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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

1,061 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 1,061
Reviews: 362
rAvg: 3.74
pDev: 13.64%
Wants: 14
Gots: 57 | 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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tln13

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +7%

04-15-2012 23:40:05 | More by tln13
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guzzleacoldone

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

04-15-2012 00:36:21 | More by guzzleacoldone
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marct

Nevada

3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

04-14-2012 18:22:39 | More by marct
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david131

California

3.55/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A- Pours a clear blood red with a thick and creamy light brown head that leaves nice lacing.

S- Pine, grapefruit, caramel and some flowers. A bit simple, but nothing seems out of place.

T- Pine, citrus, caramel, and honey. Sweet and slightly bitter. A bit uninteresting and simple, but well executed.

M- Bitterness and a bit of bite from the carbonation up front followed by some lingering sweetness.

O- A decent and well-made beer but overall I found it to be a bit uninspired.

Serving type: bottle

04-14-2012 03:08:22 | More by david131
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philbe311

Pennsylvania

3.88/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A - Two fingers worth of densely packed slightly creamy light khaki colored head... The color is a deep dark bronze with a slight yet distinctive red hue... Translucent... A good bit of moderate paced carbonation rises within under closer examination... A bit of lacing clings to the glass...

S - A unique nose... Lots of piney hop notes... A heavy mix of caramel and toffee... A faint whiff of citrus hoppiness as well... Bubblegum... Some dark fruit notes... A minor herbal presence... If I didn't know better, I would expect this to be an American Strong Ale or an American Barleywine and not an American Amber Ale...

T - Orange zest... Light floral notes... Loaded with piney hops... Heavy on the bready malts... Caramel... Toffee... A very nice mix of brown sugar and hops rise on the finish and precede to linger for quite a while...

M - Medium bodied... A bit lush... A bit creamy... A bit sticky... Lightly carbonation... A tad on the harsh side overall, but still rather enjoyable...

D - This is a very interesting brew from Samuel Adams... Lots of good things going on in all facets... Challenges both the style guidelines and the senses... Bonus points for its low price point and wide availability...

Serving type: bottle

04-14-2012 02:21:34 | More by philbe311
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dgeebs07

New York

4/5  rDev +7%

04-11-2012 10:36:13 | More by dgeebs07
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Capmech1

North Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +13.6%

04-11-2012 02:20:39 | More by Capmech1
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Gambrinus1184

Connecticut

3.9/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 16.9 oz. bottle into an oversized pilsner glass at oneguyonecup's.

A: Deep, burnished red color with ample carbonation to build a frothy, two-finger head of sticky, toffee-colored foam. Leaves a bit of chunky lace behind.

S: Sweet, herbal and spicy with hints of grassy, pine-needle laden hops and grapefruit rind complexity. Galaxy hops all the way.

T: A nice dose of sweet roasted caramel and toffee-like malts hit first and prime the palate for the hop wave that rolls through next. Bitter, spicy, piney and citrus hop resins coat the palate before washing down with a slick, sugary dose of malts. Fairly balanced and darn drinkable.

M: Medium-full bodied with a smooth malt backbone to go with the dominant Galaxy hop profile.

O: An otherwise less forgettable Red Ale, my friend likened Tasman Red to DFH 90 Minute. The more I sipped, the more I could see it, but it never realizes the match fully. Tasman is a fine enough hopped out amber ale to join the league of Ithaca Cascazilla and North Coast Red Seal.

Serving type: bottle

04-09-2012 21:45:56 | More by Gambrinus1184
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JVan

Illinois

4/5  rDev +7%

04-09-2012 14:09:08 | More by JVan
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Nate

Ohio

4/5  rDev +7%

04-09-2012 02:34:32 | More by Nate
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Mora2000

Texas

3.68/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The beer pours a dark reddish-brown color with an off-white head. The aroma is full of biscuit malt with a ton of pine from the hops. The flavor is more of the same. I get a lot of pine, with some richness from the caramel and biscuit malt and somewhat surprisingly, a little bit of alcohol. There is a lot of hop flaovr and a decent amount of hop bitterness. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.

Serving type: bottle

04-07-2012 03:30:14 | More by Mora2000
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cisteve

Texas

3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

04-07-2012 02:29:02 | More by cisteve
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ADTaber

South Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

04-07-2012 01:47:27 | More by ADTaber
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HoistinBrews

Minnesota

4/5  rDev +7%

04-07-2012 01:04:55 | More by HoistinBrews
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zekeman17

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +13.6%

04-05-2012 16:25:45 | More by zekeman17
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ohcomeonthatsfunny


3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

04-04-2012 18:25:36 | More by ohcomeonthatsfunny
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BeerAcolyte


3.25/5  rDev -13.1%

04-04-2012 17:27:05 | More by BeerAcolyte
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strongaf

Washington

3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

04-03-2012 04:25:18 | More by strongaf
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rfgetz

New Jersey

4.05/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pours a clear but dark rust copper color, thin cap of khaki froth, moderate sticky lacing. Scent brings light caramel and earthy and grassy hop balance, some light toasted malt with kisses of citrus and pine. Taste of slightly aggressive citrus, pine and earthy hops balance with lightly sweet caramel malts, faint toasted grain. Medium bodied, lightly oily and coating. Quite a nice IPA from Sam Adams who have been doing a good job with hoppy beers lately.

Serving type: on-tap

04-02-2012 15:02:58 | More by rfgetz
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TubbyDullard

Minnesota

3/5  rDev -19.8%

04-02-2012 03:22:46 | More by TubbyDullard
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6demonbag

Missouri

3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

04-01-2012 04:37:18 | More by 6demonbag
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BlakeL

Florida

3.25/5  rDev -13.1%

03-30-2012 23:52:44 | More by BlakeL
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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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gleemonger

California

4/5  rDev +7%

03-29-2012 17:45:50 | More by gleemonger
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AndyAvalanche

Massachusetts

4.58/5  rDev +22.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

1 pint 6 oz. bottle poured into a Sam Adams Perfect Pint Glass. A nice hearty amber/red color with (Like what seems every BBC beer) perfect clarity. Nice orange cream colored head with mostly small bubbles making it look frothy, but some very big bubbles come through and it makes it look like some cake batter that spatters on the stove and cooks on it by mistake; if that makes sense. Really good lacing on this one.

Smell is REALLY good. Take all the best things a bout a hearty amber ale and a well hopped IPA and blend them and this would be the result. Nice tones of well toasted caramel pale malts and slightly sweet bread, giving it sort of subtle candy careamel sweetness. On top of that there is a great piney and huge amounts of citrusey hops as well. Slightest of slight floral aromas too. Overall a great smelling beer.

Taste is 100% on par with the aroma. Starts bready and nice. Tastes of caramel sweetness and sugar (slight molasses). The sugaryness almost gives it a subtle candy (similar to sugar babies) flavor to start. Hops balance out the flavor quite nicely. Grapefuit, tangerine, as well as pine hops finish everything out in the flavor profile. It's almost perfect, easily he best tasting Red Ale I've ever had.

Moutfeel is great. Medium bodied that starts reasonably smooth and creamy but has a nice strong, sharp bitter finish. Good carbonation level. Very nice the whole way through, great drinkability.

Probably the best part is that this beer is pretty short money. Really solid beer, thats less thatn 5$. Nice job Sam Adams!

Serving type: bottle

03-29-2012 00:18:18 | More by AndyAvalanche
Tasman Red IPA from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
84 out of 100 based on 1,061 ratings.