Samuel Adams Hoppy Red
Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)

Samuel Adams Hoppy RedSamuel Adams Hoppy Red
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Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
Massachusetts, United States
American Amber / Red Ale
3.61 | pDev: 12.47%
Aug 13, 2021
Jul 27, 2015
Amber, smooth, and resinous, this ale was inspired by our exploration of Australian hops. We discovered that their rugged, spicy and piney character brightened a back-bone of roasted caramel malts, creating a beer with surprising depth and smoothness.
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Ratings by secondtooth:
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Reviewed by secondtooth from Indiana

3.61/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5
Appearance: Deep copper, clean and packed with a big head of off-white suds. Short but heavy wall of lace.

Aroma: Piney, with tropical Aussie hops coming through well, which to me is very, very nice.

Taste: Plenty of malts here over-reaching the delicious Aussie hops. Seems nicely bitter with a resinous finish, but I still feel the malts here overshadow the hops, that aren’t allowed to shine as well as they should.
Dec 25, 2016
More User Ratings:
Rated: 3.34 by TMoney2591 from Illinois

Aug 13, 2021
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Reviewed by fedt from Arizona

3.99/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
Sam Adams Hoppy Red, 5.7%
12oz bottle poured into glass, tasted in 2016

L: Deep amber in color, pretty thick head with good retention after several minutes
S: Strong piney hops immediately. Some citrus and a sweet smell behind. More citrus notes than your typical Sam Adams beers.
T: Taste starts a little flat, then builds. Malt heavy, then pine, grapefruit, caramel, honey, citrus rind, and juicy pine.
F: Little lighter than I expected, and maybe this would benefit from being higher ABV.
O: I do like red ales that are well-hopped instead of being all malt. This was overall a nice surprise from Sam Adams.
Jan 05, 2020
Rated: 3 by jgunther71 from Illinois

May 29, 2018
Rated: 3.73 by DigitGrowler from Kentucky

May 20, 2018
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Reviewed by cyclonece09 from Wisconsin

3.69/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Poured from a bottle into a pint glass. Pours red orange with a small off white head. Smells of citrus and piney hops, inviting. Tastes of grassy hops with some caramel and citrus notes. Beer is light bodied and drinkable, a tad heavily carbonated. Overall, an above average beer.
Mar 11, 2018
Rated: 3.42 by AyatollahGold from Indiana

Dec 12, 2017
Rated: 2.87 by TheBigBoy from Pennsylvania

Jun 18, 2017
Rated: 3.04 by xtonytx from Connecticut

Jun 12, 2017
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Reviewed by dd53grif from Michigan

3.6/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5
Pours an amber color with a foamy head that disappears quickly. Aroma is caramel and hops with a hint of fruit. Taste starts off caramel then finishes with the hops and fruit.
May 28, 2017
Rated: 4.16 by Sabre311 from Texas

Apr 07, 2017
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Reviewed by basaywhat from Illinois

3.14/5  rDev -13%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25
12 oz bottle. Pours a dark amber color with a white head. Aroma was of citrus and herbal hops, caramel and toast. Slight bitterness to taste. Not great.
Feb 20, 2017
Rated: 3.64 by Kurzman from Rhode Island

Feb 08, 2017
Rated: 3 by JohneHoodlum from Pennsylvania

Jan 16, 2017
Rated: 3.76 by Brew_ski from Pennsylvania

Jan 03, 2017
Rated: 3.42 by ItsBeer4Me from Pennsylvania

Dec 26, 2016
Rated: 3.51 by BcCraft710 from Canada (BC)

Dec 24, 2016
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Reviewed by MinerBob from Oklahoma

1.84/5  rDev -49%
look: 3 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 1.75
It is as hoppy as an IPA so if you're not a fan...............the swallow is actually smooth but the flavor is very strong with a bitter aftertaste. Nice cloudy color with a nice head but would NEVER recommend to anyone!
Dec 17, 2016
Rated: 4 by Darrin_Smith from Massachusetts

Dec 07, 2016
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Reviewed by neenerzig from Ohio

4.31/5  rDev +19.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Poured out of a 12 oz. bottle into my Sam Adams The Perfect Pint glass. This beer pours a clear, medium amber/copper color with lots of streams of little bubbles rapidly and continuously rising to the beer's surface. Has fluffy white head that's well over an inch thick when first poured with very good retention indeed. The head only started to dissipate after a few sips, and there is good lacing on the inside of the glass. Aromas of slightly toasted caramel malt sweetness along with a bit of peppery spice and earthy, piney hop presence. Has a slightly sweet, toasted caramel malt presence that immediately gives way to a bit of peppery and herbal spice along with a nice piney hop bitterness. The bitterness is fairly sharp here, yet not overpowering at all. Has a crisp, yet frothy and creamy, medium bodied mouthfeel with moderate carbonation. Has a clean, fairly dry finish. Easy to drink in the way good beer ought to be. A solid effort here.

Nov 29, 2016