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RATINGS: 530   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


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
tgncc (2753) - Bellmore, New York, USA - MAR 8, 2013
Nice hops on the nose, floral, spicy, citrus. Some caramel as well. The appearance is clear amber/yellow, white head. The flavor is hoppy, floral, some caramel. Floral hops on finish. Medium in body. Enjoyable.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
keanex (1400) - Atco, New Jersey, USA - MAR 7, 2013
Best before June of 2013.
Appearance: Clear amber body with fine carbonation bubbles. The head is white with an average sized with decent retention, settling into a messy coating.
Aroma: The aroma is strong of citrus, lemon comes to mind, with a touch of pine, a slight lemonade tea aroma.
Taste: The malts balance the assertive hops nicely. The hops come on strong at first with a lemon flavor that leads to a half and half lemonade/tea mix flavor that I got on the aroma. This isn’t bad, but I swear this smells like an Arnold Palmer.
Palate: Medium bodied, crisp, with snappy carbonation.
Overall: This is yet another decent Sam Adams beer. They really have a knack for brewing solid beers that I have a hard time complaining about. I rarely love their beer, but it’s usually going to be worth drinking.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
shrubber85 (7381) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - MAR 7, 2013
Bottle. Pine/grapefruit peel and orange malt aroma. Golden yellow with large head. Sweet orange malt and mildly bitter pine/grapefruit peel flavor. Hops more subdued in the flavor. Nice.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
GMUcrew7 (576) - Mason, Ohio, USA - MAR 7, 2013
Clear dark golden pour with a bubbly white head. Strong pine and grapefruit hop aromas. Nicely balanced flavor, the citrus and pine hops are still strong but there is a nice sweet malt finish. Crisp and smooth body, a very nice lager.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Gachupines (855) - USA - MAR 6, 2013
Clear golden color with a thin white head. Aroma is light, slightly grassy hops. Flavor is a little hoppy but finishes clean and effervescent. Very nice lager with a little bite, makes for a pleasant session beer.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
tmongoose (1208) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - MAR 6, 2013
12oz bottle pours medium orange color with white head that doesn’t last long. Minimal lacing on the glass. You get that citrus hop aroma and some malt. Flavor has a good boost of hops but mild on the tongue. Bitterness is hidden well. The is also a bite in the flavor not from hops but from the lager base. Very clean and refreshing.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
AndyW68 (1040) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - MAR 6, 2013
Wow, did not expect this from Samuel Adams. Thier beers are accetable for the most part, but this is really good. Coppery pour with nice white hewd. Aroma is nice mixture of lemon and hops. Sweet and bitter are fairly well balanced.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
thetmaxx (742) - West Sacramento, California, USA - MAR 5, 2013
Aroma is very hoppy. Lots of citrus. Flavor is very clean being a lager. I’m enjoying the hoppy lagers! Flavor is bitter and reflects the citrusy hopping. The palate is clean and finishes dry. Very good beer from the spring thaw pack.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
calebrum (41) - Saint cloud, Minnesota, USA - MAR 4, 2013
Mildly bitter/hoppy, not as hoppy as most IPAs but nonetheless fresh. Decent head, very drinkable.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
GMCC2181 (1500) - Newark, Delaware, USA - MAR 4, 2013
Bottle via Wolf! Reddish pour, decent little head. Nice pine aroma. Taste follows the nose... Lots pine, pineneedles, light grass. Little sweet in the after taste.. Hoppy.... Medium body, crisp. Pretty good lager beer


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