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RATINGS: 568   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.55/5   IBU: 43   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
fiddler26 (24) - 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!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MadRobin (2501) - 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

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
AWISLguy (1967) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
scooterbub (930) - Lander, Wyoming, USA - JUN 23, 2013
12 ounce bottle. Pours a darker gold with a two inch white, pillowy head that lasts. Taste is of citrus, pine, malt, grapefruit, hops. Nice aroma that is similar. Has a nice body that finishes dry and bitter. Easy to drink like a lager, but packs an IPA punch. Refreshing and quite enjoyable. A nice beer that I wouldn’t mind enjoying on a summer camping trip.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
rustbucket0873 (325) - Krikville, New York, USA - JUN 20, 2013
pours golden to light amber, with fluffy white head. aroma citrus, grapefruit, yeast, and malt. flavor is caramel, citrus, and grapefruit. some earthiness. palate is medium with light carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
czar (6203) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 17, 2013
pours clear pale golden with a nice white head, some retention. toasted wheat and light caramel, shy fruitiness, some pine and herbal leafiness, peppery and spicy - light yeast. average to soft carbonation, light to medium body, nice short spicy-citrusy finish. dry and crisp.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ross (2128) - weddington, North Carolina, USA - JUN 17, 2013
Bottles. Pours out a yellow color with a white head. Smell is citrus, fruity, grassy. Taste is smooth and refreshing, pretty good - it actually does not have that signature Sam Adams taste that every beer they brew has. Good stuff.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
lb4lb (2580) - Austin, Texas, USA - JUN 16, 2013
Nice rich gold pour with beige head. Smell is tea like hops and fruit. Taste is crisp tea like hops and moderate crisp bitterness. Good full body and prickly carbonation. Pretty drinkable and feels like a pretty strong ipa hop wise. Pretty good but probably wouldn’t get again still.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
hman43 (738) - Pinehurst, North Carolina, USA - JUN 15, 2013
A strong citrus smell. The head disappeared rather quickly and is weak. The beer is golden in color. It has a decent taste will grapefruit definitely present. Overall a decent beer.

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