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RATINGS: 154   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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
rocbyter (1896) - Waterbury, Connecticut, USA - MAY 31, 2013
Strong resin hop aroma. Clear orange color with a small white head. Mild bitter beginning that quickly builds a strong resin hop bitterness in the middle and fades a little in the finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SphinxTX (2876) - Mata Gorda, Texas, USA - MAY 29, 2013
Pours amber with beige head. Aroma is a brilliant floral and over ripe grapefruit hoppiness with caramel in the shadow. Flavor matches aroma, is aggressive and balanced, strong hop and malt, solid bitterness throughout. Medium body with high carbonation. Overall, good stuff!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
horto008 (158) - Alabama, USA - MAY 27, 2013
Well done. Would have loved a small bit more sweetness in this as it is seriously bitter. Mouthfeel was nice and the flavors are strong enough to linger for quite a while. Nose was slightly sour. Overall excellent, though, and one that is worth trying.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
tgncc (2767) - Bellmore, New York, USA - MAY 27, 2013
nice aroma of caramel, citrus. The appearance is orange, white head. The flavor is citrus, flower, caramel, the hops are more assertive in the flavor than the aroma. The finish is mashed-up pine, citrus, flowers, and explosion of hops. Nicely done.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mcnealc31 (250) - Elida, Ohio, USA - MAY 26, 2013
Magnificent Seven is so named because of the seven hops varieties used. Darker than most IPAs, itís a crisp, clear amber. Hops completely dominate the aroma, as they should. Very nice blend of flavor from the hops, too. Pine, grapefruit, some grassy notes. Roasted caramel comes through, too. Great contest, great beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
JMerritt (1786) - Macomb, Illinois, USA - MAY 26, 2013
Bottled. Red orange in appearance with a tremendous light tan head that is very creamy and very long-lasting. Pine and grapefruit nose was very evident upon first poor. Upon further sniffs I can get a hint of leather, sweet cookie malts, caramel, very light smoke and light prairie grasses. Bitter, resinous flavor with loads of toffee atop grapefruit, apricot and pine. There is a nice malt backbone beneath this IPA - it almost drinks like a young barley wine. Solid. Wish I knew what seven hops they used.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jgb9348 (4692) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - MAY 26, 2013
Dark brown coloured body with a thin, one centimetre tall tan head. Aroma of alcohol, pine, light malt and some alcohol. Medium to Full-bodied; Strong assertive pine and hop flavours show with a bit of alcohol, some metallic notes and a hint of yeast. Aftertaste shows a good complexity of rather earthy malt and some pungent hop flavours, a little sweetness and a good alcohol flavour. Overall, a nice and complex beer that shows well. I sampled this twelve ounce bottle purchased from La Bodega in Anchorage, Alaska on 23-May-2013 for US$1.85 sampled in my hotel room here in Anchorage on 25-May-2013.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ThisWangsChung (747) - Leonardtown, Maryland, USA - MAY 24, 2013
12 oz bottle into a pint glass. A: Pours a beautiful chestnut red color. I love the clarity of the body, in particular. The head is great too, a two finger cream shade that retains itself very well, and leaves attractive lacing on the glass. Really a good looking brew. S: I notice subtle touches of floral hops, piny notes, and *faint* grapefruit (and I do mean faint), backed - or should I say, overpowered by a sweet caramel malt base. While aromatically decent, I could really use more hops here. T: Iíd reckon this is closer to an imperial amber than a DIPA. The flavor starts out with some mild caramel and toffee, before finishing with touches of earthy, piney, and floral qualities. I really like the balance here, I must say. M: The body has good crispness and a well-balanced dry finish, which helps keep any excessive sweetness in check. Itís also decently well-built in terms of thickness, neither too heavy nor light. O: I can really tell the brewer of this was inspired more by Nugget Nectar than Ruination; thereís a degree of elegance here missing in so many examples of the style. Having said that, it isnít as explosively bold as some of the best DIPAs are, nor does it compare with NN in overall quality. This oneís so close to being great, yet itís missing a bit of additional hoppiness to make that possible. Iím still mildly impressed either way.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
unclemattie (4155) - Georgia, USA - MAY 23, 2013
2013 Longshot.
12oz bottle. Pours light brown, copper color, tall almond colored foam. Aroma of resiny hops, new tires, rich deep caramel, pine, citrus oils, unique earthiness, wood, and leather. Tastes of burnt sugar, wood, leather, lots of pine sap, skunk weed. Very skunky linger flavor on the back of the palate. A good about of hops, balanced. Hearty IPA. Very wooded and oily, with loads of earth tones, and bitterness. Very wooded. There is definitely a presence of ABV is this one. (3709)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Sperine (283) - North Wales, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 21, 2013
Bottle. This was a very nice balance of hops and malt, and actually pretty great to look at. Hoping to try the others in this pack before my buddy drinks them all.

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