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RATINGS: 564   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


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
coolpop (1394) - Birmingham, Alabama, USA - JAN 18, 2013
Bottle. Poured pale yellow with a largish white head. Aroma was citrus, tropical fruits, some pine. Flavor was citrus, tropical fruit, some pepperiness, crisp lager. Light to medium body. Actually, a quite successful brew, in my opinion.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Lowe1983 (1377) - Dayton, Ohio, USA - FEB 9, 2013
Pours an amber color with a white head. Atoms is mostly citrus and pine hops with some caramel malts. Flavor is also mostly citrus and pine hop. Pretty good.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
OmegaX (1330) - Florida, USA - JAN 27, 2013
Thanks again for this brew, Chipalsa. Nose is floral, citrusy hops, some dankness, and a light malt aroma. Reminded me a bit of Evil Genius from B. Nektar. Taste follows pretty well with a bread and grain aftertaste, a touch of honey, and a ton of hop goodness. Definitely drinks like a hoppy pale ale.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Danyel (1329) - Colorado, USA - FEB 7, 2013
Bottle. Pours light orange with white head. Smells fruity. Tastes very fruity with a lagerish finish. It’s a a nice transition beer for lager lovers to ale lovers, and vice versa. Good.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
bth122 (1325) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 2, 2013
Bottle at Hollywood studios in Orlando. Pours a golden amber color. Fresh hop aroma of tropical citrus fruit. Crisp finish. Nice hop flavors. Smooth. Medium light bitterness. Tastes like a pale ale. Good.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jsmerig (1322) - Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 1, 2013
Pours a clear orange yellow with a thick foamy off white head. Aroma of deep spicy citrusy pepper like hops. Taste is mildly sweet with an onslaught of citrusy hops. Mouthfeel is thick finish is clean. Interesting. A sixer maybe. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
EtTuCthulhu (1321) - Columbia, Missouri, USA - JAN 29, 2013
This aroma is pure hops, but a distinct undercurrent of spruce comes through. When poured, this beer is orange in color, and there is a medium head that dissipates quickly. When sipped, the beer is of a medium bitterness and slightly salty, and the combination of this beer’s abrupt finish, average carbonation, medium body, and sticky texture do make this beer a mouthful.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
degbert (1312) - Austin, Texas, USA - MAY 5, 2013
Bottle. Pours a dark gold-orange with a high, fine-grained, cream-colored head. Nose is herbal and floral, but also has a vanilla-like note. A lot of toffee-like sweetness on the open, with hops citrus and some bitterness on the midpalate. More citrus on the close, and a very pleasant smooth, rich mouthfeel. Not a lot of carbonation. Quite nice.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Chipalsa (1311) - Florida, USA - JAN 27, 2013
UPDATED: JUL 10, 2013 This one is a winner for sure. From the bottle poured a clean yellow body with a thick sea-foam head. Aromas were spicy and pungent of west coast hops and pine, seriously nice floral smell! The taste was full of bitter hops, pineapple, honey and light lemongrass. Most definitely one of Sam Adams’ best. I loved this beer and hope they get smart and go with 6-packs!

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Finhead (1306) - OFallon, Illinois, USA - JAN 22, 2013
UPDATED: JAN 28, 2013 Clear, deep gold with a white head. The malty aroma has some bread and cereal notes. The light body has an oily texture with lively carbonation. It has a mildly bitter taste with a dry finish.


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