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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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BA SCORE
73
okay

101 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 101
Reviews: 28
rAvg: 3.14
pDev: 14.33%
Wants: 1
Gots: 4 | 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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3/5  rDev -4.5%

dertyd, Sep 14, 2014
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3/5  rDev -4.5%

McAfee85, Sep 13, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +11.5%

paulish, Sep 07, 2014
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2.5/5  rDev -20.4%

MattWatson37, Sep 04, 2014
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3/5  rDev -4.5%

Elicoleman, Sep 03, 2014
Photo of superspak
3.68/5  rDev +17.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 ounce bottle into signature pint glass, best before 8/2014. Pours fairly crystal clear golden orange color with a 1-2 finger dense and rocky off white head with good retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Spotty soapy lacing clings down the glass, with a good amount of streaming carbonation retaining the head. Aromas of grapefruit, tangerine, pineapple, lemon zest, floral, grass, light pine, light caramel, bread, and floral/grassy earthiness. Nice and pleasant aromas with good balance and complexity of citrus hops, pineapple, and moderate pale malt sweetness; with solid strength. Taste of grapefruit, tangerine, pineapple, lemon zest, floral, grass, light pine, light caramel, biscuit, and floral/grassy earthiness. Fair amount of pine/grassy bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of grapefruit, tangerine, pineapple, lemon zest, floral, grass, light pine, light caramel, biscuit, and floral/grassy earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Nice balance and complexity of citrus hops, pineapple, and moderate pale malt sweetness; with a good malt/bitterness balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a smooth, crisp, and slightly sticky mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is well hidden with minimal warming present after the finish. Overall this is a nice fruited IPA. All around good balance and complexity of citrus hop, pineapple, and pale malt flavors; and very smooth and crisp to drink. A nicely enjoyable offering.

superspak, Aug 22, 2014
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2.08/5  rDev -33.8%

chadkoenig, Aug 15, 2014
Photo of Treyliff
3.21/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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

Treyliff, Aug 14, 2014
Photo of ambruns1979
3.25/5  rDev +3.5%

ambruns1979, Aug 11, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev +3.5%

chris1919, Aug 11, 2014
Photo of Slatetank
3.3/5  rDev +5.1%

I purchased this as part of the mixed longshot sixer enjoyed chilled in a willybecker.

A deep caramel color with hazed clarity and thick white head that collapses quickly with average bead and has speckles of lace. The smell is lightly fruity with slightly sweet aroma and gentle caramel-like candy edge with slight tropical fruitiness. There is a moderately carbonated feel with mild sweet middle and light fruity texture and mostly dry finish which is clean for the most part.

Taste is pretty light with fruit flavor and low bitterness with moderately sweet flavor in the middle with very mild pineapple if it is even there ...mild caramel in the taste with a pretty dry finish w/ a low alcohol flavor in the general sense. Overall I think this is not bad, but not especially good hop-wise or pineapple coming through in this. I would say it is just okay in the sense it is drinkable but not living up to the description.

Slatetank, Aug 06, 2014
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2.75/5  rDev -12.4%

LXIXME, Aug 05, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +11.5%

canders0927, Aug 05, 2014
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3/5  rDev -4.5%

dwaynehoov, Aug 04, 2014
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2.25/5  rDev -28.3%

atlbravsrno1, Jul 29, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev +3.5%

Bonis, Jul 27, 2014
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3/5  rDev -4.5%

malfunxion, Jul 25, 2014
Photo of SawDog505
3.53/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a 13 oz tulip, best before August. Pours a dark yellow, with a one inch white head that leaves behind some nice lace.

Smell is pineapple, grapefruit, biscuit, and lemon.

Taste follows, pineapple and other citrus flavors, with some caramel that I didn't get from the nose.

Body is light, plenty of life, a little dry, and easy drinking.

Over all this pretty good, but surprised this won the contest.

SawDog505, Jul 24, 2014
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3/5  rDev -4.5%

thinwhiteduke, Jul 20, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +11.5%

Satsuma, Jul 16, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev +3.5%

A-Sox, Jul 13, 2014
Photo of kaufmaal
3.16/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Pours a light honey color, clear, with very little of a head that disappears. I didn't get much in the way of a smell except for some lemon, a hint of yeast, and a little alcohol. Its a clean tasting beer, very refreshing, but I'm not getting any tried and true IPA elements. The pineapple taste is subtle - more like a lemon-pineapple (heavier on the lemon side). There's a bit of a yeasty funk that comes through on the back end of the taste; minerals, too (which reminds me, unfortunately, of drinking pineapple juice from concentrate out of a can, and not fresh pineapple juice). The beer is not sweet, which I was afraid it would be, and it's not syrupy, either. The carbonation is more subtle, too, than expected. Overall, a refreshing, clean, mildly citrusy beer.

kaufmaal, Jul 13, 2014
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3/5  rDev -4.5%

jordanmckell, Jul 05, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +11.5%

dogtato, Jul 04, 2014
Photo of thecheapies
2.95/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Amber dark orange. Small head cap dwindles and dwindles.

Peachy sweet malts with pale barley grain and bruised pineapple notes. Light hops. Too fruity for a true IPA.

Bitter hops that have an aged pine flavor. Hints of citrus. Not much pineapple, at all. Pale ale mildness. A tad spicy. Odd finish with leafy astringency.

Spicy carbonation. Body seems a little sticky. Blah.

thecheapies, Jul 03, 2014
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Longshot Pineapple IPA from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
73 out of 100 based on 101 ratings.