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RATINGS: 575   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.54/5   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 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sammy (11060) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BREWMUSKCLES (2548) - 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.

   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

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
commonshawn (1021) - 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

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
wxman (1732) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
MrBeerFanatic (1005) - 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!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
hayduke (4755) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
Strykzone (6632) - 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!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Scrapersnbeer (1532) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DSG (11469) - 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.

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