bb (6784) - Alamo, California, USA - JUN 11, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Rich amber beer with a dark cream head. Big grapefruit and pine aroma. Grapefruit and pine resin flavor with caramel. Medium bodied. Good bitterness. Grapefruit and caramel linger with raisin and pine.
BeerFlavoredBeer (254) - New Hampshire, USA - JUN 10, 2013
2.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
This was supposed to be the stand-out in this Longshot batch, but all I got was a bunch of hops with no real direction and no focal point for the different flavors. Not that much better than the hordes of other IPAs with random hop additions.
SpringsLicker (3120) - Tennessee, USA - JUN 9, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours clear deep coppery gold with a tall, lasting, sticky, off-white head.
good hop aroma. Citrus with some resiny pine.
Bitter flavor with some underlying juicy malt sweetness.
Cheers to Sam Adams!
poisoneddwarf (1684) - Rathdrum, Idaho, USA - JUN 6, 2013
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
12 oz bottle from a six pack. Pours almost clear copper with a cream-colored head with good retention that leaves some lace. Aroma is bready, caramelly, perfumy--not the type of aroma I look for in an IPA. Taste is bittersweet. Tastes more like a barleywine than a DIPA. Has a lingering bitter cough drop flavor. Oily mouthfeel, average carbonation, full body. Not for me.
callmemickey (2545) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 6, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Deep amber body, off-white head, soapy lacing. Big resinous profile with a fair bit of malt clouding things. Medium to full bodied, slightly boozy, moderate carbonation and bitterness.
adamah (214) - - JUN 6, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Aroma- Piney and resinous.
Appearance- Reddish amber, almost no head.
Taste- Moderately bitter with a medium-dry finish, although there is a slight hint of some lingering caramel notes on the back end.
Palate- Smooth, medium bodied with some warmth from the alcohol.
thirdeye11 (5488) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUN 5, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
(12oz bottle thanks to swalden28) clear copper, soapy tan bubbles. Nose of faded hops, candied citrus peel, ruby red grapefruit. taste of grapefruit, lightly bitter, bit roasty that I think i’m just confused about, malty backbone and finish.
scottw86 (1090) - Maryland, USA - JUN 4, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured a deep slightly red copper color with a small off-white head. Aroma is quite hoppy with resin and citrus notes. Some biscuit and malts in the aroma as well. Taste is very well balanced with good hoppy citrus flavors. A touch of clove and grass too. Nice malty backbone with some cereal flavors. Very good.
Elwood (3027) - Leesburg, Virginia, USA - JUN 3, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Serving: 12 oz. bottle from State Line Liquors. It pours a slightly hazy, deep copper color with a thin tan head. The nose is a delightful mix of dank, citrus, and piney hops. The flavor highlights the hops the whole way starting with citrus notes, moving to herbal and finishing with resinous pine. Medium to full bodied with lower carbonation and a long, bitter finish. A very solid offering.
Ratman197 (9522) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - JUN 1, 2013
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle poured clear reddish amber with a lasting amber head. Aromas of carmel, earthiness, grapefruit, pine and light orange zest. Palate was medium boded and crisp with a dry finish. Flavors of carmel, pine, earthiness and grapefruit zest with a crisp dry lingering bitter pine finish.