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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, "It’s 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...


4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
milo145 (1) - Plymouth, Massachusetts, USA - FEB 25, 2008 does not count
This is a great clean, crisp hint of grape beer. A nice golden color, firm head, fruity malty aroma, great drinkability, would recommend it everyone.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
philbertk (1873) - Seattle, Washington, USA - APR 17, 2008
Dense rich lacy white head.Clear thin bright amber color.Mild white grape floral hop front..Creamy bisquit caramel doughy mild sweet maple hint smooth body.Cloying malt, smooth mellow hop clean satisfying end.Smooth tasty grape notes.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BigBen2120 (688) - Derry, New Hampshire, USA - FEB 17, 2008
12oz bottle part of this year’s Longshot 6 pack purchased at Lou’s in Augusta. Pours a clear golden amber body with a good inch of offwhite head. Smells like citrusy hops, malt, and some grape. Tastes fruity, with some biscuit malt and hints of hops. Fairly light in body with ample (but not overpowering) carbonation. An easy-drinker for sure. Nothing wrong with this brew - flavorful, unique, and very drinkable. Not bad.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Braudog (5647) - Hampton, Virginia, USA - APR 2, 2008
Bottle. Interesting! Dark medium amber with a definite reddish tinge and a clingy head. The aroma hints at some high gravity, seemingly, but it certainly doesn’t drink that way. Very light and pleasant with just a hint of grapeiness, sweet and mellow. Nice even-keeled beer. (#3363, 3/30/2008)

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
DYCSoccer17 (3309) - Woodland, California, USA - MAY 9, 2008
12 ounce bottle from a 6 pack that was purchased at BevMo in Natomas, CA. Aroma has a nice herbal, piney hop aroma with just a kiss of grape in the nose. Lightly metallic with a bit of huskiness. Transparent copper body with a nice, strong light tan head that leaves attractive lacing. Initial flavor reveals some metallic, spicy hop flavors before this becomes quite creamy and malty in the middle. Plenty of toasty flavors with a light caramel sweetness is present. Very light grape flavors are present later with a delicate earthy hoppiness to finish. I don’t know why this is so poorly rated. I think a lot of people automatically pan fruit beers. Unfortunately, this one is well-done and not over the top...the fact that so many fruit beers are overdone ruins the reputation of fruit beers and good ones like this suffer from the negative bias.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bweezy (53) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - MAY 12, 2008
I really liked this one. Poured a beautiful copper colour with medium head. Malty aroma with fruity notes. Sweet initial taste that finishes with a bit of bitterness. I would have liked more bitterness, but otherwise, a tasty and relatively well balanced brew.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jpm30 (1587) - East Central, Georgia, USA - MAR 5, 2008
Your standard 12 oz. Samuel Adams bottle, notched freshness date along the left side of the label (July 2008), sampled in a pint glass. L: Clear reddish copper appearance, a frothy pale beige head of fluffy foam, good retention, slowly settled into a thin creamy lacing. Rings of splotchy lace follows the body down the glass as I consume it. S: Light white grape juiciness, toasted caramel and maple, touches of grainy bread, at the edges is a faint herbal hop. F&T: The mildly firm carbonation gives the body a moderately rounded, creamy feel in the mouth, airy and soft, making this quite the easy drinker. Caramelized malts and maple syrup are the first tastes I notice, followed by tart green grape skins and pulp. A nice hop spiciness comes out towards the end, adding to the dry white grape, sweet caramel, crusty grain bread finish. An interesting take on the pale ale, not something I would want all the time, but does make a good change of pace beer.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Hance07 (192) - DownSouth, Georgia, USA - MAR 11, 2008
Pours a light golden color with small white head. Honestly wouldnt have known this was a pale ale or had grape in it if not for the name. Its crisp and clean with a slightly sweet finish. I actually enjoyed it alot but the name is misleading.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
SDalkoholic (2145) - Linda Vista, California, USA - MAR 23, 2008
Bottle from Bev Mo. I was happy to see this since I had read about the new Long Shot series and the controversy surrounding one of them. Poured with a thick and beautiful white foam head and the liquid was a dense amber orange hue. The aroma was typical of pale ale but also smelled similar to a Vienna and the grape was noticeable and made me want to drink from my glass upon pour. I found a slightly tart presence of sour green grape that tasted ripe and blended perfectly to make delicious pale ale. Although, I did find this ale to be very tasty, I don’t believe I would buy it again.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
HighlanderOne (1000) - Bergen County, New Jersey, USA - APR 19, 2008
Poured from bottle 4/2008. More malt than hops in the aroma, with a bit of gas. Bronze with thin lacing head, Seems to equal part hops, malt and grape - and it’s not a bad combo. Maple syrup noticed more as a woody flavor in the aftertaste - not sweet. Mellows at the finish. Well done and unique.


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