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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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1,061 Ratings

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Ratings: 1,061
Reviews: 362
rAvg: 3.74
pDev: 13.64%
Wants: 14
Gots: 57 | 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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3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

03-28-2012 05:56:37 | More by twelveinches
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4/5  rDev +7%

03-27-2012 22:21:13 | More by itchytasty
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3.25/5  rDev -13.1%

03-27-2012 16:36:30 | More by Zaphog
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3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

03-27-2012 04:01:57 | More by bhudlow23
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3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

03-26-2012 04:35:54 | More by zachturner39
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4.2/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

A - Poured from a growler into a chalice. Small amount of head. Thin, quickly fading lacing. Beautiful dark amber color, clear.

S - Fairly balanced nose, malty at first then the hop notes come through.

T - Similar to the smell. Starts with sweet malts then the hop flavors finish it off.

M - Full bodied, smooth and easy drinking.

O - Well rounded, balanced and delicious. Ill be getting this again for sure!

Serving type: growler

03-23-2012 16:08:52 | More by TheBigE5
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3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

03-22-2012 16:06:18 | More by nrombes
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4/5  rDev +7%

03-22-2012 00:02:52 | More by JohneHoodlum
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4.18/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Served in 10 oz chalice glass

Appearance – Served a nice deep red color with a small slightly off white head. The head faded quick leaving a nice level of lacing.

Smell – The smell is quite sweet up front. There are great aromas of cherry, caramel and a nice roasted –bready malt base. A nice citrus aroma is very pertinent as well; citrus in nature and a bit more citrus candy sweet in smell.

Taste – In the front of the taste there is a nice roasty and bready malt base with a good caramel sweetness. More towards the middle a nice hoppy flavor really works its way into the mouth. Citrus and a bit of pine really begin the hop flavor. More toward the end however the hop turns to more and more bitter grapefruit citrus in nature and leaves a very strong grapefruit bitterness in the mouth.

Mouthfeel – A little more creamy and thick then the normal brew with a average level of carbonation. It very nice for the style; the carbonation complements the nice grapefruit hop and the thicker body the nice bready-caramel flavors.

Overall – This is a very tasty brew. Nice malty hop flavor with a great aroma and mouthfeel. One to try and have many a times.

Serving type: on-tap

03-21-2012 00:51:35 | More by Darkmagus82
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New Jersey

3.25/5  rDev -13.1%

03-20-2012 20:57:49 | More by nicholas527
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4.5/5  rDev +20.3%

03-20-2012 20:14:59 | More by Herky21
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4/5  rDev +7%

03-20-2012 01:09:29 | More by Pugs78
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4.25/5  rDev +13.6%

03-19-2012 20:51:20 | More by shockrocker65
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3.8/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A nice copper color, with some purple in the light. A light tan head leaves plenty of lacing, and some spotty retention as I finish the glass.

Smell is all malt, toasted, and almost caramel, some piney aroma joins as the beer warms.

Taste is similar to the nose, only a bit less. It's supposed to be and IPA, but the focus here is on the red flavors, roasted malt, hops in the background.

A bit bubbly, and light. Easy to drink.

An overall good beer, but not an IPA, as much as a red.


Serving type: bottle

03-19-2012 19:15:43 | More by Drinkerofales
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3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

03-19-2012 05:48:34 | More by SpartanHistory2013
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4/5  rDev +7%

03-18-2012 15:08:36 | More by lumpy1126
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3.75/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Sample: 1 bottle 2012

A: Deep reddish brown, nice small head, moderate internal carbonation

S: Strong citrus and hops, some spice notes, traces of alcohol are present, pretty fragrant

T: Very intense and almost biting hop flavor, mild tropical fruit hints throughout, some pepper notes, but quite fleeting

M: Smooth, but intensity of flavor certainly adds to drinking difficulty, while delicious, certainly not something to rapidly consume

O: A nice and hoppy, very strong red, but at only 6.75% abv, I'm pleased it comes in a double-size, take your time with this one

Serving type: bottle

03-18-2012 01:13:59 | More by MatthewWilde
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South Carolina

4/5  rDev +7%

03-17-2012 02:26:04 | More by buckyp
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4.13/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

$4.99 for a 22oz bottle @ Bevco.
Brewed with Two-row Harrington, Metcalf, and Copeland pale malts, Special B, Caramel 60, and Carafa III. Hopped with Australian Topaz and Galaxy hops.
OG=16.4° Plato, 6.75%ABV, Calories/12 oz.: 223, 80 IBU's.

Pours out to a brilliantly clear beautiful deep ruby, forming a tall whipped yellow head with superior retention and beautiful lacing. Gorgeous looking brew. Aroma of fresh tropical fruit from the hops, like mango and pineapple with a touch of pine. Mouthfeel is medium-dense body, rich, soft and smooth. Nice level of carbonation, on the medium low side (about 2 carbs). Taste begins and ends with hops galore sitting on top of a nice malty backbone with a touch of caramel. Cleanly fermented neutral ale yeast. Just a touch of huskiness and graininess lingers in the finish. Moderate bitterness...not too pungent, so drinkability is good. Suggestions of oaky vanilla in the aftertaste.

Pretty good beer. This reminds me of Lagunitas Censored or Lucky 13 or close to Founders Reds Rye. Good stuff.

Serving type: bottle

03-17-2012 00:16:42 | More by Mitchster
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New Hampshire

3.83/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

From Batch no. 2. Sampled on March 16, 2012. It is an attractive dark amber pour with a huge, puffy, tan head that lingers and leaves lacing. The aroma brings out some bready sweet malts, pine hops, and a hint of grapefruit. The body comes in better than medium. This really does have the typical red style character in the taste with a larger proportion of bitter hops bringing up the rear. It is also very unique with a slightly tart fruity character too. Complex for sure.

Serving type: bottle

03-16-2012 23:20:11 | More by puboflyons
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4.75/5  rDev +27%

03-15-2012 23:37:48 | More by SnatchyMcPants
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New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

03-15-2012 15:25:56 | More by SeanNoach
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3.23/5  rDev -13.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Thanks to Alan McCormick for passing this one along.

This pours almost opaque copper with a nice frothy khaki head that leaves good lace on the way down. On the nose there is biscuit and some caramel with pine lurking further down. In the mouth the biscuit and bread dominates, with any bitterness, mainly in the form of pine, taking over only after the malts die away. The body is exceptionally smooth and there is a long finish where what bitterness there is shines through.

Overall, this is a somewhat interesting beer, but not one I'll be seeking out. There isn't enough bitterness here for me to see this having IPA anywhere on the label. That said it is utterly devoid of the Sam Adams house note, which always a plus and a surprise.

Serving type: bottle

03-13-2012 02:54:39 | More by EricCioe
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New York

3.25/5  rDev -13.1%

03-12-2012 23:32:22 | More by KingStephenR
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3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

03-12-2012 16:36:47 | More by 2378GCGTG
Tasman Red IPA from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
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