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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.


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
screigh (510) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - JAN 16, 2010
Pours like a dirty citrus colored drink. Off copper with tons of floaters. No head at all on my pour. Aroma is of course hoppy with hints of flowers and citrus. Lots of carbonation that tingles the tongue with up front bitterness. Nice hop flavor. This tastes exactly like something else I have had but canít place it right now.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
ContemplateBeer (1716) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - JAN 5, 2010
Aroma of some ripe citrus, candied malts and spruce. Appearance is translucent golden brown with tan creamy head. Flavor matches the nose, with an emphasis on the candied elements of this beer up front. The finish is spruce and floral-like, with some alcohol present. Palate is nice and bubbly. A decent DIPA.

3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
redave (165) - squaw valley, California, USA - DEC 29, 2009
Pours an amber orange. Off white head. Light lacing. Aroma light hops some citrus. Malt with some hops rather balanced. Many have called this the Pliny homebrew... mmm Iím not sure about that. Maybe my hopes were too high.... Iíve had this several times and itís OK, and probably much better than that. but definitely maltier than Pliny. Cheaper tho.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
5000 (6300) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - DEC 21, 2009
Bottle:   Pale orange, a little dirty and muddy, moderate white frothy head, itty bits of lacing.   Strong citrus nose, hoppy, hints of alcohol.   Lots of heat on first sip, hoppy, biting citrus peel, with a thick mouthfeel.   Decent malt base, but this one certainly needs some time.   A little astringent on the finish.   Certainly biting, and alcohol rich.   Wow, yeah, 9% on this bad boy.   Decent beer, but I bet this one would stand to be better with some age on it.


3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
twindadplus2 (627) - Wisconsin, USA - DEC 15, 2009
Red amber color with a good sized, pillowy head. Fruity, spicy slightly musky aroma. Flavor is a load of citrus and spicy hops with the malt peeking through in the background. The malt comes through a bit more as it warms but itís the hops that really make their presence known through to the finish.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
beersearcher (2382) - Glendale, California, USA - DEC 13, 2009
This is a really well balanced IPA. It is almost as if west coast meets east coast. Good almost spicy hop presence that doesnít overwhelm the malt flavor.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Rynoplasty (700) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - DEC 8, 2009
Pours light amber with an off white head. Aroma is bit citrusy spicy, body odor like centennial hop aroma. Flavor is also huge citrusy spicy hops, with lots of centennial coming through. Not bad.

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
wickster (85) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - DEC 7, 2009
Overall a pretty enjoyable beer! Didnít get a lot of aroma...but I have a cold...so I bet it was there and I just canít say. Looks good, Nice amber color, not hazy. Tastes great, Iím a fan of hops, and this does not disapoint.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
undsioux7 (841) - Eden Prairie, Minnesota, USA - DEC 5, 2009
Pours deep deep orange/amber with a nice citrus hop and malt aroma. Very bitter upfront and lasts. Thick malty backbone with a cloying malt or hop juice. Lots of simcoe or similar hops?

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
thirdeye11 (5771) - Dallas, Texas, USA - NOV 23, 2009
( 12oz bottle) Pours dark amber color, darker than expected. The head simply will NOT go away the entire time. Itís left a thick blanket of head atop the beer for a good 30 minutes until I finished it. Nose is nothing too special. The bittering hops are pleasant, and you can tell it has no real identifiable hop as they used 6 different varieties when brewing this so Iím not sure I liked it a lot, but decent and clean. Some malt is here too but not enough. Taste is really lacking. Very bitter both up front, and on the finish. The bitter on the finish lasted 30+ minutes after I hadnít drank anything else. No malt to support the bitterness, and doesnít seem well balanced. If you are a hardcore IPA drinker then maybe youíll enjoy this but coming from a guy who only seems to enjoy the very best IPAs/DIPAs this isnít great. This is by no means a Pliny clone as Iíve read elsewhere as it doesnít smell, feel, or taste anything like PtE. A little under-carbonated and thick. I couldnít drink more than one. Way too bitter that stayed with me a long time.


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