leo2x4us (65) - San Antonio, Texas, USA - MAY 9, 2013
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Maple wood color with medium head. Taste is of overwelming grapefruit. This is an average IPA.
BVery (5937) - Burnsville, Minnesota, USA - MAY 9, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: JAN 1, 2014 Bottle. Clear copper-bronze pour with a small head. Earthy and resinous aroma, some caramel. Bold hop but balanced. Maybe a little too dank for me - not really feeling this one.
Ron (2441) - Rochester, New York, USA - MAY 9, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a rich orange. Small white head. Aroma of pine, resin, strong citrus. A very powerful hop aroma. Flavor is a little bitter. A huge rush of hops in this one. Lots of lemon, citrus, pine, resin. Medium bodied. Really great for a Sam Adams beer.
Finhead (1147) - OFallon, Illinois, USA - MAY 8, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Clear, copper-brown pour with a white head. The aroma has pine with mild citrus and some earthiness. It has a medium body with a smooth texture and average carbonation. The tastes is moderately bitter with a somewhat sticky finish. I liked this beer.
AirForceHops (2948) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - MAY 8, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz. bottle. Pours a dark amber with an orange hue in my Sam Adams perfect pint glass. Flavors of caramel malt, tangerine and grapefruit. Spicy, piney hop that leads into a lengthy bitter finish. The tangerine also shows up again after the sip. The body is medium with an oily texture on the tongue. This was a nice job from this homebrew winner. After it was finished I wanted another.
mcox90 (1522) - Wilton, New Hampshire, USA - MAY 7, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz bottle. Pours dark copper with a one finger dense white head. Spotty lacing. Sharp, hoppy citrus aroma. Citrus flavor with a well balanced malty sweet background. Body is towards the full side with a oily resinous coating on the tongue. Quite good.
brenn79 (1471) - Idaho, USA - MAY 3, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz. bottle- Pours a surprisingly dark rusty amber with a nice three finger head with excellent retention and good lace, in the appearance the darker than normal color worries me that there is too much malt, or even worse, caramel malt. The aroma is mellow, not in your face hops like I was hoping for, malt is more prominent which is confirming my suspicions about the appearance. The taste is yeah, confirmed malty, dirty earthy caramel malt, there is a big bitterness here, and it lasts throughout, leaving your mouth bittered up long after the swallow, but that caramel malt ruins it for me. Body is medium and carbonation is fairly high. Why do people put these malts in IPA’s, a beer that boasts seven different hops, and the malt is mostly what I take away from this beer! The thing is this is not a bad beer, if it were described as an imperialized hoppy amber ale, I would have more respect for this, I just don’t get IPA here.
Butters (3725) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - MAY 3, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a clear amber with good persistent light khaki head. Nose of earthy ’red’ pellet hops. Some might say almost ’stinky’ but not quite like weed. Flavor of sweet caramel and pine, grapefruit, lemon citrus acid. Semi resinous lingering oil on the palate. Not really what I crave in an IPA, but not bad. Overall, I’d say this was the most disappointing Longshot pack I’ve had.
odinstyr (559) - Hamilton, New Jersey, USA - MAY 3, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a clear copper red with a moderate tan foamy head. Smells of lemon, pine, caramel, grapefruit. Taste is bitter and moderately sweet - grapefruit, spruce, lemon, light caramel.
notalush (4766) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAY 2, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Medium amber pour - thick, sticky lace - resinous aroma of pine, grapefruit pith, earth - fairly sweet caramel - low carbonation, medium body - quite sticky sweet in flavor - quite a bit of caramel - the stickiness works somewhat with the resinous character of the hops, I guess - earthy hop flavors of pine, soil - orange oil, grapefruit peel - not terribly complex, and quite sweet, but okay.