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:
89
For Trade:
0
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 1,163 |  Reviews: 377
Photo of Phyl21ca
4/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle: Poured a deep amber color ale with a large foamy head with good retention and some lacing. Aroma of grapefruit and fruity ester with light bitter notes and nice overall floral undertones is very nice. Taste is a nice mix between some caramelized malt notes which are not overly sweet with superb floral and fruity notes from the hops with light bitter notes coming through at the end. Body is quite full with good carbonation and no apparent alcohol. Love the hops in this one which are kind of new to me and provide nice floral notes.

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Photo of chrispoint
2.5/5  rDev -33.9%

Photo of Maximusmaximus
4.25/5  rDev +12.4%

Photo of baconman91
3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

Photo of alpinebryant
3.68/5  rDev -2.6%
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 monnik
3/5  rDev -20.6%

Photo of Maseitz
3/5  rDev -20.6%

Photo of Fahz
3.25/5  rDev -14%

Photo of DarthGuitarHero
3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

Photo of jds8411
3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

Photo of Stockfan42
4.25/5  rDev +12.4%

Photo of Chrixsus
4.5/5  rDev +19%

Photo of MrOH
3.36/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

pours clear, deep red bordering on light brown, with a single finger of light khaki head.

Pineapple and orange hop aromas with a nice toffee malt background.

Citrus, grape, and pineapple hop over dark fruit and toffee malt. Nice firm bitterness to bring it together. Stewed fruit lingers along with a slight piney bitterness.

Medium bodied with medium carbonation.

A pretty good hoppy amber, but not as good as nugget nectar.

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Photo of Extrajoker00
3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

Photo of Chugs13
3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

Photo of tigg924
3.85/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: 1/3 inch head, moderate carbonation, red in color, clear

Smell: caramel malt and earthy and woodsy hops

Taste: sweet caramel start then a nice combination of earthy, piney, and some floral hops

Mouthfeel: medium body, sweet start with a bitter end, moderate carbonation

Overall: Nice multi-layered, complex brew with hops but it is not overly bitter which I appreciate. One of the more solid brews in the ipa sampler. I would look to getting this again in big bottle format.

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Photo of Popp24
4/5  rDev +5.8%

Photo of ale207
3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

Photo of splendidsplinter
3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

Photo of BMoney575
3.85/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Sampled on 5-26-12
Batch no. 2

Appearance: a clear reddish color, with a thick off white head that settles to a thin layer. Lacing sticks in big rings.

Smell: all fruity hops, lots of pineapple and pine needle. The smell goes a little deeper, with aromas of light malt and even more hop bitterness.

Taste: the hops have a more buttery character than I expected, and are well balanced by the malt that is there. The finish is fruity and hoppy, which lingers on into the aftertaste. Good, but nothing special.

Mouthfeel: right for the style, goes well with the hoppy flavors.

Overall, a good beer that would be a great choice for Sam Adams to bottle regularly.

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Photo of zonker17
3.25/5  rDev -14%

Photo of poogas
4.5/5  rDev +19%

Photo of tswarner
4/5  rDev +5.8%

Photo of BellsFan
4.25/5  rDev +12.4%

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