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RATINGS: 514   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.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ben4321 (3750) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - JAN 17, 2012
Location: 22 oz bottle from Buy Rite, 1/17/12, Batch #1

Aroma: The nose is fairly hoppy, with a lot of grapefruit, as well as pine, caramel, toffee, and earth
Appearance: This one pours a clear dark reddish color with a thick beige head and heavy lacing
Flavor: Tastes light-medium sweet, citrus and caramel, with a medium-heavy grapefruit/pine hop bitterness
Palate: The body is medium (plus), the one has a fairly long duration, and it finishes smooth, bold, and dry
Overall Impression: I found this offering was fairly enjoyable from the U.S.’s 2nd biggest domestic brewery (apparently they got passed by Yuengling...) I’m enjoying what I have tried thus far from this Small Batch Series.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
mike67 (767) - , New Jersey, USA - JAN 16, 2012
500 ml bottle. Pours dark red with a long lasting off-white head and a lot of lacing. Aroma is mostly of grapefruity hops, some toffee and biscuit malt. Full, crisp body. Taste is mostly red grapefruit, some caramel and bready notes. Finish is long and bitter. A little bit different, easy drinkable IPA.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Rosebud butternuts (2396) - Denton, Texas, USA - JAN 15, 2012
bottle thanks to bhensonb. poured a deep amber/copper/red with a soapy beige head and lots of lace. aroma was pine, citrus, and almost a rye type spice. flavor was pine, caramel, toffee, and a spicy character. body was medium-full with a mild-medium carbonation.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
PhatB420 (613) - Pittsfield, Massachusetts, USA - JAN 15, 2012
A fine combination of an ipa and red. Love how the malts run in at first and then are quickly cross checked by the hops. color is deep amber, faint head, body is full red and dark chocolate. Taste is enjoyable with fresh hops and malts. This would be more exciting if it was oak barrelled. Another great brew from Sam.

2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
cstuartj (949) - Washington, USA - JAN 13, 2012
Arburn color with flecks of gold. Malty nose. Brady, malt and dark sugar tastes. Clean finish.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Slipstream (1976) - USA - JAN 12, 2012
UPDATED: MAR 18, 2012 I really liked this one a lot - one of my favorites from Samuel Adams, who make some really interesting special releases. I am still waiting for some more from their Longshot series. So who is this Tasman Red dude on the label - some old prospector? Sweet, tangy aroma with roast coffee. Dark pour with light auburn highlights, and a light head that leaves behind some lace. I love those Tasmanian hops, which have a unique character. Grapefruit and pith in the flavor, and a finish that is bitter but not harsh. This is a very nice ale - probably best when its fresh, because I took it down a notch after drinking a bottle that sat around for a few months.

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
BrewDad (4772) - Olympia, Washington, USA - JAN 12, 2012
Amber reddish in color, clear with a thin head. Nice malt aroma. Very light with the hops. This was a easy drinking Red pale but not an IPA. The hops are very light. Tasty and easy drinking but not a red IPA. Sorry.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
dwaggs2 (1297) - Jefferson City, Missouri, USA - JAN 11, 2012
Bottle. Poured a dark amber color with a two finger off white head that retained rather nicely throughout the entire beer. Plenty of lacing on the glass. Aroma was soapy, caramel, citrus and grapefruit. Flavor was hop bitters, grass, pine and spruce. Longer finish. Bitters in the aftertaste. A great beer.

2.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
mcberko (5918) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 8, 2012
Bottle at tasting, pours a hazy orange amber with a small off-white head. Aroma of caramel, citrus hops and bread - very weak. Flavour is nasty and thin, with stale bread, flat hops and thin malt backbone. Perhaps a bit old here. Quite bad.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
deyholla (6481) - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA - JAN 7, 2012
Bottle. Pours a clear reddish chestnut with a grayish brown head that lasts throughout the beer. Aroma has some earthy grass hops with a good amount of bread and toast. Flavor starts with a bit of earthy grapefruit but finish is quite strong with toast and bread.


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