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RATINGS: 564   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


3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jcr (2286) - Jasper, Indiana, USA - JUL 3, 2013
Bottle. Hazy light amber body. Frothy, off-white head, rapidly diminishing. Aroma of leafy hops, toasted grain, grass, lemon peel, spice. The flavor is moderately sweet and lightly bitter. It finishes lightly to moderately sweet and lightly to moderately bitter. Medium body, watery texture, lively carbonation. Taste of pine, resin. Aftertaste of raw grain and fresh, leafy hops. Thought it could be cleaner, crisper.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Zeswaft (1446) - Charleston, South Carolina, USA - JUL 2, 2013
Slightly tropical citrus and pine hop aroma. Flavor is remarkably rich and hoppy. Tangy tropical hops. Well rounded flavor from start to finish. Must be the lagering. My only complaint is that it is a bit cloying and full bodied for a 5% offering. Tasty but not all that refreshing.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
DialSquare (3250) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JUN 30, 2013
12oz bottle over at kristin’s house. Clear copper pour. Aroma is pine and grapefruit. Tastes are grass and funky malt. Little resiny. The lager is more in the background. Pretty ok.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hopwine (498) - brooklynzzzzz, New York, USA - JUN 29, 2013
Nicely integrated hop profile with a good amount of depth. Dry finish, highly sessionable. Probably my favorite beer I’ve tried from boston beer co.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
JSteve (11) - Windham, Maine, USA - JUN 28, 2013
Pours light amber, big pine and hops on the nose. Tastes of citrus and pine. This is a really impressive brew. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Bierkrug (2132) - - JUN 28, 2013
330 ml bottle in New York. Pours a light amber with a white head. Aroma is fruity/grapefruit, & pine/caramel. Taste of light pine, spruce, light floral, and light carame. Palate mostly comes through like an ipa slightly above the average especially in the nose. Pleasantly surprised with this one!

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
VT (1795) - Quebec City, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 27, 2013
355 ml bottle. Pours a clear pale golden with a nice white head. Aroma is lemon, citrus. Flavor is fruity, fresh cereals, cake, honey. Finish is sweet, citrusy, floral. Lingering lemon and other citrus. Light to medium body, weak carbonation. Great summer beer.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
fiddler26 (23) - New York, USA - JUN 26, 2013
What a pleasant surprise. I am not a big fan of this brewery’s products, but I thought this was exceptionally good. A real punch of grapefruit on the palate with a very nice mouthfeel, and it goes down dreadfully easy. Nice head with plenty of lacing. Finish is pine, grapefruit and floral. What a great summer drink...hops without the heaviness that good IPAs can leave you with, which can be a little much on a hot day. Hope I can find this on draft somewhere. Well done, Sam!

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MadRobin (2288) - Silver Spring, USA - JUN 26, 2013
Poured from 12 oz. bottle. Hazy, medium bright amber with a 2-finger khaki head and excellent lacing. Aroma of citrus, tropical fruit, grapefruit, malt and caramel. Taste of citrus, grapefruit, floral hops, herbal hops, caramel, pine, lager malt and light fruit. Medium body and medium/high carbonation. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
AWISLguy (1654) - Wisconsin, USA - JUN 26, 2013
Bottle from Brook Falls Discount. Pours a golden orange with an off-white head leaving some lacing. Aroma has pine, citrus and some spiciness with sweet caramel back. Taste is of grapefruit, pine and resin with a solid caramel base. Light to medium bodied. Finishes on the bitter side of bittersweet. Solid tasty brew.


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