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RATINGS: 571   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.55/5   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 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
TheHopster (999) - Netcong, New Jersey, USA - NOV 6, 2014
Unjustly rated as served straight from the bottle from Landmark Americana just off Rowan University Campus. Not a bad beer but limited in a few categories. Worthy of a second try.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Muggus69 (1767) - Yarram, Vic, AUSTRALIA - OCT 31, 2014
355mL bottle BB Jan-15 Clear golden body, holds small white head. Restrained hop aroma; pine, melon, stonefruits, tropical fruits, a touch of light toast malt. Medium body, dry, clean, moderate carbonation, smooth overall. Light toasted cereal malts lay the backbone for pleasant hop notes of grass, pine, citrus & tropical fruits. Reasonably low carbonation, lingers for a bit. Very drinkable, nicely flavoured and balanced.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
HIGHB4LL (837) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - OCT 20, 2014
12 oz. bottle from Cash Wise in Watford. Appearance: finger slightly offwhite head, golden color, clear, good lacing, Aroma: light caramel, light raisin fruitiness, floral hops, as beer warms, orange citrusy hops come through. Palate: medium body, average carbonation, sticky texure, bitter dry finish. Taste: sweet raisins and caramel, with a decaying sweetness into a nice citrus and floral bitterness. Transition is subtle and very smooth. As beer warms, heavy orange sweet to citrus bitter takes over the finish. Overall, surprisingly a very good beer! The balance is great, the aroma and tastes are great.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Bobblehead (65) - Kansas, USA - OCT 16, 2014
Poured into a tulip glass, golden, clear, minimal head, white foam, lightly bitter, medium body, soft carbonation, long finish, based on the aroma I was expecting more of an IPA taste, but it was incredibly smooth. I was very surprised, good beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
rosenbergh (9516) - Tampere, FINLAND - OCT 16, 2014
12 oz bottle. BB Jan/2015. (Martin's) Winchester, VA. Clear amber colour with a small white head. The aroma is full of hops... candy, citrus, pine, fruits and pine hops... what else is needed? Nothing. Absolutely great aroma. Delicious. Hard to believe it's a mass produced lager... The flavour is a bit more rounded. Candy and fruity hops, lots of sweetness and malt in the flavour. Too sweet. Otherwise I'm impressed. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
ElGaucho (2340) - Minnetonka, Minnesota, USA - OCT 12, 2014
Bottle as part of hopped up IPA 6 pack. Have had this before and don’t really recall it. Wonderful sweet fruity hop aroma, hazy dark gold body with a dreamy tiny bubble white head. Starts out a little on the ordinary side with hints of wet cardboard. But settles in as a really nice go to quality IPA. Not extraordinary but really solid.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Radek Kliber (6890) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - OCT 8, 2014
Where and how: bottle 355 ml
Aromafruity citrus feel. Plenty of caramel sweetness, I would say tad too much. Late raw bitterness behind. This could be set up in better way.
Appearance :
Top: large frothy white top, sparse lace. Presentable.
Base: fine haze on amber plain.
Palate : medium full bodied, finer carbonation.
Taste: Front noted by caramel sweet malts wrapped by citrus bitters. A bit chaotic in set up.
Other notes Sam Adams can do better.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
scotchzombie (485) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - OCT 7, 2014
Pours clear toasty orange gold with a decent white head that fades to a wet-laced rim and coating. Aroma is apricot and mild citrus with corn. Taste is toasty malt bedded with a short bitter grapefruit hoppy tang. Quite crisp on the palate as promised. Interesting but a bit shallow.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
noid1985 (99) - Broadview, Illinois, USA - SEP 30, 2014
12 oz bottle from the local Jewel. Starts of tasting like an IPA and ends like a Blue Moon

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BOSSbrewer (2706) - Arkansas, USA - SEP 27, 2014
Bottle at home. Pours Amber yellow with three fingers of head. Aroma is citrus mainly grapefruit and some pine. Medium bodied. Very nice beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

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