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Samuel Adams LongShot Blackened Hops

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RATINGS: 235   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.58   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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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.


3.9
   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.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
jmagnus87 (2427) - Rockford, Illinois, USA - OCT 6, 2011
12oz bottle from Pickís poured into a shaker. Pours black with about a finger of tan head. Aroma of citrus and pine hops with a nice roasted malt scent. Taste is medium bitter. Strong taste of pine hops and burnt toast. Long coffee aftertaste. Medium bodied with a thick and creamy texture. Lively carbonation and a long bitter coffee finish. Overall, very good. I would drink this again.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
r464 (1928) - Earth, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 1, 2011
Dark and roasty with a malty base that has hints of coffee and smokiness. Full flavored with a bit of hoppy bitterness, but not very floral.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
thirdeye11 (5544) - Dallas, Texas, USA - SEP 27, 2011
(12oz bottle best by Sep 2011 thanks to Dixonian) clear ruby/brown with a fine creamy tan head. Nose of chocolate, pine, rhubarb, and fudge. Taste of fudge, pine, grapefruit. Smooth and creamy body. Nice linger on the palate also. Well done Black IPA.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DrnkMcDermott (2799) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - SEP 24, 2011
12 oz. bottle. Settling for a long night of blogging my beer calendar with this souvenir of Rodney pouring at the Category 23 debut at Famous Liquors. Iíd forgotten how deeply black this is, with a foamy stout colored head. While this bottle has been sitting since March, the citrus hop aroma stayed around. Warm malty smell, more for a schwarzbier than a grainy stout. Taste is thick and chewy in texture. Aging has offered some glimpses of bourbon barrel stout, which of course this ainít. Probably some phenol from the aging bottle, but I would count this more as the alcohol mellowing out. American hop flavor swirls past my taste buds before I can react to them. Does have some roasty stout in the taste. This is only my 4th Black IPA, but I like this particular mix of hop and roast.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
dm9831 (1512) - Monee, Illinois, USA - SEP 23, 2011
black body, fluffy tan head, quite lacy. roasty maltiness and mild graininess in the nose. flavor of roasty malt, hint of licorice, suggestion of hops. some fruity notes. full bodied, dry finish. although there is a slight hop bitterness, it isw not obvious enough. although it is worth drinking for many reasons, it seems much too dry for hot summer days.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jzzbassman (1516) - New Albany, Mississippi, USA - SEP 11, 2011
Pours black as night with a 2 finger tan head and lots of lace coating the glass. Really big malt aroma with hops like a pine forest. Easy drinking flavor, nice sweetness, roasted flavors, with a good bit of a citrus bite floating on a creamy mouthfeel. Kudos for this.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Block (1408) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - AUG 28, 2011
Hoppy aroma. The hops blend nicely with roasted malts leaving a strong yet very smooth beer. Citrus from the hops is very detectable at first then turnover to a chocolaty finish. Really good.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
changeup45 (1717) - Mount Dora, Florida, USA - AUG 26, 2011
Black color, this pours with a thick fluffy tan head that yields quite a bit of sticky lacing. The aroma is mostly a combination of pine and citrus, but with some caramel and burnt malty notes as well. Sweet roasty caramel and toffee flavors with some pine kicking in shortly after and gritty grain notes mixing in. Slightly dry in the finish with some lingering toasted bread. This isnít quite as hoppy as the aroma had me thinking it would be but itís not lacking in that department either. Iím not a huge fan of the Black IPA but this is a pretty damn solid beer. Kudos to the brewer.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
wmubronco1992 (614) - Coldwater, Michigan, USA - AUG 20, 2011
Bottle. Pours black with a large dark tan head. Big piney hop aroma. Flavor of burnt pine. Medium to thick palate. Big dry bitter finish. Wow this is good stuff. Hats off to Rodney, the originator of this fanstastic black IPA. The only downside of this is that I only have one more bottle. Sam Adams should reward this homebrewer and add this to its imperial series.


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