LongShot Grape Pale Ale - Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
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3.13/5 rDev -4.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3
Presented in a 12oz long bottle like the one in the picture and came as part of the SA Longshot Series six-pack along with the weizenbock. Poured into an imperial pint glass.
Looks appealing; clear copper tone with with much carbonation and topped with a moderate white head that dwindled down to a thin skim after a couple minutes.
Nose; okay, I'm having a pretty tough time picking up the grape aspect of this beer. Nice malt aromas, not much hops but the grape angle isn't there which is the whole hook to this brew.
Taste; alright, now and again I'll catch a fleeting, teasing hint of green grape tartness but it is difficult. The malt bill is there; slightly bready and sporting a hint of nuts. Hops profile lies in defilade until the last second before revealing itself with a slight, so slight citrus rind bittering.
Feel; light, crisp and refreshing. Has lots of carbonation which keeps it lively on the tongue.
Overall, the feel makes this a decently drinkable beer. However; I don't think SA Grape Pale Ale is anything to go all Tom-Cruise-jumpin'-on-a-couch crazy over.Either the grape notes went AWOL or it's too damned subtle for me to pick up on. And since that's the hook for this beer, it really doesn't come off as much more than a slightly above average beer for the style.
Serving type: bottle
03-20-2008 20:09:28 | More by Boilermaker88
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