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RATINGS: 541   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.52/5   EST. CALORIES: 202   ABV: 6.75%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ChainGangGuy (4872) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - MAR 1, 2012
11 ounce pour - Taco Mac in Canton, Georgia.

Appearance: Served up a clear, very dark amber-hued body with an inch of lightly yellowed foam. Lasting layers of lace tracking my progress.

Smell: Toasted bread toasted enough to yield burnt edges, milk caramel (like a Sugar Daddy), citric, pithy citrus fruits, and a light but interminable element of spice.

Taste: A big start of malty breadiness with some darkened toast and plenty of chewy caramel candies. Fast florals, lemon, and a layer of heavy grapefruit with a persistent spiciness running its course. Moderate bitterness. Drying, pithy finish with some enduring bitterness.

Mouthfeel: Medium-plus body. Medium carbonation. Maybe a little chewiness present.

Overall: I was pleasantly surprised by this one. BBC did a good job with this release.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
polomagnifico (1202) - Saginaw, Michigan, USA - FEB 29, 2012
Bottle. Aroma has notes of spicy grass and piney hops with a citrus grapefruit note. Sweet caramel malts. Very dark red hue with an off-white head that left good lace. Flavor is medium sweet and heavy bitter. Palate is medium bodied with average carbonation. Overall a spicy IPA that is about average.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Beerman6686 (6543) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 28, 2012
This poured a medium to lighter red colorw ith a beige head. Aroma was very lightly buttery, some mild citrusy hops and grass and caramel. Flavorw was semi bitter, not very flavorful, some caramel and buttered popcorn. Meh.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
eboats (1082) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - FEB 26, 2012
Not much to say as it seems to stack up to similar type beers. Some good hops, a little citrus and pine. Nothing really stood out to separate it from the rest of the pack.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
csaso (2190) - Missouri, USA - FEB 25, 2012
Tap - good size thick head, nice dark amber color, piney hop aroma and flavor, sweet malt backbone, a little creamy at frst then dry at the end

3.6
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
merb (18) - Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 25, 2012
Nice answer pour with a full head. Great flavor and finished nice, nice blend of hops and not overly bitter.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
kp (10883) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - FEB 25, 2012

Name: Tasman Red
Date: December 23, 2011
Mode: Bottle
Source: Bullocks
Appearance: clear dark red, frothy beige head, gobs of sticky lace
Aroma: big hop aroma, rich malt, citrus, bready, spicy, floral
Flavor: rich malt flavor, bready, dry caramel, touch of toasted, lots of hops, floral, citrus and sticky pine, bitterness grows but keeps in balance
Overall: sam is hitting some home runs lately
Aroma: 7/10; Appearance: 8/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 15/20
Rating: 3.6/5.0
Drinkability: 8/10

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
dionysus (1485) - Arizona, USA - FEB 24, 2012
Bottle pours deep red with an off-white head. Aroma shows caramel, light roast, pine, and a slight herbal character. Flavor shows the same with more toffee/cookie than caramel, as well as some earthy citrus. Overall body is moderate and the bitterness is fairly balanced.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ROGUE (2205) - Lewes, Delaware, USA - FEB 24, 2012
22oz bottle. Pours a clear dark ruby color with over a two finger frothy head and tons of lacing. Aroma is piney and citrusy hops, with some sweet caramel malts as well in the back. Taste is piney, bitter hops up front with some underlying caramel malts. Finishes with floral and piney hoppiness at the end. Slightly oily and resinous. Nice blend of malt and hops.

2.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
BeerandBlues2 (12573) - Escondido, California, USA - FEB 23, 2012
Tap at Maxs. Pours clear dark amber to tawny with a medium, frothy off-white head, short retention with light lacing. Aroma is fruity hops and esters, cookie and biscuit, honey malt. Flavor is medium hops and light bitterness, sweet malt and fruity esters with a sweet finish. Medium body and carbonation with light warmth.


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