Saturday, February 25, 2012

Samuel Adams Tasman Red IPA

The Samuel Adams line of beers are from the Boston Brewing Company of Boston, Massachusetts. They are one of the grand daddies of the craft brewing movement and now also brew out of Cincinnati, Ohio and Breinigsville, Pennsylvania.

Tasman Red - This is a red IPA that comes in at 6.75% ABV and is made with Tasmanian hops, Topaz and Galaxy.  The beer pours ruby and garnet in color with a half-inch of thick and creamy off-white foam.  The aroma is hoppy, melon, tropical fruit, strong tea with lemon, with a touch of spicy rye and caramel.  The taste reverses the aromas and is maltier up front, deep, rich, malty, spicy rye, melon, strong tea with lemon, with an astringently bitter finish, dry, but not overpoweringly bitter.

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