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RATINGS: 566   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


3.8
   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 (1345) - 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 (1311) - 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!

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
maxwelldeux (4171) - Snohomish, Washington, USA - JAN 27, 2013
Bottle. Pours a very clear light amber color with a moderate white head. Nose has some great floral and citrus hops to it. Taste is light and smooth, with a heft amount of bitterness up front and just a slight bit of lagery sweetness on the back end. REALLY interesting brew.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bconch (324) - - JAN 26, 2013
Hoppy, citrus nose and IPA like. Taste has some citrus up front that smooths out nicely and clean. Slight, bitter aftertaste. I could crush this all day. SA hit one out of the park. Please make 12 packs of this.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ESBob (379) - Indiana, USA - JAN 26, 2013
Bottle. Pours a clear light copper, thinnish white head, good lacing. Aroma is a a hoppy, light citrus. Taste is a very light citrus, pine, slight grapefruit, hops, maybe some banana, very interesting complexity for a lager. Slightly bitter after taste. Keep this one around Boston Beer Company!

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
SudsMcDuff (6950) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - JAN 25, 2013
what do i think? you’re nuts .. . deep gold .. great head and lacing .. nice solid dose of hops .. . quite clean for a SA product .. very impressive beer, why can’t all lagers have this solid a dose of hops! .. . . they’re abandoned! We think it’s a winner.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
masheriff (4) - - JAN 25, 2013 does not count
Not bad for a 5 % India Pale Lager. I like the name, it cool! Of all the new hopology beers from Sam Adams, I like this one the best.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
SrSilliGose (3322) - pouring bus, New Brunswick, CANADA - JAN 24, 2013
huh. pretty good beer. grapefruit, pine, clean toast cracker malts. not terribly complex, but pretty tasty, approachable, nice.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ratman197 (11384) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - JAN 24, 2013
Bottle poured a clear amber with a lasting ivory head. Aromas of pine resin, cat piss, bread, grapefruit and light earthiness. Palate was light bodied and crisp with a dry finish. Flavors of bread, pine resin, grapefruit and light eartrhiness with a crisp dry moderatly bitter lingering pine finish.


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