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Schlafly Tasmanian IPA (TIPA)Schlafly Tasmanian IPA (TIPA)
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
The Schlafly Tap Room
Missouri, United States
schlafly.com

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.20%

Availability: Fall

Notes / Commercial Description:
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

Added by Megahertz on 10-12-2012

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1,682
Reviews:
282
Avg:
4.24
pDev:
8.96%
 
 
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4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

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2.25/5  rDev -46.9%

Photo of ThisWangsChung
4.36/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Drinking this less than a month old, all I can say is: HOLY CRAP. The reason it's so brilliant is because of how well it showcases Galaxy behind a mild malt backbone - and what malt there is helps to accentuate all the wonderful tropical fruit notes. A kiss of herbaceous bitterness helps it go down easily. As far as I'm concerned, one of the best 'single' IPAs on the market, period.

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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.

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4/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of mrfrancis
4.08/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Pours a clear gold with a billowing white head that lingers for some time.

S: Aromas of tangerine, navel orange, pineapple, mango, guava, herbs, grass, and biscuit are most pronounced on the nose.

T: Notes of tangerine, navel orange, lime, lemon, pineapple, mango, guava, grass, and herbs are balance by delicate notes of crackers, biscuits, minerals, and caramel. The finish is bitter, fruity, and mildly resinous with tangerine, navel orange, pineapple, and guava flavors giving way to subtle biscuit and caramel.

M: Medium-bodied and somewhat sticky in the mouth. Carbonation is initially a bit prickly, but quickly softens. Alcohol is very well hidden.

O: A nice IPA. This makes me wish more American brewers would experiment with Australasian hop varietals more frequently.

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4/5  rDev -5.7%

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4.19/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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4/5  rDev -5.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

Photo of Pencible
4.29/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

A: This poured a clear light gold with a bit of white head.
S: It smelled like bold fresh apricot and bitter grapefruit and dank herbal hops, with a little sweet honey malt.
T: It tasted like bitter grapefruit and unripe apricot, with some sweet honey and dank herbal hops. It had a clean bitter aftertaste.
M: It was watery with moderate carbonation. Decent body.
D: This was a top tier IPA. Great clean scent and taste like a liquid hop. The body was ok and the finish was really smooth, so it was quite easy to drink. Yum.

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4.22/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

12oz bottle poured into tulip - thanks to hooliganlife

Pours a lightly hazed dark golden color with some auburn hues. Thinner crop of white head bubbles up and fades into a layer of film with plenty of spotty and patchy lacing around the glass.

Wonderful citrus and tropical hop aromas with pineapple, mango, grapefruit and tangerine. Lightly sweet with bread crust and touches of caramel and honey. Soft warm glow as well.

Stark hop bitterness right off the bat, driven by pithy, juicy grapefruit and citrus. Edges of pine and resin followed by some smoother tropical fruit sweetness. Caramel and honey throughout the malty backbone, which peeks through just long enough to separate the aggressive, yet pleasant hop profile. Finishes bitter and juicy with a light warmth.

Medium body, slightly higher carbonation, sticky and dry on the tongue with a lingering finish. Schlafly has surprised me with their beers on more than one occasion, and I'm happy to say this is another huge winner. As soon as I opened the bottle I could already smell the sweet, pungent hop aroma and couldn't wait to taste it.

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4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

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3.38/5  rDev -20.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pour is a transparent pale golden color with a tight white head and big lacing. Nose is a good bit of mango with hits of caramel malts and a touch of grain presence. Taste is a bit less hop forward and has a touch of a metallic twang in the finish. Malts are up front, less grain, almost husky, and a bit messier. Still tropical fruit hops with a fair bit of bitterness in the aggressively carbonated finish.

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4.22/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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look: 4.25 | smell: 5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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4.21/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Re-review dated 11/15/2014, bottle dated 10/24 (original review was tap):
This beer pours a little on the light side of golden, with some larger bubble head (re-review: head was average to light, but decently tight bubbles), and some lacing. The bottle pour had some sediment visible in the pour. The nose in my re-review was a wonderful citrus-green hop (it is 3 weeks old); grapefruit and pine - classic and strong this young. (Original review: Some wet cardboard, with hints of orange especially as the beer "breathed").

- On tap original review: Front taste starts with some carbonation, the hits with orange! I don't mean orange notes, but orange. This mellows into mango and pineapple as the taste fades. There is actually a little woodiness in the end with a dryer than expected feel.
+ Bottle re-review: Carbonation is noticeable up front, and the malt is crisp, clean, crackery and totally takes a back seat to the hops. The orange I got before I think is more grapefruit, but there are some tropical notes as well. The rind of the grapefruit comes in later, perhaps with a hint of pine. This is pretty much a nice straightforward hops-centric IPA that uses fruit notes moreso than a malt profile.

Original: I usually like a nice citrus-flavored IPA, but this is missing something to me, its base is too standard, to me. I think it would be an interesting try for a new IPA drinker, though.
Re-review: stand by my standard base and an interesting try for a new IPA drinker. I think the beer is crisp and very drinkable. There is a dryness, but it is not strong and it's decently contrasted by a certain juiciness of the front tastes.

(Original note: my girlfriend agreed that the tap beer wasn't as good as she remembered from a bottle she had bought a week ago, and I thought it was off from my recollection of a previous drink. Age an issue?)

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4.65/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

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3.79/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

Schlafly Tasmanian IPA (TIPA) from The Schlafly Tap Room
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