Schlafly Tasmanian IPA (TIPA) - The Schlafly Tap Room

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Schlafly Tasmanian IPA (TIPA)Schlafly Tasmanian IPA (TIPA)

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Ratings: 1,376
Reviews: 227
rAvg: 4.28
pDev: 8.88%
Wants: 154
Gots: 244 | FT: 1
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Missouri, United States

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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Photo of jmarsh123
4.5/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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.

Photo of mntlover
3.7/5  rDev -13.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours a pale yellow with two finger white head that falls to a ring that laces very well.

Aroma is nice orange, pineapple and mango very fruity but strangely not overly hoppy smelling if that makes any sense. Malt base is light almost honey like notes.

Taste is light malt some light honey and caramel notes loaded down with hops tangy citrus lime, pineapple juice along with lingering grassy notes in the finish that is light and dry. Some sprinkling of pine needles towards the end, an unusual IPA. it is not what I would pick as my everyday IPA but its nice change to try.

Mouthfeel is light side of medium with some lightly fizzy carbonation.

Overall worth a try not what I would pick to drink regularly but it might be a nice change for someone looking for something different.

Photo of gillagorilla
4.13/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

On tap at Mahaffey's (from notes).

A: Translucent blonde with a light head and a bit of lacing.

S: Excellent. All hops, mainly citrus.

T: Top notch IPA. Interesting profile. Different citrus and pine combo. Quite sweet with minimal aftertaste.

M: Prickly. Lots of tiny bubbles. Coarse.

O: Love the Galaxy hops in this.

Photo of falloutsnow
4.48/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

From: Binny's, Champaign, IL
Date: Bottled 11/29/2012
Glass: Tulip

Zounds. This IPA is so hop-delicious that I feel it's comparable to Zombie Dust (and yes, I know that is an "APA") in terms of intensity of taste and smell, but using an obviously different hop combination. The hop aromas and flavors are intense, but the malts still manage to peek through at times, which while not balanced, still says, "hey, we tried." For $11 a six-pack using an export hop, this also hits the price satisfaction point. One I'd get again without question, and am considering going back to my local store to snag the last sixer before someone else does (but I'm not that big of a jerk).

Pours a 2.5cm tall head of slightly off-white foam that has above average retention. The head gradually recedes to a thin cap of lace atop the body, thicker about the edges. Every inch of the glass is just coated with fine lacing, either an unbroken sheet or a complex mix of bizarre symbols and patterns. The body is a pale yellow-gold color, with light bringing out pale yellow hues. At about 75% opaque, the carbonation is still visible and appears fairly vigorous.

Aroma of passion fruit, tangerine, grapefruit, pineapple, peach juice, apricot, mild bitterness, and slight body odor (like a freshly sweaty, hopped armpit), on top of a backdrop of crackery, slightly sweet pale malts.

Front palate detects sweet fruit esters (pineapple, passion fruit, orange) contributed by the hops and yeast, with a background of cracker-like malt sweetness. Mid-palate is fruity with citrus (orange, grapefruit), stone (peach, apricot) and tropical (pineapple, passion fruit, mango) being the major factors, but there's also some moderate bitterness coming through as well. Back of palate picks up hop bitterness along with grapefruit, orange, pineapple, and passion fruit. Aftertaste of mild grain, slight biscuit, lingering bitterness and strong citrus (orange, grapefruit).

Beer is medium to medium-light in weight with carbonation of medium intensity, resulting in a beer with a slightly fizzy, then foamy mouthfeel. Somehow manages to avoid ever coming across as watery, closing with a flash of bitterness that reveals a semi-dry close, probably due to all the hop resins.

Photo of JuicesFlowing
3.29/5  rDev -23.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Poured into a balloon glass.

The beer almost reminds me of white grape juice in color with a light cream colored head that leaves light lacing.

The beer smells hoppy, but also sour, with a presence of a cat litter kind of aroma. Also some booze on the back end.

The taste profile begins very, very sour. Grapefruit rinds and a spiciness that give way to bitter, bitter finish.

The mouthfeel is very dry.

Overall, the cat litter aroma and sourness are a bit too much. I like the spicy component, though.

Photo of JerzDevl2000
4.24/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Was given two of these from a friend recently and finally got around to having one yesterday during the late NFL games. I wasn't sure what to expect of this and like others on here, I don't know my hops that well. Thankfully, a few have pointed out on here that this did indeed contain Galaxy hops, which were so pleasing to enjoy from start to finish. This was unlike any IPA that I've ever had and one of the smoothest hoppy beers that I've enjoyed in quite some time!

Nice golden pour to this, with a moderate head and hardly any carbonation to be seen. Just a bit of lacing on my glass but nothing clingy or lacy to note. A subtle but strong grapefruit hop presence was this beer's hallmark and it was something to behold from start to finish. Some pine and floral notes and a lightness that bordered on champagne accompanied both the taste and light appearance of this brew. Strong in alcohol, I couldn't detect it at all except for a faint warming by the time I polished this off, which didn't take long.

Very light and dry, this would be great in the summer instead of reaching for a hop bomb. There wasn't much of any malt here and the mouthfeel didn't contain any waxy resin or oily undertone that this style has come to be known for. While this won't satisfy hopheads, there's a lot to like here and this is about as unoffensive an IPA as one could find on any store shelf. I loved this and if I can still find it for sale, I'll grab another to get me through the winter as a reminder of what the warmer months have in store. Nice job by Schlafly!

Photo of peabody
4.38/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours out a really clear bubbly yellow with 1/2 finger of white suds. Lacing around the glass occurs.
Smell is mango and pineapple with lemon peel and sharp piney hop. No alcohol here but there is a burn at the end of the aroma that is probably hops and not the alcohol.
Taste is sharp citrus and grapefruit rind with lemon peel and dark piney hops. No alcohol flavor here either.
Mouthfeel is very dry. The only thing left is a blackness that is the floral hops and the slight hint of the 7.2%.
Overall this is a great beer from a So So brewery. Haven't liked much from Schlafly but this is one of the better IPA's out there.. Bravo Schlafly!!

Photo of beagle75
4.06/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Draft service into a goblet at The Flying Saucer in Kansas City.

A: Clear, medium golden color with one finger of diminishing white foam head. Heavy lacing remains on the glass.

S: Hops are featured in the smell, though not as intensely as the flavor might suggest. Mostly floral with pithy grapefruit.

T: Begins dry, with pungent tropical fruit that is over-ripe and funky. Crackery malt follows into the middle, austere in the wake of the early hops assault. Aromatics never fade entirely, tasting alternately green-herbaceous oniony, and awesomely funky. Acidity is moderate the transition, as is bitterness at the end. Slight phenolic taste is revealed as the beer warms in the glass.

M: Thin to medium viscosity, slightly acidic on the palate, with moderate carbonation.

D/O: A fine IPA featuring a very modern hops profile. Galaxy hops are not wasted here, although they do not appear as clean as they could be. This beer presents a different experience when bottled, with a much fruitier nose that will require a separate review.

Photo of TheSarge
4.13/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured this into a standard pint glass and the brew makes a good two finger thick bright white head, with a cleanly filtered body that is a golden white color. Looks kind of like a Kristalweizen.

The aroma is very citrus in the way of lemonade... Almost smells like a Shandy. There is some pine, but almost smells like Sprite altogether with odd soapy fragrances.

Taste wise it's grainy huskiness with some lemon, and a hint of caramel.

Oddly feels medium in body, which makes this 7.2% a sleeper and can creep on you very stealthily.

Photo of hophugger
3.64/5  rDev -15%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Pours a semi-cloudy gold color with a nice head and amazing lacing that clings on for dear life to the side of the glass. Very light aroma with hints of pineapple and other assorted citrus, not much hops in the smell. My first time with a beer with exclusively Australian hops, I think, taste is very hoppy, yet allows a coo blend of tropical citrus to come through. This seems like a well balanced beer by my opinion. I love the cool hop bitterness and maly as it goes down, cooling the palate. Overall, I am pleased with this and look forward to other special releases from this brewery.

Photo of AdamBear
4.03/5  rDev -5.8%
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!

Photo of BarryMFBurton
4.22/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

I’m not sure what an IPA made purely with Australian hops is like, since I’m not too familiar with the different strains down under, but I trust Schlafly. Cheers.

Brewed two months before the date of this tasting (“Bottled with love on 10 03 2012”).

A: Oddly pale yellow with a chill haze; as I first pour it, it’s reminiscent of a hefeweizen, especially after a bright, sudsy white head forms. Not your typical IPA presentation, but it’s nice. Sandy retention and stringy lacing encircle the glass.

S: Bright citrus: peach, mango, and pear over a sweet malt bed of banana and vanilla pudding. Not unusually strong, in any sense, but aromatically inviting enough to please. Mild pine resins appear as the beer starts to warm, as does a soft nuttiness.

T: Just what I enjoyed with Schlafly’s American IPA: taut and flavorful hops encased in a layer of chewy, bready malts. The citrus from the hops is so juicy you can nearly taste the flesh of the fruit: sweet mango and orange slices gush as resinous pine holds it all up from underneath, creating a sustained, flavorful hoppiness. I know it looks like a hefe, but now it’s starting to taste like one, too, with all these sweet fruit flavors – even from the grains, which come off like soft wheat and honey oat. At its very soul, this beer is about sweet, simple flavors, and it pretty much nails it. Moderately dry, crisp finish of grassy bitters.

M: As thick as you need it to be, really; there’s a viscosity to it that fits the bill right between a big DIPA and your typical thin pale, and that’s precisely what you want here. Has a slickness that makes it go down like something you’d get on-tap in the U.K. (or Australia, I presume).

O: TIPA, AIPA, XIPA, ZIPA…whatever you got, Schlafly, keep ‘em coming. These beers rock. I can definitely see myself killing a six-pack of this with ease, but most importantly, with pleasure.

Photo of ONUMello
4.26/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

12oz bottle poured into a pint glass, bottled 12/3/13
A: Light orange color with a 1/2-finger head that leaves a nice lacing
S: Wow what a pleasant smell. Pineapple, mango, papaya... just full of all kinds of tropical fruits. Backed by hints of earth, herbs and malts.
T: Tropical fruit but this adds a lot more malt up front to go with it. These continue through to the finish but add some herbal notes
M: Medium-bodied, fairly smooth
O: I like what the Galaxy hops add, and would really enjoy seeing them mingled with some that add citrus notes. Really enjoyable to drink

Photo of Greywulfken
4.4/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

A: medium gold with amber-orange inclinations, clear with a full head of white foam that left some lacing as it retreated down the glass

S: bright citrus notes, fruity and floral...

T: juicy, citrusy, orange and pineapple, tangy and zesty, fresh; clean malt bill underscores and never overshadows the brilliant hop action

M: medium-to light, tight and zesty, fresh, clean, bright

O: a fantastic IPA - can't believe there's this much fruitiness just from the hops - really tremendous hop bill blossoms brilliantly

Photo of mikeg67
4/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at “Paragon Tap and Table” in Clark. Pours hazy golden with tall, long lasting, fluffy white head and nice lacing. Aroma is of citrusy hops, tropical fruit and bready malt. Body is medium and tangy. Citrusy hops, tropical fruit, bready malt fill the mouth. Finish is long, dry and grapefruity. Excellent brew.

Photo of ThickNStout
3.85/5  rDev -10%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

12oz bottle from zrab11 (thanks man!). Bottled 10/29/13. Served in a Clown Shoes snifter.

Pours a vibrant orange hued golden with two fingers of fluffy white head. The foam is slow to fade and leaves large cakes of lace.

Smells of oranges, flower petals and bready sweet malt.

Nice array of flavors include orange, mandarin, lemon zest, mango, cracker, pepper, bread and floral pine.

Light-to-medium body with lively carbonation. Bittersweet orange marmalade and pine finish.

A familiar but distinctly different citrus hop character. Quite enjoyable and worth a try.

Photo of bnes09
4.42/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Clear, lemon-straw colored beer. Massive, bubbly head recedes to a swirling film that forms patchy lines of lace.

Sweet fruit aroma with mango and menthol leaves.

Smooth, buttery, white bread malt flavor. Assertive hop character with mango, mint and grapefruit flavors. Honey sweetness compliments the citric hop notes. Exceptional balance and alcohol is completely masked.

Medium bodied. Wet texture mid-drink and slightly drying in the finish. Well carbonated.

Great ipa. Love the citrus flavors and balance.

Photo of LambicPentameter
4.36/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Reviewed from notes. Enjoyed on Nov. 6th, 2013 out of a brown bottle marked with a bottling date of 9/25/2013, so a little over a month old. Poured into a Speigelau IPA glass.

Appearance - Pours with a body of slightly hazy orange and yellow, with golden sunlight highlights glinting where the ambient light diffuses through the liquid. Looks very rich in color overall. Atop the body sits a frothy two-finger head the color of white tinged with an almost imperceptible hint of orange. Bubbles are very small and produce a dense-looking head, like a thick fog sitting over the beer lake below it. Retention is excellent, and when the head finally begins to recede, it leaves ample lacing around the glass. This continues with noticeable rings as I drink it down. The foam on top never completely disappears, leaving a healthy thick film across the top throughout the duration.

Smell - Citrus explosion is the best way to describe the aroma. It's like if an IPA and a glass of orange juice had a the most beautiful beverage baby in the world. For my money, there isn't a better showcase of Galaxy hop aroma out there, keeping in mind that I haven't had very many Galaxy single-hop beers. I don't get much of the grain bill in the aroma, but there is a tropical element that prevents acidic overload from the citrus notes.

Taste - The smell was an excellent lead-in to an outstanding tasting beer. Again, full Galaxy citrus fruit is on display, with notes of fresh-squeezed orange juice and lemon zest as well as grapefruit bitterness, but faint. I also get a bit more of the tropical element than I did on the aroma, with some pineapple peeking through and some more generic tropical fruit sweetness, though not overpowering. I also get a bit more of the grain bill here with pale malt providing a nice bit of backbone without getting in the way of the star of the show--the hops. Some grapef

Mouthfeel - Medium-bodied and well carbonated, with a predominantly dry finish, in spite of a hint of lingering sweetness. Overall it is a dry finishing beer though.

Overall, this is without a doubt Schlafly's best offering, and that includes their typically excellent Pumpkin Ale. This is a beer I will make a point to buy every season when it comes out.

Photo of sprucetip
4.18/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Clear, pale golden, modest fluffy white head, a bit of retention, and patchy lacing.

Not getting much from the nose. A hint of sweetness, and some faint lemony hops. Not much else. It's pleasant, just not strong.

Surprisingly there is some sweetness from the all base malt, and it balances perfectly with the light citrusy hop flavors and very mild bitterness. Not crazily complex, but it works really well.

Decent carbonation, thin side of medium body, and a vaguely bitter but quite clean finish.

This doesn't have great complexity or depth, but elements are very well balanced and play well together. Friends had said it was very good and they are correct.

Photo of Scotchboy
4.03/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz bottle sent by dope (thanks man!) poured into a Sam Adams Perfect Pint...

A: Pours straw-like but is clear pale gold in the glass (and nearly orange at that)...huge fluffy white head leaves some nice layers of lacing...beautiful.

S: Pretty floral citrus aromas...definite tangerine with fruity hints of pine and grapefruit essence...biscuity pale malt character is buried, with a faint toasted edge...maybe some earthy notes and faint lemon as well.

T: Lemon, pine, citrus, grapefruit, and crackery malt...the citrus is pretty unique to me, can't quite put my finger on it...more tangerine? Slight fruity sweetness and possibly some caramel compete with the hop bitterness.

MF: Crisp medium-light body with decent dryness and good carbonation.

O: Its a decent IPA but I think if the citrus hop flavors were a little stronger I would have liked it even more.

Photo of ksimons
4.27/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A-a clear golden color with two fingers worth of white head

S-smell is really delicious of grapefruit and tropical fruits

T-taste is similar to the smell with lots of tropical fruit sweetness, pale bready malt, and citrus

M-medium body, moderate carbonation

Overall a very fruity IPA, really delicious

Photo of TwelveOunces
4.57/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

12 Oz bottle poured into a tulip
Bottled 11-14-12 (6 days young)

A- This beer pours a clear golden straw yellow with a two finger white head.

S- A massive nose on this beer. It starts off sugary sweet and the hop profile just takes over. A ton of orange and lemon and pineapple. One of the most citrusy smelling beers out there.

T- Sugary sweetness up front. The mats comethrough as a light caramel and very breaddy. The malts perfectly balance the hop bitterness and really help add another element to the beer as well as compliment the hop profile. The hops are crazy in this beer. There is an absolutely massive amount of citrus. This beer tastes like a tropical fruit buffet. The hops are also very floral and a remind you your not drinking a fruit beer.

M- This is a perfectly balanced beer. Sweetness and bitterness balance out to a clean finish and a hoppy aftertaste. Drinkable but still sizable for 7.2%

O- Absolutely awesome IPA. It definitantly helps out that my bottle is extremely fresh. This beer has a different and refreshing hop flavor and is perfectly balanced by the malts. Check it out if you can get it.

Photo of Bosoxfan20
3.94/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

A- pours a lemon colored with slight haze. White head settles to a nice cake.

S- So much fresh hops on the nose. mango, lemon zest, orange, grape fruit, and lots of pineapple. An outstanding doughy malt base.

T- Follows nose pretty well, but the flavors just don't explode like the aroma did coming out of the glass. The balance is spot on. The toasted bread malt base and doughy goodness shines. This one has a buttery smoothness to it as the hop level never becomes astringent.

M- mid body. A bit substance that expected. moderate carbonation gives way to a chalky feel. no alcohol detected.

O- A really nice IPA. Not sure that I am totally on board with all the love, but this is a brewery that continues to impress. Aroma really blew me away. Always a fan of the galaxy hop.

Photo of Ri0
4.53/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

poured 12oz bottle into a snifter. Bottled on 11/14/13.

A - A bright and slightly hazy yellow tangerine liquid with a white 2 finger head. Fades into a collar and leaves behind generous amounts of webbed lacing.

S - So the aroma is near perfect to me. Tons of tropical goodness, pineapple, mango, tangerine, and even some apricot. The malt is a light honey suckle or clover sweetness that works in harmony with the hops.

T - What a mouthful of flavor this IPA packs. Again it is big on the tropical fruit, pineapple, mango, and tangerine. There is a nice bitterness, but it is not grapefruit. There is just enough sweetness to keep the hops from completely dominating.

M - Light body with moderate carbonation. Has a nice slick feel.

O - Schlafly has a real winner on their hands that can hang with all the big Citra IPAs. This was really well done and excellent to quaff. Harold, thank you for sending this!

Photo of reebtaerG
4.28/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Served into a pint glass at Lures

A-Bright yellow with a thin white head.

S-Big aroma of citrus and pineapple - the best part of this beer. Can't put my finger on the galaxy hop smell.

T- Taste is hoppy with a light bitterness that lingers through the finish like grapefruit. Some sweetness of the pineapple but mostly gently bitter.

M-Medium carbonation and mouthfeel.

O-overall great IPA by schlafly, must get six pack

Schlafly Tasmanian IPA (TIPA) from The Schlafly Tap Room
95 out of 100 based on 1,376 ratings.