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RATINGS: 535   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


3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
arminjewell (6158) - Farmington Hills, 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.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BVery (6096) - Burnsville, 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.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
blipp (6028) - Newark, New Jersey, USA - MAR 14, 2013
Bottle.Clear amber gold with a big off white head. Clean malty base, with bitter piney and citric hops, followed by a bitter finish. Clean, light, hoppy, refreshing, and cheap (relatively). This beer at this price point is a very awesome thing.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
blutt59 (6017) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JAN 12, 2013
bottle, orange in color with frothy foam,nice grapefruit aroma, flavor is bitter grapefruit rind, sweet bitter finish

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BBB63 (6016) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - JAN 5, 2013
Bottle and served in no-nik glass: Pours a clean straw hue with produced a long lasting fizzy head and left good lace. The aroma does display a nice resiny, fruity and even slightly dank hop note along with some pale malt, hint of corn, and a some light spice. The taste is lightly "lagery" yeast dominated with the hops very much in play however. Solid piny and fruity notes along with some pepper. The mouth feel is brisk and refreshing, a bit "tinny" on the finish. Overall, color me surprised for I liked this much more than I would have guessed. Exceeded expectations. Even more hoppy than a uber fresh Noble Pils was.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Glouglouburp (5998) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 9, 2013
In short: An inoffensive golden beer with a restrained hopping. A bit bland
How: A few 12oz bottles shared by friends at a tasting, probably fresh.
The look: Clear golden body topped by a long-lasting small white head.
In long: Nose is rather discreet by modern hoppy-beers standards, a bit citrusy, a bit grassy, overall muted aroma. Taste has oily cereals, honey notes, citrus fruits, piney-tree, wet grass. Timid bitterness. Overall juicy-oily sensation. Nothing wrong with the array of flavors the beer proposes, however the beer totally lacked punch, felt tired, inexpressive. I usually find hoppy lagers are a good vehicle to really to bring out the hops with a bright definition, certainly not the case here. Inoffensive beer. This Double Agent wasn’t impressive at all, if all Double Agents were as lame we’d still be trying to figure out if Russia is communist country threatening America’s way of life or just a code name for Vodka.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
drowland (5993) - Valdosta, Georgia, USA - MAR 3, 2013
3/3/13. 12oz bottle from Proof in Tallahassee. Clear copper pour with a nice white head that fades and laces surprisingly well. Rich hop aroma with plenty of citrus and dank with some pine and caramel and doughy almost pilsner malts. Lighter flavor with caramel and doughy malts and a touch of citrus. Not bad.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
douglas88 (5925) - Portland, Oregon, USA - FEB 28, 2013
Bottle from Guntown. A solid brew. Pours a clear golden color with a large white head. A big nice nose of fruity hops. The flavor is oranges and more citrus, crisp, clean malts, very nice.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
SudsMcDuff (5812) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - JAN 25, 2013
what do i think? you’re nuts .. . deep gold .. great head and lacing .. nice solid dose of hops .. . quite clean for a SA product .. very impressive beer, why can’t all lagers have this solid a dose of hops! .. . . they’re abandoned! We think it’s a winner.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DSG (5731) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - MAY 14, 2013
Bottle. Nice clear amber color with a fruity off-white head. Nice aroma of citric and floral hops with piney notes and some caramelly malt. Flavor has sweetish caramelly malt, citric and piney hops and a moderately bitter finish. Medium-bodied. Quite nice.


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