Longshot Pineapple IPA - Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
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2.7/5 rDev -14.3%
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.
05-11-2014 03:35:17 | More by johnnnniee
2.84/5 rDev -9.8%
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.
05-10-2014 20:17:45 | More by ThisWangsChung
2.9/5 rDev -7.9%
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.
06-06-2014 23:12:31 | More by JuicesFlowing
2.95/5 rDev -6.3%
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.
07-03-2014 02:47:51 | More by thecheapies
Longshot Pineapple IPA from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
74 out of 100 based on 96 ratings.