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RATINGS: 556   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


4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
ElGaucho (2240) - Minnetonka, Minnesota, USA - OCT 12, 2014
Bottle as part of hopped up IPA 6 pack. Have had this before and don’t really recall it. Wonderful sweet fruity hop aroma, hazy dark gold body with a dreamy tiny bubble white head. Starts out a little on the ordinary side with hints of wet cardboard. But settles in as a really nice go to quality IPA. Not extraordinary but really solid.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Radek Kliber (6519) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - OCT 8, 2014
Where and how: bottle 355 ml
Aromafruity citrus feel. Plenty of caramel sweetness, I would say tad too much. Late raw bitterness behind. This could be set up in better way.
Appearance :
Top: large frothy white top, sparse lace. Presentable.
Base: fine haze on amber plain.
Palate : medium full bodied, finer carbonation.
Taste: Front noted by caramel sweet malts wrapped by citrus bitters. A bit chaotic in set up.
Other notes Sam Adams can do better.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
scotchzombie (367) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - OCT 7, 2014
Pours clear toasty orange gold with a decent white head that fades to a wet-laced rim and coating. Aroma is apricot and mild citrus with corn. Taste is toasty malt bedded with a short bitter grapefruit hoppy tang. Quite crisp on the palate as promised. Interesting but a bit shallow.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
noid1985 (99) - Broadview, Illinois, USA - SEP 30, 2014
12 oz bottle from the local Jewel. Starts of tasting like an IPA and ends like a Blue Moon

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BOSSbrewer (1991) - Arkansas, USA - SEP 27, 2014
Bottle at home. Pours Amber yellow with three fingers of head. Aroma is citrus mainly grapefruit and some pine. Medium bodied. Very nice beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
bkurtz (866) - PERU - SEP 26, 2014
Bottle - Pours a clear golden/amber with a creamy white head. Nice aromas of orange,grapefruit, and pine. Aromas continue with a light bitterness and a malt backbone.A solid IPL.

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
AtronSeige (710) - Johannesburg, SOUTH AFRICA - SEP 17, 2014
Aroma: Medium-high hops, fruity. citrus, tropical fruit, Appearance: Body: hazy dark gold. Head: Medium fizzy white. Good retention. Flavour: Medium-high hops flavour, piney, resiny, grassy. Medium bitterness. Medium-light sweetness. Dry finish with lingering bitterness and resin. Mouthfeel: Medium-light body. Medium carbonation, creamy. Overall: Highly enjoyable. A complete surprise on flavour; powerful and bitter, very good. 330 ml bottle, poured. Thanks Esme! 23. Specialty Beer 14C. Imperial IPA 10A. American Pale Ale

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
slowrunner77 (6093) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 12, 2014
"I may have waited a little too long on this, but it IS before the date and still pleasantly hoppy and floral. Tropical fruits, citrus and a hint of pine. Light in body, so as not to be cloying. Solid brew. Best new one I’ve had from them in a while."

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
solidfunk (4493) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - SEP 8, 2014
Not bad but not quite as easy drinking or good as ordinal session ipas. Pours hazy amber without much head or lacing. Light sour and bitter finish. Bottle from Chevy chase.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Heathen (1500) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - SEP 6, 2014
THOUGHTS: Delightful and interesting. A truly innovative beer. Not exactly my cup of tea, but it was great to see a little innovation in style. TECHNICAL: Drank 3/11/2013. Bottle. Poured a clear, very light amber with a small to average, off-white head that mostly diminished and left excellent lacing. The aroma contained light pale malt and light-colored bread; and heavy resin hops; moderate pine and citrus hops; light passion fruit hops; and slight melon. The initial flavor was slightly sweet and lightly bitter; while the finish was lightly sweet and moderately bitter with an average duration. There was pale malt, cracker, white bread, resinous hops, tropical hops, pine hops, citrus hos, passion fruit and slight melon hops. The light to medium body was slightly water with very fizzy carbonation and a metallic finish.


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