LongShot Magnificent Seven | Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)

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LongShot Magnificent SevenLongShot Magnificent Seven

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

Style: American Double / Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.80%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by Bitterbill on 03-30-2013

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Ratings: 173 |  Reviews: 61
Photo of Stinkypuss
4.04/5  rDev +8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

LOOK: Deep copper color, lots of soapy white foam and it laces the pint glass quite well.

SMELL: Bright hoppy aroma, citrus and a bit metallic.

TASTE: Citrus hops tasting like clementine orange. Caramel and toasted malt flavors make up the body. Bitterness is moderate, this beer is fairly balanced. Herbal notes of citrusy, oily hops.

FEEL: Medium bodied, good carbonation. Full of citrus hop and caramelized malt flavor.

OVERALL: A well made beer here. Easily the best of this year's Longshot class. Well done indeed.

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Photo of Whiskeydeez
3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

Photo of RossCain
3.9/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a fresh 12oz bottle into a tulip glass:

A: Vivid amber with a pillowy head.

S: Bready, wafts of sweetness, almost got a Hawaiian bread vibe going. Less of a hop-bomb and more of a malt nose.

T: thick biscuits lathered in wild honey with a somewhat flowery note. Finishes a touch bitter with a little wave of lemon-tart sweetness.

M: Medium bodied but oh so creamy with velvety carbonation. Goes down smooth after a few good chews. Very pleasant.

O: Overall, not a bad beer. Its refreshing to not be hit the same aggressive hop-forward assault as some double IPAs go for and leave little else in substance. This beer has a little more weight behind its punches and marries flowery/citrusy hops with a good ole' bready malt experience.

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Photo of ThisWangsChung
3.74/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

12 oz bottle into a pint glass.

A: Pours a beautiful chestnut red color. I love the clarity of the body, in particular. The head is great too, a two finger cream shade that retains itself very well, and leaves attractive lacing on the glass. Really a good looking brew.

S: I notice subtle touches of floral hops, piny notes, and *faint* grapefruit (and I do mean faint), backed - or should I say, overpowered by a sweet caramel malt base. While aromatically decent, I could really use more hops here.

T: I'd reckon this is closer to an imperial amber than a DIPA. The flavor starts out with some mild caramel and toffee, before finishing with touches of earthy, piney, and floral qualities. I really like the balance here, I must say.

M: The body has good crispness and a well-balanced dry finish, which helps keep any excessive sweetness in check. It's also decently well-built in terms of thickness, neither too heavy nor light.

O: I can really tell the brewer of this was inspired more by Nugget Nectar than Ruination; there's a degree of elegance here missing in so many examples of the style. Having said that, it isn't as explosively bold as some of the best DIPAs are, nor does it compare with NN in overall quality. This one's so close to being great, yet it's missing a bit of additional hoppiness to make that possible. I'm still mildly impressed either way.

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Photo of TeamMathis
4.39/5  rDev +17.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: Clear. Blood orange red.
Smell: Pine and grapefruit.
Taste: Bitter, grapefruit and pine. Alcoholic. Slight sweet, honey aftertaste.
Mouthfeel: Moderate carbonation.

I really, really like this beer. The color is gorgeous. The smell is a delightful bitter pine and grapefruit. The hops are excellent and not overwhelming; yet, very hoppy still. It is refreshing. The hoppy bitterness is full and ends with a very tasteful sweetness. All around, I wish this beer would be brewed year round and not just for Long Shot. If Sam Adams continued to offer it, it would certainly be one of the best that they do. I would get this again definitely. Congrats to the homebrewer.

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Photo of kjkinsey
3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

Photo of ToddT
3.67/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

L-Clear amber color topped with a medium khaki colored head. Head fades slowly and leaves some nice lace rings on the glass.

S- Mild hop notes mostly floral and grassy, a bit of caramel and toffee in there as well.

T- Slightly bitter floral hops to start things off, they are soon balanced out by a caramel malt backbone with a dry finish and a final lingering note of floral hops.

M- Medium in body and carbonation, somewhat creamy on the palate. Mostly clean finish a bit of hop oil in there but nothing unpleasant.

O- Nice beer, nothing spectacular but a solid effort. The 7.8% ABV is well hidden and provides a nice kick as well. Got to love Sam’s homebrew contest, I can never say enough good things about it.

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Photo of Daniellobo
4/5  rDev +7%

Photo of Zachtheporter
4/5  rDev +7%

Photo of sgregory
3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

Photo of mhaugo
3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

Photo of DaveAnderson
3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

Photo of tronester
3.77/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a clear dark amber, with a massive light tan head. Incredible lacing. Aromas of fragrant flowers, and brown sugar. Taste begins with a huge caramel malt flavor, then some lemon, then a massive pine cone, resin finish. Mouthfeel is rich. Overall a good beer, though I prefer more citrus in my IPA's.

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Photo of JVan
3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

Photo of Kelp
3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

Photo of oriolesfan4
3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

Photo of Kopfschuss
3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

Photo of notjaredlouche
3.25/5  rDev -13.1%

Photo of dfillius
3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

Photo of jsanford
3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

Photo of Mikecap
4.25/5  rDev +13.6%

Photo of EvanWilliams
3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

Photo of mattparsons
3.25/5  rDev -13.1%

Photo of JEdmund
3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

Photo of golf4collet
4.5/5  rDev +20.3%

LongShot Magnificent Seven from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
3.74 out of 5 based on 173 ratings.
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