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RATINGS: 531   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


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
cmonster (966) - Portland, Oregon, USA - FEB 3, 2013
Clear pale bronze in color with a short-med head. Good retention. Aroma of spicy hops and clean malt. Medium bitter flavor. Light body, oily texture and a long, crisp, bitter finish. More of a pils than a lager. The hops do come off like an ipa. Solid.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
TheBeerGod (5184) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - FEB 3, 2013
Bottle. Soft amber with a foamy, white head. Aroma is hoppy with pine, citrus and floral notes and soft caramel. Taste is big citrus fruit, pine notes, floral hops, sweet malt and chewy caramel. Body is medium with a moderate, bubbly carbonation. Ends with more citrus fruit, pine resins, floral hops, tropical fruit and caramel.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
arone12 (919) - Maryland, USA - FEB 3, 2013
Didn’t know this would be a premium lager. Tastes more like a pale ale. Nice hops with some malty character. Good beer. Go ravens.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
burg326 (3589) - Florida, USA - FEB 3, 2013
12 ounce bottle pours a shade of amber, aromas of light hops, citrus, and some pepper. Flavors are the same, light citrus flavor with a light bitter aftertaste, decent beer overall.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
nuplastikk (4299) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 2, 2013
12oz bottle. Filtered, quite pale orange-tan. Fast rising, factory carbonation bubbles. Thin, soapy residue of a head. A pretty enjoyable offering, has a nice pronounced hop character which gets to shine above the muted caramel and golden malt backbone. A tasty beverage all the way, just not impressive visually in most all respects.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Aurelius (4065) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - FEB 2, 2013
Strong, resinous/gasoline hop aroma. Bad label, standard longneck. Bright citrine colored, clear, modest white head. Sweet, well-brewed hop flavor, latent kat whizz. Medium heavy mouthfeel, lingering bitterness. Generally OK, but the aroma was flawed to me. Publix, part of the Spring Thaw mixer.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jb (2158) - Rochester, New York, USA - FEB 2, 2013
Very nice nose, citrus and floral hops notes. Pale clear and gold appearance. Crisp clean, hoppy and nutty taste. Drinkable.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
robforbes (2055) - Bremerton, Washington, USA - FEB 2, 2013
pours a clear pale amber with a small off white head, and good lacing. smell is of citrus, hops, slight malt, light grapefruit, and floral. taste has a citrus punch, bitter hops, slight pine, some caramel, and some malt. ends a bit tart and bitter.

3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
demitriustown (1059) - Sterling Heights, Michigan, USA - FEB 2, 2013
12 oz bottle: Aroma has got a wonderful hop note to it, very grapefruit and citrus notes to the hops. Appearance is a clear golden with a medium to low head that diminishes quickly. Taste has got some nice hops in there, but this is clean an crisp but just with more hops. Palate has got medium to low carbonation with a aftertaste of the hop note. Overall, Decent nothing to write home about but a decent hoppy brew. Cheers!

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
thegreenrooster (3175) - St.louis, Missouri, USA - FEB 2, 2013
Pour is a clear copper with a average white head. Aroma is spicy, peppery and hops. Aroma is very rye like. Flavor is again very spicy (rye?) with a decent hoppy backbone. Finish is lager clean with a bit of that spicy malt left on the tounge. This is a solid beer and a different take on the style.


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