Three reviews in One! from the Sam Adams / Boston Beer Co. Here are my thoughts from the latest Longshot…..
Pours a medium orange color. Has a spicy and herbal taste. Somewhat reminiscent of Dr. Pepper. The hibiscus is tame here which is good because it can take over a beer. Not bad but two of three of this year’s longshots remind me more of soda than beer.
Pop the cap and a blast of strawberry hits the air. It has a big strawberry taste that is pretty close to jolly rancher / candy flavor. It pours a medium yellow color and has a nice fizz to it. Just to sweeet to me and not much else there.
Magnificent 7 IPA
Probably the most disappointing of the group. Pours a golden orange color. Aroma is fine, just doesn’t knock my socks off. Too much caramel here for my taste. The hop bitterness is good but this group of 7 don’t coalesce on my palate.