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RATINGS: 566   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.55   IBU: 43   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Brenhophead (656) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - FEB 17, 2014
330mL bottle (BB: Dec 2013). Pours crystal clear golden sunset with a small white head. A very nice piney citrus aroma and, even though its past the BB date, a heck of a lot fruity caramel flavour with that crisp clean flavour only a lager can produce. Very nice.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
IndianaRed (2960) - Boise, Idaho, USA - FEB 16, 2014
Bottle hazy golden light amber with a nice lasting dense off-white head. Typical aroma of a macro-micro attempt at a West coast IPA. Piney and floral but somehow a b it cardboard and stale. Flavor is lees so, more subdues hop flavors, but balanced with the light malt of a pale lager. Some sweetness still and very drinkable. This hopped up PL with a little more FG works fairly well, though I am not sold on the "style" per se’

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
jandd1983 (3214) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - FEB 13, 2014
It poured a crystal clear amber color with a an off-white head. The aroma was of pine and citrus hops. The taste was of citrus and pine with a slight biscuit and sweet malt flavor for balance. It had a medium body and carbonation. Nice.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
williamstome (1394) - Somerville, Massachusetts, USA - FEB 12, 2014
Gold pour, big foamy head. Floral, citrusy aroma with sweet malt undertones. Crisp, round flavor- dry simple hoppiness, tasty. Not the best mouthfeel.

3
   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

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
musinj6 (468) - Dedham, Massachusetts, 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.

3.5
   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.

3.6
   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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
rondphoto (2942) - 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.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
weihenweizen (2268) - 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.


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