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Samuel Adams LongShot Blackened Hops

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RATINGS: 234   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.58   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
This enigmatic ale is a surprise for the senses, with its black color hinting at roasted malt and coffee notes, but its big hop character really stealing the show. Packed with citrusy and piney American hops for a big flavor and clean bitterness, this brew will keep you on your toes through to the last sip.


3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Narnad (1448) - Wonder Lake, Illinois, USA - JAN 11, 2012
Pours a dark brown/black in color with deep ruby highlights and a creamy tan head. Aroma is very complex with a solid hops nose composed of a spruce pine presence and a strong lemon citrus followed by a lighter orange citrus note. Malt provides a sweet caramel malt backbone with some light toastedness and stronger coffee and roasted malt presence. Coffee, light anise, some raisin and a touch of chocolate start the beer off with a lighter pine note in the middle and a mild citrus orange ending. Body is modest with a smooth feeling and a slight dryness imparted from the roasted malts. Good beer but there are a lot of aromas and flavors going on in the beer. Makes it enjoyable but a bit too much.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
kp (10886) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - DEC 25, 2011

Name: LongShot Blackened Hops
Date: April 02, 2011
Mode: Bottle
Source: Bullock’s
Appearance: black with ruby edges, fine beige head, sheets of lace
Aroma: big citrus aroma on top of roasted malt
Flavor: rich roasted flavor, bitter black chocolate, lots of hops, growing citrus, well balanced bitterness
Aroma: 7/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 15/20
Rating: 3.6/5.0
Drinkability: 8/10
Score: *** /4

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jkwalking05 (3627) - Arlington, Texas, USA - DEC 21, 2011
Dark brown in color with a small beige head. Aroma is of coffee, piney hops, and citrus. Taste is of roasted malts, toast, and pine.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Parksy (123) - Alberta, CANADA - DEC 9, 2011
From a bottle. Given to me by Duffman. Excellent beer. I love Black IPA’s... my favorite style. This one did not disappoint!

3.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
chicowv (455) - Canaan Valley, West Virginia, USA - DEC 8, 2011
12 oz bottle: Pours a very dark brown, almost black; thick tan head. Aroma is mellow with chocolate malt, some coffee and a little bit of citrus hops. Taste is excellent. Nice dark brown malty goodness with incredible citrus and piney hop to balance. Nice and complex, easy to drink. I really like this one.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
shrubber85 (7293) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - DEC 4, 2011
Bottle. Chocolate malt and pine hops aroma. Dark black-brown color with large tan head. Sweet chocolate malt and strong bitter grapefruit peel/pine hops flavor. Very nice blending. Excellent.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Hollywoodt (239) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - OCT 30, 2011
Bottle. Poured a dark brown with minimal tan head. Aroma had dark malt with a little bit of the hops. More of that in the flavor with a bit more of the hops coming thru. Not bad.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bigguns22 (623) - Maryland, USA - OCT 16, 2011
I wish I could brew this because I would.Pours black with med tan head.aroma is cool hoppy,sweet ,malty,citrus and coffee.Flavors of hops,malt and cool coffee.Long shot my ass very good black ipa.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
drowland (5980) - Valdosta, Georgia, USA - OCT 15, 2011
10/15/11. 12oz bottle thanks to PorterPounder! Congrats Rodney and UKG!! I had this beer right after the Chicago regional (my brother is also in UKG) and it was damn good, so here goes. Black pour, brown edges under the light, with a nice, fluffy tan head that sticks forever and laces a ton. Light citrusy aroma, a bit of lemon peel, with nice roast and coffee. Nice roasted character in the flavor as well with a bit of fresh green hops. This is like a very hoppy porter, and I’m sure the hop character was even better when fresh. Not quite as good at the original, but still nice!

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
JFURYCAT (1079) - East Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 13, 2011
Kind of like a dark ipa but reminds me more of what an ipa and stout would taste like if they mixed as the malts have a sweet cloying black licoriche drop which seems to mix well with the citrus with the hops. This guy should be their new brewmaster!!! This is delish! A bit too much licoriche for me but i could give this to my friends who are maltheads. Palatte is medium and a bit wet for me too but a good drinking beer.


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