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RATINGS: 564   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


3.4
   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 (1173) - 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.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
mikedevilsfan (224) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAY 11, 2013
great lacing, wonderful orange color. Smell of pine and grapefruit and a touch of malt. Grapefruit/floral taste very balanced with some pine on back end.Maybe the best lager on the planet!

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
skmikeg (1203) - Cherry Hill, New Jersey, USA - MAY 9, 2013
Pours a golden light orange with a one finger white head which leaves nice lecing throughout. Aroma is of citrus, pine, sweet bready malts, and some grassy hops. Taste is citrus (mainly grapefruit) pine, sweet bready malts, caramel, and some grassy notes. Had a medium body with a semi creamy mouthfeel with a semi dry, moderately bitter, moderate finish. Overall, a tasty mix of a IPA and lager that is a nice surprise from Sam Adams.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Strangebrewer (954) - Chatham, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 8, 2013
bottle. Poured clear gold with a white frothy head. Piney hop aroma. Medium mouthfeel, soft carbonation with a tart sticky finish. Orange citrus flavour with a grassy herbal note.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Aluman (21) - Grants, New Mexico, USA - MAY 6, 2013
A very pleasing blend of the hops involved in an IPA, good over all citrus and fruit notes with a hint of good pine in the back end, and lager smoothness.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
degbert (1312) - Austin, Texas, USA - MAY 5, 2013
Bottle. Pours a dark gold-orange with a high, fine-grained, cream-colored head. Nose is herbal and floral, but also has a vanilla-like note. A lot of toffee-like sweetness on the open, with hops citrus and some bitterness on the midpalate. More citrus on the close, and a very pleasant smooth, rich mouthfeel. Not a lot of carbonation. Quite nice.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
mbgrayson (603) - Anaconda, Montana, USA - MAY 5, 2013
Pours a clear light gold, with minimal white head. Aroma of grassy hops. Taste is smooth and well balanced. Lots of hops, but still a lager underneath. A great summer beer. I liked this one a lot, thumbs up!

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
beerbill (3564) - Laurel, New York, USA - MAY 5, 2013
12 oz. bottle from a six pack I picked up while in Boston. Pours a clear golden amber with a moderate white head that lasted through the first quarter of the glass and left partial lace. Pleasant aroma of citrusy hops with notes of pine. If I closed my eyes I’d be thinking IPA. The flavor is malt followed by some citrusy hops, mostly grapefruit. Moderate bitterness at the finish although some lagering smoothness does come through. Medium bodied. Solid.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
j12601 (7456) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - MAY 4, 2013
Bottle. Pours a clear golden tinged amber with a large white head. Smells lovely and hoppy right away, but picks up a sweet grainy note up close, and that’s not all that bad. Medium bodied, a little bit of tartness. Grainy with a touch of sweet malt. Nice hop notes and a bit of bitterness on the finish. Pretty easy drinking and would have been quite good about six hours ago when I came in from doing three hours of yard work.


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