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Longshot Friar Hop Ale - Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)

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BA SCORE
82
good

235 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 235
Reviews: 184
rAvg: 3.61
pDev: 13.02%
Wants: 1
Gots: 3 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams) visit their website
Massachusetts, United States

Style | ABV
Belgian IPA |  9.00% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: silentjay on 03-17-2011)
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lancecenter, May 19, 2013
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bzach, Oct 16, 2012
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t0rin0, Aug 26, 2012
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4/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

The date on the beer was September 2011, so I'm a bit past the date, but it somehow got shoved in the back of the fridge and I figured it was worth a shot. Poured into a tulip glass and was pleasantly surprised how fresh it still seemed.

Aroma is not too strong, with a slight slight fruitiness. Definite Belgianness comes through.

Appearance is a dark gold with an off-white, fairly thin head.

Taste is surprisingly good, and I'm usually not into Belgians overall, and specifically not Belgian IPA's. Nice use of spice and hops to gain some balance, while retaining the overall style.

Mouthfeel is well-carbonated, but perhaps a little light.

Overall, I was surprised how much I enjoyed this beer, and imagine it may have been even better last summer.

diddly, Aug 08, 2012
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Longshot Friar Hop Ale from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
82 out of 100 based on 235 ratings.