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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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1,102 Ratings

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Ratings: 1,102
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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4/5  rDev +7.2%

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3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

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3/5  rDev -19.6%

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2/5  rDev -46.4%

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3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

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2.24/5  rDev -39.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Poured from a bottle into a nonic pint.

A - Well, as you may have guessed, it's very...red. A clear, deep dark ruby, with a two-finger beige head which dissolved pretty quickly into a thin film. Really impressive lacing, coating nearly all of the glass.

S - Mild aroma of caramel malts, ripe juicy fruit, and a hint of hop oils.

T - Beginning starts off with a nice blend of not-too-sweet caramel malts with some toffee notes, and light sort of generic fruitiness which is promptly RUINED by a strange metallic/mineral and vaguely pasty, wet-paper aftertaste. Seriously, this thing is like sucking on a penny dipped in paper mache paste. I cant believe this is what they meant for this to taste like.

M -Thin bodied to the point of being watery, with standard SA prickly carbonation. The two together being like seltzer water. Either needs a bigger body, or less carbonation...but who am I kidding? With the horrible taste, it wouldnt really help.

O - Just a really bad beer, and easily the worst of the SA "small batch" series. I cant tell you how much I hated this beer. I dont think I have ever slammed a beer this badly; damn near a drain pour really. Everything just clashes in a really poor way. Avoid at all costs.

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3/5  rDev -19.6%

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3.25/5  rDev -12.9%

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3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

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4.11/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This is an awesome looking beer. Ruby-colored, rather dark, but very clear when held up to the light. A bit of the head stays the whole way and leaves a lot of lacing.

Smell is pine, evergreen-style, maybe some citrus, some vague malts.

Flavor is much sweeter than the nose--caramel, toffee and bitter, pine-like hops. The hop profile is bitter and prominent, but lacking in complex flavor. Some citrus qualities are discernible. Great, complex caramel malt flavors. A rich beer, but an easy one to drink.

Mouthfeel is sweet and kind of thick. Feels heavier than a 6.75 percent ABV beer.

Overall I'm glad I tried this, and I'm glad Sam Adams is making this series of beers. This is the first one of them I've tried. If you're looking for a "red IPA," you probably won't find the complex, citric hop profile you're looking for. But this is a delicious red ale with a lot of hop bitterness.

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4/5  rDev +7.2%

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3.68/5  rDev -1.3%

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

Poured from their 12oz bottle from their limited release IPA HOP-OLOGY variety pack...

Appearance - Poured nearly 2 fingers of lite tan head, color is a transparent ruby copper,

Smell - Carmel, fresh baked bread, sweet citrus, blood orange, ruby grapefruit, floral hops.

Taste - ripe citrus, sweet red grapefruit, toasted bread and toffee, lots of floral hops and some grapefruit pith in the finish.

Mouthfeel - Almost medium, bright and crisp, medium carb cleanses with a touch of foam and some nice crisp edges, finishes just bitter with some dryness. Almost smooth, very drinkable.

Overall - A good, robust, crisp and hoppy red ale with just enough sweetness to balance. No alcohol presence at all. A hearty and robust red ipa with a nice hoppy punch in the end.

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4/5  rDev +7.2%

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3/5  rDev -19.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A: Pours a clear dark amber/bronzed color with a thick firm and sticky lightly tanned foam that has good retention and good lacing left behind on the glass.

S: A pleasant balance of malt and hops. The malt nose has toast, pine, and scorched toffee notes. The hop aroma comes through with a citruisy grapefruit and fresh grass profile.

T: Malty rich flavors of burnt toffee or brittle weave in toasty elements of bread, walnut, and deeper flavors that almost resemble coffee. Low on sweetness, only the dry character of malt exists along with a roasty grain counterpart. Dry malt flavors are further encouraged by the deep resiny flavor and bitterness of hops to capture a taste of white grapefruit pulp, orange, fresh cut grasses, and pine.

M: Creamy to start, the creamy malt textures fall away and allow the dry mouth feel to pick up on the bitterness from hops that eventually lead to an extended finish of grassy hops and malty-dry character.

O: It is hard to pin this down to a style. It has similar qualities to an Amber but with more IPA type hops. Though the hops are definitely present, the malt character is what shines through. It is a good mix of styles that I would drink again.

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4.25/5  rDev +13.9%

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4/5  rDev +7.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +20.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +20.6%

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4/5  rDev +7.2%

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3.65/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Ba Review #174
Served On: 06/19/2012
Glassware: Duvel Glass
Labeled ABV: 6.5%
Date/ Code: 2012 Release

This 12oz bottle was from the 2012 Sam Adams IPA Hop-Ology mixed 12 pack I picked up at Brewskee’s of New Oxford, PA.

Look: Color was a semi-clear red hue. Head was a thin film that resulted in some consistent lacing. Carbonation bubbles were steady but rather mediocre.

Smell: Pungent grapefruit with some caramelized sweetness. Some slight hints of tropical fruits.

Taste: An initial sweetness gave way to some meaty grapefruit. Then an impressive bitterness quickly prepared the palate for some lasting notes of semisweet orchard fruits and a complex malt bill that combined nicely with the lingering bitterness that lasted well into the aftertaste.

This was a great Imperial Red. I just feel like I’ve had this one before. It was surprisingly similar to a Tröegs Nugget Nectar or an Oskar Blues G-Knight.

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4/5  rDev +7.2%

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3.25/5  rDev -12.9%

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3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

Tasman Red IPA from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
84 out of 100 based on 1,102 ratings.