Schlafly Tasmanian IPA (TIPA) - The Schlafly Tap Room
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4.48/5 rDev +4.9%
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.
10-19-2012 03:50:33 | More by smakawhat
3.93/5 rDev -8%
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...
10-19-2012 02:48:54 | More by Pintofbrown
4.19/5 rDev -1.9%
Pours a clear golden color with a solid half inch cream head that leaves a solid sheet of lacing to the rim.
Floral hops mingle with fresh cut grass, pine, and grapefruit, overwhelming the subtle cracker-like malt backbone.
Flavor reveals more malt character, slightly sweet and bready, with a fairly dry, slightly bitter finish. Skunky hops, with notes of lime, grapefruit, herbal hops, and a bit of catty dankness add complexity.
Body is is moderate, with carbonation on the high side of moderate, and a somewhat astringent finish.
Overall, a nice, hoppy brew, with substantial malt backbone. Less citrusy than most, more dank, skunky focus.
10-17-2012 22:28:39 | More by barczar
4.25/5 rDev -0.5%
A-pours a clear, goldish type color with a two finger head and plenty of lacing
S-heavy citrus including lemon/lime, pineapple, maybe tangerine..not so much grapefruit smell, it has more of a sweeter citrus aroma
T-strong hop bite that doesn't linger too aggressively; traditional citrus peel with some grapefruit type flavors in the taste
M-not too thin, enough carbonation; fairly dry but not overly harsh aftertaste
O-a really solid IPA that delivers more on the aroma than the taste; it uses light malts to really highlight the hop aroma, but I wish there was a bit more pop in the taste
10-16-2012 01:52:13 | More by scottyb88
4.33/5 rDev +1.4%
12 oz bottle into a Hoffman House chalice. Dated 10-08-12 - four days ago!
A - Brilliantly clear deep gold with a large, bright white head that falls into a thick crown.
S - Exotic tropical fruits with a resiny, green background note.
T - Inital soft honey-sweet maltiness quickly transitions into a veritable fruit salad of hop flavors with a firm, but clean bitterness. Kiwi, passionfruit and pineapple. Finish is bone dry with only mild bitterness and subtle remaining fruitiness.
M - Medium body with medium carbonation.
O - One of the finest southern hemisphere IPAs available, and at a bargain price. Buy it by the case.
10-12-2012 21:12:06 | More by Megahertz
Schlafly Tasmanian IPA (TIPA) from The Schlafly Tap Room
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