Schlafly Tasmanian IPA (TIPA) - The Schlafly Tap Room
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4.4/5 rDev +3%
Just hit shelves today
The beer pours a clear, bright yellow with a finger of bleach-white head that settles into a thin blanketing without lacing. The nose pushes forward potent, unforgiving hop aromatics unmistakably galaxy, with notes reminiscent of unbrewed silver needle tea, white grape, and maybe a hint of garlic/onion. The taste is potently hoppy as well, with a complimentary pale malt sweetness, and very little bitterness on the back end. It drinks easily for a 7% IPA presenting flavorful hops upfront, a semi-dry sweetness, and unnoticeable bitterness in the finish. It's definitely well carbonated, light-medium bodied, and highlights the hop without much interruption. I'm very pleased with this beer, it's easily available, affordable, and I'd readily compare it to half acre's double galaxy.
10-02-2013 00:05:33 | More by ThePorterSorter
4.39/5 rDev +2.8%
Great IPA. Tropical and Citrus hops explosion. Pours an almost clear lager gold color with a little hint of yellow haze. Nice size white head and persistent rings of lacing. Good looking beer. Good citrus hops aroma. Taste is really outstanding. Citrus and tropical fruit...(mango) and outstanding bitterness. Legend put out a DIPA like this in 2011, featuring a tropical fruit aspect (the 2012 version is a waste). Really outstanding flavor and bitterness.
Mouthfeel is rich and crisp. There is a softness to it (kind of like Blind Pig) that I like. Plenty bitter, but not over the top.
This is a really outstanding IPA. Hope Grape and Gourmet has more of it. Schlafly does a nice job on most of their beers. This one is really worth your while.
01-19-2013 02:28:42 | More by JayQue
4.23/5 rDev -0.9%
12 FLUID OZ. bottle
Served in a tulip glass
A - It is lighter for an IPA. It is gold in color with a couple inches of white head. Hell, it looks almost like a pilsner.
S - The aroma has hints of mango and tangerine and even a little grapefruit.
T - The taste is pretty much the same. It starts out with some tropical fruit and orange and finishes with a slight grapefruit bitterness.
M - Moderate and very smooth for an IPA.
O - This beer was a nice pickup. I had never heard of it. It turned out to be a damn good beer. It is really smooth and easy drinking. I wish I had gotten a six pack instead of a single now.
12-01-2013 02:03:48 | More by buschbeer
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
4.46/5 rDev +4.4%
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.
01-11-2013 18:20:59 | More by Kendo
4.5/5 rDev +5.4%
Poured from the bottle a very clear and bright yellow with two fingers of bright white head. Left behind lots of sticky lacing.
Big aroma of grassy hops with this one along with an abundance of earthyness.
Like the aroma, this really pushes the hops level. A big bite of grass and pine and a bite of lemon. Finishes clean with just a slight medicinal note.
Medium bodied and sticky with a moderate carbonation.
This one is so good! Hoppy and well balanced.
10-31-2012 22:14:40 | More by Monkeyknife
4.24/5 rDev -0.7%
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
11-03-2013 22:00:36 | More by MDDMD
4.41/5 rDev +3.3%
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.
01-29-2014 02:59:35 | More by dar482
4.48/5 rDev +4.9%
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.
10-31-2013 03:59:57 | More by Ryan011235
4.65/5 rDev +8.9%
Poured into a pint glass from a 12oz bottle.
Pours a very clear and pale golden yellow with some mild copper hues. There is a nice 1.25 inch head that is white and very dense. There are some medium to smaller sized bubbles intermingled with the real dense foam. Retention is excellent. The head last forever and recedes very slowly while leaving some lacing.
Aroma to this brew is perfection. Citrusy notes with some tangerine, orange peel and slight grapefruit notes. Those citrus notes are well complimented by some nice tropical fruit notes. There are peach notes and some papaya as well as mango. Nose is awesome.
The flavor follows nose and is very nearly perfect. Tropical notes start things off with some nice papaya and peach. There is also some good citrusy notes that aren't too intense but perfectly balanced with some slight crystal malt sweetness. Some bready notes are present as well as some grassy and slightly piney notes. Mouthfeel is perfect. SMooth and crisp at the same time. Very clean with a nice slightly piney and dry finish.
A true winner by Schlafly. One of their best efforts to date. Great balance of hop and malts and great shinning hop presence. A hop lovers dream with a hidden 7.2% kick.
12-18-2012 01:15:33 | More by JoEBoBpr
3.98/5 rDev -6.8%
A: Pours a bright Copper color with a good head and ample lacing.
S: Aroma of grapefruit, a bit herbal and trace of spice.
T: Taste of grapefruit, mixed fruit, with bit of spice and hint of malt sweetness in the background.
F: Medium body, very crisp and refreshing. has a distinct freshness and the 7.2% ABV is very well hidden.
O: A very enjoyable beer. Hope to see this again in the future. Well worth checking out.
06-06-2013 01:05:25 | More by soju6
4.11/5 rDev -3.7%
12 oz bottle into a nonic pint glass.
A: Pours a hazy straw color. The head is a two finger white shade with a nice, creamy texture. As per usual in the style, it leaves rings of lacing as it recedes down the glass.
S: I really like the tropical fruit bend this one offers. Augmenting the fruitiness is some herbal pine characteristics. Sadly, it's nowhere near as showstopping as it could be (or probably was; the bottle's over 2 months old), largely due to a lot of biscuity malt shining through.
T: A lot of melon, mango, papaya, and guava appears at first, before spiking in intensity at the midtaste. The finish introduces a moderately bitter, peppery bite that's almost minty at times. For a two month old IPA featuring a feeble malt backbone, this is downright fantastic.
M: Light and crisp, yet with a surprising level of creaminess to meld with the smooth yet firm carbonation. The flavors leave the palate quickly as they should in an IPA of this nature. Almost supremely refreshing; if the finishing astringency was cleaned up a smidge, I'd reckon the score here would be even higher.
O: The apex of this offering's hop profile may have been lost - but the thirst-quenching, easy drinking demeanor definitely hasn't. I'd seriously consider buying this by the case when it's fresh and in season.
03-01-2013 20:40:59 | More by ThisWangsChung
4.49/5 rDev +5.2%
S: Huge passionfruit, lychee, some dankness, very sweet smelling
L: Slightly hazy golden yellow, creamy white head with decent retention.
T: Passionfruit sweetness up front with a clean maltiness. Medium high, fruity bitterness leading to a fruity resinous. Malt provides support and slight sweetness in the background. Finishes semi-dry with hop bitterness and slight passionfruit.
M: Medium bodied, medium carbonation, refreshing.
Just a complete passionfruit bomb without being overwhelming. It's amazing such a simple single malt, single hop beer could be this flavorful. One of the best IPA's i've had in a while and great showcase for galaxy hops.
01-18-2013 15:46:21 | More by bum732
Schlafly Tasmanian IPA (TIPA) from The Schlafly Tap Room
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