Tasman Red IPA | Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)

very good
1,163 Ratings
Tasman Red IPATasman Red IPA

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

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

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Ratings: 1,163 |  Reviews: 377
Photo of Bubbalito
3.95/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

Pour = Deep dark red. Soft fluffy tan head. 3 fingers, stayed around awhile.

Smell= Carmel comes out first, followed by the citrus. Some toffee sweetness as well. Totally different than what I was expecting.

Taste = toffee, lightly roasted malt. A slight but of fruity yeast. I would call this a scotch ale or a "wee heavy" if it weren't for the dry finish the hops provide. What a surprise this was. A good surprise to be sure.

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Photo of DocJitsu
3.95/5  rDev +4.5%
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.

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Photo of wedge
3.96/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Deep, dark chestnut with a lovely, tight, creamy head on top. Toasty caramel richness and a sticky hop covering in the nose...pear, cantaloupe, berries, pine resin, and slight grapefruit. Toffee and tobacco leads into melon, floral, and citrus flavors. Pretty well balanced. Medium bodied with a solid bitterness and some dryness. Solid.

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Photo of dananabanana
3.96/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Bomber split 3 ways, poured into a Sam Adams Perfect Pint glass (visiting family and that's the only glass they had).

A: Very dark, almost black at the widest part of the glass. Ruby-to-chestnut at the skinniest part. One-finger of foam, beige in color.

S: Fresh hops. Very slight, wheaty sweetness. Maybe a little astringent, but only faint.

T: Lots of floral notes from the hops, but definitely not as bitter as I had expected. A pleasant citrus flavor comes through as well.

M: Crisp, made me pucker a very tiny bit due to the citrus.

O: Light and pretty refreshing. I was expecting just another hop bomb with the direction a lot of brewers have been moving lately, but was pleasantly surprised.

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Photo of tlazaroff
3.96/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A: It's defiantly red in color, but looks brown until it's held to a light. Topped with a nice light mocha colored head which kinda reminds me of whipped cream. Nice lacing, good looking beer.

S: On the nose, I get a light sweetness, maybe like a fruit bowl, followed by a nice grassiness that rounds it out. Grass becomes more prevalent as the beer opens up.

T: The hops actually shine though on this beer nicely as a freshly mowed lawn. A light caramel body supports the bitterness, which isn't overpowering, but enough to give it a little bit of a bite.

M: Medium bodied with a little bit of a heavy hand on the carbonation make this beer a treat to drink. The carbonation and the hops play well off of each other.

D: This beer drinks nicely for what it is.

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Photo of dtivp
3.97/5  rDev +5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a reddish brown with half of a finger light tan head that fades slowly into a thin cap with moderate lacing.

Aroma of citrus, hops and light toasted malt.

Taste has a very slight bitter start of hops then the malt and citrus takes over with hints of pine and even a slight caramel sweetness as it comes to room temperature.

Mouth Feel was medium body and carbonation, crisp and slightly dry.

Overall a very enjoyable beer, a touch more hops to balance the malt would be nice, however, a refreshing ale.

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Photo of Gmann
3.98/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a clear deep amber color, almost ruby like. The beer has a huge pillowy beige head that slowly settles leaving a wall of webby lacing on the glass.

The aroma has a lovely grapefruit and pine hop scent. This goes along with a bready caramel malt. Very nice.

The taste is of the grapefruit hops. Not as strong as in the aroma. The grapefruit transitions into a piney/resiny hop towards the end. A bit minty. There is a smooth caramel malt flavor that brings along some roast and light wood notes.

The feel is moderate with tingly carbonation. Some sweetness on the palate but leans more hoppy bitter and some roasted bitter. Some dry asprin in the finish.

An enjoyable hoppy amber. I'd prefer more grapefruit and less pine in the flavor but this is still a good hop profile.

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Photo of TheManiacalOne
3.98/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a 22oz bottle into a mug glass.

A: The beer is a bright coppery red color with a very large off-white head that fades very slowly and leaves a thick lace on the glass.

S: The aroma contains floral hops, citrus and caramelized malts.

T: The taste starts out with a hearty malt character that is followed by a strong but not over-powering hops bitterness. There’s a mild caramel and citrus sweetness that creates a good balance. The after-taste is slightly sweet and slightly hoppy.

M: Crisp and a little smooth, medium body, medium carbonation, finish is slightly sticky.

O: Tasty, goes down easily, not too filling, decent kick, good representation of style, this is a solid flavorful beer worth drinking for a long time.

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Photo of BigPlay1824
3.98/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Enjoyed in a pint glass

A: pours a medium hazy deep amber color with nice red hues, pours with a small amount of carbonation bubbles and two fingers of light mocha colored head that lingers beautifully and has large bubbles, leaves a pretty good amount of lacing on the glass
S: citrusy hops and cherry notes
T: deep dry hop notes in the beginning, nothing like the citrus notes seen in the scent, kind of odd, then moves into a bit of woody flavors that carry through to the end, leaves a fresh cut woody taste in the mouth like licking a fresh cut log, actually a pretty nice taste to have lingering on the palate
M: light carbonation, leaves the mouth just a little dry, really nothing that stands out
O: a pretty good one from Sam Adams, really kind of confused about the discontinuity between the scent notes on the taste notes, appears to be two types of hops, odd, taste was nice at the end, decent in the beginning

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Photo of alexgash
3.98/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

12 oz. bottle from the IPA variety 12 pack. No date on bottle.

Deep, rich, ruby-amber body. Thick finger of dirty khaki head. Good lacing. Nose is a solid mix of caramel roll malts, fruit, spice, and hops (tea, marmalade, citrus, and pine resin). Nice.

Lots of toasted, singed caramel malt up front. Gets breadier, with some caramel-y fruit notes. Spicy, herbal hop bitterness moves in. Reminds me of some rye beers I've had recently. Moderate bitterness in the finish, with plenty of lingering caramel malt. Nicely balanced. Medium-bodied, with a slightly creamy feel.

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Photo of TimoP
4/5  rDev +5.8%

Photo of lionnusmb
4/5  rDev +5.8%

Photo of Jason
4/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22oz brown custom bomber with a batch # on the label.

LOOK: Ruby and clear, good showing of lace

SMELL: Dank hop resin, caramel, bread, broth, toasted grain, faint roast, chicory, light molasses, grapefruit, hemp seeds, herbal, exotic fruit, estery

TASTE: Creamy, full-ish body, smooth, pulling hops, some bitterness, caramel, mild char, grapefruit pith, mango, figs, tobacco, cotton candy, floral, fresh grass, bitter finish

A big ass Red Ale, the hops come around a few times to slap my palate. Hefty but not hard to sip, perhaps one of the best from this new series they have launched.

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Photo of Milkysunshine
4/5  rDev +5.8%

Photo of virinow
4/5  rDev +5.8%

Photo of dogfishandi
4/5  rDev +5.8%

Photo of mrosenfeld32
4/5  rDev +5.8%

Photo of Tilly
4/5  rDev +5.8%

Photo of Beer21
4/5  rDev +5.8%

Photo of richkrull
4/5  rDev +5.8%

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4/5  rDev +5.8%

Photo of En29356
4/5  rDev +5.8%

Photo of optimator705
4/5  rDev +5.8%

Photo of AndyH
4/5  rDev +5.8%

Photo of rossracing
4/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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