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RATINGS: 564   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.55   IBU: 43   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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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


4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
arnold931 (768) - Iowa, USA - JUL 16, 2014
Draft. A nice hoppy lager. Nose is nice sweet yeast and hops. Good sweetness and bitterness is the flavor. Interesting.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
MikeJslc (767) - USA - NOV 13, 2013
Deep gold, clear, off white head. Aroma of piney, citrusy hops with a little caramel. Flavor: citrus-apricot hop flavor with a little vegetal/herbal note, grainy malt.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
GnarlyGnome (756) - Fairfield, Ohio, USA - AUG 14, 2013
Bottle: pours a light copper color with a big fluffy off white head. Aromas of caramel, pine and resin. Flavor is very nice... resin and pine, but some sweet caramel too. It’s all mellow and super drinkable, though. Awesome stuff. Definitely pushes the innovation factor and gets a few extra points there. Such a simple concept, but done so very well.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
generallee08 (739) - New York, USA - JUN 15, 2014
Presentation: It was poured from a brown 12 ounce bottle into a pint glass. The label lists the ABV 5% and there is a short description of the beer. Appearance: It has a golden honey body with a creamy white head on top. This head has good retention and makes nice leasing on the glass. Smell: There are nice citrusy hops with notes of tangerines and grapefruit as well as some tropical fruit. Taste / Palate: The flavor picks up all the hop notes from the nose and adds them to a nice bread base malt. It has a solid medium body with balanced carbonation and mellow bitter finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
smaynard6000 (733) - Apopka, Florida, USA - JAN 15, 2013
12oz bottle from spring pack. Pours a crystal clear copper color with average-sized foamy white head. Citrusy hoppy aroma. Crisp and smooth with citrusy and tropical hop flavor. A nice twist on the typical IPA profile.

3.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
EdInSaltLake (724) - Salt Lake City, Utah, USA - OCT 28, 2013
Caramel malt, herbal aroma; a tiny amount of sulfur-ish aroma. Herbal, citrus, peppery hop flavor--with a light caramel malt flavor that gets sweeter in the finish.
"Enjoy by Nov. 2013"

1.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 4/20
HuskerTan (718) - Holdrege, Nebraska, USA - DEC 28, 2013
UPDATED: DEC 30, 2013 Bottle. A- Spices, herbs, grains. A- Copper color, clear liquid, white head. T- Heavy bitterness, medium malts, subtle fruit tones. P- Medium body, average texture, average carbonation, long bitter finish. O- I was hoping this might be a change from an IPA but it seemed that to me there wasn’t much of a difference which was a disappointment for me.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
PhatB420 (718) - Pittsfield, Massachusetts, USA - JAN 19, 2013
12oz into a glass. Smell upfront is ipa hoppy, with citurs, grapefruit and then dried lemon. Its a nice mix when the inital taste comes in mildly malty,disntincly lager like, mellow and crisp, then the hops advance in the aftertaste and the beer finished ipa like. Fruitty emissions of orange, pineapple and peach. I enjoy the sessionalbe status of this, as the aroma and taste presume otherwise, but Ill trust the bottle. Colori s mild orange, light tan and mellow sunshine.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
MarkSachon (710) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 12, 2013
12 oz bottle from the Spring Thaw sampler case. Very pleasing with a freshness all about. No bite from hop excess or associated bitterness. A vague creaminess throughout.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
Bricks (699) - Delaware, USA - MAR 16, 2013
Dark golden color with a fairly decent white head. Aroma is like an earthy pale lager with some hops. Taste of hay, hops and grapefruit. A bit dry and bitter.


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