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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
74
okay

107 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 107
Reviews: 28
rAvg: 3.14
pDev: 14.01%
Wants: 3
Gots: 6 | 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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1/5  rDev -68.2%

beerFool28607, May 09, 2014
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1.5/5  rDev -52.2%

jbertsch, May 04, 2014
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2/5  rDev -36.3%

Fettpopps, Jun 30, 2014
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2.08/5  rDev -33.8%

chadkoenig, Aug 15, 2014
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2.25/5  rDev -28.3%

atlbravsrno1, Jul 29, 2014
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2.5/5  rDev -20.4%

Schlafly33, Apr 11, 2014
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2.5/5  rDev -20.4%

MattWatson37, Sep 04, 2014
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2.5/5  rDev -20.4%

osant37, Jun 03, 2014
Photo of johnnnniee
2.7/5  rDev -14%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Bottle from Bert's
Medium golden color with a frothy off white head that persists. Yeasty earthy toffee laden aromas with hints of tart citrus make up the aroma. The flavor is sweet and sugary with earthy hop flavor and a bit of pineapple that feels more like an off flavor than something that should be there. Medium body with a moderate level of carbonation. Not much of an IPA and the pineapple detracts rather than enhances this brew. This one is a fail.

johnnnniee, May 11, 2014
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2.75/5  rDev -12.4%

LXIXME, Aug 05, 2014
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2.75/5  rDev -12.4%

bkeller04, May 25, 2014
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2.75/5  rDev -12.4%

Stofko1992, Apr 28, 2014
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2.75/5  rDev -12.4%

zestar, May 21, 2014
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2.75/5  rDev -12.4%

Knapp85, Apr 28, 2014
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2.75/5  rDev -12.4%

TheBeerdedCharmer, May 12, 2014
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2.75/5  rDev -12.4%

gehlbach, May 27, 2014
Photo of ThisWangsChung
2.84/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.75

12 oz bottle into a pint glass.

A: Pours a clear copper color. The head is a finger high, with a color that's barely off-white. Retention is alright for the style - I kind of wish the head would stick around longer due to the creamy texture. A nice ring of lacing is left on the glass, capping off an attractive brew.

S: This is a supposedly a pineapple IPA...but not only do I get very little IPA, I get little pineapple as well. I get just a touch of fruit, and that's it. Some inklings of citrusy hops and caramel malts are also trying to appear. Alas, it's to no avail. The aroma isn't BAD, because there are no offensive qualities. It's just so damn bland.

T: The flavor works better. It opens up with notes of pineapple juice, while the malts appear past the midtaste, right up to the swallow. A wisp of piny bitterness finishes this off - and I do mean a wisp. If I wasn't actively searching for some hop bite, I'd never knew this had a perceptible hop profile! As a fruit beer, it's decent; as an IPA, it's a failure.

M: Very light and crisp, with some lingering sweetness. Indeed, it's a refreshing brew on a hot day. It has more drinkability than many 'typical' IPAs, with the decent carbonation assisting it.

O: How do I rate this? Do I give it a decent score for being a respectable fruit beer, or do I drop the hammer on it for being a miserable failure of an IPA? I'm gonna do both: ignore the three letters "IPA" on the bottle, and you'll find a nice warm weather refresher. I actually kind of enjoy it - I'm only giving it a subpar score because it misses the mark of a proper IPA (even a fruited one) by about 65 miles.

ThisWangsChung, May 10, 2014
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2.9/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.75

Poured into an IPA glass.

Look: Clear burnt orange. Light cream colored head recedes to a light film, very light lacing.

Aroma: The pineapple element smells more like black licorice, then there is some pine afterwards.

Taste: A subtle sweet beginning, followed by tangy, piny hops. There's more of a pineapple finish than anything.

Mouthfeel: Very easy to drink, light feel for 6% ABV.

Overall: Not as much of a pineapple element as I expected. The beer didn't seem very organized.

JuicesFlowing, Jun 07, 2014
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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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3/5  rDev -4.5%

Trashcat, Oct 13, 2014
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3/5  rDev -4.5%

BamfBacon, May 26, 2014
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3/5  rDev -4.5%

dertyd, Sep 14, 2014
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3/5  rDev -4.5%

Snow81, Oct 02, 2014
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3/5  rDev -4.5%

cjgator3, Jun 04, 2014
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3/5  rDev -4.5%

Kegatron, Jun 04, 2014
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Longshot Pineapple IPA from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
74 out of 100 based on 107 ratings.