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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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1,061 Ratings

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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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4.25/5  rDev +13.6%

11-10-2012 12:59:47 | More by RelentlessLefty
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New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a dark brown, amber color with an abundance of foamy head from the bottle poured into a pint glass. Smell is sweet, pine and hoppy on the nose.

Taste is robust and complex. Toffee up front, followed by hoppy citrus and a sweet, chocolate and malty finish. Big, bold brew that's very heavy. Filling as well.

Serving type: bottle

02-18-2012 22:09:57 | More by devinoconnor
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4.25/5  rDev +13.6%

12-12-2012 21:27:53 | More by CA_Infidel2o9
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3.25/5  rDev -13.1%

03-11-2013 22:14:30 | More by rgille2
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4/5  rDev +7%

07-04-2012 21:25:16 | More by En29356
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3.58/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

My review of this beer begins here...

First lets take a journey to the center of the looking glass. this is where we'll see the life of this beautiful beer. It's long life off white head that marks it's territory like a dog in heat. Beautiful amber color that easily marks this beer as a red ale coming forth.

Next the journey will take us to the outskirts of the nose hairs. This is where you'll want to remain if you don't want to get lost in this beers complexity. It has grapefruit and piney notes. Also a hint of sweet roasted malts to give it a sweetness that is very pleasant.

Afterwards the big drop into the belly of the beast. The flavor of this beer is instantly noticed of the floral hops. This starts to give way to the bittersweetness of the grapefruit notes. This sense of grapefruit really rounds out the beer nicely. Which sits gently on your palate begging to be tasted and enjoyed. Then flows smoothly away as you prepare for the next sip.

Overall it's a delicious beer. However I think to be calling it a Red on this site is either missing the mark on the beers sake or this websites. Enjoy this beer expecting an IPA and not a more malty red or amber.

Serving type: bottle

12-29-2011 02:22:12 | More by bilyboy65
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4/5  rDev +7%

03-05-2012 03:37:36 | More by Redglimmer
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3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

08-13-2013 17:19:46 | More by Rheaume17
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New Jersey

3/5  rDev -19.8%

09-06-2013 03:45:44 | More by michaelfcasey
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4/5  rDev +7%

05-28-2014 14:42:29 | More by Std73
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3.25/5  rDev -13.1%

05-04-2014 15:21:33 | More by coopdog1000
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4/5  rDev +7%

03-26-2013 02:09:28 | More by Bearman13
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4.25/5  rDev +13.6%

08-11-2013 15:41:09 | More by sooner961
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3.53/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12 oz no best buy, SAPP glass

A: dark amber, red (obvious) with a 1 finger khaki head on it, leaves a nice lacing and head sticks around for a while

S: some citrus, dank, toasty malts, bread, sweet toffee, caramel

T: citrusy, grapefruit, earthy, bready, roast, toast, pine, caramel, toffee, slight metallic quality

M: medium-light bodied, a little thick for my taste carbonation is decent, a bit low perhaps

Serving type: bottle

07-12-2012 04:46:25 | More by fields336
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2.5/5  rDev -33.2%

06-05-2014 23:40:58 | More by zaptone
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4.25/5  rDev +13.6%

05-26-2012 01:49:31 | More by BellsFan
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3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

08-07-2013 02:45:54 | More by remitrom
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3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

01-06-2013 21:59:52 | More by slatetupelo
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4.2/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bottle poured into an Imperial pint glass

A - Giant dense rocky deep tan head leaves great lacing. Perfectly bright mahogany amber color.

S - Big bright floral citrus hop nose. A little bit of caramel malt comes across with a nice portion of toasted malts. Hops showcase in the nose. I like where this beer is going.

T - The toasted malt flavors blend very well with the piney/citrus hop flavors that highlight. There is much depth to these malts. It doesn't just scratch the surface of light vienna malts but has intense toastiness nearing some darker roasted characteristics. Finishes with a moderate amount of bitterness for cleansing.

M - Has nice moderate carbonation and a great medium to medium-full body. Dry on the palate.

O - It is so obvious to be a red ale of sorts, yet so obvious to be an IPA of sorts. I didn't know what this beer would end up like but calling it a Red IPA hits the nail on the head. Great toasted malt notes accompany excellent fresh hop smell and flavor.

Serving type: bottle

05-02-2012 01:44:31 | More by Jparker37
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3.6/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12 oz bottle into nonic

A: Fairly dark red, copper tones, moderate lacing with extremely fine carbonation

S: a bit of a sourness, dark chocolate, slight pine overtone

T: malty with grape-like qualities, a bit of pine and citrus rind on the finish, slightly buttery

M: very rich, slightly tanic

O: This isn't a bad beer but it had an odd characteristic of needing to open up in the glass before becoming really tasty

Serving type: bottle

06-18-2012 22:06:11 | More by waldoiverson
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3.38/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

pours clear, deep red bordering on light brown, with a single finger of light khaki head.

Pineapple and orange hop aromas with a nice toffee malt background.

Citrus, grape, and pineapple hop over dark fruit and toffee malt. Nice firm bitterness to bring it together. Stewed fruit lingers along with a slight piney bitterness.

Medium bodied with medium carbonation.

A pretty good hoppy amber, but not as good as nugget nectar.

Serving type: bottle

05-30-2012 04:01:58 | More by MrOH
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3/5  rDev -19.8%

12-24-2011 01:28:20 | More by AJD1201
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4.75/5  rDev +27%

04-14-2013 22:49:13 | More by mgroothuis
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4/5  rDev +7%

06-07-2012 15:18:28 | More by Zachb4au
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4.5/5  rDev +20.3%

02-12-2012 03:11:26 | More by Beerme09
Tasman Red IPA from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
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