BeerandBlues2 (9606) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - JUL 20, 2013
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
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.
alexsdad06 (5370) - Ohio, USA - JUL 18, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
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 didn’t 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.
drowland (6001) - Valdosta, Georgia, USA - JUL 16, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12oz bottle from Tipple’s. Amber orange pour with a small khaki head. Faint hop aroma, mostly on the sweet malty side, some citrus and dank aspects. Malty, caramel flavor as well, some lingering bitterness and citrus and dank hop character. This was either underwhelming or had a bit of age on it.
brokensail (10841) - Orange County, California, USA - JUL 15, 2013
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Amber pour with a white head. Sweet, caramel aroma. Some bread, toast, and fruit. Orange peel, grass, and a bit of weed. Some pine and a light lemon note. The flavor is pretty "meh" as well. Sweet bread and caramel malt. Some orange, lemon, and pine. Fairly grassy, lightly bitter, and somewhat astringent on the finish.
GT2 (8380) - San Diego County, California, USA - JUL 14, 2013
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
355mL thanks to womencantsail. Pours a clear deep red with thick yellow foam. Spotty lacing. Nose is extremely cheesy, lemon peel, just stale DIPA all around. Taste is dusty, nutty, lemon peel...metallic. Palate is astringent, nutty, harsh. Nothing I hate more than stale DIPA. Ick.
shigadeyo (3006) - Harrison, Ohio, USA - JUL 13, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
7/13/2013: Samuel Adams LongShot 2013 Magnificent Seven created by Zack Adams... This is an attractive amber beer with a clean complexion and frothy beige head. The aroma is definitely hoppy, but it unfortunately it requies one to get their nose down into the glass to smell the spicy, herbal, pine and almost cheesy hops. The flavor is fairly aggressive and definitely several steps up from the other beers in the LongShot 6-pack. It starts strong and malty with brown sugar, caramel and bread crust, then shifts into an assault of hoppy flavors including PINE, yellow grapefruit, lemon peel, rsein, and a pinch of spicy herbs. The hops definitely dominate, which is good, but the bitterness level on this beer is fairly constrained. Good hop flavor profile though. Wow, this puppy is strong and the alochol makes no attempt to hide. Despite that, this is a pretty solid beer. I wouldn’t call it "sessionable" by any stretch, but I am enjoying the bottle... SLOWLY! I was really hoping that this beer would deliver the "big grapefruit, pine & resinous notes" that the label promised, and I’m happy to say that it did. Finally, a beer worth buying the 2013 LongShot 6-pack to try!
12 fl. oz. bottle (7.8% ALC./VOL.; Enjoy before SEP 2013) from The Party Source in Bellevue, KY. Rating #120 for this beer.
topherh (1911) - Kearney, Missouri, USA - JUL 10, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours amber with an off white head. Aroma is caramel and hops. Flavor is sweet caramel, grapefruit, lemon, turns toward a bitter lingering earthiness.
raradel (340) - Atlanti Beach, Florida, USA - JUL 9, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pretty good double, wanted more aroma and body based on the flavor profiles and coloring. But for what it is it exceed expectations!
maxwelldeux (3611) - Everett, Washington, USA - JUL 8, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours a mostly clear darker amber color with just a hint of red in there and a moderate cream-colored head on it. Nose hits you with just a hint of sweetness up front, with the citrus and piney hop character coming through afterwards. Taste is somewhat bitter immediately, but tapers off into a well-balanced bit of sweetness. Not a bad beer at all.
mnmike (1031) - Minnesota, USA - JUL 7, 2013
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
My favorite bottle from this years homebrew six pack. Could use more aromas for me, but great blend of hops in the taste