Luvystypotables (532) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - MAR 15, 2014
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Aroma of hops and grapefruit rind, reddish brown colour. Bitter taste of citrus zest with a bitter oily taste.
joejames (98) - Jacobus, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 1, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours deep brownish red. 1+ finger light brown head with moderate lacing. Medium body with hints of caramel, dark bread and nuts, Moderate bitterness balances nicely with the malts. Long finish with more caramel, toffee and some lingering herbal bitterness. Very nice.
phildorsey (154) - Fort Carson, Colorado, USA - FEB 12, 2014
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
1pint 6oz. Btl. Pours a gorgeous dark reddish color, frothy and fizzy. Aroma is light but pine and fruity hints are present. Taste is lively, bitter and hoppy. Tingles the palate. Finish is pleasant and true to red IPAs. Great beer!
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smcolw (530) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - FEB 6, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Impressive large, thick head that settles slowly. The broth is ruby red in color where plenty of light shines through. Clear. Good ring lace.
Good hop bite to the nose. There’s an unusual earthy smell I wasn’t expecting. I categorize this as "funky".
The flavor matches the smell. The malt comes across as dry, earthy and almost astringent. Good hop presence in the swallow. The aftertaste is long lasting and very well balanced. The body and carbonation are predictable for the style.
Paynis (42) - Saco, Maine, USA - JAN 17, 2014
3.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Love the red color... Balanced... Not bitter... Not hoppy... Nice malty character with caramel notes and a hint of smokiness... Unique and full bodied
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harrymel (1477) - Spokane, Washington, USA - DEC 17, 2013
3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 9/20
Batch No.1 (Oct, 2011?)
A: Cola colored with red hues below a full finger of latte foam and spotty lace. Excellent clarity.
S: Tea, citrus, resin, Spice (cumin?) over an english style malt bill.
T: Sweet and malty with some spice (nearly rye spicy) not much hop character in the flavor (similar to the Dub IPA, third voyage IIRC). Pretty simple.
M: heavy and light carb with a thick slick finish. Spot on.
O: Not bad, wouldn’t be my first choice for a red, or even my top five. Needs more balance between the amount of hops offered in the olfactory which doesn’t carry into the tastebuds.
Serving type: bottle
Hopsclation (89) - Chicago, - DEC 14, 2013
4.4 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Surprisingly complex and full beer from sam adams inc. Caramel, spicy rye, salty hops, sweet toffee, and heart of palm dipped in brown sugar. Worth trying if you see it.
thorongil2 (1147) - , Ontario, CANADA - NOV 26, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
(bottle) hazy reddish amber colour with a medium tall brown head; aroma of honey, stewed fruit; fruity light flavour with a long light bitter and roasty finish; very nice
GarrettB (988) - San Diego, California, USA - NOV 14, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 17/20
January 28th, 2012 - Boston Beer Company’s Tasman Red pushes the New Zealand hops profile with new and interesting territory in their Tasman Red Red IPA. It pours a beautiful deep red, and from the almost-crimson brew comes a skunk, pungent, botanical hops, replete with savory boiled artichoke. It’s full and textured, and also new and unexpected. And in the taste, too, artichoke appears, almost like munching on a perfectly cooked artichoke heart, with touches of toffee and caramel to make it a strange, but delicious treat. This flavor profile is bold, but if this is a representative sample, I’m game for new New Zealand hops in my beers.
ElGaucho (2189) - Minnetonka, Minnesota, USA - NOV 8, 2013
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Rich and malty unlike most IPAs. Beautiful murky reddish brown body with a yellowish tan head. Lots of hops on the tongue unlike those absent from the nose. More of an Amerixan Strong or dry barley wine than an IPA. Very good.