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RATINGS: 556   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


2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
jd10 (68) - Lebanon, New Hampshire, USA - MAR 12, 2013
pours clear and golden. aroma is soapy, citrusy hops and grain. flavor is hoppy upfront - mostly citrus with a bit of pine - and a touch of somewhat sweet fruits. has a dry, flat, lager-like finish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
smith4498 (3069) - Miami, Florida, USA - MAR 12, 2013
Pours clear copper color with off white head. Grassy aroma with some biscuit malts. Bitter grapefruit and grassy flavor with some lightly toasted malts. Medium body with lively carbonation. A nice, easy drinking and refreshing beer.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
garrison (789) - Cin. city, Ohio, USA - MAR 12, 2013
Purchased as part of the Samuel Adams 2013 "Spring Thaw" variety twelve pack - This is an interesting, full bodied amber lager, with a citruslike hoppiness and a serious malty body! I like it!

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
MarkSachon (635) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 12, 2013
12 oz bottle from the Spring Thaw sampler case. Very pleasing with a freshness all about. No bite from hop excess or associated bitterness. A vague creaminess throughout.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Tmoney99 (11092) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAR 12, 2013
Bottle. Poured a clear pale color with an average frothy off-white head that mostly lasted with good lacing. Moderate sour citrus, grain and fruit aroma. Medium bittersweet flavor with a medium bittersweet finish of moderate duration. Medium body with a smooth texture and soft carbonation. Well worth having.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
tennessejed420 (927) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAR 11, 2013
pours amber gold with finger of yellow off white froth. Aroma of grapefruit, hay, apricot. Medium bodied, with a smooth, corn lager like finish. Classic samual adams malts prominent. Flavor is modestly bitter, grapefruit rind, balanced with soft caramel and hay. Pretty good, nice drinkable lager with character.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
devman171 (1051) - Annapolis, Maryland, USA - MAR 11, 2013
UPDATED: MAR 17, 2013 Pours clear pale yellow with nice head. Aroma is pine, grapefruit. Taste is smooth with a slight bitter finish, sesion beer. Nice

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
KajII (783) - Macon, North Carolina, USA - MAR 11, 2013
12oz Bottle. The pour was a crystal clear light orange with a large (2-3 finger) white fluffy head that diminished slowly, down to a few large puddles and large collar with good sticky lacing. The aroma was of a grain malt, floral and pine hops and a moldy yeast with notes of caramel, citrus (grapefruit and orange peel) and a touch of tropical fruit. The taste was nice and hoppy right off the bat with a slight floral taste and a touch of citrus and caramel early on, and then had a light bitter citrus peel presence take over along with a bold pine hop presence and had a light fruity ending. The flavor hung around for an average duration after the swallow, with a decent hoppy fruity taste left to settle on the taste buds. Mouthfeel was light in body and dry in texture with a lively carbonation. Overall this was an exceptionally smooth and easy to drink brew, with a nice hoppy beginning and a mild fruitiness at the end... www.facebook.com/KAJIIsBeerReviews

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
brokensail (11599) - Orange County, California, USA - MAR 11, 2013
Clear golden orange pour with a white head. Some nice orange peel and floral hop notes. Hints of grapefruit, a light pine aroma, and sweet bready malt. There’s a good citrus quality of grapefruit and orange to the flavor. Light pine, some bread, floral hops, and a touch of grass. Mild bitterness and a dry finish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
backdaft (230) - Menasha Red Light District, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 10, 2013
Bottle. Pours a clear orange/amber with a thin white head that dissipates immediately. Aroma is big on hops. Floral and citrus hop notes. Taste is crisp and bitter. More citrus and floral hops and that unique lager yeast. Well balanced, hop forward and highly drinkable.


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