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

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Longshot Friar Hop AleLongshot Friar Hop Ale

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BA SCORE
82
good

233 Ratings
THE BROS
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no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 233
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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BDIMike

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4.4/5  rDev +21.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a good light copper color. A nice cloudy look with no carbonation and no head.
Smell is exceptional. Great belgian spices coming out strong in the nose.
Taste is very good. A very strong belgian ale taste. THe spices are very strong, but not overbearing. Really good.
Mouthfeel is good. A very refreshing crisp taste. More than the usual Belgian.
Drinkability is very nice for a spiced Belgian IPA. There are a lot of good spices and sugary hop tastes, but it balances out so well that you can drink a good amount of these. Nice selection I would check out if given the chance.

Serving type: bottle

06-24-2011 00:17:58 | More by BDIMike
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Longshot Friar Hop Ale from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
82 out of 100 based on 233 ratings.