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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

1,017 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 1017
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:
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(Beer added by: ReelBigwigFish on 10-25-2011)
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thebrood1987

New Jersey

5/5  rDev +33.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Very overlapping huge head when poured with a very dark malty red appearance. It has an amazing smell of some West Coast IPA's that I'ved smelled in the past. Definitely getting smells of earthy, pine, wood, herbal and grapefruit smells. I also get a sweet roasted smell that is reminiscent of caramel and oak. Its tastier than the Latitude 48 but that still is a really good beer as well.

The taste is spicy, resinous hops with a sweet malt somewhat similar to their malt backbone for their Latitude 48 but with some oak woody flavors and then ending with a grapefruit, pine, herbal and citrusy hop bitter tasting finish. I like this better than their Latitude 48 actually the malts come together more for a nicer oak, wood, caramel bready finish and the hops shine through it with all the flavors I mentioned above as well as some mintyness from the hops.

I'm very impressed with this beer from them it definitely stands up to other stronger IPA's that I've had and it seems like Samuel Adams has been really really kicking it up a notch these days with their quality and selection of their beers.

Serving type: bottle

11-06-2011 01:46:28 | More by thebrood1987
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tvazteca

Massachusetts

4.75/5  rDev +26.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

This was a delicious IPA. I brought this home from work cause I wanted a nice new IPA and i wasn't disappointed. So delicious. It poured a wonderful head that caked the glass with some silky smooth hops. Tasted so good. I'm pretty tired so this won;t be the most articulate review. It was just fucking delicious. A very good IPA from a brewery that I often take for granted cause they pump out a billion cases of Boston Lager every year. Sam still can make a great beer, and they did it again.

Serving type: bottle

11-20-2011 05:46:10 | More by tvazteca
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woodychandler

Pennsylvania

4.72/5  rDev +25.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Happy Super Bowl Sunday! This may be my last of the night which began today, if you catch my drift.

From the bottle: "Malts: Two Row Harrington, Metcalfe, and Copeland Pale Malts, Special B, Caramel 60, Roasted Dehusked Malt"; "Hops: Topaz and Galaxy Hops from Tasmania"; "Bold, Lively, And A Bit Rugged"; "This wily red IPA gets its character from the Tasmanian hops that are full of grapefruit, pine, and earthy notes creating a bold flavor that threads throughout the taste. The hops are balanced by a core of roasty malts that give this brew body and richness with hints of toffee. This flavorful brew is rounded and smooth with a dry and citrusy hop finish."; "At Samuel Adams we love experimenting. The series of limited edition brews represents some of our favorite small batch creations."; "Batch No. 1".

I heard of this during last year's GABF, but I was unable to make it out to Denver and so I sighed and let it go. Until now.

My pour gave me two fingers of light-tan head with very good retention. Color was a deep garnet/ruby red with NE-quality clarity where light actually penetrated. Nose was juicy with hints of grapefruit, pine, tangerine, and orange peel accompanied by caramel and chocolate. Sheesh! I rarely mention this range and depth of scents and flavors, but this was ramping up to be damn good. Mouthfeel was dense and creamy and the citrus hops interacted with the roasted malts like they had grown up on the same playground and knew how to play together. The taste just danced on my battered tongue in a playful manner before running off for another game. In the meantime, I was getting smoke, caramel and licorice. The finish was full-on licorice (not anise, as the caramel continued to buffet the intense hops). Oh baby, this was the kind of thing that got me hooked on craft beer and especially hoppy craft beer in the first place. I may need to lay down ...

Serving type: bottle

02-06-2012 00:08:36 | More by woodychandler
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BeerKangaroo

Alaska

4.63/5  rDev +23.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Batch No. 1

Into a pint glass:

A: dark brown body and gives a thick foamy off-white head that leaves slightly thick lacing that evenutally spider webs and thins out after about a minute. The body is too dark for any carbonation to be seen.

S: combination of caramel and malts with a slight presence of fig, slight hops try to stand up here and there

T: sweet malty presence surrounded with the fig, caramel and some slight hops try to stand up again but remain mostly subdued

M: medium with a smooth creamy feel that comes out really easy on the tongue, sessionable

O: I really like this. Since I'm a fan of browns and reds, I see some similarities from them fused into this brew. The IPA qualities that come out show the complexity of this brew. No doubt I would get this again.

Serving type: bottle

06-11-2012 17:02:55 | More by BeerKangaroo
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AndyAvalanche

Massachusetts

4.58/5  rDev +22.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

1 pint 6 oz. bottle poured into a Sam Adams Perfect Pint Glass. A nice hearty amber/red color with (Like what seems every BBC beer) perfect clarity. Nice orange cream colored head with mostly small bubbles making it look frothy, but some very big bubbles come through and it makes it look like some cake batter that spatters on the stove and cooks on it by mistake; if that makes sense. Really good lacing on this one.

Smell is REALLY good. Take all the best things a bout a hearty amber ale and a well hopped IPA and blend them and this would be the result. Nice tones of well toasted caramel pale malts and slightly sweet bread, giving it sort of subtle candy careamel sweetness. On top of that there is a great piney and huge amounts of citrusey hops as well. Slightest of slight floral aromas too. Overall a great smelling beer.

Taste is 100% on par with the aroma. Starts bready and nice. Tastes of caramel sweetness and sugar (slight molasses). The sugaryness almost gives it a subtle candy (similar to sugar babies) flavor to start. Hops balance out the flavor quite nicely. Grapefuit, tangerine, as well as pine hops finish everything out in the flavor profile. It's almost perfect, easily he best tasting Red Ale I've ever had.

Moutfeel is great. Medium bodied that starts reasonably smooth and creamy but has a nice strong, sharp bitter finish. Good carbonation level. Very nice the whole way through, great drinkability.

Probably the best part is that this beer is pretty short money. Really solid beer, thats less thatn 5$. Nice job Sam Adams!

Serving type: bottle

03-29-2012 00:18:18 | More by AndyAvalanche
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bigflatsbeerman

New York

4.55/5  rDev +21.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Appearance - Very dark red with three finger almond color head (I'm color blind don't quote me), poured into a tulip pint glass.
Smell - Like no other beer smell I remember, malt with piney hops.
Taste - Very nice interesting tasting beer. Similar to the smell malt and piney hop flavor.
Mouthfeel - On the heavier side which could affect the drinkabilty.
Overall - I like this beer, it's different and interestingly so. I would recommend anyone trying it.

Serving type: bottle

07-28-2012 02:05:07 | More by bigflatsbeerman
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SawDog505

New Hampshire

4.53/5  rDev +20.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a 13 oz tulip. Pours a gorgeous bright red, with a two inch tanish red sticky head, lots of lacing. Smell is piney hops, carmel, pineapple, and a little bready. Taste is that, some malty carmel in the start and a smack of grapefruit in the finish. Body is really excellent not huge, but on the big side for the abv. Nice carbonation.I really enjoyed this beer. Well done BBC.

Serving type: bottle

11-08-2011 22:05:55 | More by SawDog505
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russpowell

Oklahoma

4.53/5  rDev +20.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Batch#2 pours copper with 2+ fingers of rocky tan head. Mind blowing lacing & good head retention

S: Bready with piney & grassy notes

T: Piney, citrusy, with woody hop notes, caramel & herbal hop notes as well. Grainy notes, mix with caramel sweetness, dryness & King's Hawaiian Bread richness as this warms. Finishes with bready sweetness, herbal & woody hop bitterness

MF: Medium bodied, fairly smooth carbonation, some stickyness & dryness too. I love the balance here!

A very nice American Amber, one Sammy should consider making an annual offering. Easily one of my top brews from Sam Adams

Serving type: bottle

05-04-2012 13:52:26 | More by russpowell
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Lemke10

Wisconsin

4.5/5  rDev +20%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I bough a single 22oz bottle from Binny's Beverage Depot in Plainfield, IL for $4.99 in Fall 2011.

Pours a reddish amber color with a ton of carbonation that leaves a thick fluffy white head throughout your entire drinking experience. Has a bitter hops scent. Taste is quite malty and bitter from hops. Has a great texture, body, and finish that makes this a slow sipping beer. I'm really glad I got the choice to try this.

Serving type: bottle

12-06-2011 21:17:13 | More by Lemke10
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MattyG85

Minnesota

4.5/5  rDev +20%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from 650 ml bottle into a Sam Adams perfect pint glass.

Appearance: Pours a deep and dark brownish ruby red with lots of rising bubbles. Big five finger off white head with good retention. Lots of lacing sticking around the glass.

Smell: A solid mix of hops and malts. Ripe citrus grapefruit hops with some orange peel and mango fruit. A good amount of pine resin throughout. Big presence of bready caramel and toffee malts that are lightly toasted. Smells bold and balanced.

Taste: Bold and hoppy upfront. Lots of grapefruit and oranges mixed with a strong and spicy presence of pine resin throughout the taste. The bready malts come midway with good hints of caramel and toffee. Nice balance of strong hops and sweet malts.

Mouthfeel: Medium to full bodied with a moderate level of carbonation. Chewy and creamy. Finishes moderately dry.

Overall: A very solid red IPA. Pretty bold with the hops and the malts add a nice sweetness to balance things out. Another solid brew in this new Sam Adams series.

Serving type: bottle

12-15-2011 06:14:32 | More by MattyG85
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Gavage

New Jersey

4.47/5  rDev +19.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: pours a mahogany reddish color with a huge fluffy merangue-like foam. The head lasts a long time and some thick lace paints the glass. Great looking beer.

Smell: pine, earthiness, and some fruity sweetness is soft but very pleasant.

Taste: big caramel flavors with soft grapefruit and pine, a big earthiness, ripe plums and red apples, and a huge floral but with biting bitterness.

Mouthfeel: medium bodied. Crisp to start, less crisp and a bit dry at the finish. Long lasting aftertaste here.

Overall: slow sipping big flavored IPA. This beer was really bold and nicely refreshing. A wonderful beer that all BAs should try.

Serving type: bottle

11-12-2011 22:29:55 | More by Gavage
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RonfromJersey

New Jersey

4.47/5  rDev +19.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

$5.49 bomber from Bourbon St., Greenwich.

Bold bright red with terrific clarity. Rocky off-white snowball of foam. Good stretchy lace.

Aroma has a pine forest on the top, but there is a citrus grove within that forest, with grapefruit, apricot, and orange.

Solid not too sweet caramel lays down a good foundation. Some juicy fruit squeezes in, and then the big bitter bite crashes at the swallow and takes over the afterglow.

Sturdy mouthfeel with a bit of bubbly to it.

Probably my favorite new Sam Adams since the imperial pilsners. I'm going back to the store for more.

Serving type: bottle

11-13-2011 05:21:05 | More by RonfromJersey
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TwelveOunces

Kentucky

4.47/5  rDev +19.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

After seeing a review on beergeeknation I decided I need to try this beer. 5$ Bomber poured into tulip.

A- Crazy dark red, barely see through. Big dense light tan head with some big bubbles, a very good looking beer.
S- One hoppy sun of a gun. Lots of citrus and skunky hops. Some sweet malts. It smells like a big double IPA and its amazing.
T- Tthis is made by Sam Adams? Because it smells like Sierra Nevada and Stone had a kid and gave him steroids. Tons of big west cost hop notes, a sweet Malt backbone, balanced as they come. Its fantastic.
M- This beer has a full mouth feel, not watered down as I kinda expect it would be because it says Sam Adams. Perfect carbonation. Some mouth numbing feeling and bitter dry aftertaste.
O- This beer is phenomenal and for the price and current availability, Its a no brainier.

Serving type: bottle

12-05-2011 03:41:04 | More by TwelveOunces
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vandemonian

Maryland

4.45/5  rDev +18.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Samuel Adams Tasman Red IPA is a fantastic amber that is super soppy and a little darker and fruitier than the usual.

A: Red colour and a 1 cm cream-coloured head that lasts well. 4.5

S: Strongly hoppy. Grassy. Delicious. 4.5

T: Fruity, grassy hops over a woody malty base. Same darker fruit flavours toward the end and some bitterness. Very nice. 4.5

M: Foamy. 4

O: 4.5

Serving type: bottle

11-11-2011 04:21:23 | More by vandemonian
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BeerResearcher

Massachusetts

4.45/5  rDev +18.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

22oz dark brown sculpted bottle. some indecipherable code stamped on bottle neck.
Served in a SA Perfect Pint glass.
In pours a very deep orange-hued root beer color with a solid 2" beige head and lots of rimmed lacing.
A strong smell of grapefruit and orange zest roll out at first pour. A doughy malt aroma carries smells of resinous hop, spruce and a hint of gin.
The flavors are big and bold! Tastes of grapefruit, lemon peel, toffee, doughy bread, pine and white rum are all quite distinct. Minor tastes of herbs and spice mingle in and out.
The mouthfeel is a bit edgy at first, then becomes slick and very gulpable as it warms.
Really interesting brew!

Serving type: bottle

11-16-2011 00:25:38 | More by BeerResearcher
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Stinkypuss

Pennsylvania

4.45/5  rDev +18.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Samuel Adams Tasman Red (Red IPA)
Batch #1
22oz bottle, amongst the ingredients listed are Topaz and Galaxy hops from Tasmania.

Appearance: Pours a reddish/amber in color with a huge pillowy foam with excellent retention. Every sip is etched on the glass in rings of lace, stained in time like mineral deposits in a soil sample.

Smell: Bready malts, earthy, woodsy hops with hints of dried leaves.

Taste: A very flavorful blend of caramel, pine, green tea, bitters, mild citrus and fresh flowery/grassy/leafy hop profile. Mild nutty undertones prove this beer to have a solid balance and malt foundation. Hop bitterness and faint alcohol show up late.

Mouthfeel: Rich, medium bodied beer with a nice hop bite and drying finish.

Overall: The Boston Beer Company really delivers in this american red / IPA hyrbid. Flavors meld well together, and this would be a suitable pairing for a wide range of dishes, from spicy to savory.

Serving type: bottle

11-21-2011 06:53:26 | More by Stinkypuss
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Gehrig

Illinois

4.45/5  rDev +18.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This is the first of the 22oz. bomber series from Sam Adams that I have tried. Glad to have dropped in to see my guys at the marvelous Neil St. Piccadilly, who are always good for a chinwag and some good beer news and advice.

Two lush fingers of light tan froth top a dark ruby body. Loads of lacing and a nice head duration on the trusty ol' Duvel tulip leave me duly impressed with the appearance; really nice! Very citrusy aromas (grapefruit, orange, and some lemon) with pine, caramel and biscuit malt. But the hopped-up nose is tremendous and persistent, reminding me quite a bit of Bell's Two-Hearted in flavor and quality; excellent.

Very delicious, mostly sweet citrus taste, with the aforementioned fruit. The advertised Topaz and Galaxy hops provide a pronounced but smooth taste, greeting the palate with waves of citrus flavor and a bit of pine in the finish. Really terrific and, for much of the first half, very much an IPA. The finish in each mouthful and in the second half of the beer remind that this is also a Red, and its malty strength emerge to yield a delicate balance that does each justice. The caramel is accompanied by a nice, subtle toasted almond flavor. Simply delicious.

The mouthfeel does not provide the kind of resiny, hopped-up gritty texture that hop and IPA lovers like myself may desire. It could be these hops do not yield that, or perhaps the malt tamps down on such characteristics. Whatever the reason, Tasman Red is very much an IPA in smell and taste, much more a Red in texture and somewhat in taste, to me. This is not a complaint, however, for I find the balance to be well executed and remarkably accessible.

This is absolutely one of my very favorite offerings from Sam Adams, a flavorful beer that I will surely seek out again and again. It reminds me, in different ways, of two beers--ST's Big Red, for its beefy, hopped-up flavor, and also Founders Red's Rye, for while it lacks the robust malt flavor that RR brings, it does achieve a similar balance and remind one, in its texture, of both these outstanding beers. This was a superb way to kick off my introduction to the SA bomber series. Very well done, and recommended without question. Cheers.

Serving type: bottle

12-16-2011 22:36:21 | More by Gehrig
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beergoot

Colorado

4.45/5  rDev +18.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: Deep red color; thick, long lasting head with great lacing down the glass; lots of fine carbonation bubbles

Smell: Resin and pine hop smells, very pronounced.

Taste: Strong malt flavors, biscuity; moderate alcohol warmth; pronounced bitterness at the end.

Mouthfeel: Heavy and smooth; fine carbonation

Overall: Wow! This is a heady brew. Definitely along the lines of an IPA, not an amber or red ale as currently labeled by BA. As it is called a red IPA by Boston Brewing, I give it top marks for its bold and distinctive characteristics.

Serving type: bottle

12-24-2011 21:10:19 | More by beergoot
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BlurryVisi0n

New York

4.45/5  rDev +18.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Served unto a flute.

Appearance: Pours aclear dark amber, head is at minimum 2 fingers length extremely thick! I keep sipping and it doesn't settle but I am not complaining.

Smell: What can I say smells great!, pure hops, roasted pine. It is like you're inhaling malt.

Taste: Pretty hoppy beer, not the hopiiest but definitely full of taste. Comes off slightly bitter but slightly citrusy. I can feel the grapefruit in the beer.

Mouth: Medium carbonation, but comes offf little bubbly beware or be in love depends how you take it.

Overall: I didn't think Sam Adams could make a grade A IPA but here it is. Looks Great and definitely tastes it. It tastes the way IPA's should taste....the smooth bitterness and smoothness to go along with it. Hope you all enjoy!

Serving type: bottle

12-26-2011 21:30:51 | More by BlurryVisi0n
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secondtooth

Indiana

4.45/5  rDev +18.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a beautiful ruby-amber with a thick foam of tan bubbles. Gorgeous lace, so an A+ on presentation.

Nose is hoppy but earthy, too. I get some orange tones. Superlative.

Flavor is nicely hopped, but well-balanced by a fair malt profile. A little tart, a little sweet, and a strong earthy character. I'm reminded of dirt, leaves, and the like. And that's not a bad thing at all. Very delicious and I'd definitely buy a 6 pack of these if made available more widely!

Serving type: bottle

04-20-2013 12:59:38 | More by secondtooth
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RonaldTheriot

Louisiana

4.43/5  rDev +18.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Samuel Adams Tasman Red has a thick, soapy, cream-colored head and a hazy, reddish-brown appearance. with some fairly thick lacing rings left behind. The aroma is of brown bread crust and subdued sweetness. The flavor is the same, with straightforward bitterness present underneath. The mouthfeel is medium to heavy and a bit dirty (in an ale sense), and Samuel Adams Tasman Red IPA finishes dry, bitter, sweet, and pretty well drinkable. Overall, this is a really nice one, and is most certainly worth checking out.

RJT

Serving type: bottle

03-28-2013 17:23:07 | More by RonaldTheriot
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wagenvolks

Texas

4.4/5  rDev +17.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

22oz bottle into a Sam Adam's Perfect Pint.

It's a nice-looking pour, I'll give Tasman Red that much. Ruddy, copper-brown tea color to the body while on top, a substantial tuft of sandy taupe foam sticks around for a while. Sticky lacing to boot. There's a bit too much competing in the aroma for me to give excellent marks, but what's there is still very much pleasing. Toasted toffee malts and honey biscuit lay down a solid foundation upon which mango- and pine-like hop notes are lain. Floral, fruity, and a tad sweet. Impressive so far...

The toffee sweetness continues into the flavor, and thankfully so, as it lends a nice touch of complexity to Sam Adam's normally (and I say this in the nicest way possible) one-dimensional malt portfolio. Backbone turns a bit spicy on the finish with a hint of grainy roast. The hops are working a bit of magic here, too, with succulent floral and tropical fruit flavors that turn into a smacking piny bitterness on the finish. Mouthfeel is right where it should be--crisp and creamy with carbonation and a medium body. I dare say, Tasman Red is one of Boston Beer Company's best releases. If they ever released this in 6-packs I'd be all over it.

Serving type: bottle

11-19-2011 05:06:13 | More by wagenvolks
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Huffs

New York

4.39/5  rDev +17.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Poured into a tulip glass, developed a light tan head, with a creamy look that laced well. Color was amber to red with a sweet, caramel, herbal aroma. Taste was malty with a strong caramel character and a hint of smoke. Mouthfeel was full and creamy and the aftertaste was pronounced with caramel on the front and bitter hop on the back. Good Stuff

Serving type: bottle

02-02-2013 01:22:43 | More by Huffs
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superspak

Michigan

4.38/5  rDev +16.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

22 ounce bottle, batch 1, no bottle date. Pours crystal clear dark red orange color with a nice 2 finger dense khaki head with incredible retention that reduces to thick lacing cap that lasts forever. Some nice lacing clings around the glass as well. Aromas of big grapefruit, orange, light pine, caramel, toasted malt, bread, and spiciness. Nice and well balanced aromas with good strength. Taste of big pine, orange, caramel, spices, bread, toasted malt, and honey-like sweetness. Nice amount of bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of caramel, orange, pine, and spices on the finish that last. Medium carbonation and body; with a fairly creamy mouthfeel that drinks very easily. Great balance between sweetness and bitterness. Alcohol is well hidden with only a slight warming on the finish. Overall this is an absolutely outstanding amber ale/IPA. So much great hoppy flavor and balance.

Serving type: bottle

12-11-2011 03:09:20 | More by superspak
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oberon

North Carolina

4.35/5  rDev +16%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Thee best SA offering I have had,I aboslutly loved this beer.Poured into an impy nonic a deep rich amber with one finger clingy off white head that took its time settling into a creamy mass,broken globs of lace left behind.Citric hops and nutty malt in the nose,a little roast and brown sugar-like sweetness in there as well.Great complexity of hops and malt on the palate,earthy,citric,leafy hops over top of caramel,nutty,and lightly roasted malt,mild brown sugar-like sweetness.This IRA has everything going for it,I loved it.

Serving type: bottle

11-19-2011 01:03:50 | More by oberon
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Tasman Red IPA from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
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