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Samuel Adams LongShot Blackened Hops

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RATINGS: 236   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.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
madmitch76 (15309) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JAN 6, 2013
8th June 2011
Opaque black - brown beer, good pale tan head. Semi soft and airy palate. Semi dry. Even dark malt with whispers of roast and coffee. Mild lactose cream. Fresh piney hops with a trace of orange. Finishes fresh and slightly minerally. Very well joined up and tasty black IPA.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bu11zeye (11971) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - APR 8, 2011
(12oz bottle, courtesy of Dixonian) Pours a mahogany body with a small cream head. Aroma of citrus, roasted malt, pine, grass, and nuts. Flavor of roasted malt, caramel, citrus, chocolate, and pine.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bhensonb (11251) - Woodland, California, USA - APR 24, 2011
Bottle from michael-pollack. Pours very dark brown with a creamy/bubbly 3 finger tan head. Strong cat pee and floral aromas. Med body. Flavor is burnt malt/veg with a lot of citrus and floral hop. With a little time a very clean floral hop aspect comes forth. Then it all starts over again. Eventually it begins to suggest chocolate. Bitter chocolate. Dang good beer.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
brokensail (11085) - Orange County, California, USA - MAY 19, 2011
A: The beer pours a dark brown color with some amber notes and a tan head with plenty of spider web lacing. S: Dank hops with some nice citrus (grapefruit) and pine, perhaps even some spicy hop notes. The roasted malt aroma is quite strong and takes away from the hoppiness of the beer. T: The roast really dominates the flavor. Some hints of chocolate malt and a bitterness from the roasted malts as well. A moderate citrus character and some piney hops giving bitterness as well. M: Medium in body with a moderate carbonation. O: A good but not great Black IPA. Could have used less roast character and brighter hops.

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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Tmoney99 (10809) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - APR 13, 2011
Bottle. Poured dark clear brown color with a huge frothy light brown head that lasted with good lacing. Moderate to heavy toasted malt and hop aroma. Medium to full body with a smooth texture and soft carbonation. Moderate to heavy toasted bittersweet flavor with a moderate to heavy bittersweet finish of medium duration. Very good brew that I would recommend to a freind.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ratman197 (9952) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - APR 3, 2011
Bottle poured a clear dark reddish brown with a lasting creamy tan head. Aromas of roastiness, cocoa, pine, grapefruitr and light earthiness. Palate was medium bodied and smooth with a dry finish. Flavors of roastiness, cocoa, earthiness, pine and grapefruit with a smooth dry lingering moderatly bitter citrus finish.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
adnielsen (9247) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - APR 19, 2011
Bottle @ home. Black appearance with a foamy brown head. Dark toasty malts with a medium earthy hoppy nose. Dark roasty chocolate malty flavor with a fairly large eathy hoppy flavor. Bitter chocolate hoppy finish.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
daknole (9225) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - APR 2, 2011
Dark brown pour, light head. Hoppy and malty aroma with some fruity esthers. Flavor is oaky, hoppy and caramel.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
hopdog (9018) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 29, 2011
12oz bottle. Poured a dark brown color with a larger sized off white head. Aromas of pine, roast, citrus, wood, and some chocolate. Tastes of chocolate, roast, pine, and citrus.


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