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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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4.43/5  rDev +18.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Samuel Adams Tasman Red has a thick, soapy, cream-colored head and a hazy, reddish-brown appearance. with some fairly thick lacing rings left behind. The aroma is of brown bread crust and subdued sweetness. The flavor is the same, with straightforward bitterness present underneath. The mouthfeel is medium to heavy and a bit dirty (in an ale sense), and Samuel Adams Tasman Red IPA finishes dry, bitter, sweet, and pretty well drinkable. Overall, this is a really nice one, and is most certainly worth checking out.

RJT

RonaldTheriot, Mar 28, 2013
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Mordhaus, Mar 25, 2013
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4.03/5  rDev +8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Picked up a single of this brew at a quick grocery store stop. Let's see how it ranks up, shall we? The label looks intricate.

Appearance: Pours a deep, dark robust amber brown. Leaves behind a enticing, frothy, white foam head that leaves a vigorous lacing that really draws you in for more. Really impressed for an American IPA.

Smell: Toasted malts and thick caramel really come to mind at first scent. Upon further inspection, I also detected a great hint of dark chocolate and possible molasses. However, a somewhat heavy aroma of alcohol was apparent. Not so bad, the rich aroma of toasted malts and the undertone of dark chocolate redeemed this beers potential, and it's definitely worth it.

Taste: First thing that I noticed was a nice texture of toffee flavor. Somewhat strong flavors of caramel and dark chocolate are visible along with maybe a slight hint of citrus and a minty, pine flavor. Not so bad at first and it actually brings the strong, dark flavor along with the somewhat sweet, citrus-y flavor in and actually sort of well balanced in the end. I enjoyed the mixture of both.

Mouthfeel: medium carbonation along with a nice medium body. Finishes slightly dry.

Overall: At first sip, this beer brought something special to the plate. It was a nice mixture of a tasty session beer along with a refreshing taste. The dark, roasted malts along with the somewhat pine-like and slight fruity citrus provided something that was passable as well-balanced enough to be a contender for a memorable American styled IPA. This beer is definitely worth trying again and I would recommend to a friend for something a little different outside the normal range of American styled IPA's. Cheers!

DMXLOX22, Mar 25, 2013
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Tasman Red IPA from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
84 out of 100 based on 1,079 ratings.