 1,008 ratings.