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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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1,103 Ratings

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Ratings: 1,103
Reviews: 364
rAvg: 3.73
pDev: 13.67%
Wants: 20
Gots: 65 | 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:
Beer added by: ReelBigwigFish on 10-25-2011

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Ratings: 1,103 | Reviews: 364
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4/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

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4/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

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4/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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.

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Tasman Red IPA from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
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