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LongShot Magnificent Seven - Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)

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Ratings: 159
Reviews: 59
rAvg: 3.65
pDev: 12.05%
Wants: 1
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams) visit their website
Massachusetts, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial IPA |  7.80% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Bitterbill on 03-30-2013)
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Reviews by DrDemento456:
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3.73/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

A - Even though this was a one time thing bottled just over 3 months ago the head is still rocking giving me just over an inch of the bubbly goodness. Color is a very bright amber brown copper color with a crap ton of carbonation bubbles.
S - Initial smells were quite hoppy but in the glass its now more malt forward with some sweet caramel and toasted bread malts.
T - Well it does have somewhat of a hop bite to it which lingers on the palate and the ABV is well hidden even though it's treading on regular IPA volume (almost). I got not alcohol in the taste which for me makes this drinkable and balanced, but I am not very wow'd like other top DIPA's
M - As stated very smooth. I believe I even found this more easy going that Lagunitas Sucks which is pretty awesome.
Overall another great feature is the constant carbonation which makes for pretty epic lacing on the glass. I just wish they had more of a grapefuit/mango hop profile or this would be a winner. To me it just came off as a slightly hopped up run of the mill IPA.

Serving type: bottle

06-06-2013 02:57:47 | More by DrDemento456
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3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

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3.98/5  rDev +9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

"Zach and his friend Pat decided to create a brew loaded with their seven favorite hops. A showcase of US hop varieties and true to an Imperial American IPA, this beer has big grapefruit, pine & resinous notes." Brewed in the style of an American Imperial IPA. This is one of the winning entries in the 2013 Longshot American Homebrew Contest. Available in 12 oz. bottles and on limited draft.

Poured from a 12 oz. bottle to a tulip glass. Served above 59º Fahrenheit.

(Appearance) Pours a golden white creamy head over a deep copper body. Clarity is marred by dense haziness. Retention is good, lacing is light but solid. 4

(Smell) Bready caramel malt sweetness, biscuity grain malt and a combination of peppery, herbal, piney, resinous and fruity hop aromas generate a bold bitterness. 4

(Taste) The malt profile is moderately bodied with a mild biscuity grain malt and a light caramel malt sweetness. Peppery, herbal and fruity hop notes come through most in the flavor, fairly mild in presentation with the fruity hop prevailing in the finish. Bitterness is above average, neither brutal nor reserved, it makes for a highly drinkable and well-balanced DIPA. 4

(Mouthfeel) Texture is smooth, clean and slightly sticky. Carbonation generates a soft frothiness for a smooth, silky mouthfeel. Body is medium for the style and medium/high overall. Balance is equally sweet to bitter. Alcohol presence is light and there are no discernible off characters. 3.75

(Overall) A very nice, if not too ordinary American Double IPA with lots of hop flavor and bitterness. Drinkability is very high and the balance is even with neither sweetness nor hop bitterness prevailing. This is a very good introduction to the style because of its accessibility. I found this the single standout beer in the variety pack. 4

Boston Beer Company's
Longshot American Homebrew Contest 2013: Magnificent Seven

Serving type: bottle

05-25-2014 22:14:13 | More by Jadjunk
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3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

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4/5  rDev +9.6%

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3.25/5  rDev -11%

01-10-2014 22:28:43 | More by BeerLover99
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1/5  rDev -72.6%

12-02-2013 04:38:50 | More by NonicPanic
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3.53/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

I poured this beer into my glass, it has a nice reddish brown body and a very small headvto it. The aroma is hop forward and also get a malt smell also. The taste is straight hop on the front then a maltyness and dark friut flavor on the back of the tongue. The mouthfeel is very nice not heavy like some ipa. Overall a good beer.

Serving type: bottle

11-21-2013 03:42:35 | More by chefhatt
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3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

10-19-2013 16:27:19 | More by Pencible
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3.25/5  rDev -11%

10-03-2013 16:24:16 | More by Kmlund
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2.86/5  rDev -21.6%
look: 4 | smell: 1.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

I guess I'm a little late to this one. It says drink by September. I'm in the month, but...
Anyway, it has a funky aroma (and not in a good Belgian way). It's more of excess hop and one of the aroma's and tastes I don't like about DIPA's, and this one has it big. It dominates the aroma. It's nearly pushing to decay.
Color is darker and redder than most, and pretty darn clear. Nice tan head that is thick.
Fortunately the taste is not dominated the same way the aroma is. It is much more pleasant and tasty. Bitter without excess or tongue ripping. Hop flavors are a little hard to define, rather muddled but not quite messy. Hints of a solid malt with a bit of sweetness. Also shots of excess with hop (hop oils I think), but they are shots and not dominating, as in the aroma...still a feature I'm not fond of.
Body is solid moderate and a little higher than typical for carbonation.
Overall, just rather okay. I wouldn't serve this as a good example of style, but I can work my way through the drink once it gets past the nose.

Serving type: bottle

09-26-2013 00:23:08 | More by garymuchow
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3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

09-17-2013 19:52:54 | More by Yoda22
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3.25/5  rDev -11%

09-12-2013 01:46:15 | More by Dicers
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New York

3.79/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

12 oz. bottle poured into pilsener glass.

A - Poured a brownish amber, not much carbonation visible. A nice, 2" or so head formed, was cream colored. A fair amount of lacing left behind after sips. Nice looking beer.

S - Hops up front, a touch of dark fruit, and a dirt-like bitter smell. Not a whole lot going on, but not a bad smelling beer.

T - Not bad at all. Not quite as hoppy as a DIPA should be, but the hops are there and are tasty. Quite fruity, as a matter of fact. Could also taste hints of malt and possible fresh cut grass. Solid DIPA.

F - Not quite as thick as most DIPA's. Easier on the throat and stomach, so for this style of beer, that rates pretty high.

O - Not a bad tasting beer. Solid DIPA, not neccessarily one I'd go after again. Will certainly enjoy drinking the other one I have.

Serving type: bottle

09-09-2013 13:43:58 | More by stella77artois
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3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

09-04-2013 01:05:41 | More by vermilcj
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3/5  rDev -17.8%

09-03-2013 02:24:54 | More by Wrex68
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2.5/5  rDev -31.5%

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3.48/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Poured into pint glass, color is amber/copper, head is light tan very frothy and about 1/2 inch thick, nice lacing.

Smell is this beers strong point, exceptional hop flavor, good pine strenth with more subtle citrus notes.

Taste is on the sweet strong bitter side of dipas, a little too caramely, hop flavors are less pronounced in the taste.

Mouthfeel is very bitter and strong the tongue, with strong lingering sweetness.

Overall this is dipa that is a little too caramelly and sweet for me, good hop scent but lacking in flavor profile and mouthfeel

Serving type: bottle

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3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

08-28-2013 03:17:37 | More by Sweffin
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3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

08-27-2013 14:46:39 | More by ohyayitstrey
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4.26/5  rDev +16.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Purchased as part of the mixed 6'pack. Paid $11.99 @ BevCo. No specs per the website, other than saying it's brewed with 7 American hop varieties and it's 7.8% ABV.

Pours out to a medium copper, forming a tall poofy and creamy yellow head with superior retention and thick sheets of sticky lace. Carbonation is moderate, ~2.5 carbs or so. The nose has mostly pine notes followed by a hint of skunk and spice. I'm thinking Columbus and Chinook are in there. Mouthfeel is medium bodied and soft, easy to drink. The taste opens with a little green hop acidity, followed by the pine and skunkweed, then there is a nice big chewy malt backbone supported by a nice balance of crystal malts which help to smooth things out. Subtle tobacco note in the finish with lingering pleasant bitterness in the aftertaste, finishing slightly dry and moderately astringent.

I really dig the pine. I wish there were more of it. When everyone is brewing dank IPA's and DIPA's with Simcoe, Citra, and Amarillo, it's a refreshing change. Gives me an idea for my next homebrew. Not standout, but I would buy it again.

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3.86/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Looks like a glass of well brewed Lipton tea, topped with a foam head.

Nose is yeast, pine, and the great outdoors. On the palate, leaning toward a lite syrup texture with a nice flow of hop flavor. I'm not picking up much of the citrus others noted for this beer. Getting more of an apricot profile.

Mouthfeel is moderately carbonated, and emphasized with a nectar like body. Nice.

Too bad this will be a limited option.

Serving type: bottle

08-27-2013 04:02:53 | More by artdob
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LongShot Magnificent Seven from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
83 out of 100 based on 159 ratings.