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Samuel Adams Tasman Red Red IPA

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RATINGS: 521   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.52   EST. CALORIES: 202   ABV: 6.75%
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This wily red IPA gets its character from the Tasmanian hops that are full of grapefruit, pine and earthy notes creating a bold flavor that threads throughout the taste. The hops are balanced by a core of roasty malts that give this brew body and richness with hints of toffee. This flavorful brew is rounded and smooth with a dry and citrusy hop finish.


4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
GG (2323) - NorCal, California, USA - OCT 31, 2014
12oz bottle - Iíve had the pleasure of enjoying a few well made single hop pale aleís from a local brewery, that have used the Topaz and Galaxy hop before, so Iím semi-familiar with it and it reminds me in many ways of a Cascade hop (which isnít a bad thing). Aroma seemed bursting with hop elements like citrus and pine, but I found some subtle notes of wood and tropical fruits around mid-glass, which I donít find in Cascade. The malts find a surprisingly loud voice in this beer with lots of sweet bread and caramel with a nice balancing touch with a spicy/citrusy hop punch. If they started making this available in 6 packs, Iíd be a happy camper.

3.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
George999 (103) - Colorado, USA - OCT 23, 2014
Lightly hoped, dark auburn color, aromas have hints of milk chocolate, taste is toffee mild and roasted

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
GenDV138 (1636) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - OCT 20, 2014
4 oz draft pour at ChurchKey during the Kosmic Mother Funk Grand Cru Launch Party. Clear ruby to dark amber with off-white head. Aromas of spices and what seems like pumpkin. Tastes of spices, light pumpkin, light toasty notes, hops are very low. Medium body with a dry finish.

2.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
samsmith33 (398) - - SEP 7, 2014
Appearance: deep dark red...bronze. small white head. Aroma: copper, hops. Meat? Taste; hops, baking soda, . Sour aftertaste. Feel. Medium carbonation, thin. Ok. Disappointed.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
mbgrayson (551) - Anaconda, Montana, USA - AUG 17, 2014
Pours a clear, brownish red, with a light tan head. Aroma is of toffee and malt. Taste is complex; a little sweet and malty, notes of hops and dark fruit, a little hoppy at the finish. A very nice beer, that really doesnít seem much like an IPA to me, since the hops are so subtle. Thumbs up.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ZacM612 (190) - San Antonio, Texas, USA - JUL 23, 2014
Reddish brown with thin beige head. Sweet aroma, not distinctly grapefruit. Grapefruit is apparent in the flavor, along with a good IPA base. Pretty good.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
ineedbeer (839) - Oakland, California, USA - JUL 15, 2014
12 oz bottle with a July, 2014 best by date. Aroma is spicy with with a moderate toasted bread character and some caramel and nuts. Medium light herbal and floral hop notes with some pine resin and a hint of citrus. Faint alcohol spice. Pours a cloudy, dark red, almost burnt amber with a moderately sized, medium thick tan head that shows average retention. Moderate lacing and small legs. Flavor has a light sweetness with moderate toasted bread and some caramel notes as well as some toffee. Moderate bitterness with medium light hop character. Hop flavors are a blend of citrus and tropical fruit with a bit of pine resin and dank earthy notes. Light alcohol spice. Mouthfeel is medium bodied with medium carbonation. Low astringency and low alcohol warmth. Overall, an alright beer with a nice malt character upfront but the finish isn?t as nice. Hop character isn?t as impressive as it could be but it works alright with malt notes.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
CpyNPrnT (403) - Indiana, USA - JUL 8, 2014
tasting-toffee, malty, nice bitterness, grapefruit, and piney, decent, perhaps worth a try.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Linnet (1140) - Karlstad, SWEDEN - JUL 3, 2014
This is not at all what I expected, expecting a grapefruity resinous explosion of tropical fruits, instead itís herbal, spicy and earthy, maltiness is pronounced. Maybe this was old?

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
NikkTwist (1708) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 26, 2014
Draft at Moriartys. Translucent dark red copper pour. Starts with a large foamy white head. Smooth malty IPA. Dark wheat aroma. Juicy dark red fruit in the mix. Dried strawberries. Black plums. Red grapes. Celery root. Bit of soft spice in there. Definitely malts over hops.


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