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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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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

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Added by ReelBigwigFish on 10-25-2011

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Ratings: 1,163 |  Reviews: 377
Photo of Monkeyknife
3.95/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from the bottle a clear, dark mahogany-red color with two fingers of beige head. Nice amount of lacing left behind.

Aroma of caramel, orange and piney hops, fresh earth, and molasses.

The aroma translated well to the taste. Caramel malts and biscuit upfront, followed by citrus and pine. Sweet molasses and a light bitterness in the finish.

Medium bodied and slick with a moderate carbonation.

A nice take on the the Red IPA combination.

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Photo of tpauer
4.25/5  rDev +13.9%

Photo of tln13
4/5  rDev +7.2%

Photo of guzzleacoldone
3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

Photo of marct
3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

Photo of gordavidson
3.56/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A- Pours a clear blood red with a thick and creamy light brown head that leaves nice lacing.

S- Pine, grapefruit, caramel and some flowers. A bit simple, but nothing seems out of place.

T- Pine, citrus, caramel, and honey. Sweet and slightly bitter. A bit uninteresting and simple, but well executed.

M- Bitterness and a bit of bite from the carbonation up front followed by some lingering sweetness.

O- A decent and well-made beer but overall I found it to be a bit uninspired.

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Photo of philbe311
3.86/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A - Two fingers worth of densely packed slightly creamy light khaki colored head... The color is a deep dark bronze with a slight yet distinctive red hue... Translucent... A good bit of moderate paced carbonation rises within under closer examination... A bit of lacing clings to the glass...

S - A unique nose... Lots of piney hop notes... A heavy mix of caramel and toffee... A faint whiff of citrus hoppiness as well... Bubblegum... Some dark fruit notes... A minor herbal presence... If I didn't know better, I would expect this to be an American Strong Ale or an American Barleywine and not an American Amber Ale...

T - Orange zest... Light floral notes... Loaded with piney hops... Heavy on the bready malts... Caramel... Toffee... A very nice mix of brown sugar and hops rise on the finish and precede to linger for quite a while...

M - Medium bodied... A bit lush... A bit creamy... A bit sticky... Lightly carbonation... A tad on the harsh side overall, but still rather enjoyable...

D - This is a very interesting brew from Samuel Adams... Lots of good things going on in all facets... Challenges both the style guidelines and the senses... Bonus points for its low price point and wide availability...

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Photo of dgeebs07
4/5  rDev +7.2%

Photo of Capmech1
4.25/5  rDev +13.9%

Photo of Gambrinus1184
3.88/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 16.9 oz. bottle into an oversized pilsner glass at oneguyonecup's.

A: Deep, burnished red color with ample carbonation to build a frothy, two-finger head of sticky, toffee-colored foam. Leaves a bit of chunky lace behind.

S: Sweet, herbal and spicy with hints of grassy, pine-needle laden hops and grapefruit rind complexity. Galaxy hops all the way.

T: A nice dose of sweet roasted caramel and toffee-like malts hit first and prime the palate for the hop wave that rolls through next. Bitter, spicy, piney and citrus hop resins coat the palate before washing down with a slick, sugary dose of malts. Fairly balanced and darn drinkable.

M: Medium-full bodied with a smooth malt backbone to go with the dominant Galaxy hop profile.

O: An otherwise less forgettable Red Ale, my friend likened Tasman Red to DFH 90 Minute. The more I sipped, the more I could see it, but it never realizes the match fully. Tasman is a fine enough hopped out amber ale to join the league of Ithaca Cascazilla and North Coast Red Seal.

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Photo of JVan
4/5  rDev +7.2%

Photo of Nate
4/5  rDev +7.2%

Photo of Mora2000
3.68/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The beer pours a dark reddish-brown color with an off-white head. The aroma is full of biscuit malt with a ton of pine from the hops. The flavor is more of the same. I get a lot of pine, with some richness from the caramel and biscuit malt and somewhat surprisingly, a little bit of alcohol. There is a lot of hop flaovr and a decent amount of hop bitterness. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.

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Photo of cisteve
3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

Photo of ADTaber
3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

Photo of HoistinBrews
4/5  rDev +7.2%

Photo of zekeman17
4.25/5  rDev +13.9%

Photo of ohcomeonthatsfunny
3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

Photo of BeerAcolyte
3.25/5  rDev -12.9%

Photo of strongaf
3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

Photo of rfgetz
4.05/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pours a clear but dark rust copper color, thin cap of khaki froth, moderate sticky lacing. Scent brings light caramel and earthy and grassy hop balance, some light toasted malt with kisses of citrus and pine. Taste of slightly aggressive citrus, pine and earthy hops balance with lightly sweet caramel malts, faint toasted grain. Medium bodied, lightly oily and coating. Quite a nice IPA from Sam Adams who have been doing a good job with hoppy beers lately.

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Photo of TubbyDullard
3/5  rDev -19.6%

Photo of 6demonbag
3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

Photo of BlakeL
3.25/5  rDev -12.9%

Photo of brewbaker
3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

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