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RATINGS: 153   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.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
SDalkoholic (2089) - Linda Vista, California, USA - AUG 6, 2013
Bottle from Sproutís: Poured a medium orangish colored amber hue topped with a growing thick foam head. Aroma is balanced well between a variety of hops and some big caramel like malts but does have somewhat of a pungent whiff. The drink is also balanced in the ingredients as well with a chewy backing of sweet malt and bitter hop pellets that actually remind me of a hopped up barelywine. I canít remember but this might be the first Imperial IPA I have tasted from Sam Adams. Clearly the winner from this yearís Longshot series

2.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
RABinVA (1009) - Fredericksburg, Virginia, USA - AUG 3, 2013
Pours dark amber. Aroma is metallic and pine. Taste is heavily metallic. All hop character is pine. Nearly undrinkable.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
dnstone (2111) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - AUG 2, 2013
Ruby-amber in color with a massive, lacy off-white head. Sweet roasty (almost like hot dogs) aroma with floral hop edges. Malt forward, almost chewy with floral hop spikes and some lingering piney-ness in the finish.

2.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
nimbleprop (4200) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - JUL 25, 2013
12oz bottle pours a clear amber with some cloudy, beige head. Nose is malty, pine, pithy, spruce. Flavor is sweet, pine, sugary, spruce. Medium bodied.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Indra (2570) - Overland Park, Kansas, USA - JUL 22, 2013
12oz. bottle. Aroma of floral, fruity, citric hop and lightly sweet caramel malts, with notes of grapefruit, pine, lemon and some light malt toast in the background. Clear medium copper in color with a lasting, creamy, off-white head and very nice lacing. Flavor profile is full of fresh, fruity, leafy hop flavor throughout, but with a rather malty, sweet, honeyish, toasty caramel backbone, and finishing with a moderate amount of hop bitterness, pine and biscuit undertones. Smooth, low in effervescence and lightly resinous on the palate, body is medium-full. Very easy to drink, sort of a mellow take on the style.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 12/20
Patrickctenchi (3093) - Coxís Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - JUL 22, 2013
Pours dark amber with a tall, ivory-tan head. Aroma is baked bread, caramel, pine. Taste is caramel malt, strong resiny hops. Grapefruit peel. Very rich.... Well done.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
trujahwarrior (478) - Monroe, Washington, USA - JUL 21, 2013
12oz bottle poured into my ipa glass. Pours a dark copper color with a medium tan head that leaves great lacing. Smells of pine, grapefruit, lemon, resin, and caramel. Tastes of all the same things in the smell. Mouthfeel is medium and oily with decent carbonation and a dry finish. This is the best from this series of longshot beers. Nice and hoppy for a east coast style ipa. My only complaint is that it not as balanced as it could be and is a little rough on the palate.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
radagast83 (4131) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - JUL 20, 2013
Thanks to arg0. Poured a clear amber color with a nice citrus, earthy hops. Flavor was notes of earthy and citrus hops. Okay flavors, slighty muted floral and citrus hops.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
BeerandBlues2 (9094) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - JUL 20, 2013
Bottle shared by argo. Pours clear amber with a small, fizzy white head, short retention with good lacing. Aroma is citrus, floral, and herbal hops. Flavor is heavy hops and bitterness with sweet malt and a dry finish. Medium body and carbonation.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
alexsdad06 (4535) - Ohio, USA - JUL 18, 2013
12 oz. bottle shared by DrSilverworm. Pours a clear honey amber color with a medium sized off white head. The aroma has some toasted caramel malts, and noticeable, but not overpowering spicy, resiny and citrus hops. There was a touch of something I didnít enjoy, perhaps a hint of cheese. The flavor has some toasted bread and caramel with spicy, resiny and grapefruit citrus hops. Very smooth for an imperial/double ipa, but the flavor is good. Could be a bit more bitter though.


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