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RATINGS: 562   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

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
firefly765 (171) - - FEB 27, 2014
UPDATED: FEB 28, 2014 12 ounce bottle pours a very light straw color typical of an American lager. Moderate citrus aroma. Moderate off Whitehead with some leasing. Very nicely balanced and flavorful beer. Unique being a lager instead of an ale may be a bit cleaner. Not a huge amount of bittering hops but a very nice amount of flavor from hops. Nice 5% beer to drink on a hot summers day. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
berkshirejohn (4970) - Bracknell, Berkshire, ENGLAND - FEB 26, 2014
12oz bottle from Georgio’s, Billerica, MA. Amber with a tight cream head; pleasant tropical fruit aroma with a touch of pine; full bodied with pineapple and grapefruit flavours; and a crisp, resinous finish. A great concept, and a good beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ThirstyBird (1993) - Düsseldorf, GERMANY - FEB 23, 2014
Pours a clear gold color with a light tan had. The smell is fruity hops, caramel, citrus. The taste is citrus, fruit, light caramel ending with dry citrus. Light body with nice carbonation. A nice surprise, this one. Nicely balanced and very drinkable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
milewide (1682) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - FEB 22, 2014
Lots of hops, and body, for 5% ABV. One of best Sam brews. I appreciate the effort to blend ales and lagers. Not stranger than ales brewed with beard yeast!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
cgarvieuk (16634) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - FEB 21, 2014
Bottle in hotel room orlando... Amber... Thin white head... Soft sweet toffee orange nose... Soct floral toffee... Light passion fruit.. Light dry finush... Little caramel malt

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
obguthr (4385) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - FEB 17, 2014
Honey, grass, and lemongrass nose. Crystal clear amber, thick sticky head. Medium body, soft carbonation. Metallic and grassy. Has some nice attributes, but I don’t get what they are trying to accomplish. In the end, I didn’t really enjoy it all that much.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Brenhophead (638) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - FEB 17, 2014
330mL bottle (BB: Dec 2013). Pours crystal clear golden sunset with a small white head. A very nice piney citrus aroma and, even though its past the BB date, a heck of a lot fruity caramel flavour with that crisp clean flavour only a lager can produce. Very nice.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
IndianaRed (2727) - Boise, Idaho, USA - FEB 16, 2014
Bottle hazy golden light amber with a nice lasting dense off-white head. Typical aroma of a macro-micro attempt at a West coast IPA. Piney and floral but somehow a b it cardboard and stale. Flavor is lees so, more subdues hop flavors, but balanced with the light malt of a pale lager. Some sweetness still and very drinkable. This hopped up PL with a little more FG works fairly well, though I am not sold on the "style" per se’

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
jandd1983 (2996) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - FEB 13, 2014
It poured a crystal clear amber color with a an off-white head. The aroma was of pine and citrus hops. The taste was of citrus and pine with a slight biscuit and sweet malt flavor for balance. It had a medium body and carbonation. Nice.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
williamstome (1213) - Somerville, Massachusetts, USA - FEB 12, 2014
Gold pour, big foamy head. Floral, citrusy aroma with sweet malt undertones. Crisp, round flavor- dry simple hoppiness, tasty. Not the best mouthfeel.

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