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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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1,104 Ratings

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Ratings: 1,104
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

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Beer added by: ReelBigwigFish on 10-25-2011

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Ratings: 1,104 | Reviews: 364
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4/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Pours a dark ruby/near brown into my new Belgium glass with a pretty serious light caramel head. Nice retention and great lacing

S - Mmmmm rich malty sweetness, grapefruit/orange/lemon hop smells as well as a piney presence. Biscuity as well.

T - Piney hops and caramel malt hit up front but quickly transcend into a strong citrusy bitter, nice bitter (slightly dry) aftertaste. Alcohol pretty much undetectable. Resinous

M - Medium bodied, very drinkable, bitter and refreshing. Fair carbonation

O - One of the best Sam Adams brews I've had. Nice and drinkable but fairly bold. Wish they made sixers of this

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4/5  rDev +7.2%

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

Poured from a stylish "bomber" bottle into a standard pint glass.
Clear copper in color, with a big, blossoming head of off-white foam.
Aroma-fruity hops
Taste-Grapefruit, caramel, toasted malt, faintly spicy. Interesting hop flavor. Flavorfull, intersting IPA.

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

Poured from a bottle into a pint glass. From the Sam Adams Hoppology 12 pack. This is definitely not a typical IPA, which is a good thing when you want to try unique styles.

This beer has a darker taste that most IPAs (though not quite like a black ale). To me, it reminds me of a hopped up amber ale. It definitely has a sweet caramel taste, but also a bitter and complex hop character. This beer and the overall 12 pack are definitely worth a try, though you get some of the less exciting common beers with it too.

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4.01/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

12 oz bottle from Sam Adams "IPA Hop-ology" 12 pk dated best by Sept. 2012; bought and stored cold.

First: this is an IPA, not a red ale except by color.

A: Pours a lovely and clear, deep red-brown. The skimpy bone head has very good retention and leaves plenty of lacing on the glass. Exceptionally good looking ale!

S: The nose is dominated by earthy/herbal hops and the associated citrus notes, but there is some aroma from the toasted malts. Hints of pepper, baked bread, pine, grapefruit, and fresh grasses. 3.75

T: More hop forward and less sweet than many IPAs, the hop character here is both appealing and interesting. An initial sense of familiarity quickly passed as the complex flavor of citrusy+herbal+spicy+grassy hops played on the tongue. Moderate bitterness nicely in proportion to the other hop flavors. Has an extended and dry finish of hops with some malt base. 4.25

M: A bit dry all the way through, but particularly at the finish. Medium body and carbonation; lightly crisp. 4.25

O: an outstanding beer that makes an excellent choice if you find yourself drinking mostly IPAs and want some variety. I'll look for this again and start looking for other beers with Tasmanian hops.

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Tasman Red IPA from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
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