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RATINGS: 536   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


3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
BMMillsy (1325) - Florida, USA - NOV 29, 2013
Grabbed a sixer for Thanksgiving. Pours from the bottle a mostly clear dark golden color with small white head. Aroma of bready malts, lemon peel, sweet honey, grapefruit. Smells like a malty DIPA. Flavor follows as expected, big bready malts, lemon peels, sweetness, really like a malty DIPA. Slick body, medium high carbonation, big flavor for only 5%. Not bad, but was hoping for a lighter on the malt body and bigger aromatic hop profile.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BrewMstr (86) - Pleasant View, Utah, USA - NOV 27, 2013
Sam Adams continues to innovate and inspire, my first IPL but what a specimen! Awesome hope forward bite and smooth lager finish, good anytime though a great hoppy alternative to wheat type beers in hot weather. Light color, strong citrus odor, and crisp finish.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
esjaygee (3903) - Oak Creek, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 18, 2013
Golden amber with a frothy white dissipating crown. Grainy aroma of dusty pale malt, mild citrus and some citrus. Taste is uneventful and okay. Citrus, mild caramel, some grapefruit, mild pine and a lackluster bitter finish.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
penguinfinity (103) - North Carolina, USA - NOV 14, 2013
Bottle. Smells mildly of citrus. Pours almost clean light orange with just a little head. Taste comes on strong with hops, but finishes clean citrusy. Mostly drinkable, good taste. Starts like a decent IPA and finishes like an amazing lager.

3.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
SilentJo (68) - Chocowinity, North Carolina, USA - NOV 14, 2013
Poured a bright gold with a light tan head that slowly dissolved. Aroma is happy but not overwhelming. Taste is much of the same, with hints of citrus. Very nice.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
MikeJslc (741) - USA - NOV 13, 2013
Deep gold, clear, off white head. Aroma of piney, citrusy hops with a little caramel. Flavor: citrus-apricot hop flavor with a little vegetal/herbal note, grainy malt.

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
drpimento (2220) - La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 13, 2013
Excellent beer! If only it wouldn’t have been kept under fluorescent lights at the store. Poured at a good temperature with a decent, foamy, frothy, thick, long lasting, cream-colored head and plenty of lace. Color is a clear orange amber with loads of bubble trails. Aroma is hop, malt, fruit, bit of skunk. Flavor is like nose, largely loses the skunk, has a great balance between bitter, tang, and sweet right up front and dance around each other in the mouth. Body is spot on; ditto carbonation. Finish is like flavor, has good length and is great drinking! Hope to get more of this.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
LilBeerDoctor (3441) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 11, 2013
On tap. Pours a clear orange with a thick white head. Aroma of perfume, light fruits, citrus, pale malts. Flavor of citrus, grapefruit, hop oils, sweet malt. A bit sweet. Hoppy but the palate is too weak. 6/4/7/3/13 (3.3/5)

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ajnepple (2117) - Clear Creek, Colorado, USA - NOV 11, 2013
12 oz bottle from Evergreen Discount. Amber and clear with a white head. Hoppy citrus aroma with tropical fruit and pine. Medium bitterness and light malty sweetness. Crisp and smooth.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Mep3222 (480) - East Greenbush, New York, USA - NOV 10, 2013
Nice hop aroma. Floral. Malty flavor and a slight bitter finish. Taste is on the light side but a solid beer for Sam Adams. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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