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RATINGS: 184   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.3   EST. CALORIES: 153   ABV: 5.1%
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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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3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JohnGalt1 (528) - , Idaho, USA - JUL 27, 2013
22 picked up at the COOP yesterday for I think $4ish... Sorta expensive for what it is, but it is well made... Pours a slight hazy straw golden with a decent white head and little lacing. Nose shows bigger than expected hoppiness, but it works well with the light background maltiness... hops are smell like cut grass and light citrus zest. Flavor mirrors the aromas nearly perfectly with a bit of an upfront bitter bit that adds to the drinkability in my opinion. Body is light and carbonation is spot-on where it should be. If this was in a reasonably priced 6-pack, I would buy it all the time in this Boise heat. It is a near perfect summer quaffer for somebody that like lagers and want more of a hop bite.


2.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
cheap (4110) - Beaver Valley, Beaver County, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 22, 2014
From a can this stuff makes a big head. Its pale lager in color, perhaps a little hazy. Has the smell of typical pale ale, would think it is ale fer sure. Has that typical mild APA thing happening, funny they would make this a lager, heheh. Finish reminds me of REM pop song 89 video; a topless lager acting like an APA, WTF?

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
outlawskies (962) - - OCT 12, 2014
I think it is hoppy but crisp. B. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
TylerGreenDC (335) - - SEP 23, 2014
On draft. Aroma of orange, in an intensity that’s slightly surprising in a lager. Flavor is of a burst of citrus, quickly dissolving to a very dry finish. Beautifully done.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
milewide (1536) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - SEP 9, 2014
Outstanding "Bud beater"!!! Twice the hop and grain aroma and taste of Bud. Only 4.8% ABV per the label. Put it in 16 oz. cans...and take on Bud!

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Kinz (3307) - Glen Allen, Virginia, USA - AUG 4, 2014
Growler fill from Aw Shucks. Pours a lightly hazy yellow orange, decent head. Aroma was honey accented malts, slight pepper hops, and a lot of undefined citric hops. Flavor was a dead on match. I must be getting old, because the entire time I drank this I was mentally shaking my walking stick at the brewery and castigating them for the citric hops in my lager. What is happening to me, this was something I always wanted brewers to mess around with? Get off my lawn! Either way, my palate could never totally accept the fusion of citric hops and lager characteristics. The sum was less than the parts. More disappointed with myself than the beer for some reason.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BeerdedDave (444) - - JUL 24, 2014
gold color; light, floral hop aroma; a light lager with nice citrus hop notes; crisp light malt

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BigBeer45 (1259) - Michigan, USA - JUL 20, 2014
Sampled from a 12 oz. can, this beer had a clear pale yellow-gold pour with particles floating in the glass, and gave a white one finger cover that receded to a very thin cover and ring, it left nice spots and partial rings of lacing on the sides of the glass, the nose had some grass and citrus hops with light malt, a little bread and some sweetness, the flavors were grass and citrus hops with light malt and some grain, some citrus and a touch of malt sweetness, the finish had a light bitterness with a little malt following, the mouth feel was pretty light, it had a little bit of a creamy feel on the lips and soft to average carbonation, it had a light to medium hops and light malt on the nose and mouth, not a stand out beer, it was ok.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Tide (1809) - Espoo, FINLAND - JUL 15, 2014
Can from supermarket. Golden color, white head. Bitter taste with citrus, hops, toast, malts and grass. Bitter finish with citrus, hops, toast and grass. Very nice lager.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Concealer (808) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUL 13, 2014
Can. Clear pale yellow with a thin white head. Aromas of lemon and yeast and biscuit. Flavor is the same. Light bodied, crisp with a slightly dry finish.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
cards04 (1805) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - JUL 12, 2014
Premium lagers aren’t good to begin with..Epic has done a good job trying to elevate it. Nice hoppy aromas and flavors. What a lager should be


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