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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


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hogan873 (449) - Joliet, Illinois, USA - FEB 1, 2013
Clear golden body with a thin white head. Nice, inviting aroma of pine, grapefruit, and tropical fruit. Smooth, somewhat heavy mouthfeel. The flavor us unique. Starts relatively sweet, then the spicy hops kick in with grapefruit and a touch of pine evident. Finally it finishes sweet with a light tropical fruit punch. Very nice. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jsmerig (1208) - Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 1, 2013
Pours a clear orange yellow with a thick foamy off white head. Aroma of deep spicy citrusy pepper like hops. Taste is mildly sweet with an onslaught of citrusy hops. Mouthfeel is thick finish is clean. Interesting. A sixer maybe. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
boozedude (1677) - Des Moines, Iowa, USA - FEB 1, 2013
bottle at hyvee bar urbandale, Pours dark golden clear ..off-white head..aroma of grapefruit n orange peel..some floral hops.. taste is spicy cascade hoppish, good stuff, kinda suprised me, will have again 4 sure

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
CharmCityCrab (149) - Maryland, USA - FEB 1, 2013
Bountiful hops with a grapefruit forward character. A little bit smooth/watery. I’d say they basically hit the mark that the advance material implied they were going for- something that combined the flavorful qualities of an IPA with the easy drinking refreshing qualities of a lager. I didn’t feel like this was simply a hops-forward but otherwise standard lager like a Noble Pilsner. This legitimately went beyond that. Yet, it’d clearly be a bit too smooth or watery for an IPA. More hop heavy than a lot of sort of "BS IPAs" like the Shock Top thing that just throws in the "I" for its promotional value. Not actually an IPA, but if you want an actual IPA, why are you drinking an IPL? Actually would be near perfect for after walking the dog on a hot humid summer day. In the winter? I’d prefer an actual IPA, but, again, I can’t blame this for not being something it doesn’t claim to be. Interesting experiment on the part of the Boston Beer Company. I wonder if the IPL will be an accepted new style by the beer community or this will just be considered a particularly hop-heavy malt-light Vienna lager or Pilsner.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Daytonbeer (638) - Ohio, USA - FEB 1, 2013
Pours gold with white head and no lacing. Aroma of pine and citrus. Taste is big for a lager. More pine and straw with bitter after taste. Surprisingly good.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
EithCubes (4746) - New Jersey, USA - JAN 31, 2013
Bottle by June 2013. Nose is piney with lots of grapefruit and citrus rind, as woody as xylem, fresh with a little danger (alcohol, yes, but more like a disorienting whiff of CO2 out of a homebrew vessel). Very dull transparent orange lighter than but similar to copper, with a rocky off-white head. Taste is moderately dry with some perceived fruity sweetness, medium but very smooth bitterness free of astringency, juicy full body with a bready-crackery exit. The lager character isn’t coming through very well, but the IPA side is really quite nice.

2.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
geologyguy (641) - Columbia, South Carolina, USA - JAN 31, 2013
UPDATED: FEB 7, 2013 very mild IPA style with great aroma. only slightly bitter with good flavor.... one of the better IPA?s

2.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 8/20
Schoedan (7) - Florida, USA - JAN 30, 2013 does not count
Bought and enjoyed in a bottle. Very strong aroma of hops and some fruit mixed in. Has a very refreshing mouthfeel, very crisp. Taste is a bit too bitter for me, and I feel that the hops overwhelm the other more subtle flavors. Overall, a nice beer to try, but definitely not something I’d drink regularly.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
BrewBoxer (1886) - New York, New York, USA - JAN 30, 2013
bottle. cloudy tan colr. nice head that lasts. smell is sweet, wheaty andyeasty. taste is the same with some grassy hops in there. sam did a really good job with this one. very unique. very good

3.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
johnnnniee (2234) - Bedford, New Hampshire, USA - JAN 30, 2013
Pours a crystal clear medium copper color with a huge bubbly and sticky bone white head that slowly recedes and sticks itself all over the glass on the way down. Smells of floral pine and resin in spades with hints of bread onion and garlic. Wow the aroma on this one shocked me! The flavor is light bready and caramel malt with a ton of hop flavor. Earth pine and resinous hop flavors tip the scale heavily to the hop side. Medium body with a medium to high level of carbonation and a slick resinous mouthfeel. This is nice beer, I was quite surprised by this one.


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