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RATINGS: 509   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


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3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
hman43 (224) - Pinehurst, North Carolina, USA - JUN 15, 2013
A strong citrus smell. The head disappeared rather quickly and is weak. The beer is golden in color. It has a decent taste will grapefruit definitely present. Overall a decent beer.


3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
probstblueribbon (2744) - Nepean, Ontario, CANADA - APR 17, 2014
12 fl oz bottle from CJ’s (Potsdam, NY), served at cellar temperature in a tulip glass.

App.: Clear deep amber with a so-so light tan head. Aroma: Lots of Munich/Vienna malt, nice resin/pine and grapefruit hops, a little bubble gum, pretty straight-forward. Palate: Medium body, moderate+ carbonation. Flav.: A bit less malt with a slightly harsh hop character, more herbal/floral, less pine/resin/grapefruit, still has a decent amount of Vienna/Munich malt; dry with pretty good bitterness and a fairly clean, quite hoppy finish.

Decent.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Beergeek23322 (2024) - Chesapeake, Virginia, USA - APR 16, 2014
4/16/2014. From bottle. Amber color with a white head. Not sure why this would be listed as an Imperial Pils at 5%. Maybe the IPL is India Pale Lager? In any regard, very tasty, well made, good hoppy flavors.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
rmussman (1688) - California, USA - APR 14, 2014
Sampled on tap at a local bar. A nice crisp ale with a well blended hop palate. Quality but nothing special.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Koskela (224) - Marysville, California, USA - APR 13, 2014
Slightly sweet like they used a bavarian or german yeast and some hop aroma come from this crystal clear pale amber or orange colored ale. A delicious hop flavor ... Cascade i belive... Compliment the light maltieness of this brew. Its not overly sweet. Its crisp and light/medium bodied. Overall its a decent brew.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
woodychevy (258) - - APR 13, 2014
I really like this beer. And, am somewhat shocked that I really like this beer. Had on tap in Charleston. Pours perfect IPA color- that amber orange that makes the mouth water. Nice head. Nose is citrus and sweet malt. Mouthfeel is decent- medium. Sort of tastes like a really good IPA with a crisp, refreshing finish. Just a different take on a great style. Really well done.

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
partywithanM (98) - Kansas City, Kansas, USA - APR 10, 2014
12oz bottle. Never had a IPL before. Not bad at all. Nice floral nose to it and the flavor matches it pretty well.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ryrpat (82) - Illinois, USA - APR 6, 2014
Very nice and crisp beer. Nice hops with a refreshing fruit taste. Will drink again ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
kidobutai (229) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - APR 5, 2014
Refreshing but run-of-the-mill IPA, a tad cloudy amber, small head but nice lacing. Good fruity aroma, not just grapefruit either. The more I drank, the more I enjoyed it. Okay, maybe not so run-of-the-mill.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
maneliquor (2785) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - APR 4, 2014
It’s no To Ol Raid beer but it does a pretty good job as a lager. Nice and clean with bright tropical punchy hops. Tasty stuff

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DedicatedToFun (2002) - Santa Monica, California, USA - APR 3, 2014
Pretty decent IPL, six pack from whole foods, pretty hoppy but not too strong and drinkable


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