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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: 261
Hads: 1,608
Avg: 4.25
pDev: 22.12%
Wants: 170
Gots: 310 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
The Schlafly Tap Room
Missouri, United States | website

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: 261 | Hads: 1,608
Photo of Billolick
4.04/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle w/ "bottled with love on" dating (from 8/2015, so not all that fresh a sample...)

Pours Hazed lighter Amber, nice looking fine off white fluffy film,collar and lace left on the glass.

Mild tropical fruit nose

Citric fruits, pineapple, grapefruit, oranges all,over this one.

Tasty IPA in a world of zillions of IPAs

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Photo of stlfatguy
4.15/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Citrus and hops smell. Taste was similar. Light grapefruit, and a strong bitter hops. Maybe it was the citrus that brought the hops on even stronger than I would have expected. Feel wasn't too 'tangy', despite the taste, and was definitely dry. Wish I could have seen this one...Drank it from the bottle at a housewarming party. Didn't want to be the guy who asked them to dig out their boxed-up glasses. I will definitely have this one again, so I'll update the rating next time around.

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Photo of THSdrummer
4.3/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Pours an opaque, golden orange, with a foamy white head. Medium to light lacing. Citrus and hops tingle the nose when you take a sniff. Immediately upon taking a sip, there are notes of sweet citrus flavors, backed up by bitter hops. The sweet to bitter ratio is quite nice. As such, it is pleasant and easy to drink. The mouth feel is good. Overall, great beer right here. Pleased with it.

Served in a 12oz snifter.

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Photo of tlema1
3.81/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

L: deep gold color, thin white head
S: citrus for sure
T: citrus, bitter orange peel
F: light body for a triple, low ABV too
O: well balanced, lots of flavor

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Photo of ajs2821
4.63/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Got some on tap at the Bottleworks--it was so good that I took home a 64 oz. growler. Not bitter for an IPA, but still packs a lot of flavor. Was equally good a couple days later from the growler.

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Photo of Hayward
4.55/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

This was quite a nice surprise. Picked up a few singles at a local supermarket just to try it out. Bottled in August, it is now December, this ale definitely does not appear filtered. Which is good. I love a cloudy IPA, usually means more body to the beer. Which in this case it does. Australian Galaxy hops build the bitter and aromatic profiles, of which are grapefruit, cedar and slightly lemony in flavor.

Delicious in all regards. Only wish I could get my hands on more.

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Photo of drtth
4.12/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This beer was bottled on the 9th of September and is fairly mature for an IPA but given its prior reviews I decided to give it a try since there are indications it lasts fairly well.

The beer pours out into a Duvel glass a lightly hazed apricot color with a 1" fluffy white head that slut sowly but visibly recedes to an irregular patch of foam and and thin cover on the rest of the liquid. As it recedes it leaves a heavy pattern of lacing. Sipping leaves some scattered long slender legs of lacing.

The aromas include some pineapple, what seems to be mango and some citric orange zest with a touch of hop resin floating around in there.

The flavors are much as expected from the nose with the pineapple, mango and orange zest. In addition the moderate amount of resinous bitterness stands out more than it did as one of the aromas.

The mouth feel is medium bodied and both smooth and prickly with some light gentle carbonation. The finish is medium length and begins as the tropical fruit flavors begin to disappear followed by the orange zest leaving the resinous bitterness to slowly disappear as the palate goes dryer and dryer to invite the next sip.

Overall I thought this was a well made beer that I've enjoyed giving a try. Since this is a fall release I doubt I'll be picking up any more this year. I will, however, be putting it on my list to get some of in the Fall next year when it is a bit younger. However, I suspect this is an IPA that ages gracefully as I certainly have no complaints about the aromas and flavors.

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Photo of brewskifan55
3.99/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a tulip glass.

A: An opaque lemon yellow with an off-white one finger head that dissipated to foamy and bubbles. Light lacing.

S: Mangoes, lemons, oranges.

T: Almost like a saison. Lemon-y goodness. Finish is grassy with Belgian elements. Citrus love abounds. Very low bitterness.

M: Medium with medium to high carbonation. A dry finish.

O: A nice change of pace. Those Aussie hops really shine.

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Photo of Wiffler27
4.58/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

brewed on 11/17/15, consumed on 11/27/15 so very excited for this beer and the freshness.

pours a light orange with a thick white head.

smell is unique, full of sweet hops but is not the usual hop variety; some nice Aussie hops.

taste is sweet with slight bitterness. i like the hops on this, not overpowering but very flavorful. finishes dry and bitter. each sip reminds of starburst, both the candy and the astronomical event in a strange way.

overall a pretty damn good beer. not my favorite IPA but a beer i would totally buy again. the Aussie hop fascination is interesting to me. they are citrus hops but not in the same way as American citrus hops. i prefer a quality combination of American hops but this beer is unique and well made. i imagine this being a ridiculously great beer for warm weather.

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Photo of Eli7
4.56/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75

Appearance of a light lager with nice lacing. Wonderful citrus notes of grapefruit and pineapple. Smell is equivalent to its taste. This is a top 3 IPA and one that could only be better if the Aussie hops weren't seasonal and this Schlafly offering was available year round .

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Photo of barnzy78
3.97/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz, "bottled with love on 08/25/2015"
A - frothy ivory head fades to a thin foam atop a very hazy tangerine colored ale with heavy particulate matter suspended within
S - juicy lemon-lime citric hop aroma with light caramel, a bit of pine and grapefruit
T - juicy and very zesty with lemon, lime, and grapefruit rinds, light caramel, a bit earthy with some piny notes as well
M - medium body, zesty tingle to the tongue, finishes bitter and semi-dry
O - good to try with good utilization of the Aussie hops.

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Photo of golf_sierra
4.67/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Cloudy, hazy golden appearance. Sometimes some extra amount of particulate floating or settling. Amazing citrus aroma.
Bitterness and grapefruit flavor that I really like. Finishes easy without lastiing astringency or alcohol bite. Smooth and creamy mouth feel.
Definitely one of my favorite IPA's.

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Photo of PorterLambic
3.69/5  rDev -13.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Hazy dark yellow liquid with a decent off-white head sitting atop. Retention is minimal.
Smell is ... odd. Citrus, malt, bread and a weird note that starts to show as it warms. Starts similar to furniture polish then progresses to industrial cleaner. Not off-putting but weird.
Taste is juicy, grapefruit and lemon, pith, floral and that odd chemical note. It fades into the pith note but still odd.
Medium bodied, medium effervescence, drying finish. It ain't horrible, but it ain't great. I hope I got a bad bottle (there are two more in the fridge).

Well, second bottle shows the predecessor is off. Smell is fine, no off notes at all. All citrus, hops, floral and a bit of bubblegum.
Neither is there any weirdness present in the taste.
Hell even the appearance is better with nice sheets of lacing being left behind.
I've changed the numbers to reflect this bottle. Only thing different is the first was approaching room temperature so maybe, like all the megas, this needs to be consumed cold and fairly quickly else the evils appear. One hypothesis. Cheers.

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Photo of Extol
4.09/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance - copper in color indicative of the style's color. Smell - piney but smooth. Taste - tropical fruit back end and little bitterness, very solid. Overall - this is a good beer. I would like to try this on tap for sure.

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Photo of Gobearswalter34
4.24/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Pours a hazy straw color, with a little carbonation. An aggressive pour results in a huge, foamy white head. A mild smell of hop. An nice pineapple/piney hop taste. Very clean and crisp with a lighter mouthfeel. Perfect malty balance. This is top notch.

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Photo of rjd722
4.1/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at Downtown Crown Beer and Wine. Medium golden coloring with small foam head. The Galaxy hop is growing on me, the aroma is somewhat pineapple/citrus and develops the slight "oniony" characteristic when it warms. Flavor is grassy and slight citrus, again, somewhat oniony. Definitely a hop bomb, bitterness is on point and is very well-rounded.

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Photo of Qbdoo
4.01/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Gorgeous hazy orange gold color. Scent is grapefruit with a touch of sweet pineapple, and the taste follows the nose. The citrus quality of the galaxy hops, while prominent, is relatively restrained compared to some single hop galaxy beers, but this not a criticism. So while the beer is about the hops, it's not over the top. Texture is on the light side for an IPA, which makes this a refreshingly easy drinker at over 7% ABV.

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Photo of HopsAreDaMan
3.96/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

12oz bottle, dated 08/31/2015. Pours a cloudy orange, with a light head that lasts . Aroma is of spicy hops, with some fruit. Taste is sweet and fruity, with a bit of piney hops; smooth finish. Light mouth-feel.

I had this just after having Oskar Blues Pinner, and I like this one better; the TIPA is not as intense on the pine flavor, but it's still there. A solid IPA.

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Photo of Zonk
3.22/5  rDev -24.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

L- On the light side, lots of particles floating

S- Not a big nose. Mostly grapefruit, some lemon, maybe a bit of pine.

T- It's bitter. Again grapefruit but not much else going on.

F- On the thin side for an IPA but totally acceptable.

O- felt like this was just bitter for bitter's sake. Zero balance. I imagine some people prefer this to "fruity" IPA's but honestly I may as well have bitten a grapefruit. Nothing actually wrong with it but lacks complexity.

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Photo of Sheisler51
4.33/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Look - Poured a small one finger head that dissipated quickly. Very light for an IPA, light amber, hazy, lot's of floaties and debris.

Smell - Floral, pineapple, citrus, tropical, dankness, pine.

Taste - Follows the nose. Pineapple, lemon zest, orange, spice, pine, bright, lower malt character, moderate bitterness. Enjoyable and unique IPA with a very hoppy taste without much of a malt balance at all.

Feel - Medium body, slightly sticky.

Overall - Enjoyable and recommended to try if you are a hop head. Not really a west coast but not as full and sweet as IPA's that carry a more balanced malt character.

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Photo of Urk1127
3.61/5  rDev -15.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

-Fluffy head, pale yellow
-Grass, hay
-Pineapple, dirt, grass
-Crud in the beer. Floaties, but decent carbonation

-interesting, ok beer. Only a month old, so although fresh not my thing.

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Photo of chrishiker1409
4.73/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

L: A yellow golden beauty. Poured with two fingers of white head. It remained a few sips in. Left some nice spider web lacing.

S: Citrus, pineapple, mango.

T: Taste followed the nose. More pineapple and mango. Absolutely delicious. Almost zero hints of pine.

F: Medium bodied and moderately carbonated.

O: Easily one of my all time favorites. I'll be picking up another six.

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Photo of HopHunter19
4.35/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A - nice golden amber murky color, white head that sticks and leaves nice lacing
S - Nice bitter grapefruit, overly ripe fruit, dank, mango, papaya, kiwi
T - Immediate fresh orange/lemon/lime zest, bitter grapefruit rind, kiwi, mango, papaya, very dry, almost no malt character is discernable (which is a good thing for an IPA)
M - light - medium mouthfeel, alc is completely covered, after taste is bitter citrus peel, fresh citrus fruit, bitter
O - this is an awesome beer, and a nice surprise for Missouri. I have a hard time finding great beers from Missouri other than the big Boulevard Beers and Mother's Milf. This is probable the first rock solid IPA I've had from Missouri.

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Photo of johnnnniee
4.11/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Received in trade from gregwilsonstl, thanks for the opportunity!
slightly hazy light golden color. Dripping with tropical fruity piney hop goodness and just enough bready malt to bring it all together. Very nice IPA!

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Photo of oldn00b
4.24/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours a dark amber with a light foamy head.

Nose is big on the tropical notes.

Flavor is a great balance, a bit of malt to smooth out the bright bitter hop characteristic. Very clean beer, nice finish.

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Schlafly Tasmanian IPA (TIPA) from The Schlafly Tap Room
94 out of 100 based on 261 ratings.