Serve in Lager glass


on tap

Regional Distribution

Add Distribution Data
RATINGS: 571   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.55/5   IBU: 43   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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

   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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
beertholomeus (1439) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jonnyguns (1104) - AUSTRALIA - APR 19, 2014
Bottle from mane liquor. Nice hoppy lager. Solid stuff. Chewy malty bitterness. Quaffable ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
probstblueribbon (3502) - 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.


   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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
rmussman (1702) - California, USA - APR 14, 2014
Sampled on tap at a local bar. A nice crisp ale with a well blended hop palate. Quality but nothing special.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Koskela (409) - Marysville, California, USA - APR 13, 2014
Slightly sweet like they used a bavarian or german yeast and some hop aroma come from this crystal clear pale amber or orange colored ale. A delicious hop flavor ... Cascade i belive... Compliment the light maltieness of this brew. Its not overly sweet. Its crisp and light/medium bodied. Overall its a decent brew.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
woodychevy (755) - - APR 13, 2014
I really like this beer. And, am somewhat shocked that I really like this beer. Had on tap in Charleston. Pours perfect IPA color- that amber orange that makes the mouth water. Nice head. Nose is citrus and sweet malt. Mouthfeel is decent- medium. Sort of tastes like a really good IPA with a crisp, refreshing finish. Just a different take on a great style. Really well done.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
partywithanM (103) - Kansas City, Kansas, USA - APR 10, 2014
12oz bottle. Never had a IPL before. Not bad at all. Nice floral nose to it and the flavor matches it pretty well.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ryrpat (258) - Illinois, USA - APR 6, 2014
Very nice and crisp beer. Nice hops with a refreshing fruit taste. Will drink again ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

We Want To Hear From You

Join us! RateBeer is made by beer enthusiasts for the craft beer community. Your basic membership is free and allows you to read all beer ratings. Click here to create your account... and give your opinion!

Join Us »

Page  1 « 4 5 6  7  8 9 10 » 58

Tick this beer for your profile
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Copyright © 2000-2016,
RateBeer LLC. All rights
about us
About RateBeer
New Beers
Advanced Search
Add A Beer
Add A Brewer
Add A Place
Log In
Edit Personal Info
Buy Premium Membership
Your Messages
the best
RateBeer Best
100 Beer Club
The Top 50