Samuel Adams Longshot Double IPA
From the Makers of Samuel Adams – While there is a great malty foundation to this brew, Mike’s Double IPA showcases his appreciation for hops. In fact, he included seven different varieties of American hops, totaling over six pounds of hops per barrel. The hops add an intense floral and citrus aroma to this brew.
Boston Beer Co. – Samuel Adams Longshot Double IPA – Entered by Mike McDole – 12 oz. bottle poured into a Samuel Adams beer glass. 9% abv. Purchased at Certified Market – Monrovia, CA.
Appearance: Pours a cloudy orange with a thick, creamy head. There are super tiny bubbles rising from the bottom, and only 60% light can get through.
Aroma: Grapefruit, mangoes, brown sugar and pine.
Taste: A mixture of bit, sweet and tangy hops, bring out flavors of pine, orange, grapefruit, lemon. Then a sturdy level of sweet caramel malts, finishes with an almost dry bitterness. The flavors linger well past the sip.
Mouthfeel: Thick, no syrupy or sticky, borderlining on creamy.
Overall: Well worth the year wait for this. I wouldn’t compare it to Pliny the Elder, I would say it is mighty fine on it’s own merits. Please provide The Boston Beer Co. with good (but honest) feedback, and hopefully we can buy 4 or 6 packs of this one day.