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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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1,099 Ratings

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Ratings: 1,099
Reviews: 364
rAvg: 3.73
pDev: 13.67%
Wants: 19
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:
Beer added by: ReelBigwigFish on 10-25-2011

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Photo of thlewisvi
4.5/5  rDev +20.6%

Photo of Nerudamann
4.05/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a bottle into a pint glass.

Look – nice dark red color, clear, with about two fingers’ worth of frothy, khaki-colored foam that dissipates somewhat slowly.

Smell – earthy hoppiness, but with an even more grounded type of quality, possibly from the malts. Tasmanian hops don’t seem to cast too much of a different aroma, but it does seem to be a blending of the smells of Cascade and maybe Saaz.

Taste – the taste of the hops is felt first, and then the bitter kick from them is next. The bitter, pine needle-like taste is very interesting. The malts are hard to pick out, but they’re likely balancing out the taste quite a bit.

Mouthfeel – pretty well balanced, not seeming to lean more toward the watery or creamy sides.

Overall – not a bad brew at all. Doesn’t seem to be very complex, but the taste itself is still very interesting.

Photo of Redglimmer
4/5  rDev +7.2%

Photo of leodarko
2.75/5  rDev -26.3%

Photo of redfox405
4.5/5  rDev +20.6%

Photo of hosehead83
4/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a stylish "bomber" bottle into a standard pint glass.
Clear copper in color, with a big, blossoming head of off-white foam.
Aroma-fruity hops
Taste-Grapefruit, caramel, toasted malt, faintly spicy. Interesting hop flavor. Flavorfull, intersting IPA.

Photo of rlshep
4/5  rDev +7.2%

Photo of Dracook
3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

Photo of smb4087
2.5/5  rDev -33%

Photo of DocJitsu
3.95/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a dark brown-red with a creamy root beer head. Excellent head retention. Just a nice looking beer in my standard pint glass. Delightful grapefruit and butterscotch (not diacetyl) nose. Grapefruit and caramel malt flavors. A surprisingly interesting and complex beer. This is one of the two above average beers from Boston Brewing I've had.

Photo of Tucquan
3.44/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Had this on 2012-03-02 in Columbia, PA at Bully's.

A - Dark, clear ruby-mahogany with a short, tan head and excellent lacing.

S - Light roasted malt and spice. Not very aromatic.

T - Different. Straw, toffee, medium roasted grain with a bit of wheat, touch of pine and citrus. A decent hop bite. Finish has a sour and spicy rye flavor and moderate lingering bitterness.

M - Medium body and carbonation. Substantial yet crisp.

O - Nothing wrong with this but nothing extraordinary. Definitely wasn't worth the $6.00 for a 12 oz pour.

Photo of Bierman9
3.56/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Picked up earlier today at Shwas for $4.99...

Pours a clear, deep copper color with scattered, sporadic carbo. Head is billowy and tan, sitting at 1" on the liquid and leaving nice lacework behind. Nose has a lot of rindy, citrussy action, with little malt evident. Disappointed with the mouthfeel; it is smooth but rather on the thin side.

The flavor has a light touch of toffee sweetness, though it is fleeting. There is a healthy amount of pithy, rindy action, with some earthy, bittering grapefruit, which lingers on the palate. There is not too much in the way of depth or complexity here, though. It is decent, but not the best of the new Sammy line I've had lately. Prosit!

3.55/5 rDev -8.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5


Photo of mdillon86
3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

Photo of cindyjeffsmith
3.5/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: dark sorghum. Substantial off white head. Reads red ipa. Certainly not pale.
Smell: malt with a distinct hop edge. Nothing remarkable, but it is pleasant.
Smell: again, a tasty mix of hops and malt,pretty well balanced. Not remarkable, but tasty.
Overall: I hate to repeat, but yes, a good beer though not a standout.

Photo of Tom-Peters
3/5  rDev -19.6%

Photo of ChainGangGuy
4.05/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

11 ounce pour - Taco Mac in Canton, Georgia.

Appearance: Served up a clear, very dark amber-hued body with an inch of lightly yellowed foam. Lasting layers of lace tracking my progress.

Smell: Toasted bread toasted enough to yield burnt edges, milk caramel (like a Sugar Daddy), citric, pithy citrus fruits, and a light but interminable element of spice.

Taste: A big start of malty breadiness with some darkened toast and plenty of chewy caramel candies. Fast florals, lemon, and a layer of heavy grapefruit with a persistent spiciness running its course. Moderate bitterness. Drying, pithy finish with some enduring bitterness.

Mouthfeel: Medium-plus body. Medium carbonation. Maybe a little chewiness present.

Overall: I was pleasantly surprised by this one. BBC did a good job with this release.

Photo of andrewjraab
3.86/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Purchased 22 Oz bomber and poured into a Pilsner glass.

A - Pours a dark reddish and amber color. Huge 3 inch thick head at first that dissipates quickly yet maintains a quarter of an inch all the way down. Leaves big thick chunks of lacing throughout.

S - Sweet and malty comes to the forefront followed by faint citrus notes.

T - Big and rich flavors to start followed by the bitter elements. A nice balance.

O - This is a nice combination of an American Amber/Red with IPA elements. One 22 oz bomber is enough for one sit down as this beer is quite powerful and enjoyable over a long period of time. I'd definitely recommend this to anyone who likes Ambers/Red or IPA's. This is an excellent entry into two different styles.

Photo of mrskunk
3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

Photo of jk3
3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

Photo of Independant
3/5  rDev -19.6%

Photo of OtherShoe2
3.83/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours dark amber with a big chunky cream-colored head. Gobs of foam and lace.

Citric hops and burnt sugars dominate the nose. It works.

The toffee is off-putting at first, with bitter burnt sugar intermingled with citric and piney hops. The malt helps balance the beer, but this is a hoppy beer. I like the hops better than the malt. Good but not great.

Medium bodied. solid carbonation.

Overall, you like this more as you drink it. A sampler would not yield a good result. Strength of flavor is a plus. Different, but that's also the fun. Worth a try.

Photo of CP20
3/5  rDev -19.6%

Photo of pburland23
3.8/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Batch #1

Poured from a 22 oz bomber with a sticker on the back explaining the genesis of this brew into my 0.5L Becks stein.

Appearance: Beer pours a dark, coppery red with three huge fingers of dense off-white head. The head lingers for a long time and creates some spectacular lacing.

Smell: Strong citrusy grapefruit aroma punctuated by some piney, earthy hops.

Taste: Starts off with some dank, musty, earthy hops bitterness. There's some really nice caramel malts too which adds some nice balance to the taste. Taste is pretty good but I was hoping the hops presence would be bigger and bolder

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied Carbonation is pretty aggressive adds a certain prickly quality to each sip. Alcohol is cloaked very well and at 6.75%, it makes for a pleasant sipper.

Overall: I like that Sam Adams is branching out with some new, interesting styles. Tasman Red is a good, but not great beer. The hops are the star but they could be bigger. A little dry hopping could make this an amazing beer.

Photo of mcorwin
4/5  rDev +7.2%

Photo of surprenant1138
4/5  rDev +7.2%

Tasman Red IPA from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
84 out of 100 based on 1,099 ratings.