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Samuel Adams LongShot Double IPA

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RATINGS: 376   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.65   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
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While there is a great malty foundation to this brew, Mikeís Double IPA showcases his appreciate for hops. In fact, he included seven different varieties of American hops, totaling over six pounds of hops per barrel. The hops add an intense floral and citrus aroma to this brew.


3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Headbanger (3292) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - APR 21, 2009
12oz bottle 4/21/09 (Binnyís Naperville)-Pours a hazy dark orange with a nice big off white head. Aroma of citrus, grapefruit, pine, and malt. Taste begins with grapefruit and citrus that runs into some malt and then finishes dry. This medium to full bodied brew is very well done and balanced. Hides the alcohol really well. Why does it take a homebrewer for them to brew something like this?

4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
zizzybalubba (1408) - Elizabeth City, North Carolina, USA - APR 20, 2009
UPDATED: MAY 27, 2009 12 oz. bottle from Total Wine. Pours dark orange with a foamy off-white head. Big pine and grapefruit aroma. Flavor is huge with grapefruit and pine. The 9% alcohol is nowhere to be found. I am totally blown away. This is far and away the best thing I have ever tasted from Sam Adams (yes, I realize it is a homebrew winner). Donít believe the haters, this is phenomenal.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JaBier (4854) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - APR 19, 2009
Sample at the hodgepodge tasting at Blacklick Wine and Spirits on 4.17.09. Cloudy orange/copper pour with a medium off-white head. Earthy and dank hop aroma with some grainy malt. Some malt in the flavor, but mostly earthy hops and some citrus I didnít get in the nose. Pretty good.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
waolsen (1358) - Littleton, Colorado, USA - APR 19, 2009
I love the longshot competition that Sam Adams does. Cheers once again for a great program. hazy copper pour with thick frothy white head. big fresh floral hop aroma. bitter right up front with caramel coming forward in sugary finish. big and a bit hot. congrats mike.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
SSSteve (3755) - - APR 19, 2009
murky orange under a medium sized creamy off-white head. big juicy apricot, peach, citrus aroma. flavor is also loaded with hops and extremely bitter with some caramel malt balance. slightly astringent finish.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jvmiller (558) - Bel Air, Maryland, USA - APR 18, 2009
Aroma is thick sweet hops, very earthy, soapy. Body is sticky, flavor is heavy sweet, bitterness is deep, earthy, spicy. Grapefruit bitterness that lasts afterwards, piney resinous. Very sweet and heavy, but overall not too shabby.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
unclemike (2222) - Ft. Riley, Kansas, USA - APR 18, 2009
Aroma of citrus, caramel, pine tree, biscuit, saltwater taffy, funky earth, or vegetable. Poured orange with a off white head Flavors of sweet malt, floral/citrus hops bitter with a bitter finish overall this beer is a winner.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
yayforbeer (752) - Orange Park, Florida, USA - APR 18, 2009
Sample at the Total Wine Beer Fest, Jacksonville FL 4-18-2009. I donít understand the ratings here being all over the board. This beer was a fabulous showcase of hops in a double IPA. Intense and delicious flavor, and the aroma was wonderful. A world class brew. I have not sampled the Pliny so I donít have a reference point there but it certainly compares favorably to other Double IPAís.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
markgmeyers (4) - Littleton, Colorado, USA - APR 18, 2009 does not count
Bottle from Lundeens A: Pours a cloudy dark orange. Minimal head retention. Quite a contrast to the brilliant gold, when I had Pliny lacy pour. A: A hint of malt with a some pine T: Fairly malty and sweet. A great piney and resiny hop flavor. Tremendous hop after taste. Bitter w/ great hop flavor. Palate: Good carbonation. Finsihed a bit syrupy. Overall: Typical IIPA which borders on the sweet side. Quite dissimilar to Pliny that Iím shocked that the same recipe was used. I actually preferred Ballast Pointís IIPA which I had last night.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
jehoey (765) - Shippensburg, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 18, 2009
Aroma was grapefruit with some vegetal notes in there. poured murky amber witth 2 fingers of head and good retention. flavor was pure hops, vegetal and to me not harmonious or pleasing. medium bodied mouthfeel. wasnít digging this one, but maybe I would give it another shot.


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