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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.


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BrewMstr (77) - Pleasant View, Utah, USA - OCT 13, 2013
Malty and sweet aroma, dark red appearance, earthy and balanced taste. Tasmanian hops work well. Sweeter than normal for an IPA, and better red IPA’s are in the market, but overall worth a taste.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
TaktikMTL (5628) - Montréal-Nord, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 9, 2013
Bouteille de 22 oz achetée chez Hannaford (Saco, ME). Arôme: Légère odeur d’agrume et de caramel. Apparence: La couleur est ambrée légèrement voilée avec une très faible densité de bulle. Présence d’un mince col mousseux et d’une fine dentelle sur le verre. Saveur: Léger goût d’agrume avec une pointe de caramel. Durée moyenne de l’arrière goût. Palette: Le corps est moyen avec une texture légèrement minérale. Moyenne effervescence en bouche. Arière goût légèrement houblonné. (Rating #5167)

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BadGoat (2) - Illinois, USA - OCT 3, 2013 does not count
Enjoyable sip after sip. Definitely earthy and nutty, wonderful hop balance and a pleasant aftertaste.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
SpongeRuiner (640) - Michigan, USA - OCT 3, 2013
Thanks to HisBoyElroy on the split. Don’t remember it much. Matching rating from Beer Advocate.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Pershing (475) - Garland, Texas, USA - OCT 2, 2013
24 oz. bottle poured reddish brown into a stemmed tulip beer glass. Lasting tan head with a fair amount of carbonation. Aroma of toffee and caramel malts. Lots of malt in this one that needs a little more hop bitterness. Thick mouth feel with a coffee taste. Filling and lasting finish.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jgentgesdo (665) - Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA - SEP 27, 2013
Pours reddish-brown with a medium tan head. Nose is charcoal, grapefruit, apples. Rather sweetish flavor. Acidic grapefruit finish. A little watery. Inoffensive but doesn’t knock my socks off.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
trujahwarrior (504) - Monroe, Washington, USA - AUG 17, 2013
12oz bottle poured into my ipa glass. Pours a dark reddish amber color with a thick light tan head that leaves great lacing. Smells of caramel, toffee, citrus and pine. Tastes of all the same things in the smell. Mouthfeel is medium and oily with decent carbonation. Pretty good beer concept that works. Nice maltiness and hop balance making this a tasty brew. Wonder what some age would do for this since its ageable according to the bottle.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
oldcrankee (50) - Florida, USA - AUG 16, 2013
Amber easy caramel notes, a bit sweet to the palate. For a Sam Adams it is a very good simple to drink beer.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
brewballs (190) - USA - AUG 9, 2013
Sammy has a wide array of brews. Some are mainstream and others like the New World push the boundaries of brew. Malty head. Hoppy aroma. Smooth finish, not bad. A very safe brew. Passable but not extraordinary.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
OKplus (787) - Oklahoma, USA - JUL 26, 2013
12oz bottle served in a Sam Adams perfect pint glass A - Pours a reddish pecan stained amber with a yellow/beige head that leaves circle webbed lacing behind. S - Sweet citrus and pine jumps right out, dense caramel and toffee malts, slightly toasted. T - Big and bright grapefruit create a bitter/sweet but dry start. The malt is not as present as the nose describes. Nice toasted caramel and barley flavors with a sweet character there but it’s light as the hops seem to dry it out quite a bit. A dash of pine mixes in with the grapefruit bitterness and carries through to the dry finish. M - Thick and full feel, medium carbonation. This blurs the line of an amber and ipa but either way this is a tasty brew. Nice play of hops and malts. Dry citrus hops combat big toasted malt flavors creating a clean finish. Serving type: bottle 02-14-2013


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