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LongShot Magnificent Seven - Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)

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BA SCORE
83
good

166 Ratings
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Ratings: 166
Reviews: 61
rAvg: 3.65
pDev: 12.33%
Wants: 2
Gots: 2 | 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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5/5  rDev +37%

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Plloyd1981, Aug 24, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +23.3%

Johnnyv310, May 30, 2013
Photo of thebrood1987
4.5/5  rDev +23.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A big floral smell with a nice sweet malty background, Hop smells include grapefruit and earthy undertones, Theres a slight tinge of hop and a quick sweet slight chocolate malt that is absolutely delicious and ending with all hops. It gets more bitter as it warms and has a piney floral and grapefruit taste. It starts sweet ends hoppy much like their Latitude 48.

This beer is like if they took their Latitude 48 and mixed it with a Boston Lager and made an Imperial version of it. Only slight alcohol for a bigger beer and what I like the best besides the delicious hops is that they really focus on the malt of their beers or in this case beer they put out under their name. A lot of IPA's forget about the malt but its even harder to make the hops stand out and have it be a solid IPA when theres a solid sweet malt backbone. A lot of people who praise a lot the popular IPA's seem to because its just hops and the malt is just there because it has to be, where as Samuel Adams makes sure its just as big of part of the beer as well. I like this one.

thebrood1987, May 26, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +23.3%

golf4collet, Apr 19, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +23.3%

MaddDogg84, Jul 06, 2013
Photo of TeamMathis
4.4/5  rDev +20.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: Clear. Blood orange red.
Smell: Pine and grapefruit.
Taste: Bitter, grapefruit and pine. Alcoholic. Slight sweet, honey aftertaste.
Mouthfeel: Moderate carbonation.

I really, really like this beer. The color is gorgeous. The smell is a delightful bitter pine and grapefruit. The hops are excellent and not overwhelming; yet, very hoppy still. It is refreshing. The hoppy bitterness is full and ends with a very tasteful sweetness. All around, I wish this beer would be brewed year round and not just for Long Shot. If Sam Adams continued to offer it, it would certainly be one of the best that they do. I would get this again definitely. Congrats to the homebrewer.

TeamMathis, Apr 30, 2013
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.

McNealc31, May 27, 2013
Photo of Mitchster
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.

Mitchster, Aug 27, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +16.4%

FreshButterbeer, Jul 29, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +16.4%

Mikecap, Apr 21, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +16.4%

bscalt, Jun 01, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +16.4%

spikechiquet, Jun 07, 2013
Photo of TheManiacalOne
4.23/5  rDev +15.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a US tumbler pint glass.

A: The beer is a deep golden brown color, with a short dense off-white head that fades slowly and leaves a thick lace on the glass.

S: The aroma contains caramelized malts, fruity citrus and floral hops.

T: The taste starts out with a strong caramel and citrus sweetness. Then a strong but not over-powering hops bitterness comes in. The malt character is hearty and brings a good balance. The after-taste is slightly sweet and slightly hoppy.

M: Crisp and smooth, medium body, medium carbonation, finish is slightly sticky.

O: Tasty, goes down easily, not too filling, good kick, very good representation of style, this is a very solid 2IPA worth drinking for a long time.

TheManiacalOne, Jun 04, 2013
Photo of Bitterbill
4.16/5  rDev +14%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Part of a mixed 6 pack, best before Sept 2013 per the notch.

It pours a clear copper with an inch of foam with the usual excellence in lacing that SA brews have.

7 hops used so....the smell is...hoppy. I get pine and grapefruit big time with no malt presence.

The taste fooled me. There's actually a nice balance between the abundant hop usage and the malt. I don't find this overly bitter though certainly hoppy..pine and grapefruit fans will enjoy. There's just enough of a malty backbone / light caramel sweetness to make ME enjoy...I prefer more balanced DIPAs than ones that hit you over the head with bitterness.

Great mouthfeel and easy drinking. This is a very nice brew, I can't believe a fella from WY gets to add it to the BA database.

Bitterbill, Mar 30, 2013
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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.

Cavanaghty, Jun 08, 2013
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4.1/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

12 ounce bottle into tulip glass, best before 9/2013. Pours slightly hazy orange copper color with a 1 finger dense cream colored head with great retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lingers. Nice dense soapy lacing clings on the glass. Aromas of big grapefruit, orange zest, tangerine, lemon zest, floral, pine, grass, caramel, toast, brown sugar, and floral earthiness. Very nice aromas with good hop complexity and a moderate malt balance; with good strength. Taste of grapefruit, tangerine, orange zest, caramel, toffee, toast, floral, grass, pine, and floral earthiness. Fair amount of earthy pine bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of citrus, citrus zest, floral, caramel, toffee, toast, floral, pine, grass, and floral earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Very nice balance and complexity of hop and malt flavors; with a nice moderate malt balance that isn’t overpowering and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and medium-full bodied; with a creamy, slick, and moderately sticky mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with only a slight warming noticed after the finish. Overall this is an excellent and unique IPA. Nice balance and complexity of hop flavor and malt sweetness; and very smooth to sip on for the ABV. A very enjoyable offering.

superspak, Jun 20, 2013
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4.03/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

LOOK: Deep copper color, lots of soapy white foam and it laces the pint glass quite well.

SMELL: Bright hoppy aroma, citrus and a bit metallic.

TASTE: Citrus hops tasting like clementine orange. Caramel and toasted malt flavors make up the body. Bitterness is moderate, this beer is fairly balanced. Herbal notes of citrusy, oily hops.

FEEL: Medium bodied, good carbonation. Full of citrus hop and caramelized malt flavor.

OVERALL: A well made beer here. Easily the best of this year's Longshot class. Well done indeed.

Stinkypuss, May 04, 2013
Photo of Jimmys
4.03/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

12 oz bottle into tulip. best before SEPT 2013.

A: crystal clear. bright copper hue. head is slightly off-white. OK retention. spotted lacing.

S: a decent amount of sweetness is underneath this resinous aroma. pretty piney. minor mango notes. every time I come back to this nose I keep getting slammed with hop resins. not necessarily floral, but more of a thick, juicy hop aroma.

T: rich and resinous. pretty sticky. this thing is delightfully American hop filled. finish is bitter, with a bit of a linger. oh man this thing is thick with hop resins. seriously bitter. malt takes a backseat, but provides balance.

M: average carb on a very medium body.

D: this is a resinous, well-balanced DIPA from a longshot. good flavor and aroma. pretty impressed with this brew/recipe and glad it came to fruition.

Jimmys, Jun 27, 2013
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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

JohnGalt1, Apr 01, 2013
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4/5  rDev +9.6%

Tiernan, Apr 17, 2013
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4/5  rDev +9.6%

tbryan5, May 23, 2013
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4/5  rDev +9.6%

williamjbauer, Apr 03, 2013
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4/5  rDev +9.6%

pat_usher, Jul 12, 2014
Photo of maxwelldeux
4/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle. Pours a mostly clear darker amber color with just a hint of red in there and a moderate cream-colored head on it. Nose hits you with just a hint of sweetness up front, with the citrus and piney hop character coming through afterwards. Taste is somewhat bitter immediately, but tapers off into a well-balanced bit of sweetness. Not a bad beer at all.

maxwelldeux, Jul 09, 2013
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4/5  rDev +9.6%

ColdOneKev, Apr 13, 2013
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LongShot Magnificent Seven from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
83 out of 100 based on 166 ratings.