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RATINGS: 549   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

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
dchmela (2647) - Orlando, Florida, USA - MAR 29, 2013
Pours a light gold with a thick white head. Big tropical fruit hop nose. Smooth clean malt with a nice hop bite. Tasty. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
docsteigs (528) - Texas, USA - MAR 26, 2013
Have a soft spot for hoppy pilsners. Measuring this up against my staple Prima Pils, this is a nice solid beer which could have a little more profile on the nose. But, very nice and no complaints with this one.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
drjay44 (2669) - Salida, Colorado, USA - MAR 26, 2013
12 oz. bottle. Pours a medium, tiny bubbled, well retained white head, with extensive lacing, over a clear, amber (SRM 12) body.....nose is pine, grapefruit, other citrus....taste is ligth toffee/caramel, pine, citrus peel, finishing with a moderate soft bitterness....mouth feel medium, minimally sticky, carbonation adds a soft finish. Rating this as a Premium Lager using BJCP standards will lead to a very low score. It almost completely misses the style with the hop aromas and flavors so very forward, and the malt back bone being so obvious. It is technically well done. Rating this on Ratebeer where standards are looser, results in a rather highly thought of beer. BJCP 7/3/11/4/5

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
cards04 (1803) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - MAR 25, 2013
UPDATED: APR 15, 2013 Pours a dark golden with white head. Has some nice citrus and hop aromas. Flavours are grapefruit and pine bitterness...really nice bitter finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Caterwaul (51) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAR 25, 2013
Shared by Pixachii. (Thanks, Miss!) Pours a clear golden color. Head fluffs up to about one inch. Smells lagery, but really dragged through the hop garden. Very fruity and perfumey, this one. Not a ton to say about the taste, really- It’s got that lagery smoothness and sweetness, but with more fruity, floral notes and bitterness to it, too. Refreshing. Hoppy. Big flavor, but still extremely drinkable. I think this did exactly what they wanted it to. I don’t mind this!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
fsbw21086 (334) - New Jersey, USA - MAR 24, 2013
Holy Sh** this is good. Nice hop bite like an IPA but smooth as ever & so drinkable. Loved how this was a bit different & drinks so smooth

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
brewcrew2002 (83) - USA - MAR 24, 2013
Pours a nice dark copper with a light froth head. Very aromatic with fruit notes maybe even a touch of mango.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
JDBaker11058 (1313) - Maryland, USA - MAR 24, 2013
Appearance; clear golden-copper with two fingers of white head and tons of frothy lace. Aroma: grapefruit, pine, marmalade, and honey smacks. Taste: bitter, floral hops dominate up front, with notes of citrus, apricot, and resin; under it all is a no-doubt lager-y malt base, similar to their Boston Lager. Finish: dry, slightly bitter aromatic hops vie for supremacy with slightly sweet, toasty, crackery malts. Notes: This is darn good. Easy drinking, with IPA-like flavors and aromas balanced by high-quality lager malts and finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TheBeerOrg (2145) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - MAR 23, 2013
Pours dark golden with a thin wispy off-white head. Notes of sweet fragrant hops, mango, fruit resin, apricot, and pine. Medium bodied, lightly resinous with lively carbonation. Very nice.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Bikeman53 (27) - - MAR 23, 2013
Creamy head and pours a copper color. Not a bad flavor but with the after taste you can definitely taste the piney hint. Like munching on a taxi cab air freshener.

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