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RATINGS: 529   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


3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mnmike (1020) - Minnesota, USA - MAR 1, 2013
Really impressed with this beer. I like the lagers and IPA style hopping it up is great!

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Oscbert (1010) - Sacramento, California, USA - FEB 4, 2013
~Strong floral hop aroma with grapefruit and mango. Very light bready maltiness. Very clean! Hops dominate. Very enjoyable aroma. ~Pours a very clear light copper color with small quickly disappearing head. ~Strong hoppy flavors of grapefruit, mango, and light pine and floral. ~medium bodied, medium co2, lasting bitter hop finish. ~Not much malt to speak of here. Great way to showcase the hops. It would be interesting to have an English IPL with Marris Otter and maybe some English Caramel malts. Still enjoyed this beer and will tell my hophead friends about it.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
EtTuCthulhu (1004) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
drsordr (1002) - Loveland, Ohio, USA - FEB 5, 2013
Surprising hop nose. Citrus hop with balance front he malt. Not a very long finish, but solid beer, very reminiscent of ipa

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
charule (997) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 14, 2013
Bottle at a party. Poured pale amber with min white head. Aroma of light resin and malt. Med bod and carb. Taste is bitter that lasts.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
574deadzone (996) - North Central, Indiana, USA - MAY 13, 2013
Pours a clear bronze with about a finger of beige head that leaves some soapy lace behind. Nose involves honey and biscuits, some herbal perfume, light pine resin and citrus notes. Fairly sweet but quite a bit more bitter. Lighter side of medium bodied, active, a touch oily, with a crisp bitter finish. A pretty cool brew, nice hop and malt combo, and certainly easy drinking.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
BeerFanDan17 (977) - Brunswick, Maine, USA - MAR 2, 2013
A nice smooth lager with slight spice notes, reminiscent of an unfiltered whet with a meager hoppiness. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
cmonster (966) - Portland, Oregon, USA - FEB 3, 2013
Clear pale bronze in color with a short-med head. Good retention. Aroma of spicy hops and clean malt. Medium bitter flavor. Light body, oily texture and a long, crisp, bitter finish. More of a pils than a lager. The hops do come off like an ipa. Solid.

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
rajendra82 (947) - Alpharetta, Georgia, USA - APR 24, 2013
The veer looked very nice in the Pilsner glass I chose, with a golden colored clear body, a two finger thick head, and lots of fine carbonation. The smell was typical of a West Coast IPA, with lots of grapefruit, orange peel, and some pine, as well as some spicy smells. The taste was juicy, citric, very clean, and had some bubblegum notes in mid sip, with clean finish. I drank the beer warm from the grocery store yesterday, and it taste a bit lifeless. With time to chill today, the beer was much more lively. The mouthfeel was very soft, aided by the pillowy head, and about a billion finely textured carbonation bubbles. This is one the best beers to ever come out of the Sam Adams brewery collections.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
tennessejed420 (927) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAR 11, 2013
pours amber gold with finger of yellow off white froth. Aroma of grapefruit, hay, apricot. Medium bodied, with a smooth, corn lager like finish. Classic samual adams malts prominent. Flavor is modestly bitter, grapefruit rind, balanced with soft caramel and hay. Pretty good, nice drinkable lager with character.


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