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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

BEER STATS
Ratings:
1,681
Reviews:
282
Avg:
4.24
pDev:
8.96%
 
 
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173
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346
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Photo of tobelerone
4.15/5  rDev -2.1%

Photo of AngusOg
5/5  rDev +17.9%

Photo of plaid75
4.4/5  rDev +3.8%

Photo of Nichols33
3.5/5  rDev -17.5%

Photo of KAF
4/5  rDev -5.7%

Photo of fredmugs
4/5  rDev -5.7%

Photo of clayrock81
4/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured a golden orange with two finger head that died quick and left lace. Solid IPA aroma of floral hops, possible grapefruit although I mostly get citrus, some possible caramel and bread malts in there. I have noticed with these "young" IPAs that the hops seem to be a little more assertive and that is true with this one, as the floral, citric notes, are really strong (again, possibly some grapefruit tastes). Good balance, though, as I get some sweetness from caramel and a little fuller body from bread malts. Finish is strong and sharp due to lively carbonation and overall a really good beer. If this is the new trend (or one of) in terms of IPAs, drinking as young as possible, then this is one trend I can get behind.

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

Light but still have a big hop punch. Good tropical fruit flavors, finishing dry. It's worth trying.............................................................

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Photo of jzeilinger
4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

Photo of bigred89
4.25/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of Raziel313
3.5/5  rDev -17.5%

Photo of jbaker67
4.35/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours a clear gold body under a small fizzy white head that faded to a thin ring. The nose is nicely hoppy, very citrusy and fruity with a minimal malt influence. This aroma is all about the hops. The flavor is really juicy and fruity up front, but there’s still a fairly sufficient amount of bitterness as well. Nice lingering hoppiness on the finish. Fairly light, but decently dry and doughy malt backbone. Light bodied with soft fizzy carbonation.

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Photo of beerthulhu
3.84/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

-Spiegelau ipa.

A: Turbid orange juice coloring, dirty ivory colored head is frothy, slight with an average rate of retention lapsing to a washy covering. Light display of spacious carbonation bubbles rise leisurely.

S: Fresh lemony flair, right from the bottle with some tropical fruit, orange-pineapple and slight hint of wet peach. Decent awareness, keeps for awhile.

T: Flowery semi-dry orange hops, tropical sense, with a good rate of dry hopping on the end. Citrusy-orange flavor has a raw, dry , flowery sense, providing a big bitterness and dryness. Lemon peel dry hopping rounds out.

M: Slightly creamy, medium body, dry hopping bitterness bites the inner cheeks with a good awareness. Good crispness.

O: Overall a big bite of raw flowery hops, tropical, nice coloring with a in your face amount of ibus. Flavor seems a bit rough around the edges, raw, not individually defined but will best serve those looking for a citra like, hop punch that is all about the bitterness.

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4/5  rDev -5.7%

Photo of corby112
3.56/5  rDev -16%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a slightly hazy, pale golden yellow color with straw colored hues and a one finger, frothy white head that slowly settles into a thin, lasting ring. Pretty good retention with spotty lacing coating the glass on the way down.

Earthy, floral aroma with lots of oily hops and pine needle countered by subtle citrus fruit sweetness and a pale malt backbone. Dank and resinous with fresh buds, grass and pine sap followed by faint hints of grapefruit, pineapple and orange peel. Some biscuit-y malts in there as well with hints of bread and light fruit. The hops are fresh and juicy but since they primarily use Galaxy/Austrailan hops, I was expecting more of tropical/citrus presence in the nose.

Medium body with tight carbonation and a blast of dry, earthy bitterness that lingers over the sweeter notes and pale malt backbone into a bone dry finish. A bit sweeter than the nose suggests but the flavor is dominated by sticky, piney hops. Very dry with lots of resinous hop oils, grassy pine needle, spruce tip and dank nuggets. This is followed by a subtle summit/onion flavor and a bit of juicy tropical fruit sweetness. Hints of grapefruit, pineapple and lemon peel cut through the bitterness but it could use a lot more to balance things out. Underneath, there's a subtle pale malt backbone that provides hints if bread, biscuit and some sweeter light fruit flavors, especially apple. The mouthfeel falls off a bit toward the end of the palate, finishing slightly watery. The ABV is nicely masked making this beer pretty easy to drink but the hop flavors are slightly one dimensional. There's not enough sweetness for my preference and the summit/onion flavor comes on very strong toward the back end with an unpleasant lingering aftertaste.

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4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

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4.32/5  rDev +1.9%

Photo of RBorsato
3.9/5  rDev -8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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4/5  rDev -5.7%

Photo of Canada_Dan
4.06/5  rDev -4.2%

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

Pours a clear golden color with a solid half inch cream head that leaves a solid sheet of lacing to the rim.

Floral hops mingle with fresh cut grass, pine, and grapefruit, overwhelming the subtle cracker-like malt backbone.

Flavor reveals more malt character, slightly sweet and bready, with a fairly dry, slightly bitter finish. Skunky hops, with notes of lime, grapefruit, herbal hops, and a bit of catty dankness add complexity.

Body is is moderate, with carbonation on the high side of moderate, and a somewhat astringent finish.

Overall, a nice, hoppy brew, with substantial malt backbone. Less citrusy than most, more dank, skunky focus.

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4.13/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of mltobin
4.17/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Schlafly Tasmanian IPA (TIPA) from The Schlafly Tap Room
4.24 out of 5 based on 1,681 ratings.
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