In this beer blog, we are going to talk about a new beer from Schlafly Brewing. The beer is called Tasmanian Style India Pale Ale. If you read my earlier blog on their beers, you know the history of this brewery. If you have not, please, read the first part of that beer blog. Let us get into the beer.
It has a yellow color with a white head on the beer. The smell is between pineapple and hint of grapefruit to mango. The taste is a heavy mango and a hint of pineapple. The aftertaste is a drop off fast almost like it is not there and hard to explain it. This beer is pretty drinkable beer.
Here is a description from the beer bottle:
Schlafly Tasmanian Style IPA is a brewed with 100% Australian hops. They impart a unique citrus flavor to the ale. A special Release IPA, TIPA is available for a limited time, with a new IPA every few months.
Here is a description from the website (www.schlafly.com):
Available October – January
ABV: 7.2% | IBU: 60
- Appearance: Golden, bright
- Process: Dry hopped, single hop/single malt beer
- Hops: Galaxy (AU)
- Malts: 2-row malted barley
- Yeast: American Ale
- OG: 17.5
Schlafly 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.
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Closing, this was a pretty interesting India pale ale. These hops are the new trend in the craft beer world. I have to say this brewery has hit a home run. I have not had too many beers with these hops. The ones I had are average to below average. I just seems like these breweries do not know how to use the hops correctly. I love the pineapple and mango taste from the hops. This beer makes me feel like I am in the warm place. This is beyond far my favorite IPA I have ever had in my life. I recommend this beer and it is must hunt down. Go get some! Drink it! Enjoy it! Metal it! \m/
Bill DJ Weiser