Tasman Red IPA | Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)

very good
1,163 Ratings
Tasman Red IPATasman Red IPA

Brewed by:
Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
Massachusetts, United States

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.75%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Ratings: 1,163 |  Reviews: 377
Photo of arizcards
3.91/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Picked up a bottle from Total Wine in late March for $4.49.

Beer poured a deep amber with a strong off white head that is leaving lacing behind.

Nose is toasted caramel malts and hints of citrus hops.

Taste starts with a nice caramel malt base. However citrus and pine hops blend in nicely and then dominate the finish.

Mouthfeel is medium bodied and smooth.

Overall this is a very tasty beer that i would definitely do again!

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Photo of gutbuster
4/5  rDev +5.8%

Photo of RichD
3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

Photo of chefhatt
3.88/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22oz bomber batch 1
I poured this beer into a pint glass, it has a nice dark amber color body with a nice 1"tan foamy head. The smell is very nice and inviting of hops. The taste has a nice bitter/citrus hop flavor right up front. I get a little bit of malt on the back of the tongue. The mouth feel is great, a little hop after taste though but not to bad. Overall this is a really good IPA.

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Photo of disemgrowler
3.25/5  rDev -14%

Photo of oriolesfan4
4.3/5  rDev +13.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Part of the IPA-hopology mixed 12 pack. Pours a ruby red color, not much head or carbonation. Nice caramel aroma. Taste is medium bodied, great mouthfeel. Plenty of hops with a great caramel backbone, blended together perfectly with great balance. Nice clean finish, makes for a great hoppy red ale. Solid beer well worth trying out.

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Photo of deltatauhobbit
3.76/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

12oz bottle from mixed 12 pack, no date

Pours a dark amber color with a a thick two finger header, fades at a slow rate leaving a ton of lacing on it's way down.

Smell has a strong caramel malt backbone with a bit of toffee, decent hop aroma with mostly grapefruit notes.

Taste is well balanced between the roasted caramel malt and the hop character, not overly bitter with mostly citrus elements coming from the hops, mouthfeel is very creamy and smooth with soft carbonation.

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Photo of rajendra82
3.2/5  rDev -15.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

The clear, auburn colored, body was topped off by a one finger thick head. The aroma was very similar to a Barleywine, with a nutty caramel malt smell mixed in with earthy hops. The taste was much more insipid than I was expecting, as the sourdough bread like malt flavors felt watered down, and herbal hops were barely there before being washed away in a club soda like aftertaste. This is one of the stronger offerings from the IPA 12 pack in terms of ABV, but drinks the least interesting.

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Photo of CraftBeerTastic
3.65/5  rDev -3.4%
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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Photo of MyMagicalPants
3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

Photo of waldoiverson
3.61/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12 oz bottle into nonic

A: Fairly dark red, copper tones, moderate lacing with extremely fine carbonation

S: a bit of a sourness, dark chocolate, slight pine overtone

T: malty with grape-like qualities, a bit of pine and citrus rind on the finish, slightly buttery

M: very rich, slightly tanic

O: This isn't a bad beer but it had an odd characteristic of needing to open up in the glass before becoming really tasty

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Photo of obrike
3.88/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

One of the choices in the sam adams hop 12 pack.

A looker...brownish red, good clarity with a pretty decent tan head and very clingy lace.

A clean, sweet malt...bready, some caramel, and a bit of earthy hops. Not my favorite scent for an ipa, but certainly fresh.

Although this one is labled as an ipa, its much more of a hybrid. Very tasty malt with a minimum hop kick in my opinion, but quite good. Graham cracker, biscuity, and some bitter earthy dry hops at the end.

This is one of the better selections of the 12 pack. A fine beer that I would no doubt buy if I saw it again.

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Photo of chasmandocharles
4/5  rDev +5.8%

Photo of blackcompg
4/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from their 12oz bottle from their limited release IPA HOP-OLOGY variety pack...

Appearance - Poured nearly 2 fingers of lite tan head, color is a transparent ruby copper,

Smell - Carmel, fresh baked bread, sweet citrus, blood orange, ruby grapefruit, floral hops.

Taste - ripe citrus, sweet red grapefruit, toasted bread and toffee, lots of floral hops and some grapefruit pith in the finish.

Mouthfeel - Almost medium, bright and crisp, medium carb cleanses with a touch of foam and some nice crisp edges, finishes just bitter with some dryness. Almost smooth, very drinkable.

Overall - A good, robust, crisp and hoppy red ale with just enough sweetness to balance. No alcohol presence at all. A hearty and robust red ipa with a nice hoppy punch in the end.

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Photo of justintcoons
3.46/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a pint glass.

A: Brownish red with 1 finger of tan head. Mod-heavy carbonation, excellent clarity and a thin layer of lacing.

N: Caramel, grapefruit, pine and notes of toffee.

T: Grapefruit juice, rich caramel and notes of toffee as well as traces of pine, rye bread and lemon zest.

M: Medium-full bodied, crisp, clean and dry.

O: Big grapefruit juiciness in this one. Simple, straight-forward, balanced and refreshing.

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Photo of Mdadvoc
3/5  rDev -20.6%

Photo of Jason
4/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22oz brown custom bomber with a batch # on the label.

LOOK: Ruby and clear, good showing of lace

SMELL: Dank hop resin, caramel, bread, broth, toasted grain, faint roast, chicory, light molasses, grapefruit, hemp seeds, herbal, exotic fruit, estery

TASTE: Creamy, full-ish body, smooth, pulling hops, some bitterness, caramel, mild char, grapefruit pith, mango, figs, tobacco, cotton candy, floral, fresh grass, bitter finish

A big ass Red Ale, the hops come around a few times to slap my palate. Hefty but not hard to sip, perhaps one of the best from this new series they have launched.

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Photo of Gregwa
4.25/5  rDev +12.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

Photo of BenGreedie
5/5  rDev +32.3%

Photo of tizride
3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

Photo of hickmancase
4.25/5  rDev +12.4%

Photo of GilGarp
3.86/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

12 oz. bottle served cold into a goblet.

This is the first Samual Adams beer I've seen that hasn't had the best before date notched into the label.

Tasman Red is a deep amber red color with a slight bit of haze. The head is thick and long-lasting with great lacing left behind.

Aroma is sweet and hoppy with elements of caramel and earthy, spicy hops.

Flavor is much the same with caramel and toffee sweetness. It's nicely balanced with a good dose of piney, earthy hop character. The sweetness is almost too much for an IPA but the hops go a good way towards evening it out.

Mouthfeel is medium bodied and nicely carbonated. Balanced and drinkable for a dark red IPA.

Overall a solid beer, as most of Samual Adams tend to be. Not a stand out in the category but not a disappointment by any means.

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Photo of allstar255
3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

Photo of ngeunit1
4.1/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A - Pours a clear mahogany-amber color with a finger of frothy off-white head. The head fades down fairly slowly leaving behind some nice lacing.

S - Aroma is mix of sweet toasted caramel malts with some earthy and piney hops, with some citrus hops and bready malts mixed in as well.

T - Starts off with some sweet toasted caramel malts with some orange hops and a bit of bitterness. Through the middle, some stronger pine and earthy hops some through with more bitterness and some bready malts. The finish is a mix of sweet toasted caramel and bready malts with citrus and earthy hops and some bitterness.

M - Medium bodied with moderate carbonation. Feels smooth with a dry and lightly bitter finish.

D - Very drinkable. Nice hop profile and good malt and hop balance.

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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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