Samuel Adams LongShot Grape Pale Ale

Serve in Flute, Shaker


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RATINGS: 311   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.75/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 160   ABV: 5.35%
Created by Samuel Adams Employee Lili Hess, Hawaii This is a very creative spin on a pale ale. As Lili describes it, "Its like you are drinking a pale ale after biting into a fresh green seedless grape." This delicate brew is light-bodied with unique sweet, yet dry flavors from the grapes. What a combination...

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   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 6/20
Tejas (1005) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUL 26, 2008
Wow, this is horrid. Why even put out such a mess? I don’t even know how to decribe this other than to say it doesn’t even taste like beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
doubleo (1432) - San Diego, California, USA - JUL 26, 2008
12oz bottle. Pours amber with a thin fizzy, white head. Smells malty and slight, sweet grapey. Tastes caramelly malty throughout, the grape flavor doesn’t kick in until the finish. Medium body, ok carbonation.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 6/20
redlem (1306) - Ohio, USA - JUL 25, 2008
Actually the homebrewers description put me in a negative frame of mind. Green grapes are crap, especially the seedless kind, they have no taste and serve the lemmings who go to the grocery store. The only good green grape is an unripe concord which is so sour it gives you a stomach-ache after a couple. Perhaps that beer would of been good but not this crap.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
jcdsmack (88) - Henderson, Nevada, USA - JUL 17, 2008
This is a terrible beer. Not so much because it taste really bad but because It won the longshot contest. my impression of this beer is like drinking a really week pale ale after somone has just spit their cheap blush wine into it. Just a really bad idea. I think the lady who created it must have some compromising photos of someone from Sam Adams. im afraid thi is an example of title 9 in the world of competitive brewing. Its a shame to because the weizenbock that makes up the other half of the longshot six pack is really good.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
unclemike (3084) - Ft. Riley, Kansas, USA - JUL 15, 2008
12oz bottle-pours a rich offwhite head with copper color. Aroma is caramel-medium malt, secondary earthy hops, light/medium fruit. Taste is balanced caramel-medium malt, earthy/spicey hops, light/medium fruit. OK/mild carbonation.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Palidor19 (3180) - Brandon, Florida, USA - JUL 14, 2008
I enjoy this beer, its got an English quality with a mild hint of grape at the end, still its got character.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jb (3157) - Rochester, New York, USA - JUL 13, 2008
Not sure why this one is ’fruit’, plays a minor role. Very nice caramel, malty aroma. Toffee , earthiness and English stylings in the palate. Seems like a session - style English Pale ale. Do get a bit of coloring from the fruit in the background. Thanks Ron for the trade!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
nearbeer (5233) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - JUL 13, 2008
12 oz, bb Jul 2008. Clear, shiny orange-copper with a two-finger creamy head that lasts. Honey, molasses, earthy root vegetable, and crisp green herb aromas. Cinnamon-honey, grain, and light bubblegum are the front flavors, with later some toasty nut and caramel apple. Woody herbs and crisp apple on the finish. Near-medium body has sufficient drying for all the sweetness. Started with a little too much carbonation, but turned out to be a fairly smooth beer. A little much of the sweet and twangy flavors for me.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Funknmilla (743) - Wayne, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 12, 2008
12 oz bottle...Amber with barely a head...just some scattered bubbles and a tracing around the glass where beer meets foam...cider/wine mixed aroma...sour apples...sweet and light with an infantile syrup quality....delicate lacing forming....I gave the appearance a 4 because for this style the lacing is appreciated....Flavor is nice--apples , light malt...but it ends a little thin and watery...nice effervescence...I do taste the grapes, mainly in the finish and a hint in the aroma...the delicate lacing sticks through its entirety, so the 4 sticks as well...Metallic finish in the very last sip...thus changing my original 13 to a 12....sorry Lili Hess

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
nick76 (4396) - Tampa, Florida, USA - JUL 10, 2008
The aroma is malty with hops and a tiny amount of grapes. The appearance is amber with an average to slightly larger head. The flavor is nice with lightly toasted malt, and hops but no grapes. It’s kind of dry and it has a hint of fruit but hardly noticeable. The palate is smooth. A good beer but if the label didn’t say grapes I don’t know if I would have even known they were in it.

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