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

1,096 Ratings
THE BROS
90
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Ratings: 1,096
Reviews: 363
rAvg: 3.73
pDev: 13.67%
Wants: 18
Gots: 63 | 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:
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(Beer added by: ReelBigwigFish on 10-25-2011)
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Photo of AdamBear
4.09/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

A-amber reddish brown with a nice thin sticky cream colored head

S-nice caramel herbal hops with a nice vanilla tint similar to how I think SN Celebration is. It's a good scent. Good strength

T-comes in with a smooth taste of aged hops and a decent burnt biscuit flavor. It's subtle and crisp with out much else to it. Faint matching after-taste.

M-creamy medium carbonation with a creamy finish

O-for Samuel Adams, this is really impressive. I'm not finding any of that classic SA malt base familiar in their other beers. It's very smooth and crisp, something I could drink all the time.

Photo of scott2269
4/5  rDev +7.2%

Photo of Goblinmunkey7
3.78/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Deep copper the color of old pennies. Head is a light tan, rocky, and clumpy. Dwindles to a thin rocky cap. Some nice lacing clings to the side of the glass. Super clear with a great depth of color.

Smell: Biscuity malts. Some hints of caramel sweetness. Slightly earthy and grassy. Touches of citrus zest. Chewy malt base. Slight toasted grain. Pretty mellow.

Taste: Malty. Nice caramel and biscuit fusion. Hops run toward pine with some pithy aftertaste. A little grassy and faintly earthy. Nicely balanced. Toasted malts add a nice depth.

Mouthfeel: Malty and chewy. Nice heavy moderate body. Carbonation is on point. Drinks clean and smooth.

Overall: Much better than expected. Nicely balanced with a good amount of flavor from both hop and malt profiles. A very nice change of pace of SA and a worthwhile experiment.

Photo of Eriktheipaman
3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

Photo of Cramerican
4.25/5  rDev +13.9%

Photo of Tilley4
4.33/5  rDev +16.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I can say that I was pleasantly surprised with this brew for sure... Picked up a bottle of each of the four new offerings from SA and its been one hit and one miss thus far. Let's see which side of the fence this falls on...

Looks terrific in the NB globe... Dark reddish with a foamy creamy head... Looks very inviting...

Big dose of pine tree hops roll off this thing... I'm a bit taken aback by how prevalent these are... Its as if I'd just plucked a branch off of my Christmas tree... The sweet aromas of those caramel malts surface and balance this beautiful beer out quite nicely... Each instance brings a different experience here... I'm digging the way this smells a lot...

A masterful blend of the spicy Christmas tree hops and the sweet smooth caramel malts here... Every sip is both full of flavor and complex in its balance... A warming sensation fills the cheeks as this bottle disappears... The long finish is bitter and piney and yet sweet and smooth...

This is,without a doubt, one of SA's best brews... If they made this a rotating or at the very least seasonal release, I would be thrilled... They nailed this one and im guessing it could be a go-to type of Red were it available to the masses...

Very good effort here...

Photo of HoistinBrews
4/5  rDev +7.2%

Photo of kew
3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

Photo of 57md
3.81/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a clear reddish brown with almost two fingers of off-white head that lingers for quite some time and leaves nice lacing behind. The nose is mildly hoppy, but more malty and bready to be truthful. This offering has a good healthy body with a solid caramel malt flavor. The finish is semi-dry.

This is more of a traditional red and less the red/IPA hybrid that is popular with craft brewers as of late.

Photo of Beejay
3.95/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: A very deep crimson. As with all Sam Adams beers crystal clear, and a thick rich tan head.

S: Very hoppy at first whiff. Resiny Pine and evergreen, there is a touch of an earthy smell as well. There is a nice dark bread aroma in the finish.

T: Good maltiness, and an assertive hop presence. The earthiness, and pine resin flavors transfer over from the smell. There is a nice toasted flavor, and the finish is all oily bitterness.

M: Medium with fairly high carbonation. The finish is certainly oily.

O: Overall it is a really good drinking beer. Perhaps a touch too much emphasis on the bitterness for me, but I still enjoy it.

Photo of BeerResearcher
4.45/5  rDev +19.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

22oz dark brown sculpted bottle. some indecipherable code stamped on bottle neck.
Served in a SA Perfect Pint glass.
In pours a very deep orange-hued root beer color with a solid 2" beige head and lots of rimmed lacing.
A strong smell of grapefruit and orange zest roll out at first pour. A doughy malt aroma carries smells of resinous hop, spruce and a hint of gin.
The flavors are big and bold! Tastes of grapefruit, lemon peel, toffee, doughy bread, pine and white rum are all quite distinct. Minor tastes of herbs and spice mingle in and out.
The mouthfeel is a bit edgy at first, then becomes slick and very gulpable as it warms.
Really interesting brew!

Photo of bzach
2.5/5  rDev -33%

Photo of BlueMoon10
3.25/5  rDev -12.9%

Photo of civicm87
3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

Photo of MastaShonuf
2.5/5  rDev -33%

Photo of dgherm
3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

Photo of Treyliff
4.25/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

A- pours a dark ruby-red color with a huge creamy head with long retention and patches of lace sticking down the entire glass

S- sweet caramel-toffe malt, dark fruit and figs, grapefruit zest & citrus hop

T- much more malty profile than expected, but its very good. Strong flavors or caramel-toffee, dark fig & prune. Citrus and pine hop flavors provide a nice balance, but the malt takes center stage on this one. The finish is slightly sweet with a dark fruit and resinous pine linger

M- medium body and carbonation, foamy mouthfeel and a smooth finish with just a bit of alcohol bite at the end

O- this one had a few months on it so I don't know if that influenced the malty sweetness or not, regardless I really liked it. This drinks more like an imperial amber/red but one of my recent favorites from SA.

Photo of braican
4.25/5  rDev +13.9%

Photo of Dizzy242
3/5  rDev -19.6%

Photo of costanzo_mike
3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

Photo of bluntedboywonder
4/5  rDev +7.2%

Photo of MrHurmateeowish
3.85/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

22oz bottle purchased at Market Basket in Portsmouth, batch #1. Pours a dark copper crystal-clear body with a good inch of khaki-colored head. Smells like citrus (lemon particularly) with chocolate and nut notes in the background. Lemon-like hops hit the palate initially but quickly give way to dark chocolate and toast with espresso breaking through toward the finish. Medium in body and carbonation. Robust but balanced. A solid red.

Photo of Duhast500
4.22/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 22oz. bottle into a tasting glass.

The color is a dark reddish brown with a finger of fomay white head and some nice lacing left on the glass.

The smell is a bit citrus fruits and some slight sweetness. The malts balance things even here in the nose and it is impressing even with just a slight sniff of this beer.

The taste is sweet with some nice malt character. The hops come out to give off some slight pine and citrus flavor. Some nice grapefruit and tangerine are able to be detected and lend to a really nice flavor.

The feel of this beer is medium but really smooth. It feels like it is even lighter with such a sweet flavor and balanced body. This is one of the better beers to come out of the Sam Adams Brewery.

Photo of LambicPentameter
3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

Photo of DaveMiller
3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

Tasman Red IPA from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
84 out of 100 based on 1,096 ratings.