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RATINGS: 510   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 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ratman197 (9042) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - JAN 24, 2013
Bottle poured a clear amber with a lasting ivory head. Aromas of pine resin, cat piss, bread, grapefruit and light earthiness. Palate was light bodied and crisp with a dry finish. Flavors of bread, pine resin, grapefruit and light eartrhiness with a crisp dry moderatly bitter lingering pine finish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
JoeMcPhee (8214) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 14, 2013
Amber pour with a thin white head. The nose is a little bit citrusy and tropical. A bit of kiwi and some light orange and mango citrus. Juicy and tasty with a lingering bitterness. I like the hop profile they have going on here - clean and tasty. There’s a bit of malt sweetness in here as well. Pretty nice brew.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sammy (8094) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 19, 2013
The best I have had to date of these hoppy agers. Thanks Americo for sharing the growler. A nice mouthfeel. lacy, a dry finish, good drinkability.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Drake (7945) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - JAN 4, 2013
12 ounce bottle from the Spring sampler. Pours a clear copper color with a medium sized off-white head. Good head retention. Aroma of herbal, resin hops. The taste is herbal, resin hops with pale, crackery malts. Medium bodied. A little bland, but prettty drinkable.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
3fourths (7799) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - FEB 6, 2013
UPDATED: APR 9, 2013 bottle. clear gold with soda water bubbles and a small white head. mellow and somewhat stale hop aroma on top of bare pale malt sweetness. lightly chalky and husky, lightly coarse carbonation, medium hop bitterness. simple, lean, a little "snappy" but lacks any trace of life or vibrancy. very dull and plain.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
BMan1113VR (7788) - Los Angeles, California, USA - JUL 18, 2013
Bottle with a best before of October 2013. Pours with a crystal clear golden orange hue with a medium sized, tight, bone hued head with some very solid lace. Aromas are of pine, light tropical fruit, mango, grapefruit and citrus. Light resiny cohumulone, medium strong malt background that is mostly toasty and biscuity, a touch of apple as well. Flavors are bready, toasty, biscuity. Mild bitterness, some fruity notes. I wish there was just a bit more hop flavor and a bit more grassy dry hop character. Bitter balance is spot on though. Dry. Neutral balance. Livelier carbonation. Quite a decent beer overall, but could be a bit more hoppy.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DocLock (7502) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 15, 2013
Bottle from new spring sampler pack. Pours hazy dark straw colored with off-white head. Nose is pale malt, tropical fruit, peppery. Tastes crisp, pale malty with an assertive hop flavor and notes of grapefruit and tangerine. This one is very good.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
CaptainCougar (7129) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - AUG 9, 2013
12oz bottle: Pours a clear deep golden bronze with a clingy-lacing froth of off-white head. Has a fresh herbal hoppy nose with notes of citrus and pine atop lightly toasted caramel malts. Starts with good fullness and appropriate carbonation along with lightly sweet pale malts and good resiny hop flavor and bitter balance. Smooth and very drinkable.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ughsmash (7005) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 17, 2013
Bottled. Poured clear, light, orangey-golden with a sticky beige head. The aroma picked up fresh pine, black pepper, and citrus hoppage over sweet caramel and bready notes.. fresh and quite nice. The flavor found bitter pine resin and grapefruit throughout, with caramel and lesser fruit supporting.. bitter, refreshing finish. Light-medium bodied, bitter, and engaging on the palate.. great stuff overall!

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
shrubber85 (6978) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - MAR 7, 2013
Bottle. Pine/grapefruit peel and orange malt aroma. Golden yellow with large head. Sweet orange malt and mildly bitter pine/grapefruit peel flavor. Hops more subdued in the flavor. Nice.


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