Schlafly Tasmanian IPA (TIPA) - The Schlafly Tap Room
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District of Columbia
4.5/5 rDev +5.4%
Appearance: pours a straw golden pilsener color with a.quick fading head. Good lacing.
Nose: galaxy is supposedly new Zealand grown Citra and it smells like it. Tropical citrus with a mild grassy undertone. Hops are the star.
Taste: really, really good. Light, pale malt. Hops steal the show. Slightly sweet. Very tropical and citrusy with that same slight grassiness. Bitterness is present but relatively low. Obviously big on the late hop additions and dry hop.
Feel: well-carbed. Light to medium body.
Overall: delicious. Great showcase for a great hop. The hops are the star and they really perform.
11-09-2012 19:06:01 | More by jacewg
4.38/5 rDev +2.6%
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.
11-20-2013 06:42:16 | More by facundoCNB
4.53/5 rDev +6.1%
Picked up a six pack of this to enjoy during football games. *Spoiler* They were gone before the last game.
Pours clear orange with a creamy 2 finger white head. Good retention and lacing.
Citrus and tropical fruits in the aroma with a bit of peach and pine in the background. West coast style as just a trace of malt is detectable.
Similar flavors. Loads of orange and other citrus up front. Some lighter fruits with a touch of papaya along with a bit of bready malt, but very hop forward. Finishes very resiny with strong pine that lingers on the tongue.
A shad under medium bodied. Not very much malt at all in this so easy to put down quickly. Finishes very dry.
One of the better beers I've had from Schlafly. Will definitely be picking up more of this one. Very sessionable (therefore dangerous) despite the higher ABV.
01-08-2013 14:43:06 | More by jmarsh123
4.28/5 rDev +0.2%
Thanks to shebby for the bottle. Excited to try this one. Tasted 24 January 2013, reviewed from notes.
Pours quite pale for an IPA (though that's funny to say). Pale golden yellow , very clear. Half-finger of white head, good retention, and really impressive lacing. Little dots of carbonation drifting up through the glass.
I love the way this beer smells. It's full of luscious tropical fruits, pineapple, grapefruit, and a soft dose of pine. Amazing hop aromas, juicy, inviting, and complex. Amazing.
Taste is top-notch as well. Thin malt base, a bit grainy but mostly absent. There's an impressive amount of hops in the flavor. The flavor gets sucked out before surging back with a dry citrusy bitterness. Really nice.
Mouthfeel is fine. A little on the watery side. Medium-light body, moderately low carbonation. Could use a bit more carbonation, too. There's a dryness, but I find that more as a crispy flavor, rather than in the feel.
This is a really impressive IPA. Amazing smells, full of delicious tropical fruits. I dig this, and I plan to pick up more of it before I leave the land of Schlafly.
02-10-2013 04:34:24 | More by zeledonia
4.13/5 rDev -3.3%
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.
11-08-2013 23:16:18 | More by KYGunner
4.43/5 rDev +3.7%
12 oz bottle, bottled on 11/26/12, poured into a nonic pint glass.
A- Pours a clear golden color, topped with a finger of white head, leaves some spotty lacing.
S- Big citrusy aroma, lots of grapefruit and orange, as well as tropical fruit notes of pineapple and unripe mango. Also some white pepper and a little bit of caramel malt. It smells pretty damn awesome.
T- Follows the nose with a ton of juicy, vibrant tropical fruit and citrus. Caramel malt provides a nice sweet base, with hints of honey, but doesn't nearly stand up to the hops. White pepper is also noticeable, while alcohol is pretty nonexistent.
M- Medium-bodied, smooth and dry feel.
O- A delicious IPA that serves as a really nice showcase for Galaxy hops (probably the best I've had since Half Acre's Galactic Double Daisy Cutter), the fruit aspect is really awesome and it's also a highly drinkable beer and perfect to pick up as a six-pack. As I've been working my way through the six-pack this week it's actually grown on me more, I'm gonna pick this up again as soon as possible. Definitely give this a shot.
12-08-2012 04:49:12 | More by WillCarrera
District of Columbia
4.54/5 rDev +6.3%
“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
11-24-2013 23:30:17 | More by Sludgeman
Schlafly Tasmanian IPA (TIPA) from The Schlafly Tap Room
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