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LongShot Magnificent Seven - Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)

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Ratings: 154
Reviews: 58
rAvg: 3.65
pDev: 12.33%

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:
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(Beer added by: Bitterbill on 03-30-2013)
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Reviews by RossCain:
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3.93/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a fresh 12oz bottle into a tulip glass:

A: Vivid amber with a pillowy head.

S: Bready, wafts of sweetness, almost got a Hawaiian bread vibe going. Less of a hop-bomb and more of a malt nose.

T: thick biscuits lathered in wild honey with a somewhat flowery note. Finishes a touch bitter with a little wave of lemon-tart sweetness.

M: Medium bodied but oh so creamy with velvety carbonation. Goes down smooth after a few good chews. Very pleasant.

O: Overall, not a bad beer. Its refreshing to not be hit the same aggressive hop-forward assault as some double IPAs go for and leave little else in substance. This beer has a little more weight behind its punches and marries flowery/citrusy hops with a good ole' bready malt experience.

Serving type: bottle

05-02-2013 01:10:28 | More by RossCain
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4/5  rDev +9.6%

02-23-2014 16:13:10 | More by Mark88
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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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North Carolina

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%

09-02-2013 16:46:46 | More by soonerlight
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3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

09-01-2013 22:26:41 | More by jaydoc
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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

09-01-2013 22:22:50 | More by mvanaskie13
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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.

Serving type: bottle

08-27-2013 04:33:30 | More by Mitchster
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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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New York

3.61/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a light honey brown color, a bit hazy. A small dense white head that left a small cap once it settled.

The aroma is of faded juicy hops. Still some grapefruit notes popping through. Some orange. The hop aroma is supported by a bready malt aroma. Its a nice hop aroma but not strong at this point in time.

The taste is a mix match of hop profiles. Some grapefruit and candied orange. Some pepper and grass. Light pine. Good thing it is mostly citrus. Candied tropical fruit in the finish. The malt is bready and supports the hop profile. Mag 7 has a better, more harmonious hop blend then SA's commerical Lat 48.

Moderate feel, sits well on the palate. Good malt sweetness that balances the various hop bitterness. Almost sticky but not quite. Perhaps a slight burn of alcohol.

A decent DIPA. Clearly not one of the best but the hop profile is good, though a little faded at this point.

Serving type: bottle

08-24-2013 01:51:40 | More by Gmann
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3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

08-09-2013 19:54:45 | More by rorjets
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3.25/5  rDev -11%

08-07-2013 22:51:58 | More by wagenvolks
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New York

3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

08-05-2013 23:57:40 | More by CaptDavyJones
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3.31/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

12 oz. bottle poured into a Sam Adams perfect pint glass.

Appearance: Pours a clear medium amber with a twofinger off-white head. Leaves a nice lacing down the glass.

Smell: Strong on the pine hops, with just a touch of grapefruit and some floral qualities. Definite malt presence as well, with fairly strong caramel and toasted biscuit notes. Solid.

Taste: Quite hop-forward, but once again with a noticeable malt presence. The hop profile tastes different than it smelled - very herbal, earthy, and dank with some pine. Malt flavor comes through with more toasted biscuit. I have to admit this isn't really my cup 'o tea as far as hop profiles go - I'm all for intense citrusy characteristics, not really digging the herbal notes much.

Mouthfeel: Probably the biggest strength of the beer as far as a I'm concerned. Very smooth initially with a good bite of carbonation as you swallow that really brings out the hops. Medium bodied.

Overall: If you like herbal hops, this is the beer for you. Personally, I'm not a huge fan. Still certainly not a bad beer, it just doesn't do a whole lot for me.

Serving type: bottle

08-05-2013 02:57:13 | More by emyers
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LongShot Magnificent Seven from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
83 out of 100 based on 154 ratings.