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RATINGS: 523   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.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Cornfield (5552) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - NOV 18, 2011
Okay, so itís whatís on the bottle, but listing this as "Red Red" just looks silly. Why not simply "Tasman Red," since, to me at least, it being an IPA is debatable? The pour was annoying. It looked sharp, but the HUGE pale tan head took quite a while to subside, making it impossible to drink, which, to me, is not a desirable trait in a beer. Nice clear reddish body and gobs of lace. The aroma, once it leaked through, was a blend of resinous pine, grapefruit zest, an earthiness, and a smidgeon of malty sweetness. The malt was up front in the flavor, not at all roasty as in the commercial description, but fruity and caramelly. The hops followed quickly, faithfully reflecting from the nose with only a moderate bitterness. The finish was fairly dry with a mild hoppy bitterness. This seems more like a hoppy Amber Ale than an IPA to me.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
brenn79 (1582) - Idaho, USA - NOV 19, 2011
22 oz. bottle- Pours clear dark red with a huge three to four finger creamy tan head and nice lacework, really nice looking beer. The aroma is resinous piney hops and roasted caramel malts. The taste is caramel malts and toffee with a dry bitterness, after the swallow resinous hops do blend with the malts. Body is medium, carbonation is medium. Overall I was impressed until I got to the taste, not a fan of toffee and caramel malts in my IPAís. As the beer breathes in the glass, I did warm up to it a bit, the taste I formerly had at a 6 I will upgrade to a 7.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
rocbyter (1908) - Waterbury, Connecticut, USA - NOV 18, 2011
Good fresh citrus hop aroma. Clear amber color with a large white head. Light bitterness throughout mild sweet beginning.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
cbkschubert (2900) - BFE, Arizona, USA - NOV 19, 2011
22 oz. bottle from Beverage House in S.V. - Pours a clear deep mahogany color with a two finger thick light tan head. Light lacing. Has a strong pine and resin hop aroma. Flavor is toasted malt, esters with pine and floral hops. Finish is fairly bitter and hoppy. Medium body. A good beer.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
drowland (6169) - Valdosta, Georgia, USA - NOV 18, 2011
11/18/11. 22oz bottle. Amber pour, apparently clear, reds under the light, with a big khaki head that cuts fast and laces in small chunks. Giant fresh hop aroma - reminds me of sticking my nose in hops while brewing. Thereís pine and citrus with plenty of caramel malts and toasted graininess in there, too. Sweet caramel entry at first that transitions into dusty grains with touches of melon, citrus, and pine. Not bad!

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
beerfest5 (1163) - Dublin, IRELAND - NOV 19, 2011
a really delicious red ale, color and aroma are all pretty expected of a good red ale, hoppy to be sure but a little malty, taste is malty for maybe a second, then hoppy spice, absolutely delicious.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
RSRIZZO (1871) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - NOV 19, 2011
22oz bottle poured into a Shaker at 44į. Color is a deep amber that leans on the ruby side. Carbonation is good with a fluffy off white head. Aroma is lightly sweet with caramel and hops showing with a faint orange peel scent. It has a lighter medium body that goes down crisp with a smooth mouth feel. Flavor is a mild roasted toffee with spicy hops that give citrus and white pepper. After taste is a bold bitterness and floral hops. Overall its a good, bold IPA with nice roasted flavors.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BroSpud (1741) - , Massachusetts, USA - NOV 19, 2011
22oz bottle. Pours dark amber with a fluffy off-white head. Nice citrus and pine notes. Very drinkable. One of the better Sam Adams I have tasted.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
McGarnigle (565) - Rochester, New York, USA - NOV 18, 2011
I like the shape of these bottles, although they donít look like they hold 22 ounces. Ruby red, but perhaps the first time Iíll say a beer has too much head. The hops are more pine than citrus. Really not so bitter, but plenty of hops. Nice malt backbone, and nice long aftertaste. Very well done, Sam Adams.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 12/20
dmac (4214) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - NOV 19, 2011
22 oz odd shaped bomber from Spirits Brick. Poured a great lookig super dark red body underneath an average sized frothy light beige head that leaves gobs of lace on my Weyerbacher tulip. Aroma of citrus hops, earth and lots of sweetness, toffee, caramel, molasses and a hint of pine. Perfect body, so smooth, fuller mouthfeel with soft to average carbonation and a creamy swallow with light lingering bitterness. Flavor of citrus rind, burnt caramel, molasses, grainy bread. Solid beer but this just doesnít seem like an IPA to me. A great amber maybe or the catch all American Strong Ale.


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