LongShot Double IPA

12 oz bottle as part of the 2009 mixed sixer with the cranberry wit and the traditional bock.
In a nutshell, VERY, VERY disappointed, but at the same time not all that surprised. Once certain beers start getting some momentum and hype it can quickly get out of control and that’s what’s happened here.
Pour is a solid, bronzed orange body with a lot of haze and really good head. The lace it leaves is solid too. Looks good, but that’s the beers’ best attribute by a mile.
A somewhat awkward combination of ridiculously unabalnced hops (even considering the style), a MASSIVE and unecessary amount of alcohol, and a really weird, aniseed/medicinal taste. The aftertaste is nasty and the body is cloying.
I actually thought this was ACTUALLY reminiscent of a badly brewed homebrew! Oh wait, it IS!
This is actually un unpleasant beer IMO, with some very off-tatses jumping around on top of a dreadfully unbalanced DIPA. A shambles.

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05/27/2009
Format:
bottle
ABV: 9.6 %
Appearance: 4
Taste: 1.5
Mouthfeel: 2.5
Smell: 3
Overall: 1.5
Total: 2.03
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