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RATINGS: 543   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 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 (2025) - 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 (2318) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
PorterPounder (5572) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - JAN 29, 2013
Tallahassee, Fl - Publix Supermarket - 12 oz bottle - part of their ’Spring Thaw’ variety pak. Sparkling light copper pour, sticky white head that leaves nice rings of lacing. Aroma has some light spruce accents, some passion fruit sweetness. Full-bodied flavor with some spearmint accents, a touch of citrus bitterness, some brief spiciness and honey sweetness. Crisp, refreshing mouthfeel. Well done!

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
EtTuCthulhu (1055) - Columbia, Missouri, USA - JAN 29, 2013
This aroma is pure hops, but a distinct undercurrent of spruce comes through. When poured, this beer is orange in color, and there is a medium head that dissipates quickly. When sipped, the beer is of a medium bitterness and slightly salty, and the combination of this beer’s abrupt finish, average carbonation, medium body, and sticky texture do make this beer a mouthful.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Fratto (2616) - Arlington, Texas, USA - JAN 28, 2013
Bottle from Kroger. Light pour with a big white head. Aroma is sappy and very fruity. Taste is light bread, bitter, and a nice sticky finish.

2.3
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
fidemaster (282) - Naperville, Illinois, USA - JAN 28, 2013
Not much of an aroma. Color is rich golden hue. It starts off like a bitter grapefruit. Finishes really bitter. Its not really complex, and I was not really a big fan.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Stldsf1 (616) - Florida, USA - JAN 27, 2013
Copper pour with red tint. Citrusy hops explode on nose and first sip. Malts and slight bitterness follow up. Very nice ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
OmegaX (1256) - Florida, USA - JAN 27, 2013
Thanks again for this brew, Chipalsa. Nose is floral, citrusy hops, some dankness, and a light malt aroma. Reminded me a bit of Evil Genius from B. Nektar. Taste follows pretty well with a bread and grain aftertaste, a touch of honey, and a ton of hop goodness. Definitely drinks like a hoppy pale ale.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Chipalsa (1310) - Florida, USA - JAN 27, 2013
UPDATED: JUL 10, 2013 This one is a winner for sure. From the bottle poured a clean yellow body with a thick sea-foam head. Aromas were spicy and pungent of west coast hops and pine, seriously nice floral smell! The taste was full of bitter hops, pineapple, honey and light lemongrass. Most definitely one of Sam Adams’ best. I loved this beer and hope they get smart and go with 6-packs!


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