LongShot Double IPA - Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
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Reviews by DannyS:
3.75/5 rDev -3.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5
served in a tulip glass, poured from a 12 oz. bottle.
A - Hazy redish amber with a thin, quickly-dissipating head. Leaves very little lacing.
S - Lots of big pine hop and malty sweetness on the nose. Citrus, sugar and fruit abound.
T - Once again, lots of pine and floral hops, with big malty sweetness. Not much bitterness in the beginning, which I like, but the overall flavor isn't very balanced.
M - Very thick, almost syrupy, with decent carbonation. Very smooth mouthfeel, cut by all the hops.
D - The ABV isn't as high as others, but the alcohol is very apparent. That and the very big, almost overpowering flavors detract a lot from the drinkability. Definitely one to nurse for a while and critique as it opens up.
Overall - I think I might just be in a hop aversion stage right now, but I didn't enjoy this as much as I was hoping. I'll probably give it some time and try it again, and it I find it better, I'll change the review. For now though, Hopslam is still my favorite.
Edit: tried it again about a week or two later. No difference to my review.
Serving type: bottle
04-21-2009 01:37:16 | More by DannyS
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