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RATINGS: 530   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Beergeek23322 (2186) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Maverick34 (2179) - New York, USA - AUG 8, 2013
Bottled. Medium color. White head. Nice hops and a caramel finish. Good session lager

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
jbruner (2177) - 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.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jb (2157) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
zacgillbanks (2155) - 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.

3.9
   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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
dnstone (2134) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Bierkrug (2133) - 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 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
StefanSD (2087) - Lakeside, California, USA - FEB 26, 2013
UPDATED: MAR 1, 2013 12 oz bottle from Costco. Pours a clear copper color with a small white head that quickly diminishes. The aroma is features pine tar, salt and lightly toasted grains. The taste is malt forward with biscuit and breads backed up by mildly bitter grapefruit hops. The palate is silky smooth with soft carbonation. Finishes long and semi-sweet with lingering grains. Overall: Decent lager.

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.


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