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Tasman Red IPA - Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)

Tasman Red IPATasman Red IPA

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BA SCORE
85
very good

1,013 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 1013
Reviews: 359
rAvg: 3.75
pDev: 13.6%


Brewed by:
Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams) visit their website
Massachusetts, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  6.75% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: ReelBigwigFish on 10-25-2011)
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LittleDon

Texas

4.25/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Just when I had BBC pegged as the prototypical macro-craft brewer (good but pedestrian), I had this. A beautiful presentation, particularly for a bottled beer. Clouds of sticky foam, the color of aged white lace curtains, clung to the side of my glass atop a clear and deep red body. Neither the aroma nor the hoppyness faded any during the four or five months it sat in my beer fridge. Pineapple, citrus, with a strong caramel backbone, there's a touch of acidity and alcohol middle to finish. Plenty of bitterness all the way through. The mouthfeel was superb, its best characteristic, as soft as imaginable without the aid of nitrogen. A beer that has given me new respect for the guys at Sam Adams.

Serving type: bottle

04-27-2012 22:03:20 | More by LittleDon
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hmmmbeer10

Florida

3.25/5  rDev -13.3%

04-17-2014 15:33:13 | More by hmmmbeer10
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Ozzylizard

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -13.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Best by Jul 2014 at 40 degrees into goblet
Aroma slight hops
Head small (2 cm), light brown, rocky; oddly, the head is mostly lasting.
Lacing virtually none
Body dark ruby, clear
Flavor ? Maybe, but it’s hard to find. The Tasmanian hops apparently don’t survive the bottling process well. This beer is slightly bitter, but lacks any distinct hop character – no alcohol, no malt, no diacetyl; no pine, citrus, tropical fruit, flower, etc. hop flavors or aromas are found.
Palate light, watery, carbonation soft.

While this is an attractive beer with OK mouthfeel, it is so lacking in flavor that it is hard to describe adequately. I first had this beer in 2012 when it was a limited release in bombers. It still is just an OK beer – nothing good enough to buy again and nothing bad enough to turn down if someone offers you one.

Serving type: bottle

04-16-2014 02:07:33 | More by Ozzylizard
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PA-Michigander

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

04-13-2014 21:15:22 | More by PA-Michigander
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justinp

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev 0%

04-13-2014 18:29:50 | More by justinp
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Chucker17

South Dakota

3.75/5  rDev 0%

04-13-2014 15:06:18 | More by Chucker17
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aklude

Indiana

4.75/5  rDev +26.7%

04-12-2014 05:05:26 | More by aklude
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tvghost

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

04-09-2014 22:48:14 | More by tvghost
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Bear1964

Nebraska

3.75/5  rDev 0%

04-09-2014 22:45:59 | More by Bear1964
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Mikexw

New York

2.5/5  rDev -33.3%

04-08-2014 03:17:34 | More by Mikexw
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DonDonLongJohn

Florida

3.75/5  rDev 0%

04-07-2014 19:25:12 | More by DonDonLongJohn
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RDW

Nebraska

4.25/5  rDev +13.3%

04-06-2014 14:24:03 | More by RDW
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Northtexan


1.5/5  rDev -60%

04-06-2014 01:56:56 | More by Northtexan
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naughtypanda66

Illinois

2.74/5  rDev -26.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.75

A: Reddish color with a nice head on it.

S: Smelled stale and somewhat sour with a bit of sweet caramel.

T: Comparable to sweaty gym socks. I think this is severely out of date, but the bottle is not dated.

M: Mostly flat with a severely sour punch.

O: Very disappointing. I believe it is way out of date, but the bottle is not dated so I have no way to tell. Will not be trying again.

Serving type: bottle

04-03-2014 02:27:25 | More by naughtypanda66
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BigGold

Mississippi

3/5  rDev -20%

04-03-2014 01:15:09 | More by BigGold
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Aaron_Ramson

California

3.79/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Fantastic bouquet full of oranges, lemon zest, marzipan, and cherries. Pours a dark ruby red that darkens to a brown around the edges. Flavor does not quite live up to the impressive nose but is still quite tasty with citrus flavors and carmelized sugar being at the forefront, followed by an earthy but subdued hop bitterness. Some nuttiness in the malt but none of the fruit flavors translate. Finishes clean and fairly neutral. Mouthfeel is slightly thinner than expected with an ample carbonation level. More of a hoppy amber than an IPA; very balanced and drinkable but doesn't come near my personal favorite example of the style, Arrogant Bastard.

Serving type: bottle

04-01-2014 22:30:17 | More by Aaron_Ramson
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Idaho

3/5  rDev -20%

03-30-2014 22:33:06 | More by sjh207
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California

3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

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LXIXME

New Mexico

3.75/5  rDev 0%

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tweezer159

Alabama

4/5  rDev +6.7%

03-27-2014 16:36:31 | More by tweezer159
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DaveMiller

Minnesota

3.75/5  rDev 0%

03-26-2014 23:40:20 | More by DaveMiller
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Michigan

3.75/5  rDev 0%

03-25-2014 23:07:27 | More by DrinkMoreBigBeers
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Minnesota

3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

03-25-2014 16:49:54 | More by billhelm
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Oklahoma

3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

03-24-2014 17:15:56 | More by Spike-likes-beer
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California

2.5/5  rDev -33.3%

03-21-2014 13:40:15 | More by MastaShonuf
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Tasman Red IPA from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
85 out of 100 based on 1,013 ratings.