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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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1,052 Ratings

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Ratings: 1,052
Reviews: 362
rAvg: 3.74
pDev: 13.64%
Wants: 13
Gots: 54 | 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:
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(Beer added by: ReelBigwigFish on 10-25-2011)
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3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

05-21-2012 10:15:54 | More by lpotter
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3.25/5  rDev -13.1%

05-21-2012 01:11:00 | More by Jerry
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4/5  rDev +7%

05-20-2012 01:41:50 | More by MarkyMOD
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3.25/5  rDev -13.1%

05-19-2012 22:00:33 | More by Acforster2
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3.25/5  rDev -13.1%

05-19-2012 01:06:07 | More by 40451
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2.78/5  rDev -25.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

This is the 4th out of the Hop-ology mix pack.

Pours out a nice dark amber with a 2 finger slightly off-white head.

Smells of grapefruit, pine, caramel and toffee.

Pretty much tastes the same. Very malt heavy with the caramel and toffee, no grapefruit taste, but piney earthy hops.

Very well balanced, but not the best Red IPA out there.

Serving type: bottle

05-18-2012 22:41:13 | More by JohnnyMc
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3.78/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A nearly clear, dark amber beer with reddish highlights; one finger cream-colored head that settles quickly. Good lacing on the glass. Aroma of grapefruit and other tropical fruits; pine resin and spice; a hint of onion/shallot on the nose as well.

The taste is a bit more balanced; only moderately hoppy compared to the aroma; hops could be a bit more vivid; pine, grapefruit and tropical citrus are there, but there is lots of lightly sweet, brown sugar-caramel maltiness.

Medium body and carbonation, some stickiness, with a bit of lingering bitterness and citrus peel/oniony flavor in the finish. Pretty nice, drinks more like an imperial red/amber style beer.

Serving type: bottle

05-18-2012 13:37:54 | More by tobelerone
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New York

4.1/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours red orange color with a foamy 2 finger tan head that was full of bubbles and faded slowly, leaving good foamy lacing sticking to the sides and rings as it went down; it almost looked blood red.

Smells of grapefruit, pineapple, citrus hops, floral hops, caramel, toffee, syrup, sweet malt, buttered wheat bread, light herbs or spices and then a sweet bready aroma that’s mixed with orange peel; the citrus hops are sweet and dominant, yet soft enough that it seems like orange juice was poured through a piece of bread as there was decent malt balance. Very enjoyable nose that was not too sweet or too hoppy.

Taste follows the nose with grapefruit, pineapple, tangerine, citrus hops, floral hops, herbs, caramel, toffee, syrup, sweet malt, buttery crackers, wheat bread, pine cone, pepper and other spices such as coriander and cinnamon, and some earthy notes like peat moss. Juicy hops which must be the Tasmanian hops listed on the bottle are the star of the show, but there are enough grains and malts involved to make this well balanced and very tasty.

Mouthfeel is creamy and smooth, with a smooth feel that goes down easy, very mild carbonation, a medium body and a slightly bitter finish that trails with sweet citrus and light grains.

This beer was much better than I expected it to be and easy to drink, plus it hides the ABV very well. Definitely worth trying as the citrus hops were so enjoyable that I need to get another bottle since this might be a limited release. A very reasonable price point for a good IPA like this makes it even more desirable.

Serving type: bottle

05-18-2012 04:15:09 | More by CHickman
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New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

05-18-2012 03:21:02 | More by rcatalano
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4.25/5  rDev +13.6%

05-18-2012 01:09:45 | More by jstewart1130
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3.53/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12oz bottle from Sam Adams Hop-tology mixed 12. Poured into Sam Adams glass.

A- Pours a translucent dark cherry amber with a slight layer of beige colored head. About average carbonation, bubbles fairly slow rising.

S- Hops, some malts, slight floral notes, and a tiny bit of bready yeast in the background.

T- Hops, lightly spiced in the background, barley. A little bit spicey, bitter, and lightly sweet aftertaste.

M- Medium bodied, average carbonation, very drinkable.

O- Another decent IPA offering from Sam Adams. This beer made a great IPA addition to the Sam Adams 12. Definitely not my favorite IPA, but easily drinkable and decent tasting. Decent IPA, recommend trying it if you can find it for cheap.

Serving type: bottle

05-18-2012 00:43:38 | More by jaasen64
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2.25/5  rDev -39.8%

05-17-2012 12:30:01 | More by Iowacraft
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3.18/5  rDev -15%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

served on-tap @ The Alcove, Tuscaloosa, AL into a tasting glass

Pours a dark red color, like someone splashed some cranberry juice into an Amber Ale. It's body is pretty clear, like most all Sam Adams beers are. Over 1.25 fingers of farm egg colored head.

There's some juicy grapefruit hops here. Not a complex hop aroma, but a reasonably effective one. The amber malts provide a strong (and spicy) backbone. It's a very average, by-the-book IPA aroma.

The taste is similarly by-the-book, but quite solid. The hops taste like pretty generic hops. Yeah yeah, I know, Tasmanian-grown hops. But they just taste like Cascades to me. The malt has some cinnamon character to it, a touch of potpourri. Tasty stuff, but nothing that is particularly impressive at this stage in the craft beer game.

I was pleasantly surprised by Tasman Red. Of all the limited SA beers I drank tonight, this was the one I was least excited about trying. And it ended up being the most solid beer of the whole bunch. It's trying to be the same kind of beer that Green Flash Hop Head Red is, only Sam Adams has made that beer better.

Serving type: on-tap

05-16-2012 05:10:17 | More by Reaper16
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Rhode Island

3.53/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12oz. bottle served in my SA Perfect Pint. Pours a semi-translucent amber with a loose, quarter inch, tan-colored head embedded with ringlets. Nose expresses an earthy bitterness on a malty backbone. There's also a hint of grapefruit rind. Taste follows nose; however, there's also some citrus acidity as well as a sweet, malty quality - not quite toffee, but in the ballpark. Mouthfeel is medium-light with a coarse carbonation and a mild acidity. Overall, not bad but closer to a hoppy amber than an American IPA in my opinion.

Serving type: bottle

05-16-2012 01:24:34 | More by Jwale73
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3.93/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: A bit lighter, more red than cocacola. Clear/filtered. Medium sandy colored head. Some lacing not a ton.

S: Hop forward, citrus, mango, lemons come to mind. Different than appearance.

T: Red grapefruit, and pine off the bat, a bit of caramel, toffee, brown bread and hint of lightly roasted coffee in the malt backbone. Still very hop based, finishes with a citrus pineapple, with some bitterness. As it warms, malt flavors rear there head more.

M: A bit thin in body. Carbonation medium to high, definitely session-able. ABV level isnt surprising nor overly present.

O: Nice take on what the style should be, there's a legit malt backbone, but this is more hopforward. Not as hoppy as Lagunitas IMP Red, but that's fine by me. Well balanced, awesome sipper/quaffer.

Serving type: bottle

05-15-2012 00:33:37 | More by BigCheese
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4.35/5  rDev +16.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

From the hop-ology pack.

A - Pours a very dark reddish amber color with a huge head and great lacing.

S - Light citrus hops with a really malty smell. A little sweet in the nose. A little piney resin as well I think.

T - Interesting, a little bit of a hoppy malt bomb. You can definitely pick up the hops, citrus dominant, and the malt provides a smooth sweet caramel backing. This is really interesting...and tasty!

M - Smooth, fairly drinkable. Nice carbonation and a nice finish.

O - I was pleasantly surprised by the Tasman Red. It's definitely an enjoyable twist on your basic IPA and has a great hop/malt balance that provides a tasty treat. I'm all for making this IPA pack a year-rounder.

Serving type: bottle

05-15-2012 00:17:22 | More by WMEugene
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3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

05-15-2012 00:14:58 | More by TheNightwatchman
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3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

05-14-2012 02:27:39 | More by Mumps
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3.9/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I bought a bomber of Tasman Red IPA in a grocery store. Poured in to a pint glass.

True its name in pours a garnet/mahogany red color. Clear, with a two tone head, off-white in the middle, but closer to beige with some yellow hues near the side of the glass.

Smell is a pine and candy scent. Like caramel and Christmas tree.

Taste is a big bold caramel malt flavor up front, a hint of dark roasted grains, with a mild pine flavor on the finish. Not fruity at all. The flavors are very candy-like.

Mouthfeel is medium bodied, slightly cloying.

Overall a nice brew. I'm having this on a bright sunny warm late spring day, but it would be great in the winter as well.

Serving type: bottle

05-14-2012 00:28:43 | More by RJLarse
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4.15/5  rDev +11%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured chilled in large ale glass

A: dark red, 2-finger head, decent carb
S: sweet, standard IPA aroma; one expects a sweeter smell, given the red color, but I think that's a bit deceptive
T: rich, complex IPA flavor; more of the grassy-herb flavors than the piney-floral ones; malt is rich, and comes through the bitterness nicely
M: a bit viscous, mealy

This is a thinker's IPA

Serving type: bottle

05-13-2012 22:50:47 | More by Arithmeticus
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4/5  rDev +7%

05-13-2012 05:49:08 | More by safiske
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3.98/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a reddish brown with half of a finger light tan head that fades slowly into a thin cap with moderate lacing.

Aroma of citrus, hops and light toasted malt.

Taste has a very slight bitter start of hops then the malt and citrus takes over with hints of pine and even a slight caramel sweetness as it comes to room temperature.

Mouth Feel was medium body and carbonation, crisp and slightly dry.

Overall a very enjoyable beer, a touch more hops to balance the malt would be nice, however, a refreshing ale.

Serving type: bottle

05-13-2012 01:23:59 | More by dtivp
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3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

05-12-2012 05:21:19 | More by fuzzcherry
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3.63/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

The bottle reads: "Enjoy now or age it to further develop rich and unique flavors."
Poured slowly into a standard pint glass.

A: Pours to a three-finger, rich, foamy, dark beige head that is robust and long-lasting and left a good lacing. The beer is red and almost cherry red in the light, although very little light passes through.

S: The aroma is orange peel with just a hint of malty caramel sweetness.

M: Medium body and plenty of carbonation.

T: An earthy hops bitterness with just a bit of underlying sweetness for balance. It finishes with some organge citrus and a corrander and peppery-like spiciness.

O: The spicy finish is an unusual twist on a red. It is also very carbonated. A solid brew that is a little different from other reds.

Serving type: bottle

05-12-2012 00:12:12 | More by Beer_Runner
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3.83/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from 12oz bottle into Globe glass.

A. Poured a 2 finger head. Good retention. Solid lacing. Color is dark amber brown.

S. Malt forward smell, with some hops. Smells more like a red ale than an IPA, although I don't really know what a red IPA is.

T. Taste is caramel malt, with some hop bitterness. Decent tasting beer. Not a whole lot of flavor going on. Smooth drinking.

M. Medium bodied. Medium carbonation. Finishes with a little sweetness.

O. Not a bad beer. Pretty straight forward and easy drinking.

Serving type: bottle

05-11-2012 22:03:27 | More by siradmiralnelson
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