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RATINGS: 568   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.55/5   IBU: 43   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
dalepryor (305) - Paducah, Kentucky, USA - JAN 4, 2013
pours gold with thin white head, aromas of pine trees, there is also some grassiness to it followed by subtle grapefruit. the taste is pine forward, there is not much bitterness but you do get that crisp bite at the end like you would expect from a lager. Overall this is an interesting beer, it has all of the lager qualities along with i would say a medium hop presence. I could see someone not sold on IPAs trying this one and possibly liking it.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
cooplander (543) - Florida, USA - JAN 10, 2013
amber color, aroma of grass/citrus hops, grain, same flavors, all the hop kick of a ipa with the body and finish of a cheep lager, not bad

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
smaynard6000 (847) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Chudwick (2540) - Cincyucky, Kentucky, USA - JAN 16, 2013
12oz bottle - pours caramel with a finger of white head and decent lacing. Nose is pine and citrus. Flavor adds caramel. does not taste like a pale lager at all: moderately bitter. light to medium body. at first I was skeptical about it being a pale lager and expected to rate it a 2.6 or something, based on style. expectations exceeded for sure.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jcartamdg (2573) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 18, 2013
Pours a translucent amber orange with no head. Aroma of piney and citrus hops. Taste is lager yeast, hops and creamy malt. Nice drinkable hoppy lager. This may be Sam Adams' best! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
vyvvy (5014) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - JAN 21, 2013
Pours bright crystal clear copper with an off-white head. The aroma has earthy and piny hops, nutty / caramel malt, toffee and clean lager yeastiness - pleasant. It has a medium rough body (rough by premium lager standards) with some sharp underscored carbonation. The flavor starts out dry and hoppy with earthy / spicy hops. The malt has a dryness to it as well with caramel, crackers and dark toffee. The finish has smooth lager traits, some fruitiness and a touch of syrup. Still hoppy throughout. Good hoppy lager.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
leo2x4us (65) - San Antonio, Texas, USA - JAN 21, 2013
Copper brown appearance with minimal head 1cm. The beer has an aroma of grapefoot. Easy goin down and is hoppy with no maltyness.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ESBob (379) - Indiana, USA - JAN 26, 2013
Bottle. Pours a clear light copper, thinnish white head, good lacing. Aroma is a a hoppy, light citrus. Taste is a very light citrus, pine, slight grapefruit, hops, maybe some banana, very interesting complexity for a lager. Slightly bitter after taste. Keep this one around Boston Beer Company!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
PorterPounder (6534) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - JAN 29, 2013
Tallahassee, Fl - Publix Supermarket - 12 oz bottle - part of their ’Spring Thaw’ variety pak. Sparkling light copper pour, sticky white head that leaves nice rings of lacing. Aroma has some light spruce accents, some passion fruit sweetness. Full-bodied flavor with some spearmint accents, a touch of citrus bitterness, some brief spiciness and honey sweetness. Crisp, refreshing mouthfeel. Well done!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
BrewBoxer (2482) - New York, New York, USA - JAN 30, 2013
bottle. cloudy tan colr. nice head that lasts. smell is sweet, wheaty andyeasty. taste is the same with some grassy hops in there. sam did a really good job with this one. very unique. very good

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