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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


3.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
fitwitchik (390) - USA - SEP 20, 2013
Poured into a pint glass from a 12 oz. bottle. Golden yellow with a huge head like a soft pillow. Scent of sweet pines with light grapefruit. Knew this had some WC hops going! Slight bitter finish with very little bready malt. Find this hard to believe they were using Munich malt-so not like a lager at all. Overall greatly surprised with this brew. Enjoyed immensely on a hot afternoon.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Gription79 (2428) - Bountiful, Utah, USA - SEP 19, 2013
Poured from a 12 bottle. Lots of pine, herbal hop qualities, some citrusy, grainy, husky malts. I have a hard time with the lagering and hops.

3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
firstsip (576) - Michigan, USA - SEP 16, 2013
Surprised at the lack of hop presence, but I might be used to insane hops with many American DIPAs. Excellent mouthfeel--full. Yellow color, great lacing.

4.9
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
floydisbest (8) - - SEP 15, 2013 does not count
Amazing mixture of floral, citrus, and just plain hoppy taste. Quite clear and golden, minimal froth on the head. Light to medium bitterness. Not too sweet or sour. Body is light, average to soft carbonation, and the finish is just the right bitter, and lasts tempts the buds for another sip.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Leafs93 (1823) - Clarks Summit, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 14, 2013
Pours copper orange with an off white head. Aroma is citrus, floral and grass. Taste is mild bitters with a touch of sweetness. Medium bodied, good carbonation and some stickiness on the finish. Very solid.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
GarnotingPete (777) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 14, 2013
Bière couleur de miel, limpide et coiffée d’un fin col laissant au verre une légère dentelle. Des arômes de caramel et de conifères. Elle est bien amère et totalement dépourvue de sucre. Elle est crémeuse, d’effervescence vive, de corps moyen/fort et se termine sur une longue amertume et de légers arômes.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
patrick767 (3718) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - SEP 10, 2013
bottle - Pours clear light copper with a one finger white head. It has some good grapefruit character in the aroma. The flavor is moderately bitter with citrus hops, a touch of pine, and ample sweet malt balancing it. It’s medium bodied and quite good.

3.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 8/20
vamp666 (15) - - SEP 6, 2013
This is a great IPA with a bold hops taste. Great for summer and a bbq. Good times!!!

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
decaturstevo (5342) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - SEP 4, 2013
Pale yellow pour with white head and lace. Aroma is light papery malt and some resiny/spicy hops. Flavor is medium semi sweet malt and some spicy hop bitterness. Medium bodied but a tad foamy. A pretty good beer.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
scottw86 (1140) - Maryland, USA - SEP 1, 2013
Poured a nice orange color with a large frothy white head. Good hoppy aroma with a touch of copper, fruit, and pine. Taste is quite dry and hoppy. Initially there are lots of grapefruit flavors, but it transitions into a smoother maltier taste. The finish has some nice fruits with more dry hoppy flavors. Aftertaste has apricot with some metallic flavors. Overall a nice experiment!


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