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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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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:
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Added by ReelBigwigFish on 10-25-2011

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#24,928
Reviews:
377
Ratings:
1,163
pDev:
13.67%
Bros Score:
4
 
 
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Ratings: 1,163 |  Reviews: 377
Photo of zeff80
3.7/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A - Poured out a reddish copper color with a two-finger, tan head of bubbly foam. It left sticky patches of lace on the glass.

S - It smelled of citrus, tropical fruits and burnt toast.

T - It tasted of tropical fruit with a slight spicy bitterness. Nice burnt toast maltiness. However, as it warmed the hops seemed to fade and it tasted a little musty.

M - It was crisp, sharp and smooth. A medium bodied ale with a dry finish.

O - Nice beer with a great aroma, but oddly tasted better upon first sip than it did at the end.

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Photo of MoreThanWine
3.7/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured a 2" beige head. Body in masstone looks like burnt umber brown but when held to the light reveals a ruby wine color. Smells like a standard hoppy IPA. Taste is also pretty standard IPA with a little malt and some fruity aftertaste to the hops. Certainly a decent beer but not dramatically different to me from other IPAs.

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Photo of MikeZ9654
3.7/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Not bad. Just ok for me.

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Photo of mikerieder
3.69/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ummswimmin
3.69/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a snifter to keep the aroma throughout the bottle. My reward: this beer smells really good. You get a ton of pine from the top. It is almost reminiscint of the Double Simcoe from Weyerbacher (I thoroughly recommend that one).

It poured a deep, ruby red with three fingers of head. There were a lot of fluffy bubbles coming up to the top.

The taste doesn't quite match the smell. It tastes decent from the hoppiness, but I don't get a lot of "red" aspects to this beer. The mouthfeel takes a hit from a decent mouth of bitterness that never goes away.

Thanks to Boston Beer for trying something new, but I probably won't pick up this one again unless the recipe changes.

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Photo of Mora2000
3.68/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The beer pours a dark reddish-brown color with an off-white head. The aroma is full of biscuit malt with a ton of pine from the hops. The flavor is more of the same. I get a lot of pine, with some richness from the caramel and biscuit malt and somewhat surprisingly, a little bit of alcohol. There is a lot of hop flaovr and a decent amount of hop bitterness. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.

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Photo of mactrail
3.68/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Ruby mahogany color in the Duvel tulip is quite attractive. Aroma of resiny hops and flowers. Is it Cascades with a Baby Ruth candy bar? A woody flavor and a nose like cedar cigar boxes. A musty smell adds to the mystery. Biscuity flavor. Shades off into the earthy hop flavors. Vegetal with mushrooms. Bitter like artichokes but with a sweetness as well. Long fragrant nose. Malty and rich with flavors.

Not overly bitter. A fairly thin body. Can't help compare it with the very tasty 547 Haight St. imperial red from Pizza Port.

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Photo of StJamesGate
3.68/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Deep garnet with fluffy sand-colored head that sheets.
Raspberry, resin, and black cherry pipe tobacco on the nose.
Plum compote, raisins, brown bread, red currants, a butterscotch hit with spicy black pepper and blood orange hops.
Rugalach finish and orange rind linger.
Medium, well chewy, round.

Darker than red, with some almost BSDA notes. Hops don't play enough of a role for something labeled as an IPA. This is an amber and a muddy one at that, though still well architected.

This is the 2nd of SA's new range I've tried in the last week, and I'm not impressed.

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Photo of alpinebryant
3.68/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A: Pours a light brownish red with a tan head

S: Pine and caramel mixing with earth and some grapefruit

T: Mostly caramel flavor mixing with a decent bittering profile, aroma hops of grapefruit and pine. Slight earthy dirt flavors, rustic.

M: Medium carbonation, light mouthfeel. I would think this could be a little thicker for a red ale. Compared to say Red Devil from PA, this is more watered down in body.

O: Glad to have tried this as part of a mixed 12 pack vs buying a single large format bottle for more $ per oz. Glad it came around, it is highly drinkable.

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Photo of mithrascruor
3.68/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22 oz. bottle poured into a mug.

Appearance: Pours a dark reddish-brown color with a big foamy off-white/light tan head. Excellent retention and good lacing.

Smell: Caramel and some grains; nothing too sweet.

Taste: Solid malty flavor with caramel and grain - not very bready, however. Mild hoppy spice & bitterness comes out in the finish and aftertaste. There's a roasted flavor that comes out after a while too, particularly in the aftertaste.

Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied and fairly smooth, with mild carbonation.

Drinkability: Moderate ABV, pretty easy to drink.

A nice, hoppier red ale. Nothing outstanding, but quite nice and flavorful.

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Photo of gestyr
3.68/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 22Oz bottle into a schooner

A: Deep amber which shows as a garnet color when held to the light

S: Malty, slight roast and caramel aroma. Pine and citrus from the hops

T: Initially malty and slightly sweet followed by a very strong hops presence which lingers after you swallow. the hops taste like they smell.

M: Light bodied. This would be a good beer to drink on a hot day

O: I would drink this again. Good Job on this one.

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Photo of Florida9
3.68/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Very dark copper in color. Forms a very large tannish colored head that is fairly stable and leaves lots of lacing on the way down. Smell is of caramel malts, orangy citrus, and some light pine notes. Aroma is not as strong as expected. Flavor is complex, but all over the place and I found it disjointed. Lots of caramel malt with a strong, chalky bitterness, some lighter citrus notes, a little bit of orange, roasted malts and even a little coffee. Mouthfeel is on the heavier side of medium with appropriate carbonation. Overall a good, drinkable beer, but one seemingly without a idea of what exactly it wants to be.

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Photo of Pencible
3.68/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: This poured a clear dark mahogany with moderate light tan head.
S: It smelled like orange zest and grapefruit and honey malt, with a little floral hops.
T: It tasted like citrus zest and bitter floral and waxy hops, with some sweet honey malt. It had a clean and bitter aftertaste.
M: It was somewhat thick with moderate carbonation. Nice full body.
D: This was a nice IPA, but not very red aside from the color. The scent and taste were good not great. The body was solid and it was easy to drink. Enjoyable but nothing special.

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Photo of Goatdavemac
3.68/5  rDev -1.3%

Photo of DavidST
3.67/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of PatrickG
3.66/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of PaulSlazinger
3.66/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of warnerry
3.65/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A - Pours a clear deep red with two fingers of dense off-white head. Head was great retention and leaves a lot of lacing.

S - Big citrus aroma, along with some caramel, some floral aromas and a bit of bread.

T - Hops are not as prevalent in the taste as in the aroma. Big bread and caramel malt, with subtle hop bitterness that becomes more pronounced through the finish.

M - Slightly sticky mouthfeel with a dry finish and some lingering bitterness.

O - Pretty good IPA, but the aroma promises more than the taste delivers. Noit worth the equivalent of a $15 six pack, but I would have this again if the price point were lower.

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Photo of maleman
3.65/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A - poured into an SA glass. Dark, tea-colored. One finger head that receded into a tight cap with slippery lacing.
S - more malt than hops with some freshly mown hay in there somewhere. A touch of pepper, too.
T - a slight metallic tinge up front. more bread than most ipa's. The pepper is definitely there.
M - a medium body with average carbonation. aftertaste is a touch heavy.
O - a different taste than a normal ipa, not bad, just different. it doesn't scare me away from trying it again. RB!

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Photo of Kinsman
3.65/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Dark copper shaded red body with a creamy and dense light-tan colored head on top. Lots of juicy citrus character on the nose with some pine resins notes as well. Good bit of malty sweet aromas too.

Deliciously hop forward beer with a healthy dose of citrusy hop character and a good deal of bitterness to go with it. Strong malt backbone is mildly sweet and helps balance things out.

Mouthfeel is medium bodied and finishes smoothly. Overall, an impressive offering from SA but it doesn't quite match up with some of best hoppy reds/ambers.

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Photo of CraftBeerTastic
3.65/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Ba Review #174
Served On: 06/19/2012
Glassware: Duvel Glass
Labeled ABV: 6.5%
Date/ Code: 2012 Release

This 12oz bottle was from the 2012 Sam Adams IPA Hop-Ology mixed 12 pack I picked up at Brewskee’s of New Oxford, PA.

Look: Color was a semi-clear red hue. Head was a thin film that resulted in some consistent lacing. Carbonation bubbles were steady but rather mediocre.

Smell: Pungent grapefruit with some caramelized sweetness. Some slight hints of tropical fruits.

Taste: An initial sweetness gave way to some meaty grapefruit. Then an impressive bitterness quickly prepared the palate for some lasting notes of semisweet orchard fruits and a complex malt bill that combined nicely with the lingering bitterness that lasted well into the aftertaste.

This was a great Imperial Red. I just feel like I’ve had this one before. It was surprisingly similar to a Tröegs Nugget Nectar or an Oskar Blues G-Knight.

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Photo of vickersspitfire
3.65/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a pint glass, this beer is faintly cloudy and topped off with a nice thick off white head roughly a finger and a half thick, and I do have thick fingers, or so the girls tell me(when I hold their hands you dirty minded beer drinker)The head does stick around for quite a while and it forms a beautiful thick lacing around the glass. Small schools of bubbles can be seen rising to the top of the beer, just racing out and into your nose bringing in smells of lemon, grapefruit, wheat grass and some mild spices. And boy can you smell the hops in the background in this one. It has a medium body and leans more toward the thicker side of things. The hops are only present as it hits the back of your throat; the bitterness is present in the aftertaste. It’s mildly tart on the side of your tongue and you can taste some mild grapefruit flavors as you swisssh it around. Not a bad beer overall, if I can find it again, I’ll definitely buy it!

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Photo of OWSLEY069
3.65/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a clean orange-ish to copper color with a light tan head. In the aroma, orange citrus and a note of pine. In the taste, dry pine, mellow orange citrus, and notes of a caramel like malt. A hop bite and a medium bodied mouthfeel, with a small dry pine hop and small caramel like note in the aftertaste. Nice citrus in the nose with pine the rest of the way through. Just above average.

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Photo of 1sophrosyne1
3.65/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Dense, bubbly foam caps a burnt umber pour with orangey edges. Broad lacing coats heavily with patches and bubbles that hang on tight.
Caramel and butterscotch are heavy in the nose and pervade the flavor profile, as well. Dates and dried stone fruits are sandwiched in roasted malt topped with peppery chili-spice. There's enough grass and citrus note to emphasize the hop influence that shows more in the finish. Orange and molasses add complexity.
Moderate to full body, creamy, but lively with carbonation. Drinkable and malt-chewy in nice balance, with a pleasant mouth-warming feel despite being a bit watery in light of the ABV.
Overall, a fine creation from a high production shop.

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Photo of rangerred
3.65/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

22oz bomber.

Pours a clear dark amber with a fairly substantial tan head. Good lacing.

Smells is of piny hops with a tiny bit of caramel from the malt. Slightly earthy as well.

The taste starts off with the piney hop flavors quite pronounced but that drops off rather quickly. Malt then takes center stage with some lightly roasted caramel. Assertive hop bitterness takes hold for the finish.

Overall this is a pretty solid beer. I would've liked the hop flavor to be as strong as the aroma but it's a minor complaint. A good job by Sam Adams.

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Tasman Red IPA from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
Beer rating: 3.73 out of 5 with 1,163 ratings
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