brenn79 (1521) - 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 IPAís, 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 donít get IPA here.
Butters (3764) - 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 íredí pellet hops. Some might say almost ístinkyí 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, Iíd say this was the most disappointing Longshot pack Iíve 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 (4856) - 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.
MadIndian (2384) - Levittown, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 2, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Canals. Nice long shot brew. Good amount of citrus, pine and caramel malts. The finish is dry, mild spice and dirt. I like it.
jehoesefat (272) - Poway, California, USA - MAY 1, 2013
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma is hoppy citrus and a little earthy. Pours clear copper with an off-white head. Great flavor, the balance of malt and hops works well.
hopdog (8940) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 1, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz bottle. Amber pour with an off white head. I smelled the floral hops as soon as I popped the cap. Toasted floral hops with citrus. Some earthy and caramel in the tastes too.
nuplastikk (4399) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - APR 29, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz bottle. Filtered amber-copper coilor. Thin, steady off-white/beige head. Respectable piny grapefruit aroma. A pretty decent old school style IIPA, not of resinous hops, and big chewy malts. Kind of earthy, lemony...like Sam Adams just had to get certain flavors in. Hollow, watery body, even though it has a big, sticky flavor. Not bad, but not impressive either.
FROTHINGSLOSH (4918) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 28, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sampled from a 12 oz brown bottle this beer poured a dark orange-brown color with a large creamy/soapy orange-tan head that lingered and left decent lacing. The aroma was sweet and tangy pine, grapefruit, lemon and faint perfumey and floral hops. The flavor was tang and sweet caramel, pine, perfume, floral hops, pepper and lemon. Long pepper, pine and grapefruit finish. Moderately full bodied. Solid.
djroehler (290) - Minnesota, USA - APR 28, 2013
3.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Clear red amber, two finger white foam head. Big aroma, pine, orange, grapefruit, pineapple, some malt. Taste is big and crazy. Lemon, lime, pear, vanilla, toasty malt, yeast, big pine bite. Body is rather big, and carbonation light. A little off balance.