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Longshot Pineapple IPA - Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)

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Longshot Pineapple IPALongshot Pineapple IPA

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96 Ratings
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Ratings: 96
Reviews: 27
rAvg: 3.15
pDev: 14.6%
Wants: 1
Gots: 5 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams) visit their website
Massachusetts, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  6.00% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: DLSheidy on 04-08-2014)
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Reviews by Clydesdale:
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District of Columbia

3.4/5  rDev +7.9%

A: Pours a clear orange color. The head is fairly tall, with a faint orange tint and a fairly frothy texture. Retention is average, and some patches of splotchy lace stick to the glass.

S: Some caramel malt aroma up front. Moderate hop notes. Mild citric and fruity hoppiness. A bit grassy and herbal as well. Muted for an IPA, but pleasant enough.

T: Fairly malty up front, with equal parts pale and caramel flavor. Mild hop bitterness adds balance. There are fruity, tropical notes here, as expected. Some grassy/herbal flavor accompanies. Some underlying sweetness creeps back towards the finish.

M: Medium-firm mouthfeel. Carbonation is smooth, and slightly lighter than average. A somewhat dry finish is mitigated by some persistent body.

O: This is a fine beer. A little safe for my tastes, but it's approachable and easy drinking. Pineapple and tropical flavors should complement American hops nicely, so this is a recipe that makes sense.

05-22-2014 23:46:32 | More by Clydesdale
More User Reviews:
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3.25/5  rDev +3.2%

05-13-2014 02:45:46 | More by tbryan5
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South Dakota

3.25/5  rDev +3.2%

06-14-2014 03:30:10 | More by SD-Alefan
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3.13/5  rDev -0.6%

Copper in color with excellent clarity. A fingernail thick layer of off white head is disappearing before my eyes. It does not cover all of the top of the beer. There is light Brussels lacing. Aroma is faint pineapple and light malt. I get light malt and then muted pineapple flavor. The majority of the piney hop flavor comes through in the aftertaste. The mouth is moderately carbonated.

05-24-2014 21:05:01 | More by Franziskaner
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West Virginia

3.26/5  rDev +3.5%

Another Sam Adams Long Shot home brewer competition beer, Pineapple IPA why not? I like IPA and I love the local Rivertowne Pineapple beer. Appears copper with some chill haze on my glass white head fine speckled lacing left behind. Aromatics offer up some pineapple flesh and hop additions, can't say I'm picking up on any specific hop varieties. Generic hop flavor, tart juicy pineapple juice added pretty lackluster base IPA which weakens the overall experience, I'm getting muddled hop leaf notes...mild citrus and that's about it. I can't even pick out the pineapple completely, if it was a blind tasting I highly doubt I could figure out the fruity character I'm getting. Mouthfeel, is solid thru and thru not cloying a bit sweet for an IPA I would enjoy a bit of a drier finish, carbonation weighs heavy and each sip gets a bit more hard to endure. Medium to light bodied overall, on the feel and texture slightly slick hop oils but not as dank and resinous as my favorite IPA offerings. Overall, Sam Adams struggles with IPAs, this version is no different and I can't promise you that the pineapple did anything to make this a better beer.

06-23-2014 20:26:23 | More by WVbeergeek
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2.5/5  rDev -20.6%

04-11-2014 21:58:24 | More by Schlafly33
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New Mexico

2.75/5  rDev -12.7%

08-05-2014 01:18:15 | More by LXIXME
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3/5  rDev -4.8%

05-26-2014 22:42:50 | More by BamfBacon
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North Carolina

3.25/5  rDev +3.2%

05-03-2014 00:41:20 | More by tdm168
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3/5  rDev -4.8%

06-04-2014 04:10:25 | More by cjgator3
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3.5/5  rDev +11.1%

05-11-2014 02:54:17 | More by prototypic
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3/5  rDev -4.8%

06-04-2014 22:39:41 | More by Kegatron
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2.75/5  rDev -12.7%

05-25-2014 22:39:13 | More by bkeller04
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North Carolina

1/5  rDev -68.3%

05-09-2014 01:42:17 | More by beerFool28607
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2.25/5  rDev -28.6%

07-29-2014 21:59:16 | More by atlbravsrno1
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3.75/5  rDev +19%

05-12-2014 03:36:55 | More by tweezer159
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West Virginia

3.21/5  rDev +1.9%

poured into a pint glass

A- pours a clear golden color with a small white foamy head that reduces to a small cap, leaving no lace behind

S- subtle citrusy hop aroma with some spicy character, sugary sweet malt & pineapple juice

T- trying to find any hop bitterness up front is a chore, it's more sweet and malty than anything. As is nears the finish it tastes like a mixture of grapefruit juice and pineapple juice, with a slight citrusy hop bitterness on a sweet and sugary finish

M- medium body with moderate carbonation leads to a foamy and crisp mouthfeel with a sweet and bubbly finish

O- It's hard to call this an IPA because the hops just simply aren't there. It is however very drinkable and is a decent option for a summer day

08-14-2014 03:45:55 | More by Treyliff
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3/5  rDev -4.8%

05-06-2014 01:43:07 | More by TrojanRB
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3.04/5  rDev -3.5%

Poured into a Willibecher glass, this beer has extremely bright clarity and a deep saturated orange tone. Rapid rising carbonation and patchy coverage on the surface for the duration of the glass. Some residual lacing halfway through and a couple fingers of foam initially.

Aroma is a bit muted, even as it warms. Honestly it smells more like a euro lager to me than anything. Faintly sweet caramel malt, ample yeast. Where are the hops or pineapple?

Taste is similar, it's almost too clean to be an IPA, it comes off more like a lager hybrid. Malty with an indistinct fruit flavor, residual hoppy bitterness though it's fairly mild for an IPA. Any pineapple seems to be lost in the mix. Light feel, again more lager like, crisp with a drying finish. Overall this was just average, I hope the other Longshots are better this year.

06-05-2014 02:28:23 | More by emerge077
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3/5  rDev -4.8%

06-09-2014 04:04:32 | More by jsh420
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North Carolina

3.5/5  rDev +11.1%

06-01-2014 15:58:43 | More by KevinGordon
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3/5  rDev -4.8%

04-18-2014 01:09:32 | More by nebula1999
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3/5  rDev -4.8%

05-27-2014 03:47:42 | More by jaydoc
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3.76/5  rDev +19.4%

Poured into a Dogfish Head pint glass. Pours a medium coppery amber with a two finger white head with good retention and lots of lacing. Aroma of light bready malt, light grassy hops and a bit of pineapple that is not too dissimlar to the tropical notes from some of the new hop varieties. Flavor is light caramel malt, apple and pineapple juice, mild citrus and grassy hops, finishes with light fruit juice and mild grassy hop bitterness. Medium bodied. A nice Eastern or British style IPA, hopped but with light herbal flavors. The base malt and the fruit juice work well together, although the pineapple presence is not distinctive, like a mixture of apple and pineapple juice. Interesting and pleasant but leaves me wondering what would happen with a bit more pineapple presence and a more intense tropical fruit hop variety. I liked this and have found the Longshot series to always be worth a try, but like Boston Beer ales, they often seem to pull their punch just a bit to be safe. Not mind blowing, but interesting and fun to drink, I don't understand the low ratings here.

05-20-2014 03:59:25 | More by LiquidAmber
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2.75/5  rDev -12.7%

04-28-2014 03:14:39 | More by Stofko1992
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Longshot Pineapple IPA from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
74 out of 100 based on 96 ratings.