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RATINGS: 570   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Alextricity (509) - Michigan, USA - MAR 20, 2013
Best by August 2013 ... poured into a Samuel Adams "Perfect Pint" glass. Appearance: Looks like a beer-beer... a lot like Samuel Adams Boston Lager. A nice, crystal clear amber color. Three fingers or so of a nice, creamy-ish white head. Lacingís awesome on this one. Good looking. Smell: For some reason, a lot of metallic aromas... though this could be because I rinsed my glass out just before using. Behind that is plenty of hops. Grapefruit, and a non-deScript tropical note. As the label says, a lot of West coast aromas in this one. Well done. Taste/feel: Itís a Boston Lager in IPA form, I think... and itís fantastic. Itís a lot like an IPA on the front, but the finish is sweet, with that classic biscuit/cracker aftertaste that I get from Boston Ale/Lager, and now this. The mouthfeel is of about medium carbonation with a slight creamy feel. Truly one of the, if not THEE, best Samuel Adams beers that Iíve had. I hope this is a year round offering thatís available in six-packs. $8.49 for a six pack? Sign me up.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Onionkid (376) - Fayetteville, Arkansas, USA - MAR 20, 2013
Bottle. Wow! Good job Sam Adams, another solid beer! Never seen an "ipl" and itís a pretty fun blend of flavors. Smells like an average ipa, like an anchor ale...but the taste adds so much to it. Has a crisp hoppiness to it, that finishes smooth and has little aftertaste. The aftertaste thatís there is weak and floral. This is my new fave spring brew...very light, crisp, and has all the ipa kick Iíd like! Needs more booze though. 5.0% alcohol.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bytemesis (5557) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - MAR 19, 2013
Bottle. Pours clear amber with a large white puffy head that slowly dissipates with nice lacing. Aroma is pine, citrus. Not strong, but pleasant enough. Flavor is about the same, lightly sweet, lightly bitter. Light body, oily mouthfeel. Refreshing and nice. I like this beer!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
MacBoost (1645) - Pouring Bus, New York, USA - MAR 19, 2013
Damn, a fine fucking lager we have right here. Pours a golden color like coors banquet beer, but with a massive white head that lasts a long, long time. Aromas of very perfume like hops, flowers, Chanel no. 5. Taste is very hop forward, a delicate bouquet of garden aromas with a very light malt backbone. Softly sweet and sticky mouthfeel. This is a damn good beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
queenholly (3603) - South Whitley, Indiana, USA - MAR 19, 2013
Bottle. Grapefruit, orange, and piney hops aroma with some biscuit malt. Clear copper with a large off-white head, and a nice ring of lacing. Grapefruit, orange, piney hops, and a biscuity malt backbone which provides some balance. Light to medium body, moderate carbonation. Very drinkable, but definitely not a lager.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
emacgee (4486) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bhensonb (13209) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ttoadee (1110) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
osu97gp (678) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Cousin_Larry (767) - - 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.

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