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LongShot Magnificent Seven | Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)

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BA SCORE
3.66/5
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173 Ratings
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BEER INFO

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

Style: American Double / Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.80%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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Added by Bitterbill on 03-30-2013

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
-
Reviews:
61
Ratings:
173
pDev:
12.57%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
1
Gots:
3
Trade:
0
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1/5  rDev -72.7%

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2/5  rDev -45.4%

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2.25/5  rDev -38.5%

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2.25/5  rDev -38.5%

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2.5/5  rDev -31.7%

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2.75/5  rDev -24.9%

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2.79/5  rDev -23.8%
look: 4 | smell: 1.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

I guess I'm a little late to this one. It says drink by September. I'm in the month, but...
Anyway, it has a funky aroma (and not in a good Belgian way). It's more of excess hop and one of the aroma's and tastes I don't like about DIPA's, and this one has it big. It dominates the aroma. It's nearly pushing to decay.
Color is darker and redder than most, and pretty darn clear. Nice tan head that is thick.
Fortunately the taste is not dominated the same way the aroma is. It is much more pleasant and tasty. Bitter without excess or tongue ripping. Hop flavors are a little hard to define, rather muddled but not quite messy. Hints of a solid malt with a bit of sweetness. Also shots of excess with hop (hop oils I think), but they are shots and not dominating, as in the aroma...still a feature I'm not fond of.
Body is solid moderate and a little higher than typical for carbonation.
Overall, just rather okay. I wouldn't serve this as a good example of style, but I can work my way through the drink once it gets past the nose.

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3/5  rDev -18%

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3/5  rDev -18%

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3/5  rDev -18%

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3/5  rDev -18%

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3/5  rDev -18%

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3.14/5  rDev -14.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25

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.

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3.25/5  rDev -11.2%

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3.25/5  rDev -11.2%

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3.25/5  rDev -11.2%

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3.25/5  rDev -11.2%

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3.25/5  rDev -11.2%

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3.25/5  rDev -11.2%

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3.25/5  rDev -11.2%

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3.25/5  rDev -11.2%

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3.25/5  rDev -11.2%

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3.3/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.75

This winter seasonal imperial/double IPA is 234 calories per bottle and 7.8% ABV. Advertised as "Magnificent Seven" referring to a combination of seven different hops. It also advertises a big grapefruit , pine and resinous notes. My personal opinion: I could sense the strong smell of pine needles after opening the bottle. I can taste the grapefruit very well but the strong/bitter taste of the typical IPA is complimented by a stronger pine aftertaste. This settled fairly well for an IPA. The bitter bitter bitter taste is still apparent but somewhat manageable compared to the standard IPA - the grapefruit and pine help make this one not as bad. Not an IPA fan so I would not recommended this buy on my list.

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LongShot Magnificent Seven from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
Beer rating: 3.66 out of 5 with 173 ratings
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