RateBeer
overall
94
97
style

bottled
common

on tap
common

Broad Distribution

Add Distribution Data
RATINGS: 536   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.55   IBU: 43   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
Share this beer with friends!
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


3.3
   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 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 (2762) - 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 (1933) - 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 (3074) - 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.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
JCB (3999) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - JUN 11, 2013
Bottle from the summer 12-pack. Ticker’s delight, if not necessarily taster’s delight. Looks and pours much like other SA beers, medium orange with a fine, filmy head. Nose is a bit sharper, though, with a dry, bracing quality that one expects from a crisp lager but backed up by abundant tropical notes. Flavor wasn’t quite up to the promise for me, as it came together in a too indistinct sweetness, and the dry notes weren’t prominent enough for my tastes. Solid though.

3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
rollinsr (383) - Atlanta, GEORGIA - JUN 12, 2013
Pours a clear light amber with frothy almond head. Aroma is strong citrus with sappy pine notes. Flavor has a slight initial bitter bite that slowly recedes across the palate. Nothing too stand-outish but there is nothing bad about this one.

3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
hman43 (324) - Pinehurst, North Carolina, USA - JUN 15, 2013
A strong citrus smell. The head disappeared rather quickly and is weak. The beer is golden in color. It has a decent taste will grapefruit definitely present. Overall a decent beer.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jcr (2198) - Jasper, Indiana, USA - JUL 3, 2013
Bottle. Hazy light amber body. Frothy, off-white head, rapidly diminishing. Aroma of leafy hops, toasted grain, grass, lemon peel, spice. The flavor is moderately sweet and lightly bitter. It finishes lightly to moderately sweet and lightly to moderately bitter. Medium body, watery texture, lively carbonation. Taste of pine, resin. Aftertaste of raw grain and fresh, leafy hops. Thought it could be cleaner, crisper.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jackl (4567) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - JUL 15, 2013
Bottle at base camp, DC. Deep gold pour with a small white head. The nose is sherbet hops. Lemon cake. A bit of tasted bread. The taste is lemon zest. Moderate citric hop profile. Summery and bright. Toasted grain body. Slightly bitter finish. Light and quite refreshing. Tastes pretty fresh. Active carbonation. Overall, nice stuff. Drinks very much like a clean, approachable APA.


We Want To Hear From You



Join us! RateBeer is made by beer enthusiasts for the craft beer community. Your basic membership is free and allows you to read all beer ratings. Click here to create your account... and give your opinion!

Join Us »



Page  1 « 41 42 43  44  45 46 47 » 54


Tick this beer

for your profile
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Copyright © 2000-2014,
RateBeer LLC. All rights
reserved.
about us
About RateBeer
FAQ
Contact/Feedback
New Beers
add
Advanced Search
Add A Beer
Add A Brewer
Add A Place
Events
membership
Log In
Edit Personal Info
Buy Premium Membership
Your Messages
the best
RateBeer Best
100 Beer Club
The Top 50