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RATINGS: 540   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


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Slipstream (2023) - USA - DEC 7, 2013
Very pleasant floral aroma. This is an interesting release from Sam Adams. It smells like an IPA but tastes like a bold lager mixed with an APA. Fresh grain flavor blended with hop bitterness. Solid brew.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Hartung32 (216) - Indiana, USA - DEC 4, 2013
It tastes a lot like a nice, vibrant Pale that's been muted a bit(possibly the lagering process). Honestly, I'm not sure I could tell it wasn't a solid straight Pale if it wasn't for the description. Either way, I'll probably revisit this one. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ilovedarkbeer (2286) - Dallas, Texas, USA - DEC 2, 2013
Pours a deep golden color with a foamy white head. Notes of caramel bready malt meets orange citrus american hops and bitter floral hops from the NS. Great mix.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
bth122 (1267) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 2, 2013
Bottle at Hollywood studios in Orlando. Pours a golden amber color. Fresh hop aroma of tropical citrus fruit. Crisp finish. Nice hop flavors. Smooth. Medium light bitterness. Tastes like a pale ale. Good.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
BMMillsy (1364) - 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 (87) - 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 (743) - 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.


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