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RATINGS: 526   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 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
kkleu357 (247) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 4, 2013
Very fruity. The hops impart a very tropical fruit and grapefruit flavor. Not my usual thing, but it is very good. Very interesting beer. Maybe being a lager helps give it such a unique touch.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
thedm (4920) - Fort Wayne, USA - NOV 1, 2013
This bottled brew from a grocery store poured a extremely medium sized head of foamy very light brown colored bubbles that were long lasting and left behind a very softly carbonated transparent light orange brown colored body and a good lacing. The mild aroma was hoppy. The mouth feel was tingly at the start and at the finish with a lingering hoppy aftertaste. The nice flavor contained notes of mild citrus crisp and hops. A decent one that I would consider drinking again.

3.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
EdInSaltLake (584) - Salt Lake City, Utah, USA - OCT 28, 2013
Caramel malt, herbal aroma; a tiny amount of sulfur-ish aroma. Herbal, citrus, peppery hop flavor--with a light caramel malt flavor that gets sweeter in the finish.
"Enjoy by Nov. 2013"

3.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 8/20
Saints11188 (4) - - OCT 27, 2013 does not count
12 oz. Bottle. Has a citrusy smell and taste. Pours an orange color with very little head

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Sunni05 (31) - Florida, USA - OCT 19, 2013
Very tasty. Definitely much hoppier than the typical lager. A little weak for my personal taste but I sure won't turn one down! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
knickskicks (684) - - OCT 19, 2013
Burnt orange pour, white head. Nose is citrus with a nice malty backbone. Smooth, oily from the hops, crisp bready finish from the lager yeast.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Nuffield (3658) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - OCT 17, 2013
I wasn’t sure what style this was but assumed it was an IPA, and I was more or less right. Definitely better than a standard pale lager, so don’t even put it in that classification. What you get here is a crisp, clean, easy-drinking but ultimately average beer lacking any real distinction. It’s not going to take the beer world by storm but it is a perfectly fine mainstream pale ale--a bit softer in the hops than most IPAs, I’d suggest. Bottle.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Skyman1972 (14) - Texas, USA - OCT 17, 2013
UPDATED: NOV 17, 2013 Poured from a bottle into a pint glass. The smell was fantastic with a strong earthy scent. Every time I brought the glass up to taste I enjoyed the smell. Not much head but decent lacing. Nice gold color. Drinks easy with a lingering hoppyess. I can’t pick out flavors yet, but it’s good!

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Bebum (272) - - OCT 14, 2013
Pale gold, clear, loose textured white head, Aromatic nose, Medium body, bright, refreshing, mouthfeel, with avg carbonation. Very bitter but not dry, which somewhat balances it. Grapefruit, ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
JoeMcPhee (8302) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 14, 2013
Amber pour with a thin white head. The nose is a little bit citrusy and tropical. A bit of kiwi and some light orange and mango citrus. Juicy and tasty with a lingering bitterness. I like the hop profile they have going on here - clean and tasty. There’s a bit of malt sweetness in here as well. Pretty nice brew.


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