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LongShot Magnificent Seven - Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)

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BA SCORE
83
good

165 Ratings
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Ratings: 165
Reviews: 61
rAvg: 3.66
pDev: 12.3%
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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4/5  rDev +9.3%

ColdOneKev, Apr 12, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

imperialking, Apr 11, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

Kcman91, Apr 11, 2013
Photo of bashiba
3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

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.

bashiba, Apr 08, 2013
Photo of RblWthACoz
3.96/5  rDev +8.2%

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 hosehead83
3.94/5  rDev +7.7%

Poured from a 12oz. bottle into a standard pint glass.
Clear copper in color, with a decent head of off-white foam.
Aroma-Toasted malt and fragrant hops emerge upon first whiff.
Taste-Floral and citrussy hops abound, balanced by a toasted malt presence that stays nicely in the background. Overall nice flavor and balance in keeping all the hops in line.

hosehead83, Apr 07, 2013
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3/5  rDev -18%

Tjvan2, Apr 07, 2013
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4/5  rDev +9.3%

rab53, Apr 04, 2013
Photo of johnnnniee
3.61/5  rDev -1.4%

Pours a dark copper color with a decent sized off white head that persists quite well. Smells of resinous green onions mostly with a solid backbone of brown sugar and caramel. The flavor holds no secrets that weren't revealed in the nose. Sweet sugary bready caramel malt backbone with a huge hit of garlic and green onions. Mild pine and resin in a semi sweet lingering dank garlic finish. Medium body with a light to moderate level of carbonation and a sweet sticky resinous mouthfeel. Not a bad beer, but seems a bit sweet and for my personal taste a bit heavy on the garlic and green onion hop. I'd drink it, but I wouldn't seek it out.

johnnnniee, Apr 04, 2013
Photo of justintcoons
3.49/5  rDev -4.6%

12oz bottle poured into a snifter.

Appearance
Reddish amber with 1 finger of head. Crystal clear with low carbonation.

Nose
Grapefruit, candied orange, lemon, caramel and pine.

Taste
Rich caramel and candy sugars with hints of molasses and toffee. The hops seem to take a backseat with notes of grapefruit, lemon and navel orange. Finishes with a moderate bitterness of pine resin and grapefruit zest.

Mouthfeel
Medium-full bodied, oily and smooth.

Overall
While I certainly appreciate the large grain bill, it really overpowers the hops. Market it as an American Barleywine and call it a day.

justintcoons, Apr 04, 2013
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4/5  rDev +9.3%

williamjbauer, Apr 03, 2013
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4/5  rDev +9.3%

EricClayton, Apr 02, 2013
Photo of JohnGalt1
4.01/5  rDev +9.6%

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
Photo of Bitterbill
4.16/5  rDev +13.7%

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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5/5  rDev +36.6%

Best of the pack

Plloyd1981, Aug 24, 2014
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LongShot Magnificent Seven from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
83 out of 100 based on 165 ratings.