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RATINGS: 539   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


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DedicatedToFun (2539) - Santa Monica, California, USA - APR 3, 2014
Pretty decent IPL, six pack from whole foods, pretty hoppy but not too strong and drinkable

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
jcnielsen (2099) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - APR 3, 2014
Bottle. Pours an amber color with white head. Grassy, garden, earthy, hoppy aromas. Grainy, grassy, veggie, bread flavors. Meh.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Oakes (12551) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 1, 2014
Hazy light amber. Aroma is a bit earthy, stale. Taste is like the lager but with more hops and stale. Dull malts are kind of chewy and the alcohol muscles in at the end...high end krepkoe.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
texrx (21) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAR 31, 2014
This IPL smells like an IPA..... And it tastes like an IPA but with a Lager style underneath. It gives this beer great carbonation and mouth-feel. The malt is light which is good for this style. Very sessionable

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
ExpendableHero (748) - Florida, USA - MAR 31, 2014
This was fantastic. Hazy golden beer with a white head. Strong aromas of hops and tropical fruit. Tastes of floral/pine hops, some honey, sweet malts, and grapefruit/assorted citrus zest. Finish is bittersweet and hoppy. Outstanding malt balance to the hops. Fruity, hoppy, and refreshing. One of the best beers I’ve had from Sam Adam’s.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
HonkeyBra (3370) - Lemont, Illinois, USA - MAR 30, 2014
12 oz. bottle. Pours an orange amber color with a medium soapy white head. Aroma of lemony and citrus hops, mild pine notes. A bit of an herbal character to it as well. Flavor is medium bitterness, very mild tropical fruit and lemon notes. Sam Adam’s house yeast is subdued. Medium bodied, crisp mouthfeel, finishes hoppy. This is pretty solid. Indeed, one of the better beers I’ve had from Sam Adam’s.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
rubbishystuff (1844) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 28, 2014
Thanks to iNBe. Interesting beer, starts off like an IPA so you are expecting the ale fruitiness and yeast characteristic but finishes like a lager. Lemony herbal citrus hops. Balanced well. Serving: Bottle

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
nakedwhendrunk (2086) - Juneau, Alaska, USA - MAR 24, 2014
Reviewed from notes. The appearance had a three finger off white foamy head lasts for a good three minutes, speckled slightly foamy spider web lacing graces the pilsener and leaves some rings, slowly moving carbonation is seen rising. The smell had some grassy hops up front, slight pepper tones in the back and slightly underneath are the malts. The taste had a nice peppery/spiciness as the hops and malts combine to give a good hoppy kick. The palate was about a medium, sessionable, some slight harshness on the tongue, no aftertaste, sticky finish. Overall, this is a nice pale lager that I would come back to, too bad my whole six pack is gone.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
coyforce (608) - Virginia, USA - MAR 24, 2014
Delicious hoppy smooth lager. Pour is a nice amber color with a thin white head.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BrownALEx (266) - Portland, Michigan, USA - MAR 24, 2014
Quite impressive. Nice hoppy taste from a lager. Sweet and hoppy at the same time. Will probably get again.


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