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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

1,103 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 1,103
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

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: ReelBigwigFish on 10-25-2011

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3/5  rDev -19.6%

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3.52/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

General - This beer was from a bottle that poured this into a Sam Adams Perfect Pint glass. This came in a variety pack called the "Hopology" from Sam Adams.

Appearance - BJCP color around 43 to 45 with a red hue to it. Head was an off-white and faded very quickly. The legs were OK, they held up for the majority of the beer. Really nice color of this beer, a real dark brown nearer to black than brown with a gorgeous red tint.

Smell - There is a slight citrus hint to this beer with a strong malted backbone. A touch of a toffee like smell also, not sweet but almost like it was burned slightly. Decent odor but it's not very strong, to get it a good scent of it I had to hold my hand over the pint for a few seconds while warming the beer with my other hand.

Taste - A pronounced citrus flavor that I would expect from an IPA with a nice strong punch of malts from a Red Ale. A unique combination of the flavors actually. There is a slight bitterness at the back of the tongue. The flavors are there, they are pretty good but they just aren't as pronounced as I would like. Just like with the other beers from this pack it seems like it is a watered down beer. There isn't the flavor that I would expect from a quality brewer. Just a little disappointing.

Mouthfeel - Moderate mouthfeel, I would say it would be thin for a red and a touch thick for a traditional IPA. Pretty refreshing with a bright, moderately carbonated feeling to it.

Overall - Well it's something different. I'm disappointed with this but because I may be expecting something it's not. I really wanted a bold red malt flavor with the citrus hit of an IPA. This just isn't it. It's a bland red ale with an OK IPA, just not something that I'll go for all that often.

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3/5  rDev -19.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +13.9%

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3.25/5  rDev -12.9%

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3.25/5  rDev -12.9%

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4/5  rDev +7.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

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3.49/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12 oz bottle as part of the IPA Hopology pack
*Notes from 04/02/13 - FW Snifter glass

A: Dark auburn color with a nice ruby glow when held to the light. Superb clarity on this one with a half finger of dark khaki froth. Resilient head and a nice staining of cling that leaves squiggles down the glass. I will say one thing, BBC does make a near perfect looking brew.

S: Smells of toasted caramel malt sweetness with a bit of raisin and spiced bread. There is a soft breeze of tropical fruity hops there and some nice earthy notes with just a hint of chocolate. Not bad but steers more towards a very traditional red ale with the maltiness rather than a hoppy amber per se.

T: Deep roast caramel malt and toffee flavors lead with a bit of raisin, bread, and peppery spice in tow. There is a nice hoppy presence of grapefruit, pine, and some passionfruit even but not incredibly citrusy as the label leads on. Moderate to low amount of actual bitterness and a dash of alcohol kicking in at the finish. Not bad but again the approach is more true to a classic red with malts playing the lead role.

M: Moderate body with a mild filling of malty chew on it and a smooth creamy texture overall. There is a nice consistent carbonation aiding to a bit of drying crisp midway. Finishes a little wet with some residual sugars and hop oils.

D: A decent American red and I do like the idea of utilizing some Southern Hemisphere hop varieties but in the end I think the big malt toffee sweets mask a lot of those hoppy flavors. Would have liked something with much more citrus punch. Would have again but probably not going to be seeking this one out anytime soon with much better options available to me.

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3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

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3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

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4/5  rDev +7.2%

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3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

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4/5  rDev +7.2%

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4/5  rDev +7.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +13.9%

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3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +20.6%

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4.42/5  rDev +18.5%
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

Tasman Red IPA from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
84 out of 100 based on 1,103 ratings.