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RATINGS: 216   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.3/5   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


JohnGalt1's rating

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JohnGalt1 (1209) - , 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.


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
poisoneddwarf (2085) - 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 (3148) - 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 (5185) - 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 (1296) - 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 (488) - 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!

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Radek Kliber (6869) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - NOV 19, 2015
Where and how: tasting, can 355ml
Aroma medium plus intensity, floral citrus, softer follow-up. Nice malt base. Soft golden creating solid back up.
Appearance :
Top: smallish, snow-white, lasting with some lace on glass.
Base: pale gold, clear
Palate : medium thinner body, smooth and easy going, delicate.
Taste: balanced in approach. Leafy, grassy, herbal hop combination with sweet golden malt backbone.
other notes nice refreshing new-wave lager. Helles with American hops? Why not!

2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Oakes (14042) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 9, 2015
Pale, straw and bright, with a medium head. Light body, saazy taste with clean, slightly doughy pale malts. A little too timid on the hop for a body this light...it invites Bitburger comparisons and doesn’t live up.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
wlajwl (5055) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - NOV 8, 2015
Aroma is hops/hop resin, light tropical fruit and lager yeast. The flavor is hops/mild hop resin, tropical fruit, malts and a medium bitter finish.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
That1Guy (2151) - Greeley, Colorado, USA - OCT 31, 2015
12 oz can pours clear yellow with a white head. Fruity aroma, maybe some pears, and the usual sharpness of a pils. Definitely happier than your average pils which is quite nice. Light, fruity, and clean.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Patrickctenchi (5436) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - OCT 25, 2015
Can: Pours almost clear, yellow-gold with a frothy white head. Grain, citrus aroma. Slight pils-like taste....mild grainy bittering, barley malt, grass... Pretty nice.


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