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RATINGS: 158   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.41   EST. CALORIES: 234   ABV: 7.8%
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Zack Adamsís Magnificent Seven IPA is described as ďa showcase of seven American hop varieties that impart a big piney and lingering resinous flavor. A true Imperial American IPA, this brew pours a rich bronze color. The slightly sweet malt character is pleasantly balanced by a pronounced hop bitterness with grapefruit, pine and earthy notes from the American hops. This medium-bodied IPA also delivers caramel, citrus, lemon and piney aromas.


3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Arayaga2 (1813) - portland, Oregon, USA - DEC 2, 2013
Amber with a sparse white head. Aroma and taste are lemon and rich malt with an herbal hop finish $2/12oz

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
esjaygee (3903) - Oak Creek, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 25, 2013
Copper with a large pillowy slowly evaporating taupe vertex. Aroma is tropical and vinous with floral hops, grapefruit and caramel. Taste of deep toffee, roasted malt, caramel, tropical fruit, grapefruit and a moderate bitter finish. Nice red IPA.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
kevinator (1060) - The Colony, Texas, USA - NOV 12, 2013
Good solid example of the style. Nice piney aroma with a hint of citrus. Nice bronze color with a solid white head. Crisp and full palate with complimenting carbonation. Great mix of hops flavors with a burst of bitterness at the beginning that eventually mellows out near the end of the bottle. Malt background is solid but doesnít have the sweetness as advertised. Enjoyed it.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
SamP01 (591) - New Jersey, USA - OCT 13, 2013
Pours a deep orange amber with a long lasting medium beige head, good lacing throughout. Aroma and Taste of floral pine hops and caramel malt which becomes more notable as it warms up, also some notes of brown sugar. Palate is a medium body with a smooth texture and good carbonation. Finishes with floral pine hops, some mild orange peel notes, caramel malt and some mild brown sugar on the end. Overall seems to have a good balance, smooth and nice flavor, a good brew.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
SpongeRuiner (778) - Michigan, USA - OCT 4, 2013
Was not expecting anything special here. And thatís what I got when I tried this one from a recommendation.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BeerKurve (509) - - SEP 28, 2013
Mildly hazy dark orange color with a high amount of visible carbonation and lots of lacing; Soapy head. Aroma of mild citrus hops, caramel, toffee, pine and malts. Flavor is bitter piney hops, resin, citrus, and resin. Very Bitter but somewhat mild in taste. Heavy and thick body with some moderate carbonation. They nailed the bitter resin hop part but forgot to balance out the rest of the flavor.

0.8
   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 1/20
MacBoost (1399) - Pouring Bus, New York, USA - SEP 28, 2013
Pours a dark amber with a decent sized off white head. Aromas of buttered bread, toffee, caramel. No perceptible hop aroma. Taste is bad. Bitter malt water. No. Drainpour.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Alextricity (509) - Michigan, USA - SEP 9, 2013
Drink by September 2013. Poured into a Sam Adams Perfect Pint. Appearance: A beautiful beer. Crystal clear copper with a soft sand colored, three finger head on top. The head sticks around for awhile, and the lacing, at least at the start, as ridiculous. Smell: Damn, I love hops. Serious amounts of pine and resin. The label also mentions grapefruit, but I donít really get that ... there is a sweetness in there, though. Taste/feel: Hard for me to pick this one. As dark as this IPA is, I figured itíd maybe be pretty sweet or at least be balanced, but itís not -- this beer is definitely on the bitter side, at least after the first few sips, and tastes pretty much nothing like it smells. I get almost a roasty-sweet sort of malt flavor on the start of the sip, followed by a fairly brief parade of piney hops, and then it finishes with a dusty/gritty sort of malt flavor. Itís not bad at all, but the smell had me expecting something entirely different. In that way, it almost reminds me of Alpha King by Three Floyds, which is a darker APA that bursts with hops in the aroma, but then has a maltier taste. This almost drinks like some sort of amber or something more than an IPA... ALMOST. Itís good, but I didnít see it coming. The feel is quite smooth with a medium carbonation -- it lets the hops do the work on your tongue rather than the prickly carbonation, which is good. Just a note: This beer becomes almost TOO SWEET once it warms up. Has to be the best in the 2013 LongShot contest, but not by too significant of a margin. It looks awesome, it smells great, and it has a solid flavor.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
BREWMUSKCLES (2302) - New Jersey, USA - AUG 29, 2013
a mishmash and perhaps hop nightmare to some but to me itís nirvana. harsh and wafting grapefruit pith to some pine and nasty near the finish with woody harshness.....i love it. no alcohol and some sweetness full bodied and sudsy. the good stuff!

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
J_man (734) - Tustin, California, USA - AUG 27, 2013
Caramel and wood aromas with a slight vegetal note. Clear copper/amber color with a thin but lasting off-white head. Strong, sweet caramel malt flavor with a slight cooked vegetable taste in the back as well as some smoke. Thereís earthy bitterness here, but itís a bit heavy handed and ends up being more of the vegetal flavor that almost gets overpowering. Lays down a dry bitterness on the tongue thatís nice, but the vegetal stays around too. Not bad, but the hops need to be a bit brighter. *** Wow, reading the other ratings makes me think I got a bad bottle. Hopefully I can find another to try! ***


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