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Samuel Adams Tasman Red Red IPA

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RATINGS: 516   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.


3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ZacM612 (98) - 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 (666) - 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 (337) - 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 (1091) - 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 (1540) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Gachupines (858) - USA - JUN 9, 2014
Reddish with a thick off white head. Aroma is slight hops with some roasted malts. Flavor is sharp hops with a bit of nutty malts. Slightly sweet in the finish.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
CacheManyHose (170) - HONG KONG - JUN 1, 2014
Smells floral and malty, a bit of sudsy hop. Tastes grassy, bitter, slightly metallic. Body is thin to medium with small bit of carbonation.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
HKdIPA (217) - HONG KONG - JUN 1, 2014
Bottle from QClub on Jay's roof. Dark red pour with fluffy head. Piney juicy hops aroma. Taste is crisp piney hops with bitterness and a solid malty backbone. Pretty good IPA - especially for $25.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mabel (5414) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 26, 2014
[5377-20130524] 1pt6floz bottle. Mild floral toasted grains aroma. Clear, dark golden amber body with a medium-lasting creamy tan head. Sweet burnt caramelized grains flavour. Medium-full body. Interesting. (6/3/6/3/13) 3.1

2.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
cheap (3975) - Beaver County, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 25, 2014
Big thanks to nike for this unrated beer. Funny how we call these brownish colored beers red, heheh. Big giant head like puffy rocky clouds. Taste is a malty brew mixed with IPA, more like a stronger brown or red ale in flavor. Probably one of the milder IPA Iíve tasted and Iím thankful for that. If this is close to 7%, it hides its alky content well. Smell is not really that of an IPA, more like a malted beer aroma. Decent co2 fer now. Ok, after the session continues, there is this ipa building sensation starting to rise in the back of my throat. Yes, each swig as I near the end of the bottle starts to have more and more IPA - ish things going on. However, never really rises to the impact of a full ipa. Probably could be in the red or brown ale category.


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