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LongShot Magnificent Seven - Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)

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BA SCORE
83
good

169 Ratings
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Ratings: 169
Reviews: 62
rAvg: 3.65
pDev: 12.33%
Wants: 2
Gots: 3 | 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:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Bitterbill on 03-30-2013)
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Reviews by bashiba:
Photo of bashiba
3.5/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Poured a clean clear copper with a nice bit of tan head.

The smell was lightly citrusy and green with a touch of light toasted malt sneaking through.

The flavor is surprisingly malty, with a big bready and caramel flavor with the hops mostly showing up as a bitter grapefruity and juniper quality in the finish.

The mouthfeel was nice and thick with a bit of hopy resin.

Overall I thought it was ok, but seems underwhelming on the dry hopping or late additions by todays Imperial IPA Standards.

More User Reviews:
Photo of Tiernan
4/5  rDev +9.6%

Photo of tbryan5
4/5  rDev +9.6%

Photo of warnerry
3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of Cavanaghty
4.11/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured ftom a bottle into a Sam Adams Glass.

Appearance: Brown color with a thin white head. Very little lacing on the glass.

Smell: Citrus, hops and some pine notes.

Mouthfeel/Taste: Medium bodied and smooth. Taste of pine and citrus.

Overall: Good IPA. I would buy this one again.

Photo of Franziskaner
3.53/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Ideal carbonation off of the pour. Good head retention. Brillant amber color. Mild Pine hop aroma. Deep intense grapefruit flavor slowly tickles the back the tongue. A bit thick and slightly sticky mouthfeel as expected with a beer of this amplitude. A bit of an alcoholic aftertaste. A good hop bomb. By far the standout from this year's Longshot winners.

Photo of williamjbauer
4/5  rDev +9.6%

Photo of ianjsullivan
3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of LXIXME
3.98/5  rDev +9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Big off white to very light tan head that slowly settles above a super clear bronze-copper-reddish colored beer.

Big floral, citrus, and piney hops aroma that just keeps coming off this beer.

Slight bitterness from the hops with the piney and slight citrus tastes coming through.

A dryish aftertaste with some nice hops aspects lingering about with this medium bodied double IPA.

As a side note, my glass is 3/4's empty and their is still a nice little off white biscuity head floating above the last few ounces of my beer.

A pretty good beer that I would buy a six pack of now and again if it were available in 6's.

Photo of McNealc31
4.28/5  rDev +17.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Magnificent Seven is so named because of the seven hops varieties used. Darker than most IPAs, it's a crisp, clear amber. Hops completely dominate the aroma, as they should. Very nice blend of flavor from the hops, too. Pine, grapefruit, some grassy notes. Roasted caramel comes through, too.

Great contest, great beer.

Photo of prototypic
3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of russpowell
3.64/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

BBD of Sep 13

Pours copper withed head. 2 fingers of cream colored head. Great head retention & good lacing

S: Leafy hops, faint pear aroma, & apples

T: Follows the nose, caramel & bready notes & kiss of pine up front. Big time leafy hops, pears&a touch of caramel sweetness, plus woody hop drynef honey malt ss as this warms. Finishes fruitty, dry, sweet & with a bit of biscuitty malt

MF: A bit chewy, slight carbonation & nice balance, slight stickyness

An alright DIPA, not a bif fan of the hop profile

Photo of Gmann
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.

Photo of Kmlund
3.25/5  rDev -11%

Photo of Treyliff
3.7/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

A- pours a clear golden amber color with a small creamy white head, decent retention and short sticking lace

S- citrus hop notes with some lemon zest, a touch of pine with some sweet grainy malt on the end, hop aromas are not as pronounced as a typical DIPA

T- sweet, candy-like malt hits the palate first, followed by some citrus and pine notes that kick in mid-palate, more citrus at the end with a dry finish

M- medium body and carbonation, super foamy and creamy mouthfeel that leads to a smooth finish, very drinkable

O- this seemed to be more balanced that a typical DIPA, which didn't surprise me coming from Sam Adams. It didn't have the extreme hop flavors expected of the style but was a good, well balanced beer

Photo of pat_usher
4/5  rDev +9.6%

Photo of Samp01
3.73/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Pours a deep orange amber with a long lasting medium beige head, good lacing throughout. Aroma and Taste of floral pine hops and caramel malt which becomes more notable as it warms up, also some notes of brown sugar. Palate is a medium body with a smooth texture and good carbonation. Finishes with floral pine hops, some mild orange peel notes, caramel malt and some mild brown sugar on the end. Overall seems to have a good balance, smooth and nice flavor, a good brew.

Photo of notjaredlouche
3.25/5  rDev -11%

Photo of EgadBananas
3.15/5  rDev -13.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25

Pours a dark caramel color, translucent, with a tan head of two fingers. Plenty lacings. Aroma was piny, caramel, toffee, biscuits and some grapefruit. Plenty toffee and caramel, sweet malts, medium bitterness, citrus. Full bodied, creamy, oily, somewhat chewy.

Overall, its ok. More malty and the alcohol isn't completely hidden, drinkability is average.

Photo of jaydoc
3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

Photo of JohnGalt1
4.01/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Off white head pulls about an inch of quality time... great lacing for the entire glass... the brew is surprisingly dark... deep clear amber.

Nose is pithy grapefruit with some resinous piney hops... malts are there, dark caramel shows with warmth... smells very fresh.... no bad qualities right now.

On the palate, much more hop flavor shows than the expected bitterness.... plenty of pine and grapefruit, but the hops still come out swinging as dark caramel and dry toast and IMO mute the hop flavors.

Body is medium and the carbonation is light but clingy leading to a sorta creamy mouthfeel for such a heavy hopped brew.... I dig it.

Overall, pretty well done fresh, but I suspect those darker malt qualities will be a hop hammer sooner than later... Drink this one as soon as possible.

4.25/4/4/4/4

Photo of enelson
3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

Photo of jsanford
3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

Photo of wedge
3.68/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Pours an attractive reddish amber color with a gloriously thick off-white head. Heavy floral and pine hops in the nose. Light grapefruit, lemon, and sticky caramel malt. Hoppy flavor, though not in a bright and happy sort of way. Green, resinous pine, pears, leafiness, and plenty of bready malt. There's more of an East Coast thing going on here. Some grapefruit rind does make an appearance. Bitter and creamy smooth on the palate finishing with a surprise hint of warmth in the throat. Pretty good stuff...

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

Poured into a Seattle Beer Week pint glass. Pours a reddish coppery amber with a half finger slightly off-white head with good retention and lacing. Aroma of citrus and slightly piney hops, orange and limon citrus, light sweet malt. Flavor is nice resiny citrus and pine hops with slight herbal components, citrus and light stone fruit juice, sweet malt. Medium bodied with hints of creaminess. A nice malty but hoppy IPA. I lean towards malty ales, but the sweet malt base of this might be a bit over the top for some drinkers. A bit on the sweet side, but I enjoyed this quite a bit. Nice blend of seven hops. Better IPA than I expected from this brewery.

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LongShot Magnificent Seven from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
83 out of 100 based on 169 ratings.