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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

1,102 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 1,102
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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3.25/5  rDev -12.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +13.9%

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4/5  rDev +7.2%

Photo of StonedTrippin
4.05/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

best beer ive had from sam in a long time. this one pours a rich coppery red color, dense and sturdy looking, with a darker than khaki head with phenomenal retention, a real looker here. the nose is bright citrusy hops, minerals, and red malt that isn't sweet at all. smells more like an ipa than a red, if such a distinction can be made in a red ipa. the hops aren't nearly as central in the flavor, not to say that it isn't hopped well, but some of the sexy citrus notes fade back into balance with the rugged red malt. its a real old world feeling beer, something unique and intriguing, historical in some way, special. its bitter in the end, and the red malt sans sugar is a nice change of pace from the syrupy reds these days. rather dry finish caught me off guard. fantastic mouthfeel with really dancing carbonation and a fuller body. this is a mans mans ipa in my book, its really hearty and yet also very drinkable, its not boring or generic at all, and it gives me a real sense of satisfaction consuming it. my only regret was that I had ot share my bottle around a little bit and I didn't get to drink the whole bomber. I will absolutely buy this again, I wish sam would 6pack stuff like this, its really good.

Photo of Mark88
3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

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4/5  rDev +7.2%

Photo of beertardis
3.25/5  rDev -12.9%

Photo of Haybeerman
3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

Photo of DrJay
3.16/5  rDev -15.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Clear red with a fluffy beige cap (1"). Good head retention with sticky, streaky lacing. Malty aroma, a bit bready and biscuity, with muted, grassy hop character. More malt in the flavour, moderate bitterness, mild citrus and pine with some earthy caramel sweetness. Medium body with smooth carbonation, decent texture. Not an assertive IPA, but drinkable.

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3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

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3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

Photo of msondel
4.14/5  rDev +11%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Bottle poured into a tulip glass. Beer looks great (dark reddish color). Not much smell to me and tastes more like a red ale than an IPA to me (although I'm sure the IPA label increases sales and review scores). I think the overall taste is great and I would definitely order this beer again if I'm in the mood for a red ale.

Photo of Texasfan549
3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

Photo of MAbeerNE1
4/5  rDev +7.2%

Photo of coz
4.25/5  rDev +13.9%

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4/5  rDev +7.2%

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.

Photo of StJamesGate
3.68/5  rDev -1.3%
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.

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3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

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3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

Photo of rgille2
3.25/5  rDev -12.9%

Photo of AleWatcher
2.67/5  rDev -28.4%
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.

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3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

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3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

Tasman Red IPA from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
84 out of 100 based on 1,102 ratings.