Longshot Friar Hop Ale | Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)

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BEER INFO

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

Style: Belgian IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.00%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by silentjay on 03-17-2011

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ratings:
240
Reviews:
185
Avg:
3.62
pDev:
12.43%
 
 
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3.25/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of rodbeermunch
3.64/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Amber color, solid 1/3" head on it, average retention, attractive. Aroma wasn't over the top belgian spice rack, SA usually understands and gets this right for their audience. A noticeable yet not west coast amount of hops.

The taste hid the alcohol quite well, hopping still there, a tiny spice rack intrusion, a little bit of orange rind. This was better than expected but neither mindblowing.

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3.59/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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3.75/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3/5  rDev -17.1%

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3.12/5  rDev -13.8%

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4/5  rDev +10.5%

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3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

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3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

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3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

Photo of diddly
3.94/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

The date on the beer was September 2011, so I'm a bit past the date, but it somehow got shoved in the back of the fridge and I figured it was worth a shot. Poured into a tulip glass and was pleasantly surprised how fresh it still seemed.

Aroma is not too strong, with a slight slight fruitiness. Definite Belgianness comes through.

Appearance is a dark gold with an off-white, fairly thin head.

Taste is surprisingly good, and I'm usually not into Belgians overall, and specifically not Belgian IPA's. Nice use of spice and hops to gain some balance, while retaining the overall style.

Mouthfeel is well-carbonated, but perhaps a little light.

Overall, I was surprised how much I enjoyed this beer, and imagine it may have been even better last summer.

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2.5/5  rDev -30.9%

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3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

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3/5  rDev -17.1%

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3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

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3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

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Longshot Friar Hop Ale from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
3.62 out of 5 based on 240 ratings.
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