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RATINGS: 562   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.55   IBU: 43   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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Brewing innovation is about asking "what if?". What if we gave an IPA a new identity and used some of our favorite West Coast hops, with their grapefruit, piney, & tropical fruit character, in a lager? The result is this boldly hoppy & and flavorful brew with the crisp smoothness of a lager. Cheers!

MALT VARIETIES Samuel Adams two-row pale malt blend and Munich malt
HOP VARIETIES Zeus, Simcoe, Citra, Ahtanum, Cascade, Centennial, and Nelson Sauvin hops

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
DANEgerous (93) - Texas, USA - FEB 12, 2014
Aroma: Nice but overly pine it just sings of spruce to long. Appearance: Nice very good at holding out. Taste: clean and refreshing

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
musinj6 (449) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - FEB 10, 2014
This one is different, but good. Pours a clear golden with a 1 finger head and leaves moderate lacing. Aromas of pine, citrus and german hop character along with bold toasted malt. Primarily medium bitter. Meidum bodied with medium carbonation. Medium to long bitter finish. Very well balanced. I really think Sam Adams is overlooked by craft beer lovers sometimes. I really like this.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
davidajensen (206) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - FEB 8, 2014
Its a lager. It’s hoppy. It smells pretty good. It’s not a great IPA. Oh yeah, its a lager. Weird markering, decent beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Thewade (340) - USA - FEB 4, 2014
Sam Adams hits a home run with this one. Bought for my wife, and wound up being pleasantly surprised. Slight hops, and well balanced. Light with citrus notes.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
rondphoto (2615) - Lakeside Park, Kentucky, USA - FEB 4, 2014
@ Remkes / Crescent Springs bottle date - 5/14 Clear deep amber with a good head that drops to 1/2", swirls of lace. Full-bodied caramel malt that adds medium bittering midway through the palate, both staying around through a lingering finish. Outstanding brew, great for sessions, plenty of flavor for 5% abv.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
weihenweizen (2020) - Charleston Area, West Virginia, USA - FEB 3, 2014
Refrigerated 12 oz. brown bottle, best by July 2013 oops, poured into a glass. Pours light copper with off-white head. Aroma is nice fruity hop aroma, medium body, medium carbonation, and little lacing. Taste is caramel malt, fruity hops, crisp herbal hops, some pine, and malt backbone. This beer holds up well.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
matthewjk (964) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 3, 2014
okay, okay, I’m sort of digging this one. The Double Agent is zest, citrus, pine, and considerably smooth and sweet. Whatever Sam calls this , it is pretty good.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
drfabulous (4523) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - FEB 2, 2014
from a 12 ounce. Nicely hopped. Decent malt build. Overall flavor is citrus and a really clean taste. Much better than I anticipated.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 9/20
mreddie (2) - - JAN 30, 2014 does not count
This beer is the bomb!!!! Great taste with a refreshing finish.....The aroma is what really got me to try it......highly recommend for you next unfound beer!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
ikigai (65) - California, USA - JAN 30, 2014
Strange combo of crisp lager style with hoppiness that didn't really work for me. Bottle was near end of freshness range so maybe a liitle past it's prime. A little too bitter without the hops flavor I like. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

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