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RATINGS: 528   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 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Glouglouburp (6104) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 22, 2012
In short: A soft red candy with scented resinous flowery hops. Decent tasty beer.
How: Bottle 500ml. Consumed fresh the day of purchase.
The look: Clear copper body topped by a medium creamy beige head with good retention
In long: Nose is resinous citrusy hops, berries, scented flower petals borderline perfume, red jelly beans. Taste has a little too much ripe red fruits, it is almost sour-ish at times. Medium sweetness level with a scented soft candy character. Lots of wet grass, pine tree, grapefruits and flowery resinous hops. Very nourishing body with an appropriate medium carbonation. Many things I like in there but overall this was a bit too much on the flowers and resin side of things for me. This is a tasty beer that stands out, nothing generic here. However I felt like it was throwing everything it could at me, not something I could session. Basically it tasted like a scented candy with resinous flowers undertones. I see mostly positive ratings for this beer, these people don’t know what they’re talking about, only people with a fine palette and a superior grammar should be allowed to worderize a rating.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
kerenmk (3047) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - MAR 22, 2012
Bottle sample at a Samuel Adams tasting at my place. Thanks beerandbeyond. Very dark red-brown with a big tan head. Pine and moss aroma, seaweed-bitter taste. Full body, oily texture, light carbonation. Very rich and nice.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
oobawa (626) - South Carolina, USA - MAR 21, 2012
Not a bad bottle from Sam Adams-- looks beautiful, bright, clear red with a huge, lacing head. Smells dry and somewhat piney, with a mild malt note. Taste pretty good, with a surprisingly deep malt presence coupled with a piney, slightly herbal swath of hoppy goodness. Gets a bit thin towards the end, as the carbonation proves to boisterous for its own good. Still, not a bad beer to sip on once and a while

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ernesto987 (4389) - Arizona, USA - MAR 20, 2012
Bottle, great malty flavors here. Some hoppiness in the finish. A solid craft brew here

2.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
beersearcher (2382) - Glendale, California, USA - MAR 18, 2012
Not a fan of the label style for this series but I thought I would try one of them out and this seemed the best choice. Pours a reddish brown color. Aroma is sweetness and alcohol. Not much hop in there. Getting an Australian hop note with a good bitter kick but then it gets a little too watery and too sweet for me.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DSG (7623) - Tel Aviv, - MAR 18, 2012
Bottle sample at a Samuel Adams tasting at kerenmk’s place. Thanks beerandbeyond. Deep red color with a nice frothy beige head. Aroma of piney and slightly earthy hops and some malt. Sweetish malty flavor with some caramel notes and bitter hops with some piney and a bit grapefruity notes. Medium-bodied. Decent.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Aurelius (4572) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - MAR 17, 2012
Intense AIPA aroma, sweet and hoppy. Good bottle, good label, very dark clear brown-red. Big tan head. Sweet, hoppy, chalky, tannic - not bad. Long, woody and sharply bitter red finish. Some hemp at the end, which geta a bit grassy. Frothy mouthfeel. Market Square Liquors.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
puboflyons (2372) - Allenstown, New Hampshire, USA - MAR 16, 2012
From Batch no. 2. The pour is is a handsome dark amber with delicate carbonation bubbles leading up to a tremendous, foamy tan head. The aromas are of candied malts, notable forest hops, and a little citrus. The body is medium to bold. The taste is definitely different with a roasted malt character merging with extraordinary hops that leave a sharp bitterness on the palate.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BVery (7450) - Burnsville, Minnesota, USA - MAR 16, 2012
Tap. Wow - interesting and complex brew! Reddish amber pour with a white head. Nose and taste are grapefruit, caramel, pine, and some light lemon. Very good.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
halfonit (1209) - Fall River, Massachusetts, USA - MAR 15, 2012
On tap at Battleship. Pours a clear Ruby amber color. Aroma is of hops, sweeter malts, grain, slight floral notes, and candy. Flavor is of malts, brown sugar, hops, rye, and some citrus. Leaves a rye & hop finish. Decent Sam Adams brew.


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