Tasman Red IPA - Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
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3.43/5 rDev -8.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
Poured into a snifter the beer is brilliantly clear, deep amber with a garnet hue. The head is thick and clingy, lasts nicely and leaves gobs of lacing. A good looking brew. The aroma is a blend of medium-high floral and citrus hops and caramel, subtly raisin malts. The flavor is rather hoppy, dominated by pine and hop bitterness is high--not harsh, but somehow unrefined, tinny? The caramel, slightly raisin malt briefly makes an appearance before the hop bitterness and then again after the swallow. The carbonation is medium-high and body medium, the carbonation and hop bitterness lend to a rather dry finish. Overall a beautiful beer but that is the highlight, I don't know if I'm losing my mind, but it seems all hoppy Sam beers as of the last year or two have this slightly tinny hop bitterness that I find detracting.
Serving type: bottle
12-27-2011 03:32:34 | More by uwmgdman
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