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RATINGS: 525   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


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
emacgee (3954) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - MAR 18, 2013
Pours a sharp clear golden amber with two fingers of sticky white head. Extremely hoppy and very impressive on the first impression. Slight onion/garlic notes in the nose, extremely pungent, oily, and resinous. Some cracked pepper comes though. Fruity resin in the flavor with a pronounced spicy/peppery character. Light-medium body with a dry finish and moderate bitterness. Excellent.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bhensonb (10689) - Woodland, California, USA - MAR 17, 2013
Bottle from Total Wine in Sacramento, CA. Pours brassy gold with a creamy off-white head. Aroma is citrus and resin. Med body. Flavor is bready with a lot of citrus/pine (even grapefruit rind) hop. Finish is very bitter. Great drink.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ttoadee (608) - Austin, Texas, USA - MAR 17, 2013
Dark gold, foamy white head. Hops on the nose. Crisply bitter. Solid malt body, little oily in the mouth. finish is dry, refreshing and hoppy. Good lager.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
osu97gp (646) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAR 16, 2013
Pours a clear orange with a medium sized off-white head. Aroma of citrus & pine hops with some malt. Flavor of mostly grapefruit hops with a nice balance sweet malt. Quite good.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Cousin_Larry (284) - - MAR 16, 2013
UPDATED: SEP 18, 2013 Extremely large head with nice golden color. A little bitter but not overly so. Somewhat sweet and very hoppy.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
Bricks (578) - Delaware, USA - MAR 16, 2013
Dark golden color with a fairly decent white head. Aroma is like an earthy pale lager with some hops. Taste of hay, hops and grapefruit. A bit dry and bitter.

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
IrsLuver (28) - Maryland, USA - MAR 16, 2013
Tastes just like Sam Adams noble pils. Expected much more. Very earthy hop aroma and taste. Not bad but not what I was expecting.

2.8
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Rotbart (155) - - MAR 16, 2013
Nice amber orange color with a white head. Smooth hoppy flavor with a lively spicey finish.

3.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
rougeau13 (1940) - Richmond, Texas, USA - MAR 16, 2013
Clear amber with an off-white head. Aroma of citrus, caramel, and pine. Taste is light malts and moderate bitterness. Light bodied; crisp. Smells like an ipa; tastes like a weak ipa. Still, pretty good for this category.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
swoopjones (5595) - Buffalo, New York, USA - MAR 16, 2013
draft at Coles, golden orange pour. White head. Not gathering too much West Coast per se. An above average lager, definately more flavor than most. minor pine & citrus. decent


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