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RATINGS: 525   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.55   IBU: 43   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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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 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
vanvenlo (1191) - Glen Iris, AUSTRALIA - DEC 15, 2013
Slowbeer bottle (15-Dec-13) Spicy big luscious berry fruit aroma. Red amber colour decent head and sheet lacing. Big spice fruit hop flavour. Big spicy herbal veg fruit finish and herbal floral aftertaste.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Lunkie (1392) - Glen Iris, AUSTRALIA - DEC 15, 2013
Herbal hop spice aroma. Amber colour fair head and lacing. Malt hop spice herbal flavour. Smooth palate. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.9
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
patxa (180) - MEXICO - DEC 14, 2013
Very bitter in the begging. Then it fades away and gets boring and malty. Almost corny. It’s pretending b to be and ipa, but tastes more like a fancy lager. Good Amber color. Weak alcoholic finish. Some fruits too.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
charule (954) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 14, 2013
Bottle at a party. Poured pale amber with min white head. Aroma of light resin and malt. Med bod and carb. Taste is bitter that lasts.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Hiero (127) - Dallas, Texas, USA - DEC 12, 2013
This was kind of like an IPA with a giant splash of grapefruit. There was hardly any bitterness and it was very smooth. I would go for this again if I was looking for a lighter taste, yet something that still had character.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Slipstream (1976) - USA - DEC 7, 2013
Very pleasant floral aroma. This is an interesting release from Sam Adams. It smells like an IPA but tastes like a bold lager mixed with an APA. Fresh grain flavor blended with hop bitterness. Solid brew.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Hartung32 (206) - Indiana, USA - DEC 4, 2013
It tastes a lot like a nice, vibrant Pale that's been muted a bit(possibly the lagering process). Honestly, I'm not sure I could tell it wasn't a solid straight Pale if it wasn't for the description. Either way, I'll probably revisit this one. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ilovedarkbeer (2220) - Dallas, Texas, USA - DEC 2, 2013
Pours a deep golden color with a foamy white head. Notes of caramel bready malt meets orange citrus american hops and bitter floral hops from the NS. Great mix.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
bth122 (1226) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 2, 2013
Bottle at Hollywood studios in Orlando. Pours a golden amber color. Fresh hop aroma of tropical citrus fruit. Crisp finish. Nice hop flavors. Smooth. Medium light bitterness. Tastes like a pale ale. Good.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
BMMillsy (1253) - Florida, USA - NOV 29, 2013
Grabbed a sixer for Thanksgiving. Pours from the bottle a mostly clear dark golden color with small white head. Aroma of bready malts, lemon peel, sweet honey, grapefruit. Smells like a malty DIPA. Flavor follows as expected, big bready malts, lemon peels, sweetness, really like a malty DIPA. Slick body, medium high carbonation, big flavor for only 5%. Not bad, but was hoping for a lighter on the malt body and bigger aromatic hop profile.


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