Longshot Blackened Hops - Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
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3.64/5 rDev -6.2%
Look: Dark brown with a soapy off white head. Leaves plenty of lace and looks like a solid dark beer overall.
Smell: roasted, nutty malts, coffee, chocolate and a whiff of herbal hops.
Taste: Dark malt body, but still quite hoppy with herbal and earthy notes, a bit woodsy and taste faintly of citrus. Roasted malts, fairly bitter still. Has some mild coffee like flavor but mostly a one-two punch of roast and hops.
Feel: Full bodied, well carbonated. Finishes clean and balanced.
Overall: Solid black ipa. A two trick pony of malt and hops. Not insanely complex but good for what it is. The hops have held up well over time. This is still drinking like it was fresh.
06-02-2013 02:48:28 | More by Stinkypuss
3.58/5 rDev -7.7%
Notes from 5/8/11; Best by Sept 2011
A - Pours black with massive three finger head. Head has excellent retention.
S - Smell is predominantly malts, roasted and chocolate, and some citrus notes.
T - Taste is chocolate malt and piney hops. While the hops definitely play a rolehere and persist in the aftertaste, this is a very malt-forward beer. Some lingering earthiness as well.
M - Medium creamy body, somewhat dry on the finish from both hops and earthy malts.
O - Not hoppy enough to be a black IPA. I'm not sure how this should be classified, but it feels like it can't commit. The hops get a bit muddled. Pretty tasty, but not something I would seek out.
03-31-2012 22:09:36 | More by warnerry
Longshot Blackened Hops from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
87 out of 100 based on 244 ratings.