Longshot Blackened Hops | Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)

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249 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
Massachusetts, United States
samueladams.com

Style: American Black Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.00%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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Added by silentjay on 03-17-2011

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ratings:
249
Reviews:
189
Avg:
3.88
pDev:
10.82%
 
 
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Photo of warnerry
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.

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2.5/5  rDev -35.6%

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4/5  rDev +3.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

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4/5  rDev +3.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

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3/5  rDev -22.7%

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3/5  rDev -22.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

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4/5  rDev +3.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +16%

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3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

Photo of Beerandraiderfan
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.

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4.5/5  rDev +16%

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3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +16%

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4/5  rDev +3.1%

Photo of jwhawkins81
3.6/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Tasted on 4/19/11

Aroma - What you would expect from a black IPA, piney and citrusy

Appearance - Dark black with a light brown head that has a little staying power

Taste - Sharp bitterness with a lingering bitter roast on the end. Not really my thing with the high IBUs and not a ton of other things going on.

Notes - Good carbonation and mouthfeel. The best beer out of a longshot six pack that was overall disappointing.

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3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

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5/5  rDev +28.9%

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5/5  rDev +28.9%

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5/5  rDev +28.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

Longshot Blackened Hops from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
3.88 out of 5 based on 249 ratings.
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