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RATINGS: 526   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 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
johnnnniee (2151) - Bedford, New Hampshire, USA - JAN 30, 2013
Pours a crystal clear medium copper color with a huge bubbly and sticky bone white head that slowly recedes and sticks itself all over the glass on the way down. Smells of floral pine and resin in spades with hints of bread onion and garlic. Wow the aroma on this one shocked me! The flavor is light bready and caramel malt with a ton of hop flavor. Earth pine and resinous hop flavors tip the scale heavily to the hop side. Medium body with a medium to high level of carbonation and a slick resinous mouthfeel. This is nice beer, I was quite surprised by this one.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jb (2147) - Rochester, New York, USA - FEB 2, 2013
Very nice nose, citrus and floral hops notes. Pale clear and gold appearance. Crisp clean, hoppy and nutty taste. Drinkable.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TheBeerOrg (2145) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - MAR 23, 2013
Pours dark golden with a thin wispy off-white head. Notes of sweet fragrant hops, mango, fruit resin, apricot, and pine. Medium bodied, lightly resinous with lively carbonation. Very nice.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
jbruner (2138) - Athens, Georgia, USA - MAY 22, 2013
Pours a clear golden yellow on tsp with bubbly white head and light lacing. Aroma is light grass and floral notes, light malt. Taste is more malty than hoppy. Mediocre pale ale with a crisp finish.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Beergeek23322 (2133) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Bierkrug (2131) - Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Bavaria, GERMANY - JUN 28, 2013
330 ml bottle in New York. Pours a light amber with a white head. Aroma is fruity/grapefruit, & pine/caramel. Taste of light pine, spruce, light floral, and light carame. Palate mostly comes through like an ipa slightly above the average especially in the nose. Pleasantly surprised with this one!

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
dnstone (2128) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - FEB 27, 2013
Clear golden with a light copper tinge and a soft, thick white head. Light floral aroma. Hoppy floral with a bit of bitter edge and an undertone of lager. A nice covering for a lager.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
zacgillbanks (2099) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - AUG 7, 2013
Bottle from Walmart, Kissimmee, Florida, USA. This is a golden beer with a sweet citrus and topical fruit flavour with a dry pine and fruity finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ROGUE (2085) - Newark, Delaware, USA - OCT 2, 2013
12oz bottle. Pours a crystal clear amber color with a two finger off white head that retains well. Smells of pine and citrus hops. Citrus and pine dominate the flavor with a slight biscuit and sweet malt flavor for balance. Medium in body and carbonation.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
XmnwildX12 (2078) - Farmington, Minnesota, USA - AUG 23, 2013
Bottle from Ale Jail, light golden pour, minimal white head. Aroma is of peppery and piney hops, taste is much similar with a dry peppery finish, decent lager. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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