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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

1,079 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 1,079
Reviews: 363
rAvg: 3.73
pDev: 13.67%
Wants: 16
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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: ReelBigwigFish on 10-25-2011)
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Goldfoot, Dec 16, 2011
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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.

BeerNoobNC, Jul 06, 2012
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3.48/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A: Big bubbly head. Hazy reddish brown color. Mid level carbonation.

S: Malty...

T: Big malty note but it about stops there. It's carries nicely but it doesn't really bring a lot to the table. It's got that malt. A bit of hops. But a bit lacking in complexity. Corriander.

M: Carbonation is a bit agressive. Good flavor development.

Wait this is an IPA? I would have never guessed if I didn't reread the description. Hugely malty with a bit of hops. Overall not bad but not great. I would say this is good for a more newb to IPAs.

Jamesthebrit, Nov 07, 2012
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4/5  rDev +7.2%

mds1101, May 26, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

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3.84/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22-oz bottle into nonic pub glass

A few seconds after I opened the bottle, foam began to run out--highly carbonated, I guess.

A - large medium tan layer of thick foam over a murky body of copper/brown; head sticks around, lacing the glass beautifully

S - pine, citrus, earthy notes, caramel sweetenss

T - lots of pine and grapefruit up front, caramel sweetness moves in for a nice contrast, earthy and spicy hop notes answer back, finish is bitter and citrusy with a hint of residual malt sweetness

M - thick, creamy full body; high carbonation

O - Beautiful in appearance, intriguing in scent, delightfully complex in taste, pleasantly thick in feel, high in carbonation (which works well in this case). Tasman Red is a nice IPA and certainly worth a try.

lwillitz, Jun 30, 2013
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Tasman Red IPA from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
84 out of 100 based on 1,079 ratings.