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Samuel Adams LongShot Pineapple IPA

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RATINGS: 65   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.99   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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Created by Samuel Adams Employee Teresa Bury, PA.

Teresa made it a personal challenge to create a beer with a strong hop flavor that was balanced with her favorite fruit, pineapple. Brewed with four different American hops for a burst of grapefruit character that’s mellowed and complemented by the tropical fruit notes from the pineapple.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
ADesenberg (630) - Ohio, USA - SEP 21, 2014
bottle: not as much hop character as I was hoping for, but this was still pretty good. Nice juicy pineapple flavor comes through with some citrus and flowery hop notes. Good...but really wish it had some more bite to compete with the sweet pineapple flavor.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
pumpmaster (1144) - Pembroke Pines, Florida, USA - SEP 10, 2014
12 ounce bottle purchased at Total Wine Pembroke Pines, FL for $9.99/6-pack. Not bad.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Nephilium (1388) - Ohio, USA - SEP 4, 2014
Faint aroma of pineapple, very little hop aroma present. Pours a clear amber with a thin white head. Main flavor is pineapple, with a mild hop bitterness in the finish. Not a lot going on, fairly middle of the road.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Butters (3811) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - SEP 1, 2014
Clear dark golden pour with ring of white head. Not too much by way of aroma, some honey, some grapefruit. But the flavor brings out a much larger citrus and sweetness. The bitterness of the hops only comes out on the finish lending for a little balance to the upfront sweetness of the pineapple notes. The flavors play decently well together, but it just doesn’t do a lot for my personal tastes. Still, an interesting offering.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Indra (2641) - Overland Park, Kansas, USA - AUG 26, 2014
12oz. bottle. Aroma of light, honeyish sweetness, faint pineapple and citrus, touch of malt toast here as well. Clear light amber in color with a fine, lasting head and intricate lacing. Flavor is mildly sweet with touches of caramel up front, followed by a tinge of tropical fruit and faint pineapple juice, and finishing with a very light hoppy bitterness and lingering grapefruit character. Finely but well-carbonated on the palate with a very lightly sticky feel and a medium body. Easy enough to drink, but didn’t quite live up to the pineapple IPA I had in my head before I drank it.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
williamherbert (1317) - Syracuse, New York, USA - AUG 25, 2014
Cloudy golden yellow. Decent slushy head, thin sheet of lace. Very good all around. Aroma has some cooked vegetable stuff. Broccoli and similar sulfurics. Not great. The taste is more weird vegetable broth, along with a touch of citrus, although I never would have picked up on the pineapple. There is a dry, ashy feel. I have to say, this is a very sub-par offering for the Longshot series. Pineapples: good. IPAs: great. Pineapple IPA. Disappointing.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
superspak (2766) - Michigan, USA - AUG 21, 2014
12 ounce bottle into signature pint glass, best before 8/2014. Pours fairly crystal clear golden orange color with a 1-2 finger dense and rocky off white head with good retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Spotty soapy lacing clings down the glass, with a good amount of streaming carbonation retaining the head. Aromas of grapefruit, tangerine, pineapple, lemon zest, floral, grass, light pine, light caramel, bread, and floral/grassy earthiness. Nice and pleasant aromas with good balance and complexity of citrus hops, pineapple, and moderate pale malt sweetness; with solid strength. Taste of grapefruit, tangerine, pineapple, lemon zest, floral, grass, light pine, light caramel, biscuit, and floral/grassy earthiness. Fair amount of pine/grassy bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of grapefruit, tangerine, pineapple, lemon zest, floral, grass, light pine, light caramel, biscuit, and floral/grassy earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Nice balance and complexity of citrus hops, pineapple, and moderate pale malt sweetness; with a good malt/bitterness balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a smooth, crisp, and slightly sticky mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is well hidden with minimal warming present after the finish. Overall this is a nice fruited IPA. All around good balance and complexity of citrus hop, pineapple, and pale malt flavors; and very smooth and crisp to drink. A nicely enjoyable offering.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ibrew2or3 (7043) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - AUG 1, 2014
12oz bottle pours with a clear copper body that supports a thin tan head. The mild aroma offers up pineapple gummy bear candy that has a dullness to it as well as malts and a sliver of another malt like biscuit or something. The taste begins with fruitiness, that I may not have pinned as pineapple had I not known, where it slides into a bit of hop like bitterness that is in an inescapable sweetness hold as it gets more pineapple gummy bear like to midway. Interesting but kind of lacks hops for the stated style.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
nuplastikk (4658) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 1, 2014
12oz bottle. Filtered orange-tan body. Soda-like unimpressive non-head. Sweet malt and pineapple aroma. Pretty weak hoppiness, more malt centered. Almost like a bock in a weird way, with the thick, bready malt tones. Like all Longshot beers, seems like they take a good idea and then neuter it. More of a strongish bland Pale Ale with a hint of pineapple juice. Drinkable, but certainly not that imrpessive.

3
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
nasmith003 (91) - Virginia, USA - JUL 31, 2014
Light pineapple aroma golden brown appearance. Sweet hint of pineapple flavor, hops in the background, and a clean finish. Underwhelming.


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