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:
88
For Trade:
0
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Photo of jtierney89
1/5  rDev -73.5%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Pours a deep transparent amber color with a big frothy white head. Not as red as I thought it would be. Smell is kind of strange. Some hops come through but its very very very earthy smelling but not in a great way. Big full creamy body but taste is as bizarre as the nose and again not in a good way. There's a weird barnyard like taste. Dirty dark malts and weakly flavor hops adds to a mishmash of strange flavors you don't want in your mouth. On the positive side it finishes clean and dry.

Well so far this and the barleywine have been pretty bad, both have been unique but that's not always a good thing. The chocolate chili bock however was fantastic (unfortunately I don't have a second bottle to give it a proper review) I hope the double ipa doesn't dissapoint like these 2

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1/5  rDev -73.5%

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1/5  rDev -73.5%

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1.5/5  rDev -60.3%

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1.5/5  rDev -60.3%

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1.75/5  rDev -53.7%

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2/5  rDev -47.1%

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2/5  rDev -47.1%

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2/5  rDev -47.1%

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2/5  rDev -47.1%

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2/5  rDev -47.1%

Photo of wowbagger
2.12/5  rDev -43.9%
look: 5 | smell: 3 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5

Brilliant ruby pour with good head, makes the mouth water. Smells of faint spice and strong hop, some sweetness to the aroma.

The perfect setup to a perfect beer, but that's where things went wrong. Maybe I got a bad batch, because it tastes... flat and dry, really no flavor to speak of other than a touch (just a touch) of hops and a vaguely coppery taste.

I wouldn't say it's 'bad' per se, I finished the bottle but it was incredibly bland and disappointing. Normally I love this brewery and red ales in general. This one was, at least the one I got, mostly flavorless. It made me sad to drink.

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Photo of vette2006c5r
2.22/5  rDev -41.3%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 2

Tasman Red IPA pours a reddish color with a nice large lacing head. There is a strong roasted malty aroma with an earthy toffee aroma. The taste has a mellow slightly roasted malty backbone, with strong earthly toffee flavors. While the flavors are present, its not that enjoyable and not very drinkable. Overall a toffee crazed not hoppy red IPA, that really isn't worth trying.

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Photo of TempeBeerMan
2.24/5  rDev -40.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Poured from a bottle into a nonic pint.

A - Well, as you may have guessed, it's very...red. A clear, deep dark ruby, with a two-finger beige head which dissolved pretty quickly into a thin film. Really impressive lacing, coating nearly all of the glass.

S - Mild aroma of caramel malts, ripe juicy fruit, and a hint of hop oils.

T - Beginning starts off with a nice blend of not-too-sweet caramel malts with some toffee notes, and light sort of generic fruitiness which is promptly RUINED by a strange metallic/mineral and vaguely pasty, wet-paper aftertaste. Seriously, this thing is like sucking on a penny dipped in paper mache paste. I cant believe this is what they meant for this to taste like.

M -Thin bodied to the point of being watery, with standard SA prickly carbonation. The two together being like seltzer water. Either needs a bigger body, or less carbonation...but who am I kidding? With the horrible taste, it wouldnt really help.

O - Just a really bad beer, and easily the worst of the SA "small batch" series. I cant tell you how much I hated this beer. I dont think I have ever slammed a beer this badly; damn near a drain pour really. Everything just clashes in a really poor way. Avoid at all costs.

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2.25/5  rDev -40.5%

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2.25/5  rDev -40.5%

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2.25/5  rDev -40.5%

Photo of Beaver13
2.48/5  rDev -34.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

12 oz bottle. Pours a dark reddish amber with a medium frothy off-white head that retains well and laces the glass.

The aroma is a bit subdued - some piney resiny hops and some fruit and roasty caramel/toffee malts.

The flavor is a bit odd - leathery sweet caramel/toffee malts with metallic resiny hops. The mouthfeel is light bodied and pretty watery.

Overall, rather strange with some off notes.

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2.5/5  rDev -33.9%

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2.5/5  rDev -33.9%

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2.5/5  rDev -33.9%

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2.5/5  rDev -33.9%

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2.5/5  rDev -33.9%

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2.5/5  rDev -33.9%

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2.5/5  rDev -33.9%

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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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