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RATINGS: 561   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.55   IBU: 43   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Braudog (5952) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - MAY 26, 2013
Bottle. Classic American-looking beer, crystal clear and amber, with just a wisp of a white head. This is an interesting conundrum of a beer ... definitely lagery ... but there’s a swirl of down-right West coast hoppiness in there, too. I could drink lots of this ... (#5037, 5/26/2013)

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
thorongil2 (1476) - , Ontario, CANADA - MAY 25, 2013
(bottle) clear golden orange colour with a tall yellowish head; aromas of grapefruit, pine; balanced flavour with a long light bitter finish; certainly beats an average lager

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
crazyvin (2026) - New York, USA - MAY 23, 2013
A golden body with a white head that had good retention and great lacing, Aroma had a nice bread cereal malts. Hops were mainly citrus but there was a nice floral presence there too. Flavor had good balance between crisp malts, almost reminding me of a dortmunder. Hops were mainly citrus hops almost like a blend of sweet grapefruit and lemon. There was some mild floral and pine notes to it. Finish was smooth and lightly dry.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
jbruner (2732) - Athens, Georgia, USA - MAY 22, 2013
Pours a clear golden yellow on tsp with bubbly white head and light lacing. Aroma is light grass and floral notes, light malt. Taste is more malty than hoppy. Mediocre pale ale with a crisp finish.

4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
badpuppy69 (285) - orange, California, USA - MAY 21, 2013
UPDATED: AUG 13, 2013 Pours a light Copper orange thick tight off white head great lacing from the top. Aroma citrucy hops with some orange and floral notes mild pineyness. Taste follows the nose perfect with a smooth light to medium mouth feel. Awesome beer for the price! Easy drinking but still has a good hoppy character and perfect Sweet maltyness to balance it out. Great session beer! Samuel Adams again thumps it out of the park with this one!

2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
dzimm27 (136) - - MAY 19, 2013
Citrusy hop aroma, clear pale gold color. Smooth as a lager should be but the gold are muddled, nothing comes through cleanly. A bit of a soapy endnote too. Neat but would not buy again.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sammy (9200) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 19, 2013
The best I have had to date of these hoppy agers. Thanks Americo for sharing the growler. A nice mouthfeel. lacy, a dry finish, good drinkability.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BREWMUSKCLES (2333) - New Jersey, USA - MAY 19, 2013
regular lager aroma with bit of grapefruit hop. nice drinker with grapefruit it is lighter in body with good funky malt flavor. smooth, sudsy and a bit sugary.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Jacksonw140 (2) - - MAY 17, 2013 does not count
Lives up to the name. Starts off hoppy but finishes with a lot of flavor and the sparkle of a somewhat dark lager

3.5
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
commonshawn (516) - Minnesota, USA - 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


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