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LongShot Magnificent Seven - Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)

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168 Ratings
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Ratings: 168
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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Bitterbill on 03-30-2013)
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Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.53/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Best before 9/2013.

Pours a clear dark orange with a foamy orange-khaki head that settles to a film on top of the beer. Foamy rings of lace line the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt, citrus zest, and herbal hop aromas. Taste is much the same with citrus zest and slight onion and garlic flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of hop bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer with a fairly balanced herbal versus citrus hop profile.

UCLABrewN84, Jul 10, 2013
Photo of nmann08
3.25/5  rDev -11%

nmann08, Jul 21, 2013
Photo of Texasfan549
3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

Texasfan549, May 27, 2013
Photo of kjkinsey
3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

kjkinsey, Apr 30, 2013
Photo of kylehay2004
3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

kylehay2004, Jul 26, 2013
Photo of jaydoc
3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

jaydoc, Sep 01, 2013
Photo of ChainGangGuy
3.81/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Part of the 2013 Samuel Adams LongShot Pack - Bullock's Wine & Spirits in Marietta, Georgia.

Appearance: Pours a rust-toned, amber body with brilliant clarity and a medium-small, brief, near white head.

Smell: Toasted breadcrusts (and touches of dark brown sugar) superimposed with hoppy notes smelling a bit spicy, woodsy, leafy, but, also a little bit fruity (grapefruit).

Taste: Breadcrusts, moderately toasted, with a mingled of caramel and brown sugar sweetness. Then, in comes the spicy, lightly resinous, woodsy, leafy hops with, again, like with the aroma, some fruitiness, citrus leaning, mainly grapefruit. Medium-high bitterness. Small snippet of garlic chives. Tangy, bitter, hoppy finish.

Mouthfeel: Medium-plus body. Medium carbonation. Smooth, not-quite-chewy mouthfeel.

Overall: Not a bad bitter brew.

ChainGangGuy, Apr 17, 2013
Photo of Knapp85
3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

Knapp85, Jul 05, 2013
Photo of TMoney2591
3.91/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Served in a Lagunitas mason jar.

I so need Yul Brynner standing around somewhere, fists at his hips (as if he knew any other pose), extolling this beer... Anyway, this stuff pours a clear sunrise bronze-amber topped by a finger of lightly off-white foam. The nose comprises pine resin, mixed greens, light leek, light celery, and a very light bit of sweet biscuit. The taste brings in more of the same, along with more resin and a stronger sweetness about its backbone. A pleasant balance prevails. The body is an overeating medium, with a light moderate carbonation and a sorta/kinda syrupy feel. Overall, though a touch thick and heavy for its own good, this a well-balanced DIPA, one I wouldn't mind seeing Sam Adams brew up again some time.

TMoney2591, May 04, 2013
Photo of nickfl
3.7/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours with a medium sized head of white foam on a clear, amber body. A pungent aroma of pine and grapefruit with a touch of malt in the background. Sweet, malty caramel up front with notes of pine and grapefruit in the middle. Finishes with a touch of caramel and some harsh bitterness. Not bad, but a bit muddled and almost dark enough to confuse for a barleywine.

nickfl, Jul 26, 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 RblWthACoz
3.96/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Almost a brown hue to this one, though perfectly clear. Strong resiny nose. Flavor is deep pine tones with a nice thick sweetness that doesn't seem overdone. Smooth feel. Lots of resin on this one, but I like it. Kind of makes me think of an east coast ipa, if that makes sense. This is a nice brew. Glad it made it into the Longshot series against two other beers that seem way too light and uninteresting (before I've even gotten to them).

RblWthACoz, Apr 08, 2013
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

russpowell, Apr 15, 2013
Photo of drabmuh
3/5  rDev -17.8%

drabmuh, May 13, 2013
Photo of mactrail
3.85/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Very handsome dark coppery amber in the Pilsner glass. Excellent foam and plenty of fine carbonation. Huge nose of flowery and aromatic hops.

Rather sweet and deeply malty with roasted flavors. Some burnt sugar but much more complex than the usual caramel flavors. The hops are all over the place. Lots of resins with an orange flavor and a good dose of grapefruit peel. While quite bitter, it remains warm and rich overall.

A thoroughly drinkable and interesting DIPA. Another good reason to buy these Longshot brews when they come out. Out of the 12 oz bottle from the seasonal six-pack bought at Barons Marketplace in San Diego.

mactrail, May 06, 2013
Photo of Halcyondays
3.9/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

12 oz. bottle,

A: Pours a dark amber with a huge amount of lace and good head retention. Quite sticky.

S: Malt oriented to a degree with a lot of pine needles.

T: Sticky resiny pine and malt, a Northwest style for sure. Direct flavours with a good balance, quite tasty.

M: Medium-bodied, creamy, oily sticky resin.

O: This is quite a throwback and something I usually don't see out of a DIPA. This is clearly bordering on a light barleywine. It's still quality and worth a pickup especially at the price.

Halcyondays, Jun 16, 2013
Photo of Gavage
3.5/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: pours a dark orange color with 1" head that lasts a while. Moderate lace develops during the session.

Smell: for a DIPA, the aroma is very mild. Some pine, grapefruit, and a hint of alcohol is so soft on the nose.

Taste: nice caramel flavor with pine, grapefruit, pear, and a hearty citrus tone. Bitterness is strong, but not too biting which is nice. Alcohol is mildly noticeable here.

Mouthfeel: medium bodied beer. Crisp to start, less crisp and a bit dry at the finish. Long lasting afteraste as the bitterness sticks to the tongue.

Overall: not a bad beer at all, but it doesn't seem to separate iteself from other multi-hops DIPAs. I can see having one or two of these in a session.

Gavage, Jul 11, 2013
Photo of imperialking
3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

imperialking, Apr 11, 2013
Photo of oriolesfan4
3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

oriolesfan4, Apr 23, 2013
Photo of woodychandler
3.84/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

I have had this and its two companions sitting in my reefer for over a year! It just seemed like they would get shunted to the side in favor of CANs or any other bright, shiny objects that came into my view. I have now dedicated myself to eradicating the backlog of bottles in my life and these suddenly came due.

From the bottle: "Zack 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."

I employed a gentle pour, then swirled the beer in the glass to produce a brief finger of tawny head that quickly fell to wisps. Color was a deep-amber/copper (SRM = > 13, < 17) with NE-quality clarity. The hops had reduced over the elapsed time, but the pine resinousness was still there, accompanied by a caramel malt sweetness. Mouthfeel was medium and incredibly, still bringing the fusel alchol heat! The grapefruit notes had faded, but the pine and resin was prevalent and it was licking a pine tree. I like the way that this had mellowed to become a very pleasant DIPA, where I find them to be very sharp when they are fresh. Finish was dry, between the alcohol heat and the prevalent hops. I was tasting caramel malt, but overall, it was dry, plain and simple.

woodychandler, Jul 26, 2014
Photo of jdhilt
3.56/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Pours a two finger white head that fades quickly leaving traces of lace. Crystal clear amber color. Medium carbonation and medium bodied. Grapefruit hop nose, flavor is almost balanced but the grapefruit hops beat out the caramel malts. Lingering grapefruit aftertaste. $8.99 for a mixed 6-pak from Julio's Liquors Westborough, MA.

jdhilt, May 11, 2013
Photo of superspak
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
Photo of Stinkypuss
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 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.

LXIXME, Apr 16, 2013
Photo of rab53
4/5  rDev +9.6%

rab53, Apr 04, 2013
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LongShot Magnificent Seven from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
83 out of 100 based on 168 ratings.