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RATINGS: 575   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.54/5   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


4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
drpimento (3077) - La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 13, 2013
Excellent beer! If only it wouldn’t have been kept under fluorescent lights at the store. Poured at a good temperature with a decent, foamy, frothy, thick, long lasting, cream-colored head and plenty of lace. Color is a clear orange amber with loads of bubble trails. Aroma is hop, malt, fruit, bit of skunk. Flavor is like nose, largely loses the skunk, has a great balance between bitter, tang, and sweet right up front and dance around each other in the mouth. Body is spot on; ditto carbonation. Finish is like flavor, has good length and is great drinking! Hope to get more of this.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
puboflyons (3065) - Allenstown, New Hampshire, USA - AUG 17, 2013
From the 12 fl. oz. bottle dated March (2014?). The pour is a slightly cloudy medium amber with a soft, silky off-white head and moderate carbonation. Fascinating aroma of grains, malts, and tropical fruit. Low to medium hop note. The body is medium. The taste has an upfront buttery graininess which is followed quickly by a low to moderate hope feel. But it has its own character and is rather enjoyable.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jcartamdg (3060) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 18, 2013
Pours a translucent amber orange with no head. Aroma of piney and citrus hops. Taste is lager yeast, hops and creamy malt. Nice drinkable hoppy lager. This may be Sam Adams' best! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Metalchopz (3055) - Cantley, Quebec, CANADA - APR 25, 2013
Nice, an India Pale Lager. Part of their Spring Thaw mixed pack. Rich golden colour with a frothy off-white head that stays very long, and creates thick foamy lacing. Beautiful full IPA Cascades hoppy nose with the typical grapefruit notes. The difference is in the taste. Pretty much the same, but much milder. Still, the grapefruits and pines are present. I really enjoyed this switch on the style, from ale to lager.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
dchmela (3008) - Orlando, Florida, USA - MAR 29, 2013
Pours a light gold with a thick white head. Big tropical fruit hop nose. Smooth clean malt with a nice hop bite. Tasty. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DrnkMcDermott (2997) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - MAR 3, 2013
Taster at Armanetti’s, Aurora. Am I wrong for liking this one so much? Don’t think so. Sampled from a fresh bottle, I get loads of hops in the nose; citrusy more than piney. More hops when I taste it, but managed by a fine malty backbone. I could call it a "clean lager finish" if not for so much hop lupulin sticking in my mouth.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
mjg74 (2980) - La Mesa, California, USA - JAN 7, 2013
Bottle from Walmart. Nose is sweet and hoppy. Sugar and citrus, Good hoppiness up front. A little bit of sweet followed by a bitter finish. Some grains in there as well. Nice session brew. Solid bitterness for the abv.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Maverick34 (2954) - New York, USA - AUG 8, 2013
Bottled. Medium color. White head. Nice hops and a caramel finish. Good session lager

4.4
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
jmagnus87 (2912) - Rockford, Illinois, USA - APR 3, 2013
12oz bottle poured into a shaker. Pours a light rust orange with minimal head. Aroma of huge tropical citrus fruit. Taste is medium bitter. Citrus and tropical fruit with a hint of earthy pine. Medium bodied with a somewhat thin texture. Lively carbonation and a super long finish. Overall, very good. Somewhat unbalanced but the mix of flavors from the hops totally makes up for it.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
cbkschubert (2901) - BFE, Arizona, USA - MAR 1, 2013
12 oz. bottle from Total Wine - Pours a crystal clear copper color with a one finger thick off white head. Very light lacing. Aroma is pungent pine, resin, and herbal hops. Very nice. Flavor is the same with the addition of some floral hops and lightly sweetened malt. Has a lively hoppy finish. Medium body. Well done Boston Brewing Co.


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