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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


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Indra (2707) - Overland Park, Kansas, USA - MAR 20, 2013
12oz. bottle. Hoppy, fruity, citric aroma, touches of grapefruit, pine, herbs and the white wine character of the Nelson Sauvins coming through as well, with lighter notes of grass, lemon and wood. Clear medium-dark golden in color with a very fine-bubbled head of white and very thin lacing. Flavor profile is quite hop-focused as well, with lots of tropical fruit, citrus, green, leafy herbs and a moderately high degree of clean bitterness that appears late, as does the pale, very lightly toasty and sweet malt character. Crisp and dry on the palate with plenty of fine effervescence, body is light-medium. Refreshing and flavorful. I must admit, I am impressed. This delivers on the concept.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BOSSbrewer (2707) - Arkansas, USA - SEP 27, 2014
Bottle at home. Pours Amber yellow with three fingers of head. Aroma is citrus mainly grapefruit and some pine. Medium bodied. Very nice beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Jow (2705) - New York, USA - AUG 25, 2013
Grabbed the Hop Project mix sixes from Duane Reed. Pours clear copper with one finger soapy white head that dissipates quickly. Great nose of grapefruit. Tastes of tropical fruit, grapefruit, bready, light tea leaves, and cloves. Very drying and smooth.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
cfrancis (2699) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 13, 2013
Pours clear gold with a small white top. Aroma is citrus and earthy hops with some cereal malts. Taste is a pleasant citrus hop flavouring with a strong malt backing. Well balanced, tastes just like a proper IPA.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
iowaherkeye (2698) - Ocean Beach, San Diego, California, USA - FEB 15, 2013
12oz bottle, best by July 2013, part of the Spring Thaw Variety Pack--$15.99ish at Vons. Clear golden amber, one finger off-white creamy head, good retention. Citrus herbal hops dominate, a touch grassy, with some lightly toasty biscuit malt and lager yeast backing. Flavor follows suit, but seems to pull back a bit on the hops and allows the malt to come through. Still not all that sweet, though, and has the typical metallic Sam Adams lager yeast characteristics. Semi-dry, bitterness peaked at a 3. Moderate carbonation with a smooth light to medium body. Not too bad, but not my favorite IPL by a longshot--solid enough offering from such a big brewery, though.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
cbfobes (2686) - Quad Cities, Illinois, USA - FEB 3, 2013
Poured from 12oz bottle, pours a clear golden amber with a nice white head and some lacing, aroma has a little but if citrus and hops, more bread than anything, the flavor has a nice hop front end with a crisp finish, not bad at all

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
PhillyBeer2112 (2641) - Oviedo, Florida, USA - APR 10, 2013
Well in some ways this is kinda like SABL that has been hammered with hops. It has the same smooth rounded malt profile of SABL, but a big resiny, catty, spicy hop nose and flavor profile. Fairly enjoyable but the hops were maybe a little on the harsh side, got a bit tiresome to drink after awhile.

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
ALLOVATE (2624) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - APR 1, 2015
As far as aroma with all those hops it seems they act to cancel each other out instead of complimenting. Quite a sweet and muddled nose with caramelised blood orange and tangelos dominating an otherwise piney, woody and nutty backdrop with the faintest hint of kelp and burnt matches. Settles in the glass a misty, pastel orange with little life and a wash of suds atop. A much cleaner and refined palate is displayed. Lighter than expected in body with tight, spritzy carbonation. Quite tart with a vinous quality seeing through to a dry, white wine and sour berry finish. Quite a medial bitterness that is lost underneath the fruit. Malt is biscuity like fresh baked rock cakes. Not exactly an exciting number it pales against other lagered India pales I have tried. May be a re-rate of a fresher batch is needed. (12fl.Oz, BBE 02/15, The Liquor Shed, Jandakot)

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Gription79 (2614) - Bountiful, Utah, USA - SEP 19, 2013
Poured from a 12 bottle. Lots of pine, herbal hop qualities, some citrusy, grainy, husky malts. I have a hard time with the lagering and hops.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MadIndian (2606) - Levittown, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 22, 2013
Bottle from Canals. It was ok. Some nice hop, pine, floral. A mild peppery and grapefruit finish.


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