Sam Adams' Tasman Red IPA

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Sam Adams' Tasman Red IPA

Postby lexuschris on Mon Apr 23, 2012 10:45 pm

Picked up a few Sam Adams brews I had not seen before. They come in 22 oz bombers, and this one was really a treat!

"Tasman Red" - Red IPA
Tasman Red IPA
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6.75% ABV
Two-Row Harrington
Metcalfe & Copeland Pale
Special B
Carmel 60L
Roasted dehusked
Topaz Hops(Tasmania)
Galaxy Hops (Tasmania)

I've seen & tried a few of the brown or red IPA type beers out there, and most of them seem to miss the mark. I think it is tough to balance the roasty & hops. This brew did a really good job of hitting that balance!

Not very roasty, just enough. Color is great! Nice thick foam. No oxidation or dryness... just a nice amber beer with a pleasant hop character. While not a true hop-bomb, the balance on this is really refreshing. Just finished the bomber.. wish I had another handy!
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