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RATINGS: 575   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.54/5   IBU: 43   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ron (3576) - Rochester, New York, USA - JUL 18, 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. I had after cutting the lawn, but I could drink this anytime.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
BMan1113VR (7917) - Los Angeles, California, USA - JUL 18, 2013
Bottle with a best before of October 2013. Pours with a crystal clear golden orange hue with a medium sized, tight, bone hued head with some very solid lace. Aromas are of pine, light tropical fruit, mango, grapefruit and citrus. Light resiny cohumulone, medium strong malt background that is mostly toasty and biscuity, a touch of apple as well. Flavors are bready, toasty, biscuity. Mild bitterness, some fruity notes. I wish there was just a bit more hop flavor and a bit more grassy dry hop character. Bitter balance is spot on though. Dry. Neutral balance. Livelier carbonation. Quite a decent beer overall, but could be a bit more hoppy.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TaktikMTL (7034) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 2, 2013
2 bouteilles de 12 oz partagées lors d’une dégustation Ratebeer Montréal. Arôme: Odeur d’agrume avec une pointe d’épice. Apparence: La couleur est dorée. Présence d’un mince col mousseux et d’une fine dentelle sur le verre. Saveur: Goût d’agrume avec une pointe de pin et de caramel. Durée moyenne de l’arrière goût. Palette: Le corps est moyen avec une texture légèrement huileuse. Moyenne effervescence en bouche. Arrière goût légèrement houblonné. (Rating #4952)

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
nealblind (1679) - Seattle, Alabama, USA - AUG 28, 2013
Bright clear orange pour big head. Aroma of pine, passionfruit and citrus hops. Sweet at first then the bitterness drops in. Tastes herbal, floral, and resinous. Some wheaty flavor. Has a heavy pilsnery mouthfeel. Full of flavor. I personally prefer ales though so I’d rather just have an ipa. It’ll be a great beer for somebody else though.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Iphonephan (6185) - McLean/Jackson Hole, Virginia, USA - SEP 1, 2013
On draft at Chips in Kitty Hawk. Pours a clear gold with a thick off white head. Mild floral hop nose. Flavors of citrus and biscuit. Bitter finish.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Gription79 (2827) - Bountiful, Utah, USA - SEP 19, 2013
Poured from a 12 bottle. Lots of pine, herbal hop qualities, some citrusy, grainy, husky malts. I have a hard time with the lagering and hops.

3.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
fitwitchik (433) - Ohio, USA - SEP 20, 2013
Poured into a pint glass from a 12 oz. bottle. Golden yellow with a huge head like a soft pillow. Scent of sweet pines with light grapefruit. Knew this had some WC hops going! Slight bitter finish with very little bready malt. Find this hard to believe they were using Munich malt-so not like a lager at all. Overall greatly surprised with this brew. Enjoyed immensely on a hot afternoon.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JK (5732) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - SEP 23, 2013
Sold. Well hopped with grapefruit & citrus qualities. Dry malt and dry finish on the palate. Unusual and good.

3.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
SilentJo (68) - Chocowinity, North Carolina, USA - NOV 14, 2013
Poured a bright gold with a light tan head that slowly dissolved. Aroma is happy but not overwhelming. Taste is much of the same, with hints of citrus. Very nice.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
bth122 (1498) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 2, 2013
Bottle at Hollywood studios in Orlando. Pours a golden amber color. Fresh hop aroma of tropical citrus fruit. Crisp finish. Nice hop flavors. Smooth. Medium light bitterness. Tastes like a pale ale. Good.


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