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RATINGS: 566   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.55   IBU: 43   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
HKdIPA (463) - HONG KONG - MAY 16, 2014
Bottle from QClub at home. Clear deep golden pour. Fresh hoppy aroma with a pilsner-y smell. Crisp hoppy flavor - bit piney. Definite lager taste. Very good for an easy-drinking lager.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
andrearaujoo (23) - Vitoria, BRAZIL - MAY 14, 2014
Excelente cerveja. Nos EUA um custo beneficio fantástico. Saborosissima com amargor equilibrado. Poderia ter uma espuma mais densa.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jtclockwork (11028) - , New Jersey, USA - MAY 8, 2014
Bottle. Pours reddish amber with off white head. Nose/taste of pine, resin, caramel malt and light grass. Medium body.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
60minuteman (1063) - West Chester, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 2, 2014
Fruity aroma, hop, grass, caramel and malt. White lacing galore. Clear yellow-gold color. Thin body and fairly dry. Actually, it is quite dry. Not boozy at all. Strong lager? W

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Doghair (295) - Illinois, USA - APR 21, 2014
Mild aroma. Clean malt with a little citro hops. Taste is also clean malt with a little hops and a mildly bitter finish. Very easy drinking.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BLADT (680) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - APR 21, 2014
UPDATED: APR 22, 2014 Bottle pour. Amber lager color in glass. Solid, soapy lacing. Nose is grassy hops, dough, and some funk. Blindfolded, I?d say an IPA. Taste is much more pils, but on the bitter end. Good malt profile too. Overall, a decent attempt.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
beertholomeus (1238) - California, USA - APR 20, 2014
Pours an orange amber color with a white head. Hop, citrus, pine malt and biscuit aroma. Hop, citrus, pine, biscuit, caramel and malt flavors. Medium light body and mild bitterness. Citrus and malt finish.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jonnyguns (1102) - AUSTRALIA - APR 19, 2014
Bottle from mane liquor. Nice hoppy lager. Solid stuff. Chewy malty bitterness. Quaffable ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
probstblueribbon (3323) - Nepean, Ontario, CANADA - APR 17, 2014
12 fl oz bottle from CJ’s (Potsdam, NY), served at cellar temperature in a tulip glass.

App.: Clear deep amber with a so-so light tan head. Aroma: Lots of Munich/Vienna malt, nice resin/pine and grapefruit hops, a little bubble gum, pretty straight-forward. Palate: Medium body, moderate+ carbonation. Flav.: A bit less malt with a slightly harsh hop character, more herbal/floral, less pine/resin/grapefruit, still has a decent amount of Vienna/Munich malt; dry with pretty good bitterness and a fairly clean, quite hoppy finish.

Decent.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Beergeek23322 (2602) - Chesapeake, Virginia, USA - APR 16, 2014
4/16/2014. From bottle. Amber color with a white head. Not sure why this would be listed as an Imperial Pils at 5%. Maybe the IPL is India Pale Lager? In any regard, very tasty, well made, good hoppy flavors.


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