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Schlafly Tasmanian IPA (TIPA) | The Schlafly Tap Room

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Schlafly Tasmanian IPA (TIPA)Schlafly Tasmanian IPA (TIPA)
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Brewed by:
The Schlafly Tap Room
Missouri, United States | website

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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Reviews:
268
Ratings:
1,634
Avg:
4.26
pDev:
8.92%
 
 
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Photo of BEERchitect
4.3/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Schlafly ups their game in the highly competitive IPA market by celebrating the newly available Galaxy hops. With its simplified grain bill, the beer showcases this tropical and citrus-forward hop in all its glory.

Tasmanian IPA opens with a brightly lit orange-amber glow. An even hop haze diffuses the light and gives the beer a very inviting color. Capped with a frothy eggshell white head, the beer retains and laces as steadily as could be expected. This is one handsome looking beer!

Juicy aromas of citrus fruit, coupled with tropical fruits evoke a mouthwatering reation. Full of vibrancy, the supporting malts give a sweeter caramel scent to accompany the impressions of fructose and pleasant acidities.

As the beer starts malty and semi-sweet to taste, the light caramel and honey flavors draw in the hops. Red grapefruit juice, freshly squeezed tangerine, passion fruit, pineapple, mangoes, and apricots are just a few of the hop-induced flavors to be found from these sultry Galaxy hops. Malt sweetness keeps the fruit flavors seeming juicy, vibrant, and sweetly ripened. The balance of the beer tilts heavy toward the hops as the dialogue of malt to hops remain the focus, and without any distraction from outside.

Medium bodied to start, the early carbonated, malty creaminess develops into a dry-malt mid palate before turning moderately resinous and cleanly bitter to finish. Its dry character further keeps the emphasis on hop dominance- just as it should be.

The simplicity of this beer is also its charm. The thin caramel taste of 2-row malt and the stand-up complexities of Galaxy hops carry this beer from sip to finish with ease and boldness. Where brewers are tempted to over engineer the recipe or take shortcuts in technique, its refreshing to see that simplicity and confidence are still fashionable. Thanks Schlafly!

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Photo of roger617
4.3/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

I've had this one a handful of times, once on draft, but mostly bottled. Reviewing based off a bottle poured into a nonic glass.

A: Pours a hazy golden color with over a finger of white foamy head that reduces quickly and leaves a fair amount of lacing.
S: Wafting of citrus, slight pine, and almost a sugar candy. I'm intrigued by this one.
T: Similar to aroma - lots of mango and pineapple, pine to tone down the sweetness. There's a sweetness that I can't place my finger on, but it becomes dominant near the end and follows through the after taste.
M: Carbed well, leaves an ever so slightly dry after taste, but mainly a sweet taste that lingers.
O: Love this beer, it offers a great unique twist to a common style that certainly helps it stand out.

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Photo of Dravin
4.3/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a Duvel tulip. bottled on date of 11/17/2015.

Look -- 2 fingers of white head atop a hazy, but not turbid, pale gold body. It leaves wonderful lacing as you drink it down.

Smell -- Pineapple, grapefruit, a bit of orange, hints of resin and hoppy floralness. Fantastic.

Taste -- Orange, pineapple, and resin are what come through the most along with a nice lingering bitterness that is counterbalanced by some malty sweetness.

Feel -- Moderate body but the carbonation is fairly low and so it hangs a bit heavy on the tongue. It's a bit like drinking apple juice with just the slightest hint of carbonation.

Overall -- The one word description is juicy. It's a delightful showcasing of the fruit flavors that can come from hops. My only complaint is the mouthfeel, I wish it was a little more carbonated.

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Photo of gentlegiant
4.29/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

A medium golden color. Light head retention.

S very floral. Hint of oak or leather. Fruity. Lightly Piney. Hops are amazing.

T delicious. Refreshing. Dont want to put the glass down. I could slam these repeatedly. I would like to have this in the early spring as well.

M not heavy at all. Refreshing. Crisp yet refined. Not a palate killer.

O for $12 a six pack i would buy it again. This would be a great beer to have around a fire when you get in from the slopes. I woild pair it with some good mexican food or indian or meditwrranean food. Delicious is all i can say. The hops are nice.

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Photo of Little_Landon
4.29/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured a nice head out of bottle. A nice fruity ipa, little citrus, very smooth tasting compared to other IPAs. Need to have this out of tap! Damn good!

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Photo of zeledonia
4.29/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

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.

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Photo of Pencible
4.29/5  rDev +0.7%
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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Photo of richj1970
4.28/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Poured from 12 oz bottle dated 8/19/2015 into snifter.

A: Clear golden yellow with two finger white head. Decent retention and plenty sticky lacing.

S: Grapefruit, pineapple, and lemon. Bright floral hops.

T: Light citrus with grapefruit, pineapple, and maybe a touch of lemon. Light cracker malts and subtle sweetness.

M: Medium body and average carbonation. No real hop bitterness. Very easy drinking.

O: Wonderful IPA. Very happy a picked up a wider instead of a single.

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Photo of emerge077
4.28/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

2015: 3.8
Much less intense than previous years, more of an earthy bitterness that dominantes, as opposed to the intense citrus of the past. Wondering if they use less Galaxy now since there's so much demand.

2012: 4.28
Bottled with love on 12 11 12, aww yeahh.
Served in a mini mug, it pours a bright pale gold with a creamy foam dome that rises above the rim and sits for a few minutes before settling. Good retention, and sheets of soapy lace after a couple sips. Lasting head retention.

Big citrus aroma initially, grapefruit and a little tangerine, slightly dank. After a few minutes in the glass it seems more subdued.

Orange pith, brief nectarine sweetness, balanced citrus oil bitterness and lightly bready pale malt underneath. Dry green hop bitterness in the aftertaste. Super drinkable, almost a cousin to Zombie Dust. Impressed by this beer, Schlafly should rotate this in with their American IPA...

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Photo of yesterdayfaraway
4.28/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

Clear, golden/orange look. Thick white head that last a long time. Smells great. I love the citrus. Great citrus iPad flavors. Freshness is key with ipa's so I always try for local and this fits the bill. It's a thinner feel, but I usually drink stouts. Overall, get it fresh if you can, it's great.

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Photo of Omnium
4.28/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Bottle > Pint Glass

A - Pours a really nice clear gold color with about a finger of soapy white head, medium lacing around the side.
S - Lots of pine and citrus, then you get some pineapple with some mild pale malt and a hint of rye, and slightly grassy.
T - Big fruit flavors, tangerine, orange, a touch of white grape, some pineapple, a really mild pale malt to bring it all together, some pine bitterness on the end.
M - Very dry, but still crisp and not overpowering.
O - Outstaing IPA, glad I could finally have this after hearing so much about it. The taste on this has a ton of flavor, and to think its single hopped with galaxy makes it that much better.

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Photo of reebtaerG
4.28/5  rDev +0.5%
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

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Photo of scottyb88
4.27/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A-pours a clear, goldish type color with a two finger head and plenty of lacing

S-heavy citrus including lemon/lime, pineapple, maybe tangerine..not so much grapefruit smell, it has more of a sweeter citrus aroma

T-strong hop bite that doesn't linger too aggressively; traditional citrus peel with some grapefruit type flavors in the taste

M-not too thin, enough carbonation; fairly dry but not overly harsh aftertaste

O-a really solid IPA that delivers more on the aroma than the taste; it uses light malts to really highlight the hop aroma, but I wish there was a bit more pop in the taste

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Photo of Shroud0fdoom
4.27/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

*12 oz. bottle* Look: Sunset orange body, 1 finger white head.

Smell: Very citrus (Oranges, lemon peel), toasted cracker sweetness, bit of mango and a touch of tropical flowers.

Taste: Mango, oranges, grapefruit, flowers, earthy leafiness, papaya, very solid malt backbone, semi dry mild bitter finish.

Feel: Medium smooth body, mediocre carbonation.

Overall: This is solid and also very tasty. I’m glad I tried this ale. This is balanced and enough hop flavor that it lands on what could be DIPA status. The bitter factor isn’t offensive. If you like exotic fruits/flower flavors in your beer, this is a go to. This beer is recommended.

*Original Review 11-1-13

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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

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Photo of metter98
4.26/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A: The beer is hazy yellow in color and has a light amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a finger high white head that died down, but left a thin layer of bubbles covering the surface, a collar around the edge and some lacing down the sides of the glass.
S: Moderately strong aromas of pineapples are present in the nose along with notes of other tropical fruits.
T: Following the smell, the taste has tropical flavors of pineapples and mangos along with hints of orange citrus and a light to moderate amount of bitterness.
M: It feels medium-bodied and crisp on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: The Australian Galaxy hops used in this beer make it very unique, particular from the pineapple aromas and flavors that they impart. I really enjoyed this beer and it was also quite drinkable.

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Photo of MrBoh
4.26/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Pours a hazy yellow with a strong orange tinge. Little lacing which dissipates quickly. Prevelant lacing for the lack of head.

Scent is tangerines, grass and gasoline.

Flavor is much the same. Yet it works more. Hops are just prevalent enough.

Mouthfeel is almost perfect. Just enough sweetness. The mouthfeel really makes this.

I dont know why these hops always taste llikegas to me. Luckily I'm getting used to it, as I like this one. Very balanced.

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Photo of ONUMello
4.26/5  rDev 0%
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

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Photo of elgiacomo
4.26/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

12oz bottled Dec 13 2012. Served at around 40-45F.

Pours semi-hazy yellow/gold with a one finger white head that leaves lots of spots of lacing and maintains a very good cap.

Aroma is nice lemon citrus, pineapple, somewhat grassy and floral, biscuit, doughy malt. Very good strength.

Flavor is lemon citrus, pineapple, grassy, floral hops, grapefruit rind, tropical fruit, malt is light and unobtrusive, cracker, bread, biscuit. Minimal sweetness, very good bitterness, some alcohol on the finish. Very dry.

Mouthfeel is light/medium bodied, good carbonation.

Wow, this is some awesome stuff! Very hoppy, unbalanced, just the way I like it. Love pineapple in my IPAs and this delivers. Reminds me a bit of a baby Founders Double Trouble.

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Photo of rangerred
4.26/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

12oz bottle into a pint glass.

Pours a fairly hazy light straw yellow with a one finger white head. Ok lacing and head retention and really the overall appearance isn't all that impressive.

The aroma on this really blows me away! i love the tropical fruit nose this one puts out. Tons of pinapple and mango but there are also some really nice Earthy undertones. A touch of dankness in there even.

The flavor just continues the tropical fruit explosion. More pineapple and mango along with that tea-like earthiness that is present in the aroma. Bitterness is on the medium to high side along with a slightly chalky mouthfeel. More stickyness in the finish than I was anticipating but it works.

Overall, a very tasty IPA. I love the Galaxy hop and it is showcased beautifully here. A really nice, unique, IPA that is worth picking up.

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Photo of PGD120
4.26/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Poured on draft

Appearance: golden color translucent. Some visible carbonation. 1 finger white head. Lots of lacing

Aroma: orange, fresh cut grass, grapfruit. Candied grapefruit very citrusy

Taste: lots of grapefruit and candied orange some lemon and lemon peel. Little bit of booziness

Mouthfeel: medium bodied nice.carbonation pretty bright.

Overall: very solid ipa super easy to drink

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Photo of BigRedDog
4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

Poured from a growler.

Pours a nice straw gold color. Kinda hazy. Big foamy, marshmallows head that hangs around. Great lacing.

Smell is of tropical fruit. Pineapple, mango, grapefruit are all present. Kind of a rich yeasty smell as well.

Taste is right upfront with tropical fruit. Pineapple, mango, with a slight grapefruit twang. Mellows into a slight hop bitterness that lingers a little bit. Not overly hoppy, but very light and refreshing.

Mouthfeel isn't too crisp, but is slightly creamy.

Great floral IPA. Very different with all the tropical flavors.

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Photo of are_doubleyou
4.25/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 2.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

L: It pours a golden yellow with a thin white head which quickly turns into a very fine lace. The beer is opaque and there are a lot of particulates floating in it with almost no carbonation bubbles. One of the least appealing IPAs to look at that I have come across.

S: Fortunately, the smell is great. Extremely bright tropical and citrus notes greet your nose with mango, papaya, pineapple and passion fruit. There is a little bit of a floral smell underneath and some cattiness, with no hints of malt presence. Certainly an Australian beer. It's just bursting with those Galaxy hops and I could smell them all day.

T: The tropical notes that you can smell are bursting right up front and dominate the body of the beer. The pale malt backbone balances them out a bit with some touches of floral hops, but tropical fruits dominate everything. A great showcase for Australian hops. My only complaint for such a hop showcase is the cattiness which comes in on the finish. It's a bit unpleasant after all the mango, pineapple and passion fruit notes in the body, but it's not terrible by any means.

F: Bright, crisply zesty and a little bready. Very pleasant, but the bready malt feel detracts a bit.

O: A great Australian IPA. I've really grown fond of these Galaxy hops lately and this beer doesn't disappoint. I think it would make a great summer seasonal IPA because of its light, crisp, tropical flavor, but they put it out in the fall. This is too bad in my opinion because I would be more likely to buy this for a hot summer day to drink while grilling than in the fall when I'm more prone to drink darker beers.

This beer was poured from a 12oz bottle into a Blind Pig mug at apx 55F.

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Photo of SCbrewdoc
4.25/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance- 2 cm white, thick head. distorted, transparent, yellow-orange color. Crisp.

Aroma-Smells of citrus. Strong grapefruit and hint of lychee juice. Also some peach notes. Could be some pine in there, but that might be because I was looking at a christmas tree...

Taste-Yes. Citrus up front being mostly grapefruit. Aroma expands and fills the mouth. Once down tarty bitterness hangs with a resiny, malty finish. Tastes like it smells

Mouthfeel- medium to light. not full bodied by any means. sessionable beer.

Overall- great to try a different hop variety. I'd say Schlafly did a very good job with this one. i'd definitely have it again

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Photo of FriedSlug
4.25/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours a hazy gold with a big white head that leaves lacing everywhere. I get a tone of pineapple and some peach in the nose with a nice malty sweetness. There is also a bit of pine there as well. The taste is fruity at first and then there is a big pine blast that lingers along with a nice malty sweetness. This is a tasty IPA.

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Schlafly Tasmanian IPA (TIPA) from The Schlafly Tap Room
94 out of 100 based on 268 ratings.
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