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RATINGS: 571   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.55/5   IBU: 43   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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


3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
deyholla (9269) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - MAR 15, 2013
Bottle. Pours a clear deep amber with an off white head that dissipates to the edges. Aroma has a decent amount of pine hops with some sweet grains and a bit of crisp lager yeast. Flavor starts with crisp lager yeast and grains and has a bit of musty pine coming out in the finish.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
arminjewell (9152) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - FEB 7, 2013
Pour out of 12 oz bottle, clear orange pour with nice white head, aroma brought notes of biscuit, bread, some lemon, touch of some odd stale veggie and cardboard notes when cold, but as it warmed it turned into more spicy and old hops. Taste is a mix of slight spice, grain, biscuit, bread, hints of grass, touch of cardboard and old hops, finishing fairly bitter, slightly dry.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
JoeMcPhee (9051) - 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.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DocLock (8988) - 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.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BVery (8912) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - FEB 18, 2013
UPDATED: JAN 1, 2014 Bottle from Lizardville Rocky River. Clear light orange pour with a big foamy white head. Citrus and floral nose with a bit of lager yeast. Taste brings some pine into the mix - easy drinking, flavorful, and a crisp clean finish. Really well done.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
3fourths (8884) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
j12601 (8700) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - MAY 4, 2013
Bottle. Pours a clear golden tinged amber with a large white head. Smells lovely and hoppy right away, but picks up a sweet grainy note up close, and that’s not all that bad. Medium bodied, a little bit of tartness. Grainy with a touch of sweet malt. Nice hop notes and a bit of bitterness on the finish. Pretty easy drinking and would have been quite good about six hours ago when I came in from doing three hours of yard work.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DuffMan (8628) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - JAN 11, 2014
Bottle. Light amber clear with a thick white head. Pleasant citrus hop aroma. Hoppy palate, grapefruit and light pine, lighter malts but in good balance, finishing clean and bitter. Good.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
slowrunner77 (8397) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 12, 2014
"I may have waited a little too long on this, but it IS before the date and still pleasantly hoppy and floral. Tropical fruits, citrus and a hint of pine. Light in body, so as not to be cloying. Solid brew. Best new one I’ve had from them in a while."

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
marcus (8299) - Sacramento, California, USA - APR 21, 2013
Bottle from Total Wine, Sacramento. Pours reddish copper with an attractive beige head and a bread and toffee aroma. There is a medium-bodied pale malt flavor with a dry slightly bitter finish. Very refreshing.


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