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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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1,076 Ratings

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Ratings: 1,076
Reviews: 363
rAvg: 3.73
pDev: 13.67%
Wants: 16
Gots: 61 | 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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4/5  rDev +7.2%

Bottle: Poured a deep amber color ale with a large foamy head with good retention and some lacing. Aroma of grapefruit and fruity ester with light bitter notes and nice overall floral undertones is very nice. Taste is a nice mix between some caramelized malt notes which are not overly sweet with superb floral and fruity notes from the hops with light bitter notes coming through at the end. Body is quite full with good carbonation and no apparent alcohol. Love the hops in this one which are kind of new to me and provide nice floral notes.

Phyl21ca, Jun 01, 2012
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4/5  rDev +7.2%

DavidHume, Apr 01, 2013
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4/5  rDev +7.2%

DNofBN, Nov 01, 2012
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4/5  rDev +7.2%

Got this one at the COOP last week some time... Poured into my Delerium goblet tonight.. 1" sandy tan head... the brew is clear deeep amber... pretty... decent lacing, but little retention.

Nose shows a big mashup of hoppy aromas... tropical fruits and citrus... pine... and earthy hops combine with minor caramel notes... nothing to complain about.

Flavor has all the same components .. pretty dry throughout.. pithy citrus mid palate through the finish.. the malts really help add good complexity... makes me think of a light American BW.. very balanced and nicely done.

This is a well done beer... perhaps not worth the pricetag, but still pretty good. Will I buy it again, probably if it is on shelves for more than a week or two.

All 4's with no real bitches.

JohnGalt1, Nov 02, 2011
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4/5  rDev +7.2%

tln13, Apr 15, 2012
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4/5  rDev +7.2%

MacsBeerMaster, Nov 29, 2012
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4/5  rDev +7.2%

phishinNYC, Dec 25, 2011
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4/5  rDev +7.2%

Bearman13, Mar 26, 2013
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4/5  rDev +7.2%

Samuel Adams calls this a "red IPA" - listed here as an American Amber - I'd peg it more appropriately in the newly evolving imperial amber category. Maltier than an IPA, with a distinctive caramel malt character. Assertive hopping shows up in the middle and holds its ground through the finish. Slightly sweet toward the end, with some drying at the last instant.

Brent, Dec 26, 2011
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4/5  rDev +7.2%

aboji, Nov 11, 2012
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4/5  rDev +7.2%

Skyjmpr, Feb 11, 2013
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4/5  rDev +7.2%

confusedidols, Aug 17, 2012
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4/5  rDev +7.2%

kegmans, Dec 05, 2012
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4/5  rDev +7.2%

dogma33, Jul 23, 2013
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4/5  rDev +7.2%

Pugs78, Mar 20, 2012
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4/5  rDev +7.2%

Jwillyb, Sep 22, 2012
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4/5  rDev +7.2%

JohneHoodlum, Mar 22, 2012
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4/5  rDev +7.2%

bsm80x, Nov 26, 2013
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4/5  rDev +7.2%

DividedAvery, Dec 06, 2011
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4/5  rDev +7.2%

Pours a big head into a snifter glass. Dark red with a obsidian background. Nice huge head, lacing and great retention. Alot of clarity.

Aroma is crystal malt pronounced, slightly sweet and toasty with some pine and slight citrus hop character. Not a lot of floral style hops. Wish I had more hop in the aroma.

Taste showcases the malt but has good hop character. It has a big malt backbone to back up a nice earthy hop bite with some sweetness to round out. Resiney pine flavor like simcoe. Almost reminds me of sierra christmas celebration.

Mouthfeel is medium easy drinking.

This beer feels like a typical west coast IPA but with some darker crystal style specialty malts. I think the malt mutes the hop character a bit. Gives it a very unique eclipsed sun kind of color. Not bad.

Durtdiggler, May 04, 2013
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4/5  rDev +7.2%

BrewmanCapote, Mar 24, 2013
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4/5  rDev +7.2%

Bilco, Nov 18, 2011
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4/5  rDev +7.2%

safiske, May 13, 2012
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4/5  rDev +7.2%

nkp765, Jun 04, 2012
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4/5  rDev +7.2%

L_E_X, Mar 31, 2013
Tasman Red IPA from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
84 out of 100 based on 1,076 ratings.