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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 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Iphonephan (4018) - McLean, Virginia, USA - SEP 1, 2013
On draft at Chips in Kitty Hawk. Pours a clear gold with a thick off white head. Mild floral hop nose. Flavors of citrus and biscuit. Bitter finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
SamP01 (611) - New Jersey, USA - AUG 30, 2013
Pours a hazy golden yellow amber with a long lasting white head and lacing. Aroma and Taste of pine citrus hops, caramel malt, sweet fruity notes and mild bitterness, some light grapefruit tangy notes. A medium palate, crisp with moderate carbonation. Has a nice malt finish balance by pine citrus and slight tangy grapefruit notes. Has a bit of lager in it. Overall a good drinking brew.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
nealblind (983) - Seattle, Alabama, USA - AUG 28, 2013
Bright clear orange pour big head. Aroma of pine, passionfruit and citrus hops. Sweet at first then the bitterness drops in. Tastes herbal, floral, and resinous. Some wheaty flavor. Has a heavy pilsnery mouthfeel. Full of flavor. I personally prefer ales though so I’d rather just have an ipa. It’ll be a great beer for somebody else though.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Jow (2502) - New York, USA - AUG 25, 2013
Grabbed the Hop Project mix sixes from Duane Reed. Pours clear copper with one finger soapy white head that dissipates quickly. Great nose of grapefruit. Tastes of tropical fruit, grapefruit, bready, light tea leaves, and cloves. Very drying and smooth.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
XmnwildX12 (2078) - Farmington, Minnesota, USA - AUG 23, 2013
Bottle from Ale Jail, light golden pour, minimal white head. Aroma is of peppery and piney hops, taste is much similar with a dry peppery finish, decent lager. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jsquire (3680) - St. Marys, Ohio, USA - AUG 23, 2013
Deep golden color out of the bottle with a short lived off white head. Fresh clean hoppy nose. Big bitter hop taste of bitter grapefruit rind and some pine. Raw hop pellet bitterness in the finish. Nice hoppy beer, but I don’t get much lager...

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Jesterdeal (1985) - Marlton, New Jersey, USA - AUG 22, 2013
Aroma of delicious pine hops and slight apricot. Pours bronze lager with frothy sticky hoppy head. Taste is wonderfully hoppy with pine resin and peaches. Great hops linger but a nice oily lager feel while drinking. Lovely showing from Sam.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 11/20
bob_w (359) - new york, New York, USA - AUG 20, 2013
big hop aroma, slight oxidation. clear medium amber color. big white rocky head. slightly dull malt flavor, and some oxidation. discernible hop flavor and hop bitterness, medium body. i think that this bottle is a bit beyond its prime, though.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
kdm1984 (780) - Missouri, USA - AUG 18, 2013
Smells of pine and a whole bunch of tropical fruit and grapefruit - spot-on descriptions by Sam in their labeling. Also an OJ character, like I find so often in Lagunitas beers. Big, fluffy, creamy head; nice rings of lacing. Orange-gold. Flavor follows suit - tropical fruits, Lagunitas orange juice, and hoppy bitterness in the finish. I would have guessed this as an American Strong Ale, not a pils. Wow! Then again, some takes on the impy pils can have a strong ale/IPA-like character, like Mother’s Uber, so I am not totally surprised, especially when Sam makes it clear that this has IPA-like qualities anyway. Delicious brew. A true lip-licker for sure. YUM!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
5000 (6300) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - AUG 18, 2013
Bottle:   Fiery straw, clear, moderate frothy white head, spotty lacing.   Pale hop nose, but also a noticeable grassiness.   Not too strong either.   Smooth grassiness up front, very little hop bite.   Body and mouthfeel are moderate to full.   Feels a bit chewy.   I was expecting a bit more hop bite, but its not there.   A littel musty on the finish, but remains strong with its grassiness.   Very smooth, and very chewy.   This one needs a bit more hop bite to balance out the chewiness.   Otherwise not bad.

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