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Tasman Red IPA - Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)

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Tasman Red IPATasman Red IPA

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BA SCORE
84
good

1,053 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 1,053
Reviews: 362
rAvg: 3.74
pDev: 13.64%
Wants: 14
Gots: 54 | FT: 0
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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fields336

Virginia

3.53/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12 oz no best buy, SAPP glass

A: dark amber, red (obvious) with a 1 finger khaki head on it, leaves a nice lacing and head sticks around for a while

S: some citrus, dank, toasty malts, bread, sweet toffee, caramel

T: citrusy, grapefruit, earthy, bready, roast, toast, pine, caramel, toffee, slight metallic quality

M: medium-light bodied, a little thick for my taste carbonation is decent, a bit low perhaps

Serving type: bottle

07-12-2012 04:46:25 | More by fields336
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silentjay

Massachusetts

3.53/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I'm a bit confused by this one before I even pour it. Red IPA? okay. I've had hoppy red ales (Nugget Nectar, Zoe, etc.) and IPAs that are red/amber in color (Celebration Ale, Yakima Glory, etc.). and where was this brewed? it says it was brewed in Boston, MA, Cincinnati, Ohio, or Breinigsville PA, but yet its a small batch/limited beer. So, probably not too limited if they are brewing it in three different places. And where is the bottle date?? Wasn't Sam Adams one the the first to employ "freshness dating?" And then there is this: "Enjoy now or age it to further develop rich and unique flavors" On an IPA? really?

I hope all the answers will come as I pour it into my glass.

Pours a deep mahogany/red with a large tan head that laces well and recedes slowly.

lots of pine and grapefruit hit first on the aroma followed by a rush of toasty malts and a bit of earthy/herbal hops as well, though the more I sniff, the less I get. The roasted malts come through more and more as it warms.

flavor starts of with leafy earthy hops with a touch of grapefruit bitterness. toffee caramel toasted malts take over before it finishes bitter and a touch grainy.

its almost medium bodied with a generous carbonation and a dry yet bitter finish.

I don't see what aging this beer will do to help. Its good, and way out there for what I would expect Sam Adams to put out, but they, again, play it safe and put out a good, but not exceptional product. I'd take Maine Beer Company's Zoe over this 8 days a week. However, I would drink this again when the aforementioned product is unavailable.

Serving type: bottle

11-02-2011 04:20:37 | More by silentjay
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falloutsnow

Illinois

3.53/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

From: Piccadilly in Champaign, IL
Date: None visible
Glass: US pint

Pours a 2cm head, very light tan in color, composed of small to medium-sized bubbles. Retention is above average, settling within a few minutes to a thick ring around the glass. Some modest lacing is left along the sides of the glass. Body is a deep red-brown color, with quite active carbonation.

Aroma is of modest grapefruit, cedar mulch, and deep toffee-like malts. I'm assuming the mulch-like component is from the Tasmanian hops, though not completely sure on this. An above average aroma for an AIPA, if not particularly compelling.

An interesting taste, fairly heavy and forward with its malts, definite toffee or caramel-like influences with a subtle roasted quality. The hops are present primarily as some mild grapefruit, citrus, and slight vegetable matter. Not particularly astounding in any aspect, but certainly above average in terms of flavor and interest.

Body is of medium to medium-heavy weight, with medium-high levels of carbonation. The beer is definitely malt-forward and malt-heavy along the IPA spectrum, so if this is what appeals to you, then the heavier, fairly carbonated mouthfeel should be appealing.

Serving type: bottle

08-01-2012 04:57:28 | More by falloutsnow
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BeerEngineer

California

3.51/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

General - This beer was from a bottle that poured this into a Sam Adams Perfect Pint glass. This came in a variety pack called the "Hopology" from Sam Adams.

Appearance - BJCP color around 43 to 45 with a red hue to it. Head was an off-white and faded very quickly. The legs were OK, they held up for the majority of the beer. Really nice color of this beer, a real dark brown nearer to black than brown with a gorgeous red tint.

Smell - There is a slight citrus hint to this beer with a strong malted backbone. A touch of a toffee like smell also, not sweet but almost like it was burned slightly. Decent odor but it's not very strong, to get it a good scent of it I had to hold my hand over the pint for a few seconds while warming the beer with my other hand.

Taste - A pronounced citrus flavor that I would expect from an IPA with a nice strong punch of malts from a Red Ale. A unique combination of the flavors actually. There is a slight bitterness at the back of the tongue. The flavors are there, they are pretty good but they just aren't as pronounced as I would like. Just like with the other beers from this pack it seems like it is a watered down beer. There isn't the flavor that I would expect from a quality brewer. Just a little disappointing.

Mouthfeel - Moderate mouthfeel, I would say it would be thin for a red and a touch thick for a traditional IPA. Pretty refreshing with a bright, moderately carbonated feeling to it.

Overall - Well it's something different. I'm disappointed with this but because I may be expecting something it's not. I really wanted a bold red malt flavor with the citrus hit of an IPA. This just isn't it. It's a bland red ale with an OK IPA, just not something that I'll go for all that often.

Serving type: bottle

04-10-2013 01:48:28 | More by BeerEngineer
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JoeD15

District of Columbia

3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

02-18-2013 14:45:02 | More by JoeD15
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RTEdmunds

New Hampshire

3.5/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Thick and foamy light khaki colored head. A bit darker than I expected, deep ruby color. Pretty good lacing as well.

Bright hop aroma, more herbal than citrus to me. I also detect a strange... metallic undertone maybe? Meh.

Tastes more citrusy than herbal, opposite of what I smelled. I'm getting a slight metallicy aftertaste as well. Bottle is fresh, maybe it's just me... Some roasted malt flavors come through underneath.

Feels coarse and bubbly.

I wish the metallic flavor I'm getting wasn't here, it's distracting. I will probably get this again to see if it's either my lack of sleep playing tricks on me, or this bottle.

Serving type: bottle

03-07-2012 20:37:46 | More by RTEdmunds
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dcbeers

District of Columbia

3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

12-01-2013 10:16:09 | More by dcbeers
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marmstrong1212

Ohio

3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

05-19-2014 22:45:16 | More by marmstrong1212
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Skabiski

Maryland

3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

02-05-2014 18:38:41 | More by Skabiski
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avisong

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

08-08-2013 02:12:56 | More by avisong
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boesesfleisch

California

3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

03-30-2014 03:52:07 | More by boesesfleisch
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aztraz

Sweden

3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

10-06-2012 21:42:01 | More by aztraz
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mdillon86

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

03-02-2012 13:53:44 | More by mdillon86
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brewbaker

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

03-30-2012 02:57:12 | More by brewbaker
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buzzy

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

01-10-2014 02:02:14 | More by buzzy
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archmagi1

Arkansas

3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

06-21-2013 16:58:09 | More by archmagi1
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OneBeerSnob


3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

06-14-2014 01:50:02 | More by OneBeerSnob
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Hopmodium

Washington

3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

06-27-2012 23:01:01 | More by Hopmodium
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jeffjeff1

California

3.5/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

My wife picked this up for me a few days ago.

Appearance- dark red color, thick head, nice retention, nice lacing

Smell- malt, citrus

Taste- very malty, some citrus

Mouthfeel- medium bodied

Drinkability- Pretty good but I don't usually drink red ales.

Serving type: bottle

04-20-2012 17:45:14 | More by jeffjeff1
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campfirebrew

New York

3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

01-28-2012 18:42:39 | More by campfirebrew
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Stofko1992

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

03-02-2014 22:15:29 | More by Stofko1992
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cindyjeffsmith

Georgia

3.5/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: dark sorghum. Substantial off white head. Reads red ipa. Certainly not pale.
Smell: malt with a distinct hop edge. Nothing remarkable, but it is pleasant.
Smell: again, a tasty mix of hops and malt,pretty well balanced. Not remarkable, but tasty.
Overall: I hate to repeat, but yes, a good beer though not a standout.

Serving type: bottle

03-02-2012 00:49:17 | More by cindyjeffsmith
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Dracook

United Kingdom (England)

3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

03-03-2012 21:48:45 | More by Dracook
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civicm87

New York

3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

05-01-2013 23:06:26 | More by civicm87
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LES

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

05-08-2012 17:20:22 | More by LES
Tasman Red IPA from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
84 out of 100 based on 1,053 ratings.