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RATINGS: 532   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


3.5
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
commonshawn (349) - - MAY 17, 2013
Straw color. Good lacing. Starts like a lager, but ends with a grain and fruit finish that makes it very interesting. And better than the typical lager

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
wxman (1414) - O’Fallon, Illinois, USA - MAY 17, 2013
Draft at Global Brew. Pours a clear gold with a nice white head. Aroma is spicy and grassy. Taste is smooth quenching lager with sweet pale malt and mild spicy hops.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
MrBeerFanatic (848) - Buffalo, New York, USA - MAY 16, 2013
Pours a light amber with a pillow head decent retention and light carbonation. Aromas of fruity/floral hops(grapefruit, pine) and caramel. Flavors of light pine, spruce, light floral, and just a light caramel backbone. Leaves a slight corn/grain aftertaste. Lightly sweet. Mostly comes through like an ipa slightly above the average especially in the nose. Pleasantly surprised with this one!

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
hayduke (3342) - Eureka, California, USA - MAY 16, 2013
UPDATED: MAY 21, 2013 Shared with Stryzone via Facebook Chat. i read the bottle wrong and thought this was IPA, not IPL. Dave set me straight. It poured a amber gold with a dingy white head and good lacing. Nose is a lot of hops...with flowers, citrus, and some pine. Medium in body and with a very smooth lager mouth feel. Flavor is very rich and shows a ton of west coast hops and the lager smoothness and hops make for a delightful beer. I wonder why more brewers don’t do this. The best of both worlds....lager smoothness and clarity and all the flavor of an IPA.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
Strykzone (4901) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - MAY 16, 2013
12 ounce bottle form Hayduke. We had it together via facebook chat. This pours clear darker golden and sports a fluffy white head. In the nose I get grassy hops with honey and flowers. The flavor is full of hops. The IPL must be India Pale Lager. The hops are grass, floral, citrus, and pine. This beer takes hops in a lager to new levels. Confusing an IPA with a lager definitely breaks new ground. This was a delightful surprise and had some hop flavors that were just superior. This ain’t no Boston Lager!

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Scrapersnbeer (1467) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - MAY 16, 2013
Mean grapefruit and pine resin aroma, faint pale malts in the background, Clear, moderate carbonation, light orange color of strong lager. Taste is stinging bitter and sweet subtleties. India Pale Lager is the new front for brewers, but all suffer from the lack of weight in relation to the hop content. The body is crisp, yet not forceful. A one note song here, but a great, well played note.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DSG (5714) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - MAY 14, 2013
Bottle. Nice clear amber color with a fruity off-white head. Nice aroma of citric and floral hops with piney notes and some caramelly malt. Flavor has sweetish caramelly malt, citric and piney hops and a moderately bitter finish. Medium-bodied. Quite nice.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
badhack (303) - San Francisco, California, USA - MAY 13, 2013
Great beer. The clarity of a lager and the hoppy finish of an IPA. Aroma was hoppy, floral and citrus and the flavor was a clean lager malt with an unmasked hop finish. Quite good!

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Bvdubn (17) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 13, 2013
I guess when you are the largest craft brewer you can make your own styles. It's good but not great. Definitely some hop presence but still mellow enough to be easy drinking. The lager flavor is really lingering in my mouth. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
574deadzone (1023) - North Central, Indiana, USA - MAY 13, 2013
Pours a clear bronze with about a finger of beige head that leaves some soapy lace behind. Nose involves honey and biscuits, some herbal perfume, light pine resin and citrus notes. Fairly sweet but quite a bit more bitter. Lighter side of medium bodied, active, a touch oily, with a crisp bitter finish. A pretty cool brew, nice hop and malt combo, and certainly easy drinking.


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