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Samuel Adams LongShot Grape Pale Ale

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RATINGS: 309   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.75   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 160   ABV: 5.35%
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Created by Samuel Adams Employee Lili Hess, Hawaii This is a very creative spin on a pale ale. As Lili describes it, "Itís like you are drinking a pale ale after biting into a fresh green seedless grape." This delicate brew is light-bodied with unique sweet, yet dry flavors from the grapes. What a combination...


2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
zombywoof (450) - Shawnee, Kansas, USA - FEB 11, 2008
Pours a orange/red color-clear with a moderate white head. Aroma is light with a little bit of hop and sweet grape. Wheat with moderate white grape presence and some earthiness. A little piney Cascade hops. The finish is a little sticky-medium body. Not as good as their Boysenberry Wheat if you want to go with a fruit beer. The stickiness/syrupiness makes this more unpleasant that it should be.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Magjayran (1379) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - FEB 10, 2008
This beer is sort of orange and very clear. Not a ton of head. Some odd white grape juice cocktail smell on top of a grainy malt ale odor. Flavor is not so much offensive as it is one-sided and boring. By the halfway point of this beer, I donít want anymore. As I finish it, I regret my decision to spend money on a six-pack with three of them.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
JK (4401) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - FEB 9, 2008
Some artificial grape flavor. Moderate hops, really a light pale ale. I donít think I would notice the grape if I wasnít expecting it to be there. Well carbonated, and a bright gold color.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
tyler_mn (1475) - SLP, Minnesota, USA - FEB 8, 2008
12oz bottle. Faint aroma of grape juice, corn syrup and grainy malt. Pours bright, clear copper with a very thin white head. Lots of dry, toasty grain on the tongue. Some artificial grape sweetness and maple syrup as well. Medium bodied. Finishes quit dry with lots of grain.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
vyvvy (3951) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - FEB 8, 2008
This is pretty underwhelming. Pours copper with a pillow beige head. The aroma has muddied malt, odd fruit that doesnít seem like grape, dust and some maple syrup. Medium crisp body at first then a syrupy slickness that seems odd for something with this light of a body. The taste is strange with maple syrup taking center stage. There is also some caramel malt and a hint of spice. The finish has some phenolic spice. This is interesting in description and may be okay as a homebrew fresh as can be, but as a mass market beer this doesnít work for me at all. It sounded like it might be interesting, but didnít deliver.

2.7
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Skyview (5172) - Papoose Jct, Minnesota, USA - FEB 8, 2008
Sampled at Cellarís WIne & Spirits weekly beer tasting in St Paul, MN. Pours a clear light copper amber brew with a thin off-white head that quickly disappears to a thin white head. Aroma is almost as absent as someoneís deadbeat ex-spouseís monthly alimony check. I could just barely pick up any hop scent, maybe a dry grassy hop character. Taste is mildly semi-sweet with a dry pale malt flavor that quickly falls apart. Finish is semi-sweet, a little malt and dry hop character but then a crisp and clean cut aftertaste. I did not pick up any grape or white grape juice flavors. Could have left the white grape skins in the aging tank a little longer.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
badgerben (4395) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - FEB 7, 2008
Copper color with a thin head. Light aroma of hops. Plain, dry hop taste. No grape at all. Nothing offensive, but no way is this a fruit beer. Itís a simple APA thatís mislabeled.

2.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
worldbfat (8) - USA - FEB 7, 2008 does not count
So this beer made it into the Long Shot pack? I guess the runners up were a Bud Light clonebrew and a jar of pickle brine. They must pack it in a box rather than an ordinary six pack so nobody makes sixes of the Weizenbock and leaves these in the store. Boy are my arms tired. Anyway, itís not undrinkable by any means, but itís incredibly nondescript. I guess I get a little grape taste and the maple syrup... I guess... Meh.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Goodgrief (1782) - Middletown, Delaware, USA - FEB 5, 2008
My least favorite of all the Long Shot beers to date. Pour was a nice looking golden amber with a one finger head and nice lacing. Weak aroma of wet cardboard. The flavor was sweet sticky malts infused with an overripe grape flavor. The mouthfeel was really syrupy. This brew is certainly not light bodied with any dry flavors at all.


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