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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


3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
RSRIZZO (1881) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - APR 11, 2013
12oz bottle poured into a Shaker at 40°. Color is a light golden with good carbonation and a small rocky head. Aroma is hoppy with bold grapefruit and pine scents. It has a medium body with a smooth mouth feel. Flavor comes in with citrus and pine then fruity malt and a mild bitterness that gives a bit of spice. After taste is clean with lingering bitterness and citrus. Overall its just like a good IPA, doesn’t seem all that much smooth being a Lager.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
PhillyBeer2112 (2610) - Oviedo, Florida, USA - APR 10, 2013
Well in some ways this is kinda like SABL that has been hammered with hops. It has the same smooth rounded malt profile of SABL, but a big resiny, catty, spicy hop nose and flavor profile. Fairly enjoyable but the hops were maybe a little on the harsh side, got a bit tiresome to drink after awhile.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
LetsGoState (656) - Pennsylvania, USA - APR 10, 2013
Appearance is amber with medium white head. Aroma is a sweet hop. Taste is an earthy hop with a touch of sweetness. Overall well balanced.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Aubrey (3482) - Bellingham, Washington, USA - APR 9, 2013
Tasty and smooth brew. Malt flavors are slightly toasted and only mildly sweet. Hops provide decent flavors and a balanced bitterness. Easy drinking and sessionable.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
alobar (3010) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 7, 2013
Clear amber yellow pour with a creamy white head. Aroma of grapefruit, pine, and fruit. Tropical fruit with pine, and some hop bite. Great lacing. Nice beer.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
tastybeer (1841) - Indiana, USA - APR 7, 2013
Bottle. Amber/gold pour, small white head, little retention/some lace. Aroma of citrus, pine, light tea, cereal. Taste is bitter, citrus/pine hops, grain, tea. Palate is crisp, a bit oily, bitter finish. Good.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
craig220 (313) - Crofton, Maryland, USA - APR 7, 2013
Poured a clear copper color with a thick soapy head. Aroma is grapefruit, pine, floral, toast, and cereal. Taste is pine, grapefruit, floral, grass, caramel, and a nice bittersweet finish. Very good beer and wish it was available in a six-pack.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BeerKurve (516) - - APR 7, 2013
Clear Golden Color with moderate carbonation. Smell is very piney hop and citrus forward. Flavor is very piney hop heavy, along with strong citrus and yeast note; Aftertaste is quite resiny. Body is light along with the carbonation. Good beer overall

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
wildbeercat (353) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - APR 6, 2013
12 fl oz / 355mL bottle into a Sam Adams glass. Aroma: Wow, this is actually pretty hoppy! Very citrusy; especially grapefruit. Appearance: Transparent light amber with a soapy white head. Taste: Not as hoppy as it smells, but still quite citrusy. Palate: Medium body, somewhat of a lingering finish. Overall: I was expecting this to be just a watered-down IPA, but it’s really...interesting. Has all the aroma of a strong IPA, the citrus and (somewhat of a) hop character of an IPA, but drinks like a lager. Really interesting beer. Worth a try!

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mansquito (3965) - Nueva York, New York, USA - APR 6, 2013
Hop Devil Grill, NY tap ($7): Pours a golden color with a white head. Aroma is passion fruit, pine, and some citrusy stuff. Taste is pretty much the same. The hops are more flavorful and fruity than they are bitter. The body is light for easy chugging. I think SA successfully combined the elements of lager with those of an IPA.


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