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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

1,058 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 1,058
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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Dmann

California

4.03/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Another typically solid offering from BBC. Apperance is great with a nice auburn color and good amounts of slightly off white lace. Smell was sweet and malty off the top with with some nuttiness hanging in the background. Flavor was a nice supprise with a typical red ale sweetness up front but backed up nicely with good piney hops in the finish which added a nice dry balance to the sweetness. Mouthfeel was not too thick, no too thin and carbonation level was nice. This is a very tasty brew and one I'd like to enjoy again.

Serving type: bottle

03-10-2012 01:10:01 | More by Dmann
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tgoldian

Virginia

4/5  rDev +7%

03-09-2012 18:38:34 | More by tgoldian
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nrs207

Pennsylvania

2.93/5  rDev -21.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

On tap served in a pint glass.

A - Dark amber color with a finger to 1.5 of fluffy off white head. Clear and leaves a decent lacing down the glass.

S - Smells somewhat citrusy, but also some earthy/floral hops. Get a little sweet maltiness in there. Above average, but not fantastic.

T - Get some definite classic malt for the style. More prominent, however, are some citrus and earthy hops, and a little spiciness. The reason I gave it a 2.5 is because of the horrible aftertaste. Tastes incredibly metallic, and with the color I couldn't help thinking of blood. Horrible thought when you're drinking a beer.

M - Good level of carbonation. Goes down smooth, but the horrible aftertaste kills the drinkability for me.

O - It's a good beer that goes horribly wrong a few seconds after you take a drink. I have no idea if something was wrong with the keg or the tap lines, but I had 2 other beers that tasted fine to me. I hope this wasn't how it always is, but the reviewer right below me seems to have had the same problem. Won't be drinking this again.

Serving type: on-tap

03-09-2012 01:42:17 | More by nrs207
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goblue3509

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

03-08-2012 22:53:24 | More by goblue3509
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RTEdmunds

New Hampshire

3.5/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Thick and foamy light khaki colored head. A bit darker than I expected, deep ruby color. Pretty good lacing as well.

Bright hop aroma, more herbal than citrus to me. I also detect a strange... metallic undertone maybe? Meh.

Tastes more citrusy than herbal, opposite of what I smelled. I'm getting a slight metallicy aftertaste as well. Bottle is fresh, maybe it's just me... Some roasted malt flavors come through underneath.

Feels coarse and bubbly.

I wish the metallic flavor I'm getting wasn't here, it's distracting. I will probably get this again to see if it's either my lack of sleep playing tricks on me, or this bottle.

Serving type: bottle

03-07-2012 20:37:46 | More by RTEdmunds
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Cyberkedi

Georgia

3.38/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Aroma is hoppy and - hoppy. Not strong, but hoppy with a little evergreen, definitely an IPA. It pours a clear, dark mahogany/coppery brown with a fairly thick and persistent light tan head that leaves some good lacing. Hoppy flavor has evergreen, caramel and woody notes plus a hint of miso. Smooth texture has about average body and average fizziness. Overall, though not notable, still worthy of at least a try.

Serving type: bottle

03-06-2012 23:04:58 | More by Cyberkedi
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Bondaddyjr


4/5  rDev +7%

03-06-2012 18:01:39 | More by Bondaddyjr
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dragomni

Minnesota

3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

03-06-2012 01:40:54 | More by dragomni
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MIP229

Michigan

3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

03-05-2012 22:15:52 | More by MIP229
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thlewisvi

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +20.3%

03-05-2012 03:42:21 | More by thlewisvi
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Nerudamann

Oregon

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

Poured from a bottle into a pint glass.

Look – nice dark red color, clear, with about two fingers’ worth of frothy, khaki-colored foam that dissipates somewhat slowly.

Smell – earthy hoppiness, but with an even more grounded type of quality, possibly from the malts. Tasmanian hops don’t seem to cast too much of a different aroma, but it does seem to be a blending of the smells of Cascade and maybe Saaz.

Taste – the taste of the hops is felt first, and then the bitter kick from them is next. The bitter, pine needle-like taste is very interesting. The malts are hard to pick out, but they’re likely balancing out the taste quite a bit.

Mouthfeel – pretty well balanced, not seeming to lean more toward the watery or creamy sides.

Overall – not a bad brew at all. Doesn’t seem to be very complex, but the taste itself is still very interesting.

Serving type: bottle

03-05-2012 03:40:56 | More by Nerudamann
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Redglimmer


4/5  rDev +7%

03-05-2012 03:37:36 | More by Redglimmer
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leodarko

California

2.75/5  rDev -26.5%

03-04-2012 23:38:37 | More by leodarko
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redfox405

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +20.3%

03-04-2012 23:23:19 | More by redfox405
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hosehead83

Ohio

4/5  rDev +7%
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.

Serving type: bottle

03-04-2012 16:50:40 | More by hosehead83
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rlshep

Ohio

4/5  rDev +7%

03-04-2012 01:18:00 | More by rlshep
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Dracook

United Kingdom (England)

3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

03-03-2012 21:48:45 | More by Dracook
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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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DocJitsu

California

3.95/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a dark brown-red with a creamy root beer head. Excellent head retention. Just a nice looking beer in my standard pint glass. Delightful grapefruit and butterscotch (not diacetyl) nose. Grapefruit and caramel malt flavors. A surprisingly interesting and complex beer. This is one of the two above average beers from Boston Brewing I've had.

Serving type: on-tap

03-03-2012 17:38:59 | More by DocJitsu
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Tucquan

Pennsylvania

3.45/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Had this on 2012-03-02 in Columbia, PA at Bully's.

A - Dark, clear ruby-mahogany with a short, tan head and excellent lacing.

S - Light roasted malt and spice. Not very aromatic.

T - Different. Straw, toffee, medium roasted grain with a bit of wheat, touch of pine and citrus. A decent hop bite. Finish has a sour and spicy rye flavor and moderate lingering bitterness.

M - Medium body and carbonation. Substantial yet crisp.

O - Nothing wrong with this but nothing extraordinary. Definitely wasn't worth the $6.00 for a 12 oz pour.

Serving type: on-tap

03-03-2012 11:43:48 | More by Tucquan
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Bierman9

New Hampshire

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

Picked up earlier today at Shwas for $4.99...

Pours a clear, deep copper color with scattered, sporadic carbo. Head is billowy and tan, sitting at 1" on the liquid and leaving nice lacework behind. Nose has a lot of rindy, citrussy action, with little malt evident. Disappointed with the mouthfeel; it is smooth but rather on the thin side.

The flavor has a light touch of toffee sweetness, though it is fleeting. There is a healthy amount of pithy, rindy action, with some earthy, bittering grapefruit, which lingers on the palate. There is not too much in the way of depth or complexity here, though. It is decent, but not the best of the new Sammy line I've had lately. Prosit!

3.55/5 rDev -8.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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Serving type: bottle

03-03-2012 01:00:01 | More by Bierman9
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mdillon86

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

03-02-2012 13:53:44 | More by mdillon86
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cindyjeffsmith

Georgia

3.5/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: dark sorghum. Substantial off white head. Reads red ipa. Certainly not pale.
Smell: malt with a distinct hop edge. Nothing remarkable, but it is pleasant.
Smell: again, a tasty mix of hops and malt,pretty well balanced. Not remarkable, but tasty.
Overall: I hate to repeat, but yes, a good beer though not a standout.

Serving type: bottle

03-02-2012 00:49:17 | More by cindyjeffsmith
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Tom-Peters

California

3/5  rDev -19.8%

03-01-2012 23:17:09 | More by Tom-Peters
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ChainGangGuy

Georgia

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

11 ounce pour - Taco Mac in Canton, Georgia.

Appearance: Served up a clear, very dark amber-hued body with an inch of lightly yellowed foam. Lasting layers of lace tracking my progress.

Smell: Toasted bread toasted enough to yield burnt edges, milk caramel (like a Sugar Daddy), citric, pithy citrus fruits, and a light but interminable element of spice.

Taste: A big start of malty breadiness with some darkened toast and plenty of chewy caramel candies. Fast florals, lemon, and a layer of heavy grapefruit with a persistent spiciness running its course. Moderate bitterness. Drying, pithy finish with some enduring bitterness.

Mouthfeel: Medium-plus body. Medium carbonation. Maybe a little chewiness present.

Overall: I was pleasantly surprised by this one. BBC did a good job with this release.

Serving type: on-tap

03-01-2012 15:23:31 | More by ChainGangGuy
Tasman Red IPA from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
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