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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Ratings: 1,163 |  Reviews: 377
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4/5  rDev +5.8%

Photo of AndyAvalanche
4.57/5  rDev +20.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

1 pint 6 oz. bottle poured into a Sam Adams Perfect Pint Glass. A nice hearty amber/red color with (Like what seems every BBC beer) perfect clarity. Nice orange cream colored head with mostly small bubbles making it look frothy, but some very big bubbles come through and it makes it look like some cake batter that spatters on the stove and cooks on it by mistake; if that makes sense. Really good lacing on this one.

Smell is REALLY good. Take all the best things a bout a hearty amber ale and a well hopped IPA and blend them and this would be the result. Nice tones of well toasted caramel pale malts and slightly sweet bread, giving it sort of subtle candy careamel sweetness. On top of that there is a great piney and huge amounts of citrusey hops as well. Slightest of slight floral aromas too. Overall a great smelling beer.

Taste is 100% on par with the aroma. Starts bready and nice. Tastes of caramel sweetness and sugar (slight molasses). The sugaryness almost gives it a subtle candy (similar to sugar babies) flavor to start. Hops balance out the flavor quite nicely. Grapefuit, tangerine, as well as pine hops finish everything out in the flavor profile. It's almost perfect, easily he best tasting Red Ale I've ever had.

Moutfeel is great. Medium bodied that starts reasonably smooth and creamy but has a nice strong, sharp bitter finish. Good carbonation level. Very nice the whole way through, great drinkability.

Probably the best part is that this beer is pretty short money. Really solid beer, thats less thatn 5$. Nice job Sam Adams!

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Photo of twelveinches
3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

Photo of itchytasty
4/5  rDev +5.8%

Photo of Zaphog
3.25/5  rDev -14%

Photo of bhudlow23
3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

Photo of zachturner39
3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

Photo of TheBigE5
4.2/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

A - Poured from a growler into a chalice. Small amount of head. Thin, quickly fading lacing. Beautiful dark amber color, clear.

S - Fairly balanced nose, malty at first then the hop notes come through.

T - Similar to the smell. Starts with sweet malts then the hop flavors finish it off.

M - Full bodied, smooth and easy drinking.

O - Well rounded, balanced and delicious. Ill be getting this again for sure!

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Photo of nrombes
3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

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4/5  rDev +5.8%

Photo of Darkmagus82
4.15/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Served in 10 oz chalice glass

Appearance – Served a nice deep red color with a small slightly off white head. The head faded quick leaving a nice level of lacing.

Smell – The smell is quite sweet up front. There are great aromas of cherry, caramel and a nice roasted –bready malt base. A nice citrus aroma is very pertinent as well; citrus in nature and a bit more citrus candy sweet in smell.

Taste – In the front of the taste there is a nice roasty and bready malt base with a good caramel sweetness. More towards the middle a nice hoppy flavor really works its way into the mouth. Citrus and a bit of pine really begin the hop flavor. More toward the end however the hop turns to more and more bitter grapefruit citrus in nature and leaves a very strong grapefruit bitterness in the mouth.

Mouthfeel – A little more creamy and thick then the normal brew with a average level of carbonation. It very nice for the style; the carbonation complements the nice grapefruit hop and the thicker body the nice bready-caramel flavors.

Overall – This is a very tasty brew. Nice malty hop flavor with a great aroma and mouthfeel. One to try and have many a times.

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3.25/5  rDev -14%

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4.5/5  rDev +19%

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4/5  rDev +5.8%

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4.25/5  rDev +12.4%

Photo of Drinkerofales
3.83/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A nice copper color, with some purple in the light. A light tan head leaves plenty of lacing, and some spotty retention as I finish the glass.

Smell is all malt, toasted, and almost caramel, some piney aroma joins as the beer warms.

Taste is similar to the nose, only a bit less. It's supposed to be and IPA, but the focus here is on the red flavors, roasted malt, hops in the background.

A bit bubbly, and light. Easy to drink.

An overall good beer, but not an IPA, as much as a red.

DOA

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Photo of SpartanHistory2013
3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

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4/5  rDev +5.8%

Photo of MatthewWilde
3.73/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Sample: 1 bottle 2012

A: Deep reddish brown, nice small head, moderate internal carbonation

S: Strong citrus and hops, some spice notes, traces of alcohol are present, pretty fragrant

T: Very intense and almost biting hop flavor, mild tropical fruit hints throughout, some pepper notes, but quite fleeting

M: Smooth, but intensity of flavor certainly adds to drinking difficulty, while delicious, certainly not something to rapidly consume

O: A nice and hoppy, very strong red, but at only 6.75% abv, I'm pleased it comes in a double-size, take your time with this one

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4/5  rDev +5.8%

Photo of Mitchster
4.15/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

$4.99 for a 22oz bottle @ Bevco.
Brewed with Two-row Harrington, Metcalf, and Copeland pale malts, Special B, Caramel 60, and Carafa III. Hopped with Australian Topaz and Galaxy hops.
OG=16.4° Plato, 6.75%ABV, Calories/12 oz.: 223, 80 IBU's.

Pours out to a brilliantly clear beautiful deep ruby, forming a tall whipped yellow head with superior retention and beautiful lacing. Gorgeous looking brew. Aroma of fresh tropical fruit from the hops, like mango and pineapple with a touch of pine. Mouthfeel is medium-dense body, rich, soft and smooth. Nice level of carbonation, on the medium low side (about 2 carbs). Taste begins and ends with hops galore sitting on top of a nice malty backbone with a touch of caramel. Cleanly fermented neutral ale yeast. Just a touch of huskiness and graininess lingers in the finish. Moderate bitterness...not too pungent, so drinkability is good. Suggestions of oaky vanilla in the aftertaste.

Pretty good beer. This reminds me of Lagunitas Censored or Lucky 13 or close to Founders Reds Rye. Good stuff.

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Photo of puboflyons
3.86/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

From Batch no. 2. Sampled on March 16, 2012. It is an attractive dark amber pour with a huge, puffy, tan head that lingers and leaves lacing. The aroma brings out some bready sweet malts, pine hops, and a hint of grapefruit. The body comes in better than medium. This really does have the typical red style character in the taste with a larger proportion of bitter hops bringing up the rear. It is also very unique with a slightly tart fruity character too. Complex for sure.

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4.75/5  rDev +25.7%

Photo of SeanNoach
3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

Photo of EricCioe
3.23/5  rDev -14.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Thanks to Alan McCormick for passing this one along.

This pours almost opaque copper with a nice frothy khaki head that leaves good lace on the way down. On the nose there is biscuit and some caramel with pine lurking further down. In the mouth the biscuit and bread dominates, with any bitterness, mainly in the form of pine, taking over only after the malts die away. The body is exceptionally smooth and there is a long finish where what bitterness there is shines through.

Overall, this is a somewhat interesting beer, but not one I'll be seeking out. There isn't enough bitterness here for me to see this having IPA anywhere on the label. That said it is utterly devoid of the Sam Adams house note, which always a plus and a surprise.

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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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