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:
376
Avg:
3.78
pDev:
13.49%
 
 
Wants:
29
Gots:
88
For Trade:
0
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At the time of this review, this is the #20 top American Amber / Red Ale on the beeradvocate.com best of lists. I was in the store the other day looking for another beer when I saw all these big beers from Sam Adams, I had never heard of them so I picked them all up. Served in a Sam Adams perfect pint glass.

Beer is dark red, clear, tan head, some lacing moderate carbonation, looks fine.

Aroma is pretty hoppy, mild roast perhaps? Mostly pine hops.

Beer is medium in body, chewy, mildly sweet, dry on the finish, roasty bitterness mixed wtih resiny hops. Tastes good, mouthfeel fine, overall this is an above average red, on the hoppy side of the spectrum, I'd have it again.

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Batch No. 2 served in a Stone Brewing Co. glass.

A: Poured a very dark red color, with a good amount of chill haze and an amazingly dense off-white head that stayed a cloud heap for quite some times.

S: Very earthy in character, with a shrill "Pixie Stick dust" quality with some grapefruit imbedded. Very understated, yet nice.

T: Tasted like an Irish Red with a bit more hop presence. I've used Galaxy before in my own brewing, so I picked that out very easily. Yummy.

M: Lots of lacing and the drinkability was pretty spectacular. The bitterness was just right and was about what I would expect from a Sam Adams brew in terms of hop presence.

O: This was really nice, and for only a few bucks!

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Gorgeous dark amber color, creamy tan head. A little on the sweet side, but generous in the malt department, hints of nuts and dried fruit, pleasantly hopped and generally moreish overall.

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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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