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
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:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Bitterbill on 03-30-2013)
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4/5  rDev +9.6%

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4/5  rDev +9.6%

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.

Photo of oldsalty
3/5  rDev -17.8%

Photo of GrindFatherBob
2.25/5  rDev -38.4%

Photo of hit728
3.25/5  rDev -11%

Photo of Cavanaghty
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.

Photo of Chucker17
3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of Hellpop65
2.25/5  rDev -38.4%

Photo of spikechiquet
4.25/5  rDev +16.4%

Photo of DrDemento456
3.73/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

A - Even though this was a one time thing bottled just over 3 months ago the head is still rocking giving me just over an inch of the bubbly goodness. Color is a very bright amber brown copper color with a crap ton of carbonation bubbles.
S - Initial smells were quite hoppy but in the glass its now more malt forward with some sweet caramel and toasted bread malts.
T - Well it does have somewhat of a hop bite to it which lingers on the palate and the ABV is well hidden even though it's treading on regular IPA volume (almost). I got not alcohol in the taste which for me makes this drinkable and balanced, but I am not very wow'd like other top DIPA's
M - As stated very smooth. I believe I even found this more easy going that Lagunitas Sucks which is pretty awesome.
Overall another great feature is the constant carbonation which makes for pretty epic lacing on the glass. I just wish they had more of a grapefuit/mango hop profile or this would be a winner. To me it just came off as a slightly hopped up run of the mill IPA.

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.

Photo of deltatauhobbit
3.43/5  rDev -6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.5

Pours a clear amber color with a decent frothy head, fades quickly yet leaves a ton of lacing on the glass.

Smell is surprisingly dominated by caramel malt, there is plenty of hop presence, piney mostly, but the malt is quite strong for what is supposed to be a DIPA.

Taste has a very strong caramel malt backbone that sets the tone for this entire beer, a touch too malty sweet than it should be, hops do show up in the aftertaste but aren't overly strong or pronounced, mild bitterness in the finish but mostly sweet, soft carbonation that lends a really good creaminess which is its saving grace, alcohol is well hidden.

Pretty mild and "balanced" for a DIPA, I liked balanced but this actually tips too far into malt territory.

Photo of bscalt
4.25/5  rDev +16.4%

Photo of Alextricity
3.68/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Drink by September 2013. Poured into a Sam Adams Perfect Pint.

Appearance: A beautiful beer. Crystal clear copper with a soft sand colored, three finger head on top. The head sticks around for awhile, and the lacing, at least at the start, as ridiculous.

Smell: Damn, I love hops. Serious amounts of pine and resin. The label also mentions grapefruit, but I don't really get that ... there is a sweetness in there, though.

Taste/feel: Hard for me to pick this one. As dark as this IPA is, I figured it'd maybe be pretty sweet or at least be balanced, but it's not -- this beer is definitely on the bitter side, at least after the first few sips, and tastes pretty much nothing like it smells. I get almost a roasty-sweet sort of malt flavor on the start of the sip, followed by a fairly brief parade of piney hops, and then it finishes with a dusty/gritty sort of malt flavor. It's not bad at all, but the smell had me expecting something entirely different. In that way, it almost reminds me of Alpha King by Three Floyds, which is a darker APA that bursts with hops in the aroma, but then has a maltier taste. This almost drinks like some sort of amber or something more than an IPA... ALMOST. It's good, but I didn't see it coming. The feel is quite smooth with a medium carbonation -- it lets the hops do the work on your tongue rather than the prickly carbonation, which is good. Just a note: This beer becomes almost TOO SWEET once it warms up.

Has to be the best in the 2013 LongShot contest, but not by too significant of a margin. It looks awesome, it smells great, and it has a solid flavor.

Photo of wedge
3.68/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Pours an attractive reddish amber color with a gloriously thick off-white head. Heavy floral and pine hops in the nose. Light grapefruit, lemon, and sticky caramel malt. Hoppy flavor, though not in a bright and happy sort of way. Green, resinous pine, pears, leafiness, and plenty of bready malt. There's more of an East Coast thing going on here. Some grapefruit rind does make an appearance. Bitter and creamy smooth on the palate finishing with a surprise hint of warmth in the throat. Pretty good stuff...

Photo of Johnnyv310
4.5/5  rDev +23.3%

Photo of BEERMILER12
3.91/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

A: Pours a copper color with a fingers worth of head that sticks around for a good while

S: Lots of hops, which lend notes of pine and citrus with a little bit of grass. A solid malt backbone is also present

T: Piney and resinous hops dominate the flavor, along with a light citrus note. Get some malts, but the seven hop varieties really dominate most of the taste. Quite bitter from start and into the finish

M: Medium bodied with moderate carbonation

O: This one is definitely on the resinous, raw pine hop flavor side of an IPA rather than citrus/fruit bomb. Nice if you like the IBUs to be up there as well. Pretty solid for a homebrew contest winner

Photo of obrike
3.81/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Picked up a single at my HEB in Round Rock.

Pours a very pretty copper with a strong 1-2 inch head. Very good retention and lacing on this one. Just a very pretty beer.

Getting some earthy hops, maybe some onion, and a little sweet caramel and spice. Never a big fan of the oniony DIPA, but this one is not half bad.

A lot going on in the flavor...Follows the nose, caramel and bready malt up front. A good slap of earthy hops and spice as well. Finishes really coats the tongue. A heavy feeling beer for sure. Feels bigger than 7.8. I like the mouthfeel. A big chewy DIPA without a ton of booze.

I think there's a lot going on with this one. If it wasn't for the oniony feel, I'd be rating it a bit higher.

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3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

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.

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.

Photo of ianjsullivan
3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

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3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

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