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Tasman Red IPA | Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)

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Tasman Red IPATasman Red IPA
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3.73/5
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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:
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Added by ReelBigwigFish on 10-25-2011

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#24,540
Reviews:
377
Ratings:
1,163
pDev:
13.67%
Bros Score:
4
 
 
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29
Gots:
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Trade:
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Ratings: 1,163 |  Reviews: 377
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Photo of titosupertramp
4.08/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A: Pours a dark, ruby red..very clear. Huge 3 fingers of off-white head with lots of texture and staying power. Leaves a super thick film and lots of lacing.

S: Great hops smell. Has almost a peach like smell to it along with citrus, a hint of pine and sweet malts.

T: This is tasty. More pine in the taste than in the smell, especially once the beer warms. Citrus is still here though. Sweet, bready malts provide some balance, but this is most certainly an IPA.

M: Full, creamy mouthfeel with a bitter and dry finish.

O: Tasman Red is a good beer that I could drink a lot of. At under $5 a bomber, it's a great value as well. I'll be getting this again.

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3/5  rDev -19.6%

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2/5  rDev -46.4%

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3/5  rDev -19.6%

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4.11/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This is an awesome looking beer. Ruby-colored, rather dark, but very clear when held up to the light. A bit of the head stays the whole way and leaves a lot of lacing.

Smell is pine, evergreen-style, maybe some citrus, some vague malts.

Flavor is much sweeter than the nose--caramel, toffee and bitter, pine-like hops. The hop profile is bitter and prominent, but lacking in complex flavor. Some citrus qualities are discernible. Great, complex caramel malt flavors. A rich beer, but an easy one to drink.

Mouthfeel is sweet and kind of thick. Feels heavier than a 6.75 percent ABV beer.

Overall I'm glad I tried this, and I'm glad Sam Adams is making this series of beers. This is the first one of them I've tried. If you're looking for a "red IPA," you probably won't find the complex, citric hop profile you're looking for. But this is a delicious red ale with a lot of hop bitterness.

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3.25/5  rDev -12.9%

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4/5  rDev +7.2%

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4/5  rDev +7.2%

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4/5  rDev +7.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A: Pours a clear dark amber/bronzed color with a thick firm and sticky lightly tanned foam that has good retention and good lacing left behind on the glass.

S: A pleasant balance of malt and hops. The malt nose has toast, pine, and scorched toffee notes. The hop aroma comes through with a citruisy grapefruit and fresh grass profile.

T: Malty rich flavors of burnt toffee or brittle weave in toasty elements of bread, walnut, and deeper flavors that almost resemble coffee. Low on sweetness, only the dry character of malt exists along with a roasty grain counterpart. Dry malt flavors are further encouraged by the deep resiny flavor and bitterness of hops to capture a taste of white grapefruit pulp, orange, fresh cut grasses, and pine.

M: Creamy to start, the creamy malt textures fall away and allow the dry mouth feel to pick up on the bitterness from hops that eventually lead to an extended finish of grassy hops and malty-dry character.

O: It is hard to pin this down to a style. It has similar qualities to an Amber but with more IPA type hops. Though the hops are definitely present, the malt character is what shines through. It is a good mix of styles that I would drink again.

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3.65/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Ba Review #174
Served On: 06/19/2012
Glassware: Duvel Glass
Labeled ABV: 6.5%
Date/ Code: 2012 Release

This 12oz bottle was from the 2012 Sam Adams IPA Hop-Ology mixed 12 pack I picked up at Brewskee’s of New Oxford, PA.

Look: Color was a semi-clear red hue. Head was a thin film that resulted in some consistent lacing. Carbonation bubbles were steady but rather mediocre.

Smell: Pungent grapefruit with some caramelized sweetness. Some slight hints of tropical fruits.

Taste: An initial sweetness gave way to some meaty grapefruit. Then an impressive bitterness quickly prepared the palate for some lasting notes of semisweet orchard fruits and a complex malt bill that combined nicely with the lingering bitterness that lasted well into the aftertaste.

This was a great Imperial Red. I just feel like I’ve had this one before. It was surprisingly similar to a Tröegs Nugget Nectar or an Oskar Blues G-Knight.

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4.03/5  rDev +8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

From notes on 11/14/11:
No freshness date; Poured in a pint glass.

A - Very deep, red/copper color with a very slight haze; Two inch tan, billowy, clumpy head that leaves great sticky lacing all down the glass; Nice head retention as well

S - Not too strong of an aroma, but nearly balanced; Notes of caramel, toffee, and overall sweet malts; Citrusy hops are present as well, though not quite as strong as the malts

T - Very roasty, earthy, toffee-like; Slight bitterness present throughout the taste; Citrus hops are more in the background, although they step forward a bit as the beer warms

M - Medium bodied; Good carbonation; Slightly dry, bitter finish that leaves a light oily coat on the tongue

O - I haven't had a beer quite like this one before where qualities are taken from both an amber ale and IPA. The malts are more showcased than the hops, but this is still a solid, nicely balanced beer. Overall, I'm glad I got to try this and would recommend as long as you aren't expecting over-the-top hops.

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Tasman Red IPA from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
Beer rating: 3.73 out of 5 with 1,163 ratings
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