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RATINGS: 559   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 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jcos (1600) - Maryland, USA - MAR 3, 2013
Location/Date:Bottle on 3/2/2013.

Appearance: Pours a clear darker orange.
Aroma: Medium bitterness, piney, some grapefruit.
Taste: Medium bitterness, piney, some grapefruit.
Palate:Medium light body, slightly sticky, lingering aftertaste

Summary: Really surprised by this one. Lots of flavor for not much alcohol. I don’t know if it truly is a "premium lager", but this is some good stuff.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DrnkMcDermott (2855) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - MAR 3, 2013
Taster at Armanetti’s, Aurora. Am I wrong for liking this one so much? Don’t think so. Sampled from a fresh bottle, I get loads of hops in the nose; citrusy more than piney. More hops when I taste it, but managed by a fine malty backbone. I could call it a "clean lager finish" if not for so much hop lupulin sticking in my mouth.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
LinusStick (2911) - Moon Twp, suburb of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 3, 2013
A delicious beer and a great concept. Aroma was decent. Grapefruit, pine and lager. Pour was a nice, clear and bubbly medium gold with a thin white film for a head. Taste was nice, crisp and refreshing. Started off very pilsener-like. Light grains balanced perfectly the citrus hops. The hops don’t overpower but make a great bitter presence. Nice carbonation. Will buy more of this in the summer if it’s still around.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
MrBunn (2523) - The Wet Side of a Dry Town, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 2, 2013
Bottle. Pour is a nice clean orangish gold with a decent head that dies down almost immediately. Aromas are weak... A little grain dust and a mild hop presence is all I pick up. Flavor is more interesting, but pretty washed out. Caramel malt up front with a bland tropical fruit finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
blackflag321 (539) - Lansing, Michigan, USA - MAR 2, 2013
Drank from the bottle. A hoppy lager? Who woulda thunk it? Mild hoppiness and a little citrus; smooth finish. A lager that hopheads can enjoy.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
BeerFanDan17 (1020) - Brunswick, Maine, USA - MAR 2, 2013
A nice smooth lager with slight spice notes, reminiscent of an unfiltered whet with a meager hoppiness. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jdskinns (204) - South Roxana, Illinois, USA - MAR 1, 2013
Bottle. Pours a clear amber with white head. Aroma is sweet with huge floral and citrus hop notes. Smells amazing. Taste is citrus and floral hops and kind of fruity.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
cbkschubert (2900) - BFE, Arizona, USA - MAR 1, 2013
12 oz. bottle from Total Wine - Pours a crystal clear copper color with a one finger thick off white head. Very light lacing. Aroma is pungent pine, resin, and herbal hops. Very nice. Flavor is the same with the addition of some floral hops and lightly sweetened malt. Has a lively hoppy finish. Medium body. Well done Boston Brewing Co.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mnmike (1052) - Minnesota, USA - MAR 1, 2013
Really impressed with this beer. I like the lagers and IPA style hopping it up is great!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
mcox90 (1622) - Wilton, New Hampshire, USA - MAR 1, 2013
12 oz bottle, part of the "spring thaw" 12 pack. Pours a clear bright yellow with a 1/2" white head. With a beer this clean and bright, can spring be far off. Aroma is fruity hops with a touch of spice. Light fruitiness in the flavor. Some bready malt. Finishes dry and crisp. Thin palate. Everything about screams spring.

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