Longshot Blackened Hops
Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)

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From:
Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
 
Massachusetts, United States
Style:
Black IPA
ABV:
7%
Score:
87
Avg:
3.88 | pDev: 10.82%
Reviews:
189
Ratings:
60
Status:
Retired
Rated:
Feb 22, 2017
Added:
Mar 17, 2011
Wants:
  0
Gots:
  1
SCORE
87
Very Good
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Rated: 3 by harpus from Alabama

Feb 22, 2017
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Reviewed by rodbeermunch from Nevada

3.33/5  rDev -14.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5
Deep brown pour, 1/2" head, light brown. the hopping was somewhat hidden, as you continually keep sniffing, you start to make out a tree like hop nose that is very faint.

More woodiness, bitter, not overly acrid, somewhat dry finish, roast never jumps into this, it has a deep dark color, but the roast stays off the tongue. I guess this is a black ipa. It really tastes what I would expect from SA in a black ipa, so I'll call it that.
Jan 21, 2016
 
Rated: 3.69 by DucksFan16 from Tennessee

Oct 31, 2015
 
Rated: 3.77 by DrBier from Pennsylvania

Feb 08, 2015
 
Rated: 3.75 by Techichi from Texas

Nov 18, 2014
 
Rated: 3.75 by zestar from California

Aug 19, 2014
 
Rated: 4 by Jovian00 from Ohio

Aug 02, 2014
 
Rated: 4.25 by pathman from Ohio

Jul 11, 2013
 
Rated: 3.75 by spikechiquet from Ohio

Jun 07, 2013
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Reviewed by Stinkypuss from Pennsylvania

3.63/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5
Look: Dark brown with a soapy off white head. Leaves plenty of lace and looks like a solid dark beer overall.

Smell: roasted, nutty malts, coffee, chocolate and a whiff of herbal hops.

Taste: Dark malt body, but still quite hoppy with herbal and earthy notes, a bit woodsy and taste faintly of citrus. Roasted malts, fairly bitter still. Has some mild coffee like flavor but mostly a one-two punch of roast and hops.

Feel: Full bodied, well carbonated. Finishes clean and balanced.

Overall: Solid black ipa. A two trick pony of malt and hops. Not insanely complex but good for what it is. The hops have held up well over time. This is still drinking like it was fresh.
Jun 02, 2013
 
Rated: 3.5 by lancecenter from Texas

May 19, 2013
 
Rated: 3.75 by Bill235 from Ohio

May 09, 2013
 
Rated: 3.75 by gtermi from Texas

Feb 10, 2013
 
Rated: 3.75 by sendbeer from Georgia

Dec 14, 2012
 
Rated: 4 by bzach from Indiana

Oct 16, 2012
 
Rated: 3.75 by t0rin0 from California

Aug 26, 2012
 
Rated: 2.75 by kobeer from Texas

Jul 30, 2012
 
Rated: 4.5 by ssjkyle from Nebraska

Jul 14, 2012
 
Rated: 4 by kb2250 from New Jersey

Jul 13, 2012
 
Rated: 3.75 by cowboy83 from New York

Jun 06, 2012
 
Rated: 3.5 by 40451 from Massachusetts

May 19, 2012
 
Rated: 3.75 by seth72104 from Missouri

May 15, 2012
 
Rated: 3.5 by Skye1024 from Indiana

May 12, 2012
 
Rated: 4 by MouthfulOfchris from Texas

May 05, 2012
 
Rated: 4.25 by lucasj82 from Indiana

Apr 18, 2012
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Reviewed by warnerry from Michigan

3.58/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5
Notes from 5/8/11; Best by Sept 2011

A - Pours black with massive three finger head. Head has excellent retention.

S - Smell is predominantly malts, roasted and chocolate, and some citrus notes.

T - Taste is chocolate malt and piney hops. While the hops definitely play a rolehere and persist in the aftertaste, this is a very malt-forward beer. Some lingering earthiness as well.

M - Medium creamy body, somewhat dry on the finish from both hops and earthy malts.

O - Not hoppy enough to be a black IPA. I'm not sure how this should be classified, but it feels like it can't commit. The hops get a bit muddled. Pretty tasty, but not something I would seek out.
Mar 31, 2012
 
Rated: 2.5 by sweisel80 from Massachusetts

Mar 24, 2012
 
Rated: 4 by jaidenjb from Ohio

Mar 21, 2012
 
Rated: 3.75 by SpartanHistory2013 from Michigan

Mar 19, 2012
 
Rated: 3.5 by JVan from Illinois

Mar 06, 2012
 
Rated: 4 by Redglimmer from Michigan

Mar 05, 2012
 
Rated: 3.5 by stoutlover1978 from Indiana

Feb 27, 2012
 
Rated: 3 by OldTime from Georgia

Feb 11, 2012
 
Rated: 3 by TastyIsBeer from Illinois

Feb 05, 2012
 
Rated: 3.5 by rowew from Colorado

Jan 31, 2012
 
Rated: 4 by likeemdark from California

Jan 27, 2012
 
Rated: 3.5 by durwood64 from Ohio

Jan 25, 2012
 
Rated: 4.5 by PrimScrewhead from Rhode Island

Jan 18, 2012
 
Rated: 3.5 by uziangis from Ohio

Jan 13, 2012
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Reviewed by Beerandraiderfan from Nevada

3.35/5  rDev -13.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
Pours a very dark brown. Scored this at the beer shoppe in Davis, couldn't really pull much out of the aroma at first, then pine became kind of the most discernable thing going on.

Taste, kinda bitter, dry, yet with an earthy fullness to the beer. Didn't impart any chocolate our mouthfeel of chocolate malt. Stayed pretty neutral allowing the pine to register throughout the beer.

For some reason the freshness bottled on notch got missed on this, and I was left to speculate how fresh it was based on the taste. It was decent, but I wonder if I got it sooner, the pine would have had that nice cold air bite to it that was missing on this occasion.
Jan 08, 2012
Longshot Blackened Hops from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
Beer rating: 87 out of 100 with 249 ratings