RATINGS: 542   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.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DavoleBomb (1867) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 25, 2012
Poured into a snifter. Batch #1. 4.5 A: Clear deep amber color. Three fingers of tan, frothy/creamy head. Retention is good with lots of lacing left behind. 4.0 S: The label said to expect grapefruit, pine, and earthy notes. Earthy I get plenty of, but not much pine and grapefruit. Theres a case for floral, however. In any case, the real focus is the malts. Caramel overload with some toffee. Toastiness abounds. Rich, sweet neutral maltiness to tie it together. 3.5 T: The taste is good, but it seems confused. Its like it wants to be a malt bomb, but the hops get in the way. Low end of moderate bitterness. Earthy and flowery hop taste foremost with a touch of pine underneath. Caramel and toffee are back, but with less thrust. Toastiness is still at it though. Reasonably clean and not sweet, but not dry either. 3.0 M: Medium body. Good moderate carbonation. Not as creamy as Id like, but decent here. 3.5 D: Its no Nugget Nectar, but it isnt bad. I think this is the last of this series for me to vanquish, but SA is always coming out with new stuff so who knows. Worth a try, but not a re-buy. Serving type: bottle Reviewed on: 03-11-2012 07:27:23

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
jeff789 (1408) - West Chester, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 25, 2012
Clear mahogany decent sized white head, lacing is notable... Malty roasty flavor and aroma with big hops, some sweetness... Decent but not great...

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
thegreenrooster (4328) - St.louis, Missouri, USA - MAR 24, 2012
Pour is a red-brown with a large tan head. Aroma is a mix of resiny hops and a decent oliy malt. Flavor is more resiny hops with some herbal qualities. Malts are there with some slightly roasted earthy dankness. Finish leaves some of the pine/grapefruit hoppyness on the tounge. This was a soild beer and had a nice mix of hops and malts.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Reynolds314 (3426) - Connecticut, USA - MAR 22, 2012
Pleasantly surprised and one of my favorite Sam Adams beers. Really resiny/citrusy red with lots of hop character and a strong caramel and cracker malt background. Keep doing beers like this Sam.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Glouglouburp (6103) - 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 dont know what theyre talking about, only people with a fine palette and a superior grammar should be allowed to worderize a rating.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
kerenmk (4664) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
oobawa (1193) - Tennessee, 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

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ernesto987 (6005) - Arizona, USA - MAR 20, 2012
Bottle, great malty flavors here. Some hoppiness in the finish. A solid craft brew here

   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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DSG (13956) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - MAR 18, 2012
Bottle sample at a Samuel Adams tasting at kerenmks 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.

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