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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

1,071 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 1,071
Reviews: 362
rAvg: 3.74
pDev: 13.64%
Wants: 16
Gots: 60 | 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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jtierney89

New Jersey

1/5  rDev -73.3%

Pours a deep transparent amber color with a big frothy white head. Not as red as I thought it would be. Smell is kind of strange. Some hops come through but its very very very earthy smelling but not in a great way. Big full creamy body but taste is as bizarre as the nose and again not in a good way. There's a weird barnyard like taste. Dirty dark malts and weakly flavor hops adds to a mishmash of strange flavors you don't want in your mouth. On the positive side it finishes clean and dry.

Well so far this and the barleywine have been pretty bad, both have been unique but that's not always a good thing. The chocolate chili bock however was fantastic (unfortunately I don't have a second bottle to give it a proper review) I hope the double ipa doesn't dissapoint like these 2

11-29-2011 03:56:22 | More by jtierney89
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FratFratFrat

Maine

1/5  rDev -73.3%

01-19-2012 21:08:50 | More by FratFratFrat
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sjsolinsky

Massachusetts

1/5  rDev -73.3%

07-04-2012 18:58:20 | More by sjsolinsky
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Northtexan

Texas

1.5/5  rDev -59.9%

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

Connecticut

1.5/5  rDev -59.9%

02-17-2013 03:38:43 | More by tjdrewry
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eulerthegrape

California

1.5/5  rDev -59.9%

05-10-2013 15:50:29 | More by eulerthegrape
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ilikebeer03

Texas

2/5  rDev -46.5%

01-07-2013 04:11:22 | More by ilikebeer03
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Samaurer23

California

2/5  rDev -46.5%

07-29-2013 20:48:41 | More by Samaurer23
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army01

Texas

2/5  rDev -46.5%

10-22-2013 20:21:21 | More by army01
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sanitarium16

New Jersey

2/5  rDev -46.5%

10-08-2012 14:05:09 | More by sanitarium16
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pearljam118

Pennsylvania

2/5  rDev -46.5%

10-16-2013 22:02:47 | More by pearljam118
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wowbagger

Virginia

2.03/5  rDev -45.7%

Brilliant ruby pour with good head, makes the mouth water. Smells of faint spice and strong hop, some sweetness to the aroma.

The perfect setup to a perfect beer, but that's where things went wrong. Maybe I got a bad batch, because it tastes... flat and dry, really no flavor to speak of other than a touch (just a touch) of hops and a vaguely coppery taste.

I wouldn't say it's 'bad' per se, I finished the bottle but it was incredibly bland and disappointing. Normally I love this brewery and red ales in general. This one was, at least the one I got, mostly flavorless. It made me sad to drink.

01-29-2012 15:18:19 | More by wowbagger
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TempeBeerMan

Arizona

2.15/5  rDev -42.5%

Poured from a bottle into a nonic pint.

A - Well, as you may have guessed, it's very...red. A clear, deep dark ruby, with a two-finger beige head which dissolved pretty quickly into a thin film. Really impressive lacing, coating nearly all of the glass.

S - Mild aroma of caramel malts, ripe juicy fruit, and a hint of hop oils.

T - Beginning starts off with a nice blend of not-too-sweet caramel malts with some toffee notes, and light sort of generic fruitiness which is promptly RUINED by a strange metallic/mineral and vaguely pasty, wet-paper aftertaste. Seriously, this thing is like sucking on a penny dipped in paper mache paste. I cant believe this is what they meant for this to taste like.

M -Thin bodied to the point of being watery, with standard SA prickly carbonation. The two together being like seltzer water. Either needs a bigger body, or less carbonation...but who am I kidding? With the horrible taste, it wouldnt really help.

O - Just a really bad beer, and easily the worst of the SA "small batch" series. I cant tell you how much I hated this beer. I dont think I have ever slammed a beer this badly; damn near a drain pour really. Everything just clashes in a really poor way. Avoid at all costs.

02-21-2013 06:00:44 | More by TempeBeerMan
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vette2006c5r

South Dakota

2.18/5  rDev -41.7%

Tasman Red IPA pours a reddish color with a nice large lacing head. There is a strong roasted malty aroma with an earthy toffee aroma. The taste has a mellow slightly roasted malty backbone, with strong earthly toffee flavors. While the flavors are present, its not that enjoyable and not very drinkable. Overall a toffee crazed not hoppy red IPA, that really isn't worth trying.

09-08-2013 01:15:52 | More by vette2006c5r
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kynap55

Michigan

2.25/5  rDev -39.8%

04-28-2012 10:45:04 | More by kynap55
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squirrel49

South Dakota

2.25/5  rDev -39.8%

04-27-2014 03:55:37 | More by squirrel49
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Iowacraft

Iowa

2.25/5  rDev -39.8%

05-17-2012 12:30:01 | More by Iowacraft
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Beaver13

Colorado

2.4/5  rDev -35.8%

12 oz bottle. Pours a dark reddish amber with a medium frothy off-white head that retains well and laces the glass.

The aroma is a bit subdued - some piney resiny hops and some fruit and roasty caramel/toffee malts.

The flavor is a bit odd - leathery sweet caramel/toffee malts with metallic resiny hops. The mouthfeel is light bodied and pretty watery.

Overall, rather strange with some off notes.

07-13-2012 23:58:38 | More by Beaver13
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trocketsauced

New York

2.5/5  rDev -33.2%

07-22-2012 15:55:56 | More by trocketsauced
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growlerfills

Montana

2.5/5  rDev -33.2%

12-26-2011 20:46:16 | More by growlerfills
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smb4087

Michigan

2.5/5  rDev -33.2%

03-03-2012 17:56:48 | More by smb4087
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Mikexw

New York

2.5/5  rDev -33.2%

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

California

2.5/5  rDev -33.2%

06-05-2014 23:40:58 | More by zaptone
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chrispoint

Connecticut

2.5/5  rDev -33.2%

06-01-2012 19:02:30 | More by chrispoint
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Howlader

Alberta (Canada)

2.5/5  rDev -33.2%

07-20-2014 20:14:13 | More by Howlader
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Tasman Red IPA from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
84 out of 100 based on 1,071 ratings.