Cousin_Larry (188) - - MAR 16, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: SEP 18, 2013 Extremely large head with nice golden color. A little bitter but not overly so. Somewhat sweet and very hoppy.
AbbeyRoade (188) - Missouri, USA - AUG 14, 2013
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
I give Sam Adams credit for this unique IPA + Lager fusion. It is certainly like a Sam Adams Boston Lager mixed with an IPA. Hop aroma and taste with a background that is crisp, smooth, and a tiny bit bitter. Not bad.
reberiii (185) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 18, 2013
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Citrus fruit nose, clear amber pour from bottle. 4 finger head that stays. Piney hop bite, bitter middle, lager yeast finish.
finn1918 (177) - Georgia, USA - MAR 9, 2013
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from the spring variety pack. Pours a clear light amber/deep gold with a 1-finger fluffy white head that leaves very little lacing. Aroma is typical for an IPA: big pine punch with a hint of flowers and citrus. Taste follows suit, but is a little bit more mellow than an actual ale. Light mouthfeel and clean finish typical of a lager. This is a darn good beer, although I don’t think it’s quite as "groundbreaking" as Sam Adams hoped it would be. Very similar to Sierra Nevada Torpedo overall, but light enough to session easily.
firstsip (171) - Michigan, USA - SEP 16, 2013
3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
Surprised at the lack of hop presence, but I might be used to insane hops with many American DIPAs. Excellent mouthfeel--full. Yellow color, great lacing.
jdskinns (170) - South Roxana, Illinois, USA - MAR 1, 2013
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours a clear amber with white head. Aroma is sweet with huge floral and citrus hop notes. Smells amazing. Taste is citrus and floral hops and kind of fruity.
backdaft (165) - Menasha Red Light District, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 10, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours a clear orange/amber with a thin white head that dissipates immediately. Aroma is big on hops. Floral and citrus hop notes. Taste is crisp and bitter. More citrus and floral hops and that unique lager yeast. Well balanced, hop forward and highly drinkable.
DBob5150 (165) - Kansas City, Missouri, USA - MAR 22, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pretty standard fair for an IPA. Greenish yellow body with a thick head that fades slow. Aroma is a strong hops with a little pine cone. Taste is crisp, slightly bitter that leaves a piney aftertaste. Drinks reasonably smooth.
commonshawn (157) - - MAY 17, 2013
3.5 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Straw color. Good lacing. Starts like a lager, but ends with a grain and fruit finish that makes it very interesting. And better than the typical lager
Hartung32 (157) - Indiana, USA - DEC 4, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
It tastes a lot like a nice, vibrant Pale that's been muted a bit(possibly the lagering process). Honestly, I'm not sure I could tell it wasn't a solid straight Pale if it wasn't for the description. Either way, I'll probably revisit this one.
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