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RATINGS: 575   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.54/5   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


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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
KUEric (930) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - JUL 5, 2013
Sam Koch is a kook. Like his beers or not his passion and spirit make for some fun (and good) beers. This ipa, pardon me, ipL is good. Pours a nice golden color with amber hues and a big thick fluffy just off-white foamy head. The aroma and flavor are a little grassier than your average ipa or apa. Flavor is of a grassy, flat ipa, but not in a bad way (just dont know how to describe it with more positive words).

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
mstrcrwly (929) - New York, USA - APR 8, 2015
had a few years ago..and was pleasantly surprised at the hop profile on this one..

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
Bricks (924) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
arone12 (924) - Maryland, USA - FEB 3, 2013
Didn’t know this would be a premium lager. Tastes more like a pale ale. Nice hops with some malty character. Good beer. Go ravens.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
thetmaxx (896) - West Sacramento, California, USA - MAR 5, 2013
Aroma is very hoppy. Lots of citrus. Flavor is very clean being a lager. I’m enjoying the hoppy lagers! Flavor is bitter and reflects the citrusy hopping. The palate is clean and finishes dry. Very good beer from the spring thaw pack.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
MarkSachon (877) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Cousin_Larry (864) - - MAR 16, 2013
UPDATED: SEP 18, 2013 Extremely large head with nice golden color. A little bitter but not overly so. Somewhat sweet and very hoppy.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
GnarlyGnome (852) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
sfontain (851) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - FEB 23, 2013
12 oz bottle from spring mix pack, Kroger, W. Bridge, Dublin. Light orange-copper color, medium white head dissipates into significant ring that is brought back with swirling; good lacing. Aroma pine, grapefruit, biscuit. Flavor has a sharp, piney bitterness, citrus and floral hop flavor, dry finish leaves a resiny aftertaste. Medium body, smooth but substantial carbonation. This is my last new beer rating in this 2013 Sam spring variety pack, which is far and away the best Sam Adams mixer I’ve had to date. Each of the 6 beers (possibly excepting White Lantern) is average at worse, with the maple pecan porter bordering on outstanding. Nicely done.

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
airrick2003 (851) - Louisiana, USA - JAN 1, 2013
Appearance: almost amber and transparent color, white head, Aroma: piney, hoppy, intense Taste: piney, very hoppy yet somehow not so bitter, Palate: smooth at first, then a piney taste, Overall: never had such a hoppy and piney beer that is not overly bitter, very interesting beer, probably not a session beer for me tho ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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