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RATINGS: 509   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


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Metalchopz (2120) - Cantley, Quebec, CANADA - APR 25, 2013
Nice, an India Pale Lager. Part of their Spring Thaw mixed pack. Rich golden colour with a frothy off-white head that stays very long, and creates thick foamy lacing. Beautiful full IPA Cascades hoppy nose with the typical grapefruit notes. The difference is in the taste. Pretty much the same, but much milder. Still, the grapefruits and pines are present. I really enjoyed this switch on the style, from ale to lager.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
UncleKorm (644) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - APR 25, 2013
Bottle poured clear golden hue w/ a white frothy lingering head and some sticky lacing. Decent hop aromas. Initial flavor is light sweet with a moderate bitter finish. Bold citrus and pine hop taste and light on the lager. Light bodied and soft carbonation.

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
rajendra82 (933) - Alpharetta, Georgia, USA - APR 24, 2013
The veer looked very nice in the Pilsner glass I chose, with a golden colored clear body, a two finger thick head, and lots of fine carbonation. The smell was typical of a West Coast IPA, with lots of grapefruit, orange peel, and some pine, as well as some spicy smells. The taste was juicy, citric, very clean, and had some bubblegum notes in mid sip, with clean finish. I drank the beer warm from the grocery store yesterday, and it taste a bit lifeless. With time to chill today, the beer was much more lively. The mouthfeel was very soft, aided by the pillowy head, and about a billion finely textured carbonation bubbles. This is one the best beers to ever come out of the Sam Adams brewery collections.

1.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 6/20
cheap (3802) - Beaver County, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 24, 2013
on tap at the vintage. typical ipa perfumy aroma. very little head. taste is rude ipa as expected. bitter green grapefruit rind comes to the forefront. not as perfumy as many ipa. long bitter finish, on style.

3.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
fernans (29) - Rhode Island, USA - APR 23, 2013
Aroma is floral. Typical of an IPA. Taste falls short though. Its bitter but it doesn’t last. Mouthfeel is smooth enough to make it a bit sessionable. Overall I wish the flavors lasted. Too bad.

2.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
crossovert (6344) - Illinois, USA - APR 22, 2013
Floral hop nose, this is just too mishmashed a beer. No choesiveness whatsoever.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
marcus (6015) - Sacramento, California, USA - APR 21, 2013
Bottle from Total Wine, Sacramento. Pours reddish copper with an attractive beige head and a bread and toffee aroma. There is a medium-bodied pale malt flavor with a dry slightly bitter finish. Very refreshing.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jake65 (2532) - Williston, North Dakota, USA - APR 21, 2013
Bottle: Pale copper color with a creamy beige head. Bright aroma of citrus and caramel with an addition of florals in the taste. Finishes with a little bit of pine. Lingering finish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
b3shine (4416) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - APR 20, 2013
Bottle to pint. Looks good; a transparent orange with thin white lacing. Smells of hops and dough with a bit of pleasant skunkiness. Tastes like it smells with an average mouthfeel and a clean lager finish. A good lager.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
kevinator (715) - The Colony, Texas, USA - APR 18, 2013
This was just OK but better than most lagers of this type. The piney hops aroma was there but seemed like it had to fight through the lager yeast to be noticed. Nice ginger ale color. This had some weight and a foamy head. The taste verified this is still a lager with a grain-heavy taste with the hops adding a bittering finish. Easy to drink but doesn’t come near a good pale ale.


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