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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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very good

1,089 Ratings

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Ratings: 1,089
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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: ReelBigwigFish on 10-25-2011)
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3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

GrabMeAnAbbey, Dec 31, 2011
Photo of ReelBigwigFish
4.18/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Bottle labeled as "Batch No. 1"
Poured into chimay chalice glass.

A: Deep translucent copper color with a fizzing 1 finger head that receded into frothy islands of light tan foam. Good amount of sticky lacing.

S: Good amount of citrus fruit aroma, grapefruit comes to mind. Floral and earthy aromas are also noticeable. The malt is sweet and strong of toffee and caramel, almost reminds me of juicy fruit gum.

T: Strong mix of citrus and pine hop flavors clashing together. The malt comes through briefly, showing signs of sweetness and a decent amount of body. But the grapefruit hop flavor dominates soon after, finishing bitter and dry.

M/O: Solid medium body, light-medium carbonation. Bit of a creamy mouthfeel. It's pretty drinkable, although I am enjoying the second half of the bottle as a sipper. My hat's off to Sam Adams on this beer, it is pretty good. Not the most in your face beer, but definitely plenty of bittering hop flavor mixed with a solid amount of malt body.

ReelBigwigFish, Oct 26, 2011
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3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

Mordhaus, Mar 25, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +20.6%

Mojoman8561, Oct 14, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

cfitterer, May 21, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

SpartanHistory2013, Mar 19, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

shadowofthereaper_666, Jan 12, 2014
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3/5  rDev -19.6%

PrimScrewhead, Jan 19, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

cisteve, Apr 07, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -12.9%

mrmitsui29, Jan 07, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +20.6%

poogas, May 26, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

haddyhustle302, Jul 26, 2012
Photo of Star80
3.68/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A - Pours a dark ruby red with a tan frothy head. Quite a bit of lacing. Looks good.

S - Nose is weak. What I can detect are some citrus hops, some earthy hops and some toasty malts.

T - Taste is quite balanced between the rich malt and the clean bitter hops. Has a certain candyness to the bitter hops that actually makes it pretty drinkable.

M- Mouthfeel is somewhat smooth.

O - Overall a pretty decent brew although not enough nose or citrus hops to qualify as IPA in my book.

Star80, Apr 30, 2012
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3/5  rDev -19.6%

rjl910953, Jul 11, 2012
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4/5  rDev +7.2%

ChuckS, Oct 03, 2013
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4/5  rDev +7.2%

nkp765, Jun 04, 2012
Photo of Swim424
3.83/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

poured from a bomber into sweetwater pint glass.

A- very dark amber. very nice garnet when up to a light. nice thick fluffy head.

S-floral, a bit of caramel. definitely hops. some caramel maltiness

T-piney up front finishing with a nice hop kick. thick maltiness all the way through.

Mf- thick, medium bodied. decent carbonation.

O-pretty good. i would highly recommend trying this one at least once. one of the best sam adams I have tried.

Swim424, Dec 02, 2011
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4/5  rDev +7.2%

Skyjmpr, Feb 11, 2013
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4/5  rDev +7.2%

jwg782, Dec 06, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

dithridge, Apr 29, 2014
Photo of EkimGram
3.65/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: 22oz bottle poured into Sam Adams "Perfect Pint." Colour is a deep, rich brown. Large 2-finger head. No visible carbonation.

Smell: Lots of floral, citrus hops. Malts are a little too weak to be called "roasted" with "toffee" on the label. The hops are brilliant, though.

Taste: Overall, far more balanced than the smell. The malts bring back the hops a bit but I'm not finding anything too interesting. This tastes more like a good IPA than a red ale.

Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied, silky and sticky, has fair amount of carbonation - just a small bite.

Overall: It's good but I'm unimpressed. Most red ales I've had have something to them that is missing. Perhaps some spicy yeast or a sort of spice. As stated earlier, this taste more like a solid IPA than a red ale.

EkimGram, Dec 19, 2011
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4/5  rDev +7.2%

djschnabel, Nov 15, 2011
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3/5  rDev -19.6%

johnsilk, Apr 24, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

guzzleacoldone, Apr 15, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

tsm2011, Oct 27, 2012
Tasman Red IPA from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
85 out of 100 based on 1,089 ratings.