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RATINGS: 571   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
fidelis83 (2267) - Clinton, Iowa, USA - FEB 15, 2013
Clear amber pour with a 3+finger, creamy, off white head, that has good retention. Citrus, toast, pine, mineral notes and a little doughy yeast in the aroma. Flavor is nicely cirusy up front with a little lemon, then some grass, floral and very light pine hops, bread and mineral crispness to the finish. Light body with a light to moderate, blanketing carbonation and off dry feel. Pretty nice, the yeast comes off a little strong and hampers the crisp and refreshing nature a bit, but still a tasty summer sessioner. Hopefully it is actually still around for summer, it would make a great lawnmower beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Onslow (1318) - Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA - FEB 12, 2013
Pour from a 12 oz bottle. Medium amber brew with three fingers of white head that stays around for a while. Great hoppy aroma of citrus, pine, grapefruit. Taste is very light malt at the start and hop-dominated after that. Hops are well balanced and do not overwhelm the brew. This is a real winner.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
dlihcsnatas (534) - Texas, USA - FEB 12, 2013
Poured up a very light amber with small white head that did hang on about half way through drinking. Pine with some floral aromas made this seem interesting. Taste was a strong grapefruit flavor with hints at that pine aroma. Other than that it lacks anything else. Overall a typical lager with some great hop character.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
MightyHef (19) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - FEB 12, 2013
A bright floral beginning with a surprising balanced bitterness in the body. A smooth dropoff for a finish. This could be my next session go-to beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Butters (4006) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - FEB 11, 2013
Clear golden amber pour with fair offwhite head. Nose is citrus grapefruit and hop character. Very nice actually. Flavor is like a more floral/citrusy buttery version of boston lager. In fact, sub out the caramel for butter, lower the carbonation a little bit, take away a little of the bite, and this would probably pass for a boston lager. A little slick on the tongue. This is pretty damn good though. I think I might actually prefer this.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 17/20
Fech (291) - Parsippany, New Jersey, USA - FEB 11, 2013
Light and bubbly. Strong hops but not overpowering. Crisp with notes of grass and citrus.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jmohno (1401) - Iowa, USA - FEB 10, 2013
Copper-gold,short head,lacing. Clear, I really like the color of this one. Fairly hoppy aroma fruit,kinda spicey with general hoppiness. Taste is smooth,slickish,somewhat toasty/buiscuity with caramel,a little toffee,hops-citrus fruit-tropical like,dryish finish,good bitter,some noticable malt in finish also.Pretty spicey tasting overall. Good beer. Probably wouldnt really know it was a lager besides it being a bit smoother/slicker.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Lowe1983 (1415) - Dayton, Ohio, USA - FEB 9, 2013
Pours an amber color with a white head. Atoms is mostly citrus and pine hops with some caramel malts. Flavor is also mostly citrus and pine hop. Pretty good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
vmilaxer29 (412) - North Dakota, USA - FEB 9, 2013
The aroma is very hoppy with pine and citrus hops it’s also malty with a yeasty bread quality. The appearance is deep gold with a medium head. The taste is like the aroma with a nice non bitter hoppy finish. The palate is smooth. Overall a very good beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
radio_nowhere (1287) - Maryland, USA - FEB 8, 2013
UPDATED: APR 24, 2013 Bottle from Spring variety pack (note, it is not Spring). Poured into pint glass, clear golden-amber color with half-finger of creamy off-white head. Aroma is citrus fruits & floral hop forward, bready with some spice notes. Taste leads with the bitter hops, balanced with light malt backbone. Light body, medium carbonation, crisp, clean with lingering bitterness on tongue. I like this lager/IPA, refreshing and very tasty. I like.

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