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RATINGS: 536   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


3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BobbyAnalog (327) - 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 (2936) - 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 (3198) - 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 (2072) - 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.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
bigrond (1475) - factoryville, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 8, 2013
This beer was pretty interesting. You could definitely taste both sides of the IPA and the lager. Personally, I think it would have been better as a straight IPA, but C’est la vie.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
akoeninger (418) - Wisconsin, USA - JAN 13, 2013
Pours golden, pale, and clear with minimal white head that quickly disappears. Smells faintly of tropical fruit and grapefruit. Taste is lightly hopped with the fruitiness of the Cascade hops being prominent. Finishes smooth, not bitter, and crisp. An interesting brew, ends up being more like a complex pale lager.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
RedSox2004 (1236) - Pacific Palisades, California, USA - JAN 18, 2013
Clear gold with a generous bright white head. Grassy hops aromas supported by a solid bready malt base. Herbal and earthy grass hops taste followed quickly by doughy bread, with nice peppery highlights. Light body, lively carbonation, pillowy soft mouthfeel and a crisp clean finish.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
EtTuCthulhu (1035) - Columbia, Missouri, USA - JAN 29, 2013
This aroma is pure hops, but a distinct undercurrent of spruce comes through. When poured, this beer is orange in color, and there is a medium head that dissipates quickly. When sipped, the beer is of a medium bitterness and slightly salty, and the combination of this beer’s abrupt finish, average carbonation, medium body, and sticky texture do make this beer a mouthful.

3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
demitriustown (1064) - Sterling Heights, Michigan, USA - FEB 2, 2013
12 oz bottle: Aroma has got a wonderful hop note to it, very grapefruit and citrus notes to the hops. Appearance is a clear golden with a medium to low head that diminishes quickly. Taste has got some nice hops in there, but this is clean an crisp but just with more hops. Palate has got medium to low carbonation with a aftertaste of the hop note. Overall, Decent nothing to write home about but a decent hoppy brew. Cheers!


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