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RATINGS: 513   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


3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Westmeister (1538) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - FEB 4, 2013
Bottle. Pours clear copper with an off-white head. The aroma has earthy and pine hops, with caramel malt and clean lager yeastiness. The flavor starts light spicy hops and some caramel and crackers. A bit overly sweet for me, however. Still a very nice hoppy lager.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Danyel (460) - Colorado, USA - FEB 7, 2013
Bottle. Pours light orange with white head. Smells fruity. Tastes very fruity with a lagerish finish. It’s a a nice transition beer for lager lovers to ale lovers, and vice versa. Good.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
chinchill (1391) - South Carolina, USA - FEB 27, 2013
12 oz brown glass bottle served in a snifter. Bottle says to enjoy before July 2013. A: Pours crystal clear, medium amber with a generous beige head and limited easily visible carbonation. Above average head retention and plenty of rather sticky lacing Aroma: Markedly hoppy for a pale lager; with plenty of floral, pine and herbal hop notes. T: Again, a hoppy lager, as billed. A bit fruity; more so than in the aroma. Lacks complexity. Long-lasting, mildly hoppy aftertaste. M: Medium body yet surprisingly thin {lager style) finish. Well chosen medium carbonation. Nicely smooth.. O: Probably the hoppiest lager I have ever had, yet well balanced and highly drinkable. A pale lager hopped up to the level of an Amer. Pale Ale.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
tennessejed420 (927) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAR 11, 2013
pours amber gold with finger of yellow off white froth. Aroma of grapefruit, hay, apricot. Medium bodied, with a smooth, corn lager like finish. Classic samual adams malts prominent. Flavor is modestly bitter, grapefruit rind, balanced with soft caramel and hay. Pretty good, nice drinkable lager with character.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
beerdad (397) - Kansas, USA - MAR 13, 2013
bottled. pours crystal clear dark golden with a medium tight offwhite head. aromas of grapefruit and grass. light/medium bitterness. light bodied, thin feel, fairly fizzy, finish is crisp and then lingers with a little hop bite. overall well balanced but unassuming. decent beer

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bb (6719) - Alamo, California, USA - MAR 15, 2013
Bottle. Amber beer with a cream head. Pine and grapefruit aroma with light mineral notes and malt. Pine and grapefruit flavor with light sweet malt. Medium bodied. Pine and grapefruit linger with light sweet malt.

3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
LKT1983 (110) - Benton, Kentucky, USA - APR 4, 2013
Quite a concept; plenty of hops to satisfy the coneheads out there, but smooth enough for everyone to enjoy.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
alobar (2623) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 7, 2013
Clear amber yellow pour with a creamy white head. Aroma of grapefruit, pine, and fruit. Tropical fruit with pine, and some hop bite. Great lacing. Nice beer.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
crazyvin (1861) - New York, USA - MAY 23, 2013
A golden body with a white head that had good retention and great lacing, Aroma had a nice bread cereal malts. Hops were mainly citrus but there was a nice floral presence there too. Flavor had good balance between crisp malts, almost reminding me of a dortmunder. Hops were mainly citrus hops almost like a blend of sweet grapefruit and lemon. There was some mild floral and pine notes to it. Finish was smooth and lightly dry.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Elwood (2961) - Leesburg, Virginia, USA - JUN 11, 2013
Serving: 12 oz. bottle from State Line Liquors. It pours a solid dark copper color with a two finger head of frothy, off white foam. The nose is hop forward with spicy noble hop notes (despite there being none used in the recipe), light florals, and trailing malt notes. Surprising body on the tongue, but not to the point of being heavy. Solid use of hops for a good bitterness, start to finish. The same spicy and floral notes come through. A little biscuit malt comes through, but you have to look for it. Medium bodied with a lingering bitter finish. I would mind a little more crispness, but still very good.


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