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RATINGS: 525   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.55   IBU: 43   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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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


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
swigswthwolves (74) - Michigan City, Indiana, USA - DEC 29, 2012
Pours a medium amber with a lingering foamy head. Aroma is light but bitter. Taste has hints of citrus and hops. Good refreshing beer that would be perfect as a sessional.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Drake (8030) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - JAN 4, 2013
12 ounce bottle from the Spring sampler. Pours a clear copper color with a medium sized off-white head. Good head retention. Aroma of herbal, resin hops. The taste is herbal, resin hops with pale, crackery malts. Medium bodied. A little bland, but prettty drinkable.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
mjg74 (2486) - La Mesa, California, USA - JAN 7, 2013
Bottle from Walmart. Nose is sweet and hoppy. Sugar and citrus, Good hoppiness up front. A little bit of sweet followed by a bitter finish. Some grains in there as well. Nice session brew. Solid bitterness for the abv.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jcweaver (768) - VA Beach, Virginia, USA - JAN 14, 2013
Bottle. Pours copper with a medium white head. Pine and herb hop aroma with a hint of spice. Pine and citrus hop flavor with some pale malts. A hint of spice in the finish along with some moderate hop bitterness. Much more like a pale ale than a pale lager. A little bland but very drinkable for a pale lager.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BobbyAnalog (320) - San Diego, California, USA - JAN 16, 2013
Grassy overtones and a stiff, punchy finish, this faux-IPA is a pleasant backyard beer when you don’t want your tongue throttled by too much incensed hoppiness. One of the better offerings in Sam Adams’ oeuvre of seasonal and specialty beers.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Palidor19 (2918) - Brandon, Florida, USA - JAN 17, 2013
A nice hoppy flavor that is very constant. It's bitterness is like pony with a low malt presence. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
coolpop (1395) - Birmingham, Alabama, USA - JAN 18, 2013
Bottle. Poured pale yellow with a largish white head. Aroma was citrus, tropical fruits, some pine. Flavor was citrus, tropical fruit, some pepperiness, crisp lager. Light to medium body. Actually, a quite successful brew, in my opinion.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
thegreenrooster (3157) - St.louis, Missouri, USA - FEB 2, 2013
Pour is a clear copper with a average white head. Aroma is spicy, peppery and hops. Aroma is very rye like. Flavor is again very spicy (rye?) with a decent hoppy backbone. Finish is lager clean with a bit of that spicy malt left on the tounge. This is a solid beer and a different take on the style.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
robforbes (2055) - Bremerton, Washington, USA - FEB 2, 2013
pours a clear pale amber with a small off white head, and good lacing. smell is of citrus, hops, slight malt, light grapefruit, and floral. taste has a citrus punch, bitter hops, slight pine, some caramel, and some malt. ends a bit tart and bitter.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
nuplastikk (4269) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 2, 2013
12oz bottle. Filtered, quite pale orange-tan. Fast rising, factory carbonation bubbles. Thin, soapy residue of a head. A pretty enjoyable offering, has a nice pronounced hop character which gets to shine above the muted caramel and golden malt backbone. A tasty beverage all the way, just not impressive visually in most all respects.


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