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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
85
very good

1,089 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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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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3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

Texasfan549, Mar 15, 2013
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4/5  rDev +7.2%

MAbeerNE1, Mar 14, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +13.9%

coz, Mar 14, 2013
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4/5  rDev +7.2%

lionnusmb, Mar 14, 2013
Photo of wedge
3.96/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Deep, dark chestnut with a lovely, tight, creamy head on top. Toasty caramel richness and a sticky hop covering in the nose...pear, cantaloupe, berries, pine resin, and slight grapefruit. Toffee and tobacco leads into melon, floral, and citrus flavors. Pretty well balanced. Medium bodied with a solid bitterness and some dryness. Solid.

wedge, Mar 13, 2013
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3.65/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Deep garnet with fluffy sand-colored head that sheets.
Raspberry, resin, and black cherry pipe tobacco on the nose.
Plum compote, raisins, brown bread, red currants, a butterscotch hit with spicy black pepper and blood orange hops.
Rugalach finish and orange rind linger.
Medium, well chewy, round.

Darker than red, with some almost BSDA notes. Hops don't play enough of a role for something labeled as an IPA. This is an amber and a muddy one at that, though still well architected.

This is the 2nd of SA's new range I've tried in the last week, and I'm not impressed.

StJamesGate, Mar 12, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

JoeLacy, Mar 12, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

jsanford, Mar 12, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -12.9%

rgille2, Mar 11, 2013
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2.56/5  rDev -31.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.25

12 oz bottle served into tulip pint.

Deep plum red body with a beige head rising a mighty 2.5 fingers but settling down with decent speed. Surprisingly thick rings of lacing are left behind-- this might be one of the better looking Sam Adams beers I've ever seen.

Smells of bready malt with hints of toffee.... and a floral hop profile that almost, but not quite, provides notes of citrus and pine.

Little chalky feel left behind after sips....

Not really hoppy enough to be an IPA... but call this a red ale, and watch people give it higher reviews.
Overall-- not bad on first sip, but as I sit and get to know it, this beer causes a strange feeling of tasting bile that lingers in the chalkiness.
I know its fashionable to take a swing at SA, but I really wanted to like this one. Sadly it wasnt to be.

AleWatcher, Mar 11, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

juicebox, Mar 11, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

kb2250, Mar 10, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

PieOhMy, Mar 10, 2013
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4/5  rDev +7.2%

attometer00, Mar 09, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

Nizzle913, Mar 08, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

kingmaker, Mar 08, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +13.9%

TEAMHOLT, Mar 07, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

tzolandz, Mar 06, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

ssimpson89, Mar 06, 2013
Photo of chilidog
4.19/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Got my tasman also in the hopolgy for 12.99 in wisconsin. Enjoyed this brew on the eve of a red snowy day ahead.

Appearance of amber or dark ruby, tan head, fair lace.

Aroma of malty grapefruit, ha? Earthy, tabacco. Leathery.

Taste of toasted malts, Bready, earthy tabacco, yet a balance of citric hops, grapefruit.

Mouthfeel was surprisingly smooth. Not too bold or overpowering.

Overall a good, flavorful red. Enjoyed indeed.

chilidog, Mar 05, 2013
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4/5  rDev +7.2%

cw13, Mar 05, 2013
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4/5  rDev +7.2%

nzerbe, Mar 05, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +20.6%

Jonbw, Mar 04, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +13.9%

Cooper, Mar 02, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +20.6%

GFG, Mar 02, 2013
Tasman Red IPA from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
85 out of 100 based on 1,089 ratings.