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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 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.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Slipstream (2464) - USA - DEC 7, 2013
Very pleasant floral aroma. This is an interesting release from Sam Adams. It smells like an IPA but tastes like a bold lager mixed with an APA. Fresh grain flavor blended with hop bitterness. Solid brew.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DuffMan (9541) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - JAN 11, 2014
Bottle. Light amber clear with a thick white head. Pleasant citrus hop aroma. Hoppy palate, grapefruit and light pine, lighter malts but in good balance, finishing clean and bitter. Good.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
weihenweizen (3132) - Charleston Area, West Virginia, USA - FEB 3, 2014
Refrigerated 12 oz. brown bottle, best by July 2013 oops, poured into a glass. Pours light copper with off-white head. Aroma is nice fruity hop aroma, medium body, medium carbonation, and little lacing. Taste is caramel malt, fruity hops, crisp herbal hops, some pine, and malt backbone. This beer holds up well.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
jandd1983 (3831) - Wentzville, Missouri, USA - FEB 13, 2014
It poured a crystal clear amber color with a an off-white head. The aroma was of pine and citrus hops. The taste was of citrus and pine with a slight biscuit and sweet malt flavor for balance. It had a medium body and carbonation. Nice.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
bigrond (1499) - 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 (675) - 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 (1673) - 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 (1391) - 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.


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