LongShot Magnificent Seven - Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
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3.53/5 rDev -3.6%
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.
07-10-2013 08:23:45 | More by UCLABrewN84
4/5 rDev +9.3%
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.
07-09-2013 00:28:20 | More by maxwelldeux
3.7/5 rDev +1.1%
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
07-04-2013 00:19:55 | More by Treyliff
4.03/5 rDev +10.1%
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.
06-27-2013 02:58:08 | More by Jimmys
3.15/5 rDev -13.9%
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.
06-25-2013 00:50:01 | More by EgadBananas
3.63/5 rDev -0.8%
12 oz bottle pours a clear copper color with a dense cap of tan head. Nice retention and lacing. Besides the ominously dark color, this is pretty good looking.
Hops are really piney and dark and the malts caramely, toffee and rich. Bummer - I prefer my hops tropical and malt light and grainy in a DIPA.
Taste is orange marmalade mixed with some burnt toast and Nutella. I can tell they have a good amount of both flavoring and bittering here, but I dont like the massive burnt caramel malt load that comes with it. That said, this is definitely the best beer in the rather disappointing longshot pack this year. Im still of the opine that SA cannot brew a lightly malted IPA/DIPA. The two 'Magnanimous' 7 IPAs I had were decent enough, but I wont be going back for seconds...
06-25-2013 00:40:07 | More by twiggamortis420
3.53/5 rDev -3.6%
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.
06-22-2013 03:01:44 | More by Franziskaner
4.1/5 rDev +12%
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.
06-20-2013 04:52:04 | More by superspak
3.9/5 rDev +6.6%
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.
06-16-2013 03:24:39 | More by Halcyondays
LongShot Magnificent Seven from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
83 out of 100 based on 165 ratings.