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RATINGS: 529   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.52/5   EST. CALORIES: 202   ABV: 6.75%
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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 9/20
harrymel (1551) - Spokane, Washington, USA - DEC 17, 2013
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 11-27-2011

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Hopsclation (89) - Chicago, - DEC 14, 2013
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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
thorongil2 (1967) - , Ontario, CANADA - NOV 26, 2013
(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

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 17/20
GarrettB (1278) - San Diego, California, USA - NOV 14, 2013
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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ElGaucho (2328) - Minnetonka, Minnesota, USA - NOV 8, 2013
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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BrewMstr (166) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
TaktikMTL (6571) - Montréal, 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)

   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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
SpongeRuiner (1006) - Michigan, USA - OCT 3, 2013
Thanks to HisBoyElroy on the split. Don’t remember it much. Matching rating from Beer Advocate.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Pershing (492) - 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.

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