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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4.5/5  rDev +19%

Photo of JG-90
3.93/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pours a moderate/large head that is light brown before it soon recedes. The beer is a deep mahogany that looks like a deep ruby red in the light. Leaves a moderate amount of lacing. Smells of dark caramel, toffee, a bit roasty. Also has mild but noticable citrus and pine notes as well.

Taste starts with caramel and toffee, then becomes roasty, ending with pine and citrus hops. Has a great lingering aftertaste that consists of caramel, pine, a little orange, and just a hint of roastiness. Has a heavy mouthfeel with average carbonation for an IPA

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Photo of NMFB
3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

Photo of cyclonece09
4.09/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a 14 oz "pint" glass. Poured a deep blood-like red with a small off white head. Smells of nice piney and citrus notes, very inviting. Tastes of hops of the citrus variety, with some earthy undertones, with some notes of caramelized malt. Beer is carbonated correctly and for its medium body, it is still dangerously sessionable. Overall a very good beer.

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4/5  rDev +5.8%

Photo of 67couple
3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

Photo of Amp
3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

Photo of ssjkyle
4/5  rDev +5.8%

Photo of MikeyJ777
2.75/5  rDev -27.2%

Photo of tjsmith910
3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

Photo of MaltyMates
4/5  rDev +5.8%

Photo of tjsdomer2
3.78/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

Appearance: Decent tan lacing and a pretty red color. Doesn't look like an IPA.

Smell: Strong spiced molasses, almost smells like spiced rum. Cotton candy and some corn. A tad artificial smelling at times, but overall very good.

Taste/Mouthfeel: Good balance between sweet molasses and bitter pine. Excellent cotton candy flavor in the finish. Mouthfeel is definitely light, which doesn't quite do it for me in this style.

Overall: I was slightly disappointed in this. An excellent concept, but not quite executed the same way.

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Photo of fredmugs
3/5  rDev -20.6%

Photo of mds1101
4/5  rDev +5.8%

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4/5  rDev +5.8%

Photo of MadWolf
4/5  rDev +5.8%

Photo of stella77artois
4/5  rDev +5.8%

Photo of cfitterer
3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

Photo of Lucoli
3.25/5  rDev -14%

Photo of seplo
3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

Photo of 312HopBomb
3.77/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours brown but clear ruby red when held to the backlight. Medium tan head with good lacing.

Smells of caramel malt and earthy hops. Maybe a slight twinge of American or Australian hops?

Taste is the same with roasted caramel malt and burnt toast. Earthy hop with a very slight note of fruity hop. Light/moderate bitterness and some sweetness and moderate/full malt flavor.

Mouthfeel is medium/full with moderate carbonation.

Overall a decent red for the price but not one of my favorites. More of an Imperial red leaning toward the malty side.

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3/5  rDev -20.6%

Photo of jbarletto
3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

Photo of Ajlvt
4.25/5  rDev +12.4%

Photo of drinking12many
3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

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