LongShot Magnificent Seven - Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)

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169 Ratings
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Ratings: 169
Reviews: 62
rAvg: 3.65
pDev: 12.33%
Wants: 2
Gots: 3 | FT: 0
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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:
Beer added by: Bitterbill on 03-30-2013

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Photo of ToddT
3.67/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

L-Clear amber color topped with a medium khaki colored head. Head fades slowly and leaves some nice lace rings on the glass.

S- Mild hop notes mostly floral and grassy, a bit of caramel and toffee in there as well.

T- Slightly bitter floral hops to start things off, they are soon balanced out by a caramel malt backbone with a dry finish and a final lingering note of floral hops.

M- Medium in body and carbonation, somewhat creamy on the palate. Mostly clean finish a bit of hop oil in there but nothing unpleasant.

O- Nice beer, nothing spectacular but a solid effort. The 7.8% ABV is well hidden and provides a nice kick as well. Got to love Sam’s homebrew contest, I can never say enough good things about it.

Photo of tronester
3.77/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a clear dark amber, with a massive light tan head. Incredible lacing. Aromas of fragrant flowers, and brown sugar. Taste begins with a huge caramel malt flavor, then some lemon, then a massive pine cone, resin finish. Mouthfeel is rich. Overall a good beer, though I prefer more citrus in my IPA's.

Photo of ChainGangGuy
3.82/5  rDev +4.7%
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.

Photo of LXIXME
3.97/5  rDev +8.8%
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 russpowell
3.66/5  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 bashiba
3.51/5  rDev -3.8%
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.

Photo of RblWthACoz
3.95/5  rDev +8.2%
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).

Photo of hosehead83
3.93/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

Photo of johnnnniee
3.63/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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.

Photo of justintcoons
3.48/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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.

Photo of JohnGalt1
4.02/5  rDev +10.1%
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 Bitterbill
4.15/5  rDev +13.7%
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.

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