Tasman Red IPA | Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)

BA SCORE
85
very good
1,163 Ratings
Tasman Red IPATasman Red IPA
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
Massachusetts, United States
samueladams.com

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.75%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by ReelBigwigFish on 10-25-2011

BEER STATS
Ratings:
1,163
Reviews:
377
Avg:
3.78
pDev:
13.49%
 
 
Wants:
29
Gots:
89
For Trade:
0
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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Pours a nice amber red color with a one fingered thick and creamy head, the foam sticks around for quite awhile!

S - Very nice aroma with an abundance of pink citrus hops filling the nose, especially for a beer this color where one would expect more roasted malt in the aroma. Also smells a little earthy and even resinous at moments, and at the very least, spicy.

T - Once again, a surprising amount of hop character, the color plays tricks on your mind since I normally equate more malt presence with this color of beer. Light roasted malt sweetness up front but disappears almost as fast as its detected and replaced with an extremely healthy dose of citrus and pine bitterness that bring it home and then lingers for awhile. As unusual as it sounds, there's a slight bit of apple in the finish.

M - Solid medium body in the beginning but finishes with a "lighter side of medium" feel on the tongue.

O - I enjoyed this beer because it's not another "me too" type of brew, but rather more exploratory as I can't really name too many "Red IPA's" off the top of my head. It's not a red ale and it's not an IPA, just an interesting combination of the two and interesting enough to keep my attention through the entire glass. This one is worth checking out and to the folks at Sam Adams, I hope you decide to keep this in the rotation, if anything, at least an annual release.

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from their 12oz bottle from their limited release IPA HOP-OLOGY variety pack...

Appearance - Poured nearly 2 fingers of lite tan head, color is a transparent ruby copper,

Smell - Carmel, fresh baked bread, sweet citrus, blood orange, ruby grapefruit, floral hops.

Taste - ripe citrus, sweet red grapefruit, toasted bread and toffee, lots of floral hops and some grapefruit pith in the finish.

Mouthfeel - Almost medium, bright and crisp, medium carb cleanses with a touch of foam and some nice crisp edges, finishes just bitter with some dryness. Almost smooth, very drinkable.

Overall - A good, robust, crisp and hoppy red ale with just enough sweetness to balance. No alcohol presence at all. A hearty and robust red ipa with a nice hoppy punch in the end.

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Tasman Red IPA from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
3.78 out of 5 based on 1,163 ratings.
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