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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 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
beerfest5 (1201) - Dublin, IRELAND - JAN 24, 2014
This seems to be the new cool thing in brewing now, a lager that is supposed to taste like an IPA. My question naturally is, "why not just have an IPA". Not liking it too much.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
1guywith_aboat (254) - phenix city, Alabama, USA - JAN 20, 2014
UPDATED: MAR 6, 2014 Aroma up front is cutrus, pine, caramel, and sweet bread. Pours Crystal clear copper. flavor is very floral. Not much malt character in the taste. Thin-medium bodied. Very interesting. Slightly astringent.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Beerathon (1449) - Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 14, 2014
Crisp and clean like a lager, yet very hop forward. The hops are a bit muddled- slight citrus and pine with a spice bite. I enjoy this newer style though (IPL).

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
mikesaum (613) - Newark, Ohio, USA - JAN 13, 2014
Pours a dark gold with a white head. Aroma is a lot of citrusy hops. Taste is slightly bitter, piney,orange, grapefruit, clean finish. pretty good and easy drinking.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Acknud (1081) - Morganfield, Kentucky, USA - JAN 12, 2014
Another nice SA entry. Copper pour with a frothy head. Aroma is pine to me. The taste is well balanced with malt and hops.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
HughConway (828) - Washington, USA - JAN 11, 2014
12oz bottle from a 6er. Pours clear copper-amber, stiff white head. Aroma is hop citrus grass. Taste is clear crisp hops. Finish is clear. Itís a great "light" IPA thatís better than quite a few ífullí IPAs. If people followed this session lead, sessionís wouldnít suck.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DuffMan (7512) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - JAN 11, 2014
Bottle. Light amber clear with a thick white head. Pleasant citrus hop aroma. Hoppy palate, grapefruit and light pine, lighter malts but in good balance, finishing clean and bitter. Good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
kidmartinek (3741) - austin, Texas, USA - JAN 2, 2014
This comes off as an IPA and is quite good despite the use of a lagering yeast. Its bright copper, relatively clear and has a small frothy head thatís a bit of a dirty white color. The aroma settles to a bland bitterness. The palate is full and cool and the the whole thing is pretty true to the style of a traditional India Pale in the sense it doesnít suffocate the maltiness, yet maintains a nice bitter flavor. This could be a goto in the summer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
erickok (4078) - Tours (and Paris), FRANCE - JAN 2, 2014
Amber mostly clear body, stable frothy lace. Clean hop profile, grapefruit. Fairly string bitterness actually, clean yeast, drinks quite well. More powerful taste than expected. (33cl bottle at JFK Airport bar)

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
jbuskirk (551) - Holdrege, Nebraska, USA - JAN 1, 2014
A brave blending of styles that blurs the lines between lager and IPA. Itís damn tasty, too. Double Agent has the malt character and alcohol content of a lager with the hoppy, fruity flavor of an IPA. This is a great idea with even better execution. This beer makes me wish that India Pale Lagers were more common. Iíve gotten to enjoy a couple of these and hope to have even more in the near future.

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