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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)

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

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
 
 
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Gots:
3
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Ratings: 173 |  Reviews: 61
Photo of nickfl
3.73/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours with a medium sized head of white foam on a clear, amber body. A pungent aroma of pine and grapefruit with a touch of malt in the background. Sweet, malty caramel up front with notes of pine and grapefruit in the middle. Finishes with a touch of caramel and some harsh bitterness. Not bad, but a bit muddled and almost dark enough to confuse for a barleywine.

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Photo of Lovely85
3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

Photo of json83
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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Photo of nmann08
3.25/5  rDev -11.2%

Photo of duff247
3.25/5  rDev -11.2%

Photo of jpaulsen
3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

Photo of bundy462
3.25/5  rDev -11.2%

Photo of Bromine
3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

Photo of Gavage
3.5/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: pours a dark orange color with 1" head that lasts a while. Moderate lace develops during the session.

Smell: for a DIPA, the aroma is very mild. Some pine, grapefruit, and a hint of alcohol is so soft on the nose.

Taste: nice caramel flavor with pine, grapefruit, pear, and a hearty citrus tone. Bitterness is strong, but not too biting which is nice. Alcohol is mildly noticeable here.

Mouthfeel: medium bodied beer. Crisp to start, less crisp and a bit dry at the finish. Long lasting afteraste as the bitterness sticks to the tongue.

Overall: not a bad beer at all, but it doesn't seem to separate iteself from other multi-hops DIPAs. I can see having one or two of these in a session.

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Photo of davemathews68
3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.53/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Best before 9/2013.

Pours a clear dark orange with a foamy orange-khaki head that settles to a film on top of the beer. Foamy rings of lace line the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt, citrus zest, and herbal hop aromas. Taste is much the same with citrus zest and slight onion and garlic flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of hop bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer with a fairly balanced herbal versus citrus hop profile.

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Photo of Paul_Apsley
3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

Photo of maxwelldeux
4/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle. Pours a mostly clear darker amber color with just a hint of red in there and a moderate cream-colored head on it. Nose hits you with just a hint of sweetness up front, with the citrus and piney hop character coming through afterwards. Taste is somewhat bitter immediately, but tapers off into a well-balanced bit of sweetness. Not a bad beer at all.

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Photo of MaddDogg84
4.5/5  rDev +23%

Photo of mmmmbeer
4/5  rDev +9.3%

Photo of Knapp85
3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

Photo of Treyliff
3.68/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

A- pours a clear golden amber color with a small creamy white head, decent retention and short sticking lace

S- citrus hop notes with some lemon zest, a touch of pine with some sweet grainy malt on the end, hop aromas are not as pronounced as a typical DIPA

T- sweet, candy-like malt hits the palate first, followed by some citrus and pine notes that kick in mid-palate, more citrus at the end with a dry finish

M- medium body and carbonation, super foamy and creamy mouthfeel that leads to a smooth finish, very drinkable

O- this seemed to be more balanced that a typical DIPA, which didn't surprise me coming from Sam Adams. It didn't have the extreme hop flavors expected of the style but was a good, well balanced beer

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Photo of lostinfla
3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

Photo of enelson
3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

Photo of Jimmys
4.02/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

12 oz bottle into tulip. best before SEPT 2013.

A: crystal clear. bright copper hue. head is slightly off-white. OK retention. spotted lacing.

S: a decent amount of sweetness is underneath this resinous aroma. pretty piney. minor mango notes. every time I come back to this nose I keep getting slammed with hop resins. not necessarily floral, but more of a thick, juicy hop aroma.

T: rich and resinous. pretty sticky. this thing is delightfully American hop filled. finish is bitter, with a bit of a linger. oh man this thing is thick with hop resins. seriously bitter. malt takes a backseat, but provides balance.

M: average carb on a very medium body.

D: this is a resinous, well-balanced DIPA from a longshot. good flavor and aroma. pretty impressed with this brew/recipe and glad it came to fruition.

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Photo of jaxon53
3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

Photo of EgadBananas
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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Photo of twiggamortis420
3.62/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12 oz bottle pours a clear copper color with a dense cap of tan head. Nice retention and lacing. Besides the ominously dark color, this is pretty good looking.

Hops are really piney and dark and the malts caramely, toffee and rich. Bummer - I prefer my hops tropical and malt light and grainy in a DIPA.

Taste is orange marmalade mixed with some burnt toast and Nutella. I can tell they have a good amount of both flavoring and bittering here, but I dont like the massive burnt caramel malt load that comes with it. That said, this is definitely the best beer in the rather disappointing longshot pack this year. Im still of the opine that SA cannot brew a lightly malted IPA/DIPA. The two 'Magnanimous' 7 IPAs I had were decent enough, but I wont be going back for seconds...

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Photo of jmw4437
3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

Photo of 307x
2/5  rDev -45.4%

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