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RATINGS: 221   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.28/5   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
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This wonderful hoppy lager is a new addition to our ever-expanding Exponential (Seasonal) Series. The Crystal hops give it a clean spice while the Calypso hops give it a pleasant, almost fruity aroma. Easy to drink, perfect for a summer day out.


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3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
alliance100 (1096) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - JUN 28, 2014
12oz can - pours a very pale yellow . Soft grassy aroma . Taste is tart lemon with a bit of earthy hop . Not bad . ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


2.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
tfontana (471) - Fremont, New Hampshire, USA - APR 10, 2016
Bottle pour from Andover Liquors. Aroma is floral hops over European malt base. Appearance is very pale yellow with greenish tinge (sort of urine-like) with trace sparkle, 1/2 finger-width fleeting white head with fair lacing. Taste is traditional pilsner malty sweetness with fruity hops, but both are mild. Palate is light-to-medium bodied with thin texture and average to lively carbonation and crisp finish. Overall, a decent enough idea with hints of what it could be, but is pretty pedestrian.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Msdrbeat (251) - - APR 3, 2016
Canned at Tin Can. Nothing special. Tad hoppier than your average lager. Not sure if have it again.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
DuffMan (8802) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - MAR 30, 2016
Can. Medium gold, average white head. Grainy aroma, faint fruity undertones. The palate reflects the nose exactly. Moderately bitter finish. Underwhelming considering its name.

2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
BroSpud (2007) - , Massachusetts, USA - MAR 24, 2016
12oz can. Pours a pale yellow with a thick white head. Watery, grassy and bland. Not offensive but not all that good either. Meh.

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
BillKismet (3723) - Seattle, Washington, USA - FEB 25, 2016
Crystal blonde, well-carbonated, and with a decent, creamy wheaty head. Leafy hoppy with some greenness to it and light, fresh-milled grain nose. Watery grain body with muted hoppyness and some green notes. Sourdough and mild tannin grain finish.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
poisoneddwarf (2182) - Rathdrum, Idaho, USA - JAN 30, 2016
12 oz can. Aroma is bready, chalky candy, earthy hops, minerally. Pours hazy golden with a thick white pillowy head with good retention; leaves some creative lacework. Taste has a nice medium-level bitterness alongside a mild fruity sweetness (kind of cantaloupe-like) with flavors of wheat cracker, light hay. Nice American-style pils.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
pintbypint (3226) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JAN 22, 2016
355ml can. Pale straw yellow with a small creamy white cap. Nose has straw, grains, bit of fruit. Taste has grains and straw, citrus and some fruitiness. Grassy aftertaste with light hops hanging around. Drinks alright.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
reebtogi (5347) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JAN 8, 2016
355ml can pours a pale straw color with a finger of white head that settles down to some spotty lacing. Aroma is grassy with some light fruits and a herbal note. Taste is a grassy hop bitterness with a light fruity and malty sweetness finishing with some herbs. Light bodied with decent carbonation. Overall, an interesting brew for the style, full flavored and respectable.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
GoufCustom (1411) - HONG KONG - NOV 29, 2015


355 ml can as “Epic Hop Syndrome Pils Lager” bought at HK Brewcraft in Central.

Looks: Translucent pale golden colour; Less than one-quarter finger head with residual soapy white foam which fades in 15 seconds; Fair sticky lacing and barely notable slight carbonation.

Aroma: Very fragrant Pils malt, with strong floral, fresh grapefruits, strong melon, pear cider, strong molasses, candy, light biscuits, yeast and light grass.

Taste: Mid to light sweet moderate Pils malt, with grapefruits, floral, honey, molasses, cinnamon, lemon, strong bitter hops and sharp grass.

Body: Mid to light body. Slick palate.

Mouth Feel: Moderate Pils maltyness in a solid thick background. The fresh grapefruit araoma carry onto the taste, very citrusy and lemony plus fairly good cinnamon and woody spices. Touch of honey and sweetness. Light but joyful!

Hoppiness: Impressive aroma with strong Lemondrop influence as in strong melon and hard candy. Calypso’s pear cider nose also came through, not to mention fresh grapefruits. Taste is grapefruits plus Crystal’s cinnamon and spice; Bitterness is notably strong for a lasting, high astringent citrus-spicy finish.

After Taste: Quite dry. Fruity and hoppy to mouth.

Comments: With or without the “Pils” alias or not, this is a compact yet seriously hoppy Lager - excellent aroma of hard candy, melon, citrus and pears, Solid hoppy taste in grapefruit and cinnamon. A bit thin in the end but that match a tight 4.5% Pilsner. If all Lagers are made like this, I just can’t get enough. Yes!

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
colui72 (553) - HONG KONG - NOV 20, 2015
Hazy pale yellow, minimal head, with a pungent floral and citric aroma. Taste is medium bitter, gets the lager malts and tasty hops that gives it a dry balance. Hints of citrus. Very nice lager, as every lager should be. Shame on macro corn lagers!


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