Tasmanian IPA (TIPA)
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Tasmanian IPA (TIPA)Tasmanian IPA (TIPA)
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Style:
IPA - American
Ranked #41
ABV:
7.2%
Score:
95
Ranked #1,028
Avg:
4.27 | pDev: 9.13%
Reviews:
298
Ratings:
1,729
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Missouri, United States
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SCORE
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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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DFMRN

4/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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
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Roy_Munson from Ohio

1.15/5  rDev -73.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

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
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cjeep from Pennsylvania

3.84/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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
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justintcoons from Pennsylvania

3.37/5  rDev -21.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

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
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Brutaltruth from Ohio

4.34/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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
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LifesAnesthesia from Virginia

4.34/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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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avalon07 from South Carolina

4.04/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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
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Bluecrow from New York

4.2/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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
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haines710 from Delaware

4.4/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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
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Livyatan1996 from Missouri

4.22/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

schlafly can really put out a banger from time to time and this one slaps. just over 2 weeks old, dumped into my hop shop glass from a 16oz can. pours a ever so slightly hazed yellow/orange with quite the fluffy/rocky white head and just sheets of lacing. looks like a good hefe, probably cause of the color. aroma is a lot of hops but quite subdued, even with warmth. bits of earthiness, lots of citrus and fruit, mango and pineapple specifically cut through, and a malt background. the flavor shows all of these brighten up and fill out into a super tasty brew. citrus takes the lead followed immediately by earthy/grassy hops and a really solid sweet malt backing note that knows it's place. bits of funkiness and some pepper spice join the party. drinks smooth, medium bodied and leaves a lingering earth bitterness with ya for a minute. find em fresh while ya can

Nov 25, 2018
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MekanikSeth from Missouri

4.28/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

I didn't give this a perfect rating, but this is honestly one of my favorite beers ever. Like I look for ward to it coming out every year. That being said, some years are better than others. 2016 was not that great (it had too much of that kinda cat pee thing on the nose, tasted great though). The 2017 version was far better. It has this real light amber tone to it, and I think it presents well with some haze in the glass. I always kinda pick up a bit of that cat pee smell, but this year wasn't as bad as some years. More of a fruity, funky nose. Not totally pleasant but not a turn off either. It drinks well at 7.2, and gives off some real serious fruity notes on the tongue: citrus is really prominent, but I also get loads of mango and even pineapple. I guess lots of folks are doing similar beers now, but this is one the first to do the Oceanic hop build. Kinda cool to get those notes from a beer that isn't fruited. If you can get it fresh, jump on it because this is literally the best thing Schlafly brews every year

Mar 10, 2018
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jkblr from Indiana

4.15/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

12oz bottled 12/6/17 (48 days old) poured into a Spiegelau IPA glass at fridge temp 7.2% ABV 65 IBU per label. The beer pours Hefe hazy golden yellow with abundant and sticky off white head. Retention and lacing are far above average. The aroma offers a glimpse of citrus and a little earth. The taste is a hint of semisweet caramel malt followed by some vague citrus, tropical fruit and earth with a pleasant medium bitter finish. Mouthfeel is medium bodied, adequately carbonated, dry and a little sharp on the tongue. Overall, very good. Worth grabbing a 6 pack if you find it fresh.

Jan 23, 2018
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The_Kriek_Freak from Pennsylvania

4.28/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

It's hard to judge this beer fairly since the bottle I got was 11 months old and usually for an IPA this means that the beer is simple done. However, this is still very much hoppy and kicking. Not sure whether it's because of the Tasmanian hops or something else but this beer drinks like a fresh IPA. It pours hazy and with a small head. The aroma is of citrus and some lemongrass. In many ways it reminds me of beers with Sorachi Ace hops. Very nicely balanced taste, with a prolonged bitterness and a chewable mouthfeel. I can't imagine how much better this beer must be fresh.

Jul 31, 2017
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chinchill from South Carolina

3.95/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle from Siglers in Chattanooga with a Dec. 2016 bottling date.
With a clear yellow-golden body and visible carbonation, this looks like a pilsner. The white head is somewhat weak but leaves fine lacing on the glass.

Moderately bitter and aromatic for style. Complex hoppy flavor with faint malts. Tropical fruits dominate with a hint of pineapple. Lingering but mild aftertaste of Tasmanian hops.
Medium body and medium carbonation.

Jul 10, 2017
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Hackattack from Indiana

4/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This is another one of those past-dated deals I got at my local liquor store a while back for at least half the normal retail price. It was a really interesting citrusy hop tasting beer. Pretty good stuff.

Apr 23, 2017
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BloodSoakedAleMug from New York

3.06/5  rDev -28.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Look: Pours a hazy, golden yellow color with a two finger head of off white, coarse foam.

Aroma: Waxy. . . has an almost bitter scented candle like aroma. Notes of dry, slightly ashy tangerine and orange rind with hints of grapefruit and mild pine. The aroma is rather arid and faintly musky.

Taste: Again, very waxy floral and oily- almost ashy. Like what you would get from chewing on the peel of a grapefruit or tangerine, but not necessarily in a bad way.There is a gentle orange juice and sweet pine resin flavor lurking somewhere but it takes a back seat to the initial flavors. Ends on more notes of dried tropical fruit peels and candle wax.

Feel: Well attenuated, dry, juicy and somewhat floral. Alcohol is detectable but not overtly so.

Overall: This was pretty "meh" in my opinion. The most memorable part of this beer were it's negative traits; the fact that it straight up tasted like dried fruit rind and potpourri with an ashy, waxy aftertaste. Wouldn't repurchase.

Apr 13, 2017
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BethanyB from New York

4.05/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

An ombré body of hazy shades of gold, with a thin, yet frothy pure white head.

The aroma is a light, yet pleasant combination of pineapple, grapefruit, and some resinous hops. A yeasty underlayer has a bit of a funky lactose quality, but it's intriguing rather than off-putting.

Fresh grassy hops in the beginning blend seamlessly into smoky, damp earthiness in the finish. Reminiscent of pine nuts. A squeeze of lemon and a pinch of black pepper keep things bright and lively, while a low key foundation of toasted malt brings everything into balance. Medium hop bitterness. I didn't taste any of the pineapple promised by the label and the aroma, but I didn't feel that particular flavor would have hives with the rest of the recipe.

The medium viscosity is lightened by heavy carbonation. A moderately dry finish, with a bit of peppery heat which lingers past the swallow.

A truly unique combo of citrus, spice, and earth make this beer one-of-a-kind. Its off-kilter quality makes it hard to compare to other IPAs. It's not the most scrumptious beer in the world, but it's well balanced for its complexity, and is a fun experience to ponder.

Mar 12, 2017
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nick_perry from North Carolina

4.77/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Golden yellow color. Aromas of grapefruit, pine, and maybe even peach. Has a bit of a bite to it. This beer strikes a wonderful balance between the hops and the fruit, with notes of grapefruit and other citrus fruits prominent. Changes from bitter to sweet on the palate, with a delayed finish that is a bit earthy and leaves an almost velvety feel in your mouth. The finish reminds me of rooibos tea. Marvelous IPA, with all the complexities of a Schlafly. Each sip I take, I notice something new.

Mar 11, 2017
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drgonzo767 from Indiana

4.13/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Bottled 11/04/16, bought on sale at The Keg, Clarksville IN for $8.99.

A: Pours cloudy light gold, like a wheat. Half inch head. Lacing continues as I drink. Bubbly enough.

S: Grass, lemon, floral. Nothing strong but nothing foul. Clean nose.

T: This has died in the bottle. And I read the other reviews to decide that, because reviews helped me choose this beer. Light floral, light lemon, light pineapple. Hint of lemon zest and light resin hit, followed by light bitterness. Some malt on the end. I have a feeling this would be a lot better fresh, so I won't knock it too much.

M: Carbonation is below medium. Dry finish with light oil.

O: I really think this died in the bottle. Would like to try some fresh, as there is some potential here that I think wasted away; if I ever do get some fresh I will write a new review. Here is the weird thing: I don't think this works as a Fall release. This tastes like a good hot summer day and grilling beer, what it has become in this bottle is like a decent wheat beer. Strange. Good effort. Will try to get some fresher later this year, because I think there is something really good in here, it just died.

Feb 19, 2017
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bft1 from Virginia

2.58/5  rDev -39.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Man, I maybe missing something here, but this is one of the weirdest IPAs I have ever had. Tastes somewhat cheesy I think with some citrus. Doesn't do it for me at all.

Dec 12, 2016
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Lucular from Maryland

3.28/5  rDev -23.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

I've had a few different Galaxy-forward IPA's. Of two I can think of off the top of my head, I loved one (RAR Hyde) and hated another (Clown Shoes Galactica). This one? It smelled like gruyere cheese. It tasted like gruyere cheese with an earthy, biting finish. Very strange. Not entirely undrinkable, but one of the oddest-tasting beers I've ever had.

Nov 08, 2016
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BeerAndGasMasks from Virginia

4.25/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

From the growler (filled at Total Wine, Fredericksburg, VA), it pours amber with a nice head, diminishing to a thin layer (but remaining awhile). Lacing. Nose is piney and citrusy to me. The taste is very pleasing with a bit of tart and citrus and possibly pineapple. Yum!

Nov 05, 2016
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jmd1978 from Missouri

3.96/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pale Amber color with an inch of head. Nose very citrusy with orange and melon. Hints of pine. Taste grapefruit and melon, orange peel and floral hops. Strong finish. This is the IPA from Schlafly that gets all the hype. It's a very good IPA that's only seasonal but not as good as their AIPA. Will still happily drink many of them.

Oct 26, 2016
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DarkSideOfTheMoon from Virginia

4.32/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Hazy straw yellow pour with one finger head. Dissipates to a light resiny layer with significant lacing. Looks like a hefeweizen! Smell of hay and grass and some lemon and grapefruit tones. Taste is wonderful and is more citrusy than the smell. Feel is also very pleasing. Overall a great ipa with significant depth

Oct 17, 2016
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MJSFS from Florida

4.42/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bottle dated 9/14/2016 poured into a pint glass. Appearance is a cloudy bright straw color with countless bubble streams, a small head, and heavy lace rings. Aroma is grassy, with a slight citrus zest. Taste is earthy floral notes and unripe pineapple. Mouthfeel is medium and carbonated with no aftertaste. Overall a very easy drinking and flavorful IPA that is a pleasant alternative to the prominent West Coast piney variations.

Oct 15, 2016
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Beer rating: 95 out of 100 with 1729 ratings