Tasmanian IPA (TIPA)
The Schlafly Tap Room

Tasmanian IPA (TIPA)Tasmanian IPA (TIPA)
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From:
The Schlafly Tap Room
 
Missouri, United States
Style:
IPA - American
Ranked #65
ABV:
7.2%
Score:
94
Ranked #2,120
Avg:
4.24 | pDev: 9.2%
Ratings:
1,749
Status:
Active
Rated:
May 14, 2022
Added:
Oct 12, 2012
Wants:
  180
Gots:
  365
SCORE
94
Outstanding
Tasmanian IPA (TIPA)Tasmanian IPA (TIPA)
Notes: 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 Gu_re_gu
4.31/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
by Gu_re_gu

Not a fan of Schlafly beers, but this one stands out. Not quite piney enough for an AIPA, not quite hazy and juicy enough for a NEIPA, just sits somewhere right in the middle. It's a go to for me while it's in season.

May 14, 2022
Photo of milkshakebeersucks
4.03/5  rDev -5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
by milkshakebeersucks from Maryland

Appearance" Cloudy amber-gold, medium size head, good lacing:
Aroma: Tropical fruits pop out. A hint of peach shows up. Citrus in the background.
Taste: Stays fruity with no sharp edges. Lingering aftertaste. Slightly soapy.
Mouthfeel: Moderately carbonated, medium bodied, modest bitterness.
Overall" Need to give it a little time to develop. It will be worth it.

Apr 20, 2022
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4.04/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
by mvanaskie13 from Pennsylvania

Poured into a grip shaped goblet: color is gold, murky hazy straw, head is off white with fine to small bubble, head presented 1+ finger thick, then dissipating to thin solid top with lacing on the glass sides.

Smell is more subdued galaxy hop notes of citrus and tropical fruits, light malt and biscuit, some toast.

Taste is similar with a subdued galaxy hop profile of citrus and mixed tropical fruit, light malt notes of biscuit and toast, some candied fruit.

Mouthfeel is low/moderate carbonation, moderate sweetness, moderate bitterness.

Overall a brew that comes together as an entire IPA as it splits the NE/Hazy-AIPA profiles.

Apr 20, 2022
 
5 by OneVioletGreen from Missouri on Mar 18, 2022
Photo of MrOH
4.61/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
by MrOH from Malta

Barely hazy gold, big creamy white head, awesome retention and lacing
Super tropical aromas of mango, pineapple, passionfruit, with a touch of pine
Tastes like it smells with a slightly sweet and bready malt, lingering bitter finish
Filling but light, appropriate carbonation
Pretty awesome

Mar 11, 2022
 
4.19 by GreenMind from Pennsylvania on Feb 03, 2022
 
4.27 by TwilightBeerCareer from Illinois on Nov 25, 2021
 
4.06 by Wizzle32 from Pennsylvania on Nov 16, 2021
 
4.38 by hozersr from Pennsylvania on Nov 16, 2021
Photo of Tucquan
4.2/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by Tucquan from Pennsylvania

Had this on 2012-11-13 (from tasting notes in a notebook I just found!) at Bluegrass Pizza in Danville, KY

A - Clear yellow with 1-finger white head

S - Very tropical, mango, pineapple, floral, not much malt.

T - Tropical at first then nutty and dank. Moderate bitterness.

M - Medium body and carbonation. Substantial. Creamy and a little prickly.

O - Very fine. Enjoyed it quite a bit. Would have it again.

Sep 17, 2021
Photo of Jaasoares
3.96/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by Jaasoares from Virginia

Pours a hazy pale amber color with a good white fluffy head which lingers turning to a lacing across the top. Pineapple, grapefruit and hops on the nose. Taste follows the nose along with a grassy, pine and strong resinous flavor. The bitterness is wonderfully balanced and dissipates to a smooth finish. Almost feels like some sort of NE/American IPA hybrid. However, I do feel this one is overrated by a bit. It’s a very good IPA...but “world class” ?? Nah...no way

Jun 20, 2021
 
4.05 by HighwayChile from Kansas on May 30, 2021
 
4.15 by Walnut from Missouri on Apr 17, 2021
 
3.85 by AmatuerSurgeon from Missouri on Mar 25, 2021
 
3.12 by joekoz007 from Maryland on Mar 24, 2021
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4.03/5  rDev -5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by rudiecantfail from Pennsylvania

12 ounce can poured into a tulip glass. Canned on 1/6/21.

L---Cloudy, medium gold color. Nice, off-white head with good retention and beautiful lacing. A real looker.

S---Sweet & fruity. Citrus, lemon & orange.

T---Hoppy. Citrus follows, plus some pineapple & tropical flavors.

F---Fairly nondescript. Medium body with good carbonation.

O---A really nice IPA.

Mar 17, 2021
 
3.68 by KLHBB from Arkansas on Mar 12, 2021
Photo of DavetotheB
3.52/5  rDev -17%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
by DavetotheB from Pennsylvania

From a 12oz can dated 2/8/21 into a pint glass.

Pours a brownish yellow with about one and a half fingers of white head. Decent retention, great lacing.

Smell is a little weak. Picking up some oranges, grapefruit and musty crawlspace.

Taste kind of follows the nose-oranges, pineapple and grapefruit. Bit of bitterness on the back end of the sip.

Mouthfeel is somewhat soft but not too easy drinking. Slight bitter aftertaste (sorry but the aftertaste almost reminds me of latex). Above average carbonation.

Listed as an American IPA although I feel like they were shooting for a NEIPA. It was a miss for me on both marks. Price point was outstanding at $9 for a sixer, but it will be my only purchase. Little bit perplexed by the high ratings on this one...

Feb 28, 2021
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4.1/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by STLRadley from Missouri

Beer poured a slightly hazy deep golden color with a creamy +2-finger head that diminished slowly over the course of the session. Slight grapefruit aroma that is a bit underwhelming considering the style and flavor. In terms of flavor, the beer has an excellent earthy note with a strong grapefruit tone and substantial malt backbone for balance. Overall, a very nice IPA.

Feb 17, 2021
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2.82/5  rDev -33.5%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
by 4liter from Kentucky

I love Schlafly products, but this is a pretty average IPA. Unremarkable.

Apr 01, 2020
Photo of DFMRN
4/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by DFMRN

Been one of my favorites for a while now. On tap these days or available in tall boy cans. Always look forward to my trips to the Tap Room or the Bottle Works!

Mar 04, 2020
Photo of TheRandall
4.14/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by TheRandall from Indiana

This beer must confuse the average beer drinker. I see reviews saying ridiculous things. It's great. Trust me.

Feb 02, 2020
Photo of Roy_Munson
1.15/5  rDev -72.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1
by Roy_Munson from Ohio

By far the absolute worst IPA I’ve ever had. On tap at St Louis airport. The taste is hard to describe. The after taste is pungent, and unlike anything I’ve ever tasted. The smell is close to a wastewater treatment plant. How this beer ever survived or got solid ratings is beyond me

Jan 31, 2020
 
3 by Shenk87 from Pennsylvania on Jan 13, 2020
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3.84/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by cjeep from Pennsylvania

ok, this is a good beer but i don't think it's a true 95. but definitely worth a try.

L: it's a nice looking beer. nice color and head.
S: appealing. grassy. floral. not a lot of fruit or pine
T: i think i had it too cold. initially very bitter and little else (65 IBU? really?). as it warms a bit, more pine and fruit emerge. a little warmer and i get the pineapple notes others mention.
F: smooth and rich. very nice.
O: Definitely very good. Worth checking out for sure.

Jan 03, 2020
 
4.1 by benjaminsa from Vermont on Dec 08, 2019
Photo of justintcoons
3.37/5  rDev -20.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25
by justintcoons from Pennsylvania

16 oz can poured into an imperial shaker.

Appearance
Golden blond with a medium haze. 1 finger of creamy white head. Moderate carbonation.

Nose
Earthy, citrusy, melon, peach, and green florals.

Taste
Bright, zesty florals, grapefruit pith, and peppercorn. Very earthy with slight melon and honey. Aloe Vera and eucalyptus.

Mouthfeel
Medium-plus bodied, silky, smooth, bitter, and dry.

Overall
I expected something more tropical but ended up with something earthy, pithy, and peppery.

Dec 03, 2019
 
4.28 by Eyedoc27 from Illinois on Nov 23, 2019
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4.34/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by Brutaltruth from Ohio

Form the tall boy can in a snifter. This beefy little beast pours
a chill hazed golden color with a nice head of white foam that
settles to a thick ring, thin light layer, and displays moderate
lacing. Nose of pineapple, pine, grapefruit, and sweet honey
malts. Flavors nail the nose with an expansion of flavor with
light mango and pineapple over a touch of wheat and pine
with elements of herbal hops and grassy hop notes with an
underling note of grapefruit. Excellent mouth feel; medium
body, smooth and lightly creamy with an upfront sticky
hop and balanced malt backbone finish.

A SOLID brew from a great brewery!

Cheers

Jul 20, 2019
 
4.28 by Biggiekrock627 from Maryland on Jun 17, 2019
 
4.05 by Chris585 from Indiana on May 24, 2019
 
3.86 by jbehlar from Mississippi on Apr 21, 2019
 
3.72 by Dkloubec from Illinois on Apr 21, 2019
Photo of LifesAnesthesia
4.34/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
by LifesAnesthesia from Virginia

L - Straw, golden, hazy with a thick off-white head that sticks around and leaves behind a good amount of lacing.
S - light notes of citrus and piney hops - the smell is somewhat faint
T - Bright citrusy/piney, bitter, but sweet hops followed by a nice malt backbone - tons of orange flavor - some mango as well.
F - Medium bodied with a moderate amount of carbonation - smooth
O - A nice, but somewhat standard IPA. Hits all the right notes, but doesn't really stand out from the pack.

Apr 06, 2019
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4.04/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
by avalon07 from South Carolina

L: Poured from a tallboy can to a snifter glass. Had a yellow-orange color and a super cloudy consistency. There was an inch and a half of creamy, very long-lasting head. Pretty good lacing.

S: A nice aroma of hops, tropical fruit, malt, and citrus fruit.

T: Tasted of a small amount of malt (mostly in the finish). a decent bit of tropical fruit (pineapple mostly), a moderate amount of hops, and some citrus fruit (orange, mostly). A light and enjoyable flavor. It starts out being a little overly hoppy, but settles down and the fruit elements come out. It's a good balance of sweet and bitter.

F: An average amount of carbonation with a smooth finish. Medium-bodied.

O: A rock solid, easy to like IPA. Worth a look.

Mar 13, 2019
 
4 by COBEERHUNTER from Colorado on Feb 06, 2019
Photo of Bluecrow
4.2/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by Bluecrow from New York

Schlafly's Tasmanian IPA presents cloudy and tangerine from the can, with a 1.5 cm foam cap. The aroma is very light, but the flavor is rich with orange and pineapple with moderate hop bitterness. The carbonation is pleasantly prickly. I really like this brew.

Jan 28, 2019
Photo of haines710
4.4/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by haines710 from Delaware

Imagine my surprise finding this beer in Wilmington Delaware. I was googling it from the liquor store and happily scooped up a 4 pack dated 12/4/18. I am drinking it a month later. Not too old and it is tasting great. Burst open with citrus and malty smell. It has some bitterness but is smooth. Taste starts with pineapple but is not fruity. Malt follows but this is a different IPA. Tastes more like a DIPA but easy to drink. Alcohol is not apparent. Love it

Jan 24, 2019
Photo of ThePold
4.56/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
by ThePold from Virginia

a great beer I will buy again

Jan 20, 2019
Tasmanian IPA (TIPA) from The Schlafly Tap Room
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