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RATINGS: 558   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


2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
jbruner (2559) - 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 (278) - 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 (9040) - 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 (2313) - 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 (477) - 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

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
wxman (1491) - 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 (900) - Friona, Texas, 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 (3503) - 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.


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