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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

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
redpooba (401) - New York, USA - JAN 9, 2013
Clear golden lager with a white head. The green hops hit the note alone without other aroma notes. The body hits the roof of the mouth, and has that distinct bitterness of the IP category. While not a hop man any more the creativity of mixing this with a lager is creative but causes a bit of a deficiency in the size of the body. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
dlihcsnatas (347) - Texas, USA - FEB 12, 2013
Poured up a very light amber with small white head that did hang on about half way through drinking. Pine with some floral aromas made this seem interesting. Taste was a strong grapefruit flavor with hints at that pine aroma. Other than that it lacks anything else. Overall a typical lager with some great hop character.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 7/20
amesm82 (4) - Washington DC, USA - FEB 23, 2013 does not count
Hay color, generous head. Large hoppy bite at the start that lasts to the end, mingling with creamy fruit and spice to finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
MrBunn (2509) - The Wet Side of a Dry Town, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 2, 2013
Bottle. Pour is a nice clean orangish gold with a decent head that dies down almost immediately. Aromas are weak... A little grain dust and a mild hop presence is all I pick up. Flavor is more interesting, but pretty washed out. Caramel malt up front with a bland tropical fruit finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
rocbyter (1908) - Waterbury, Connecticut, USA - MAR 20, 2013
Moderate floral hop aroma. Clear orange color with a large white head. Mild beginning with a late middle bitter flavor that fades in the finish. Palate gets weak in the end.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
DBob5150 (198) - Kansas City, Missouri, USA - MAR 22, 2013
Pretty standard fair for an IPA. Greenish yellow body with a thick head that fades slow. Aroma is a strong hops with a little pine cone. Taste is crisp, slightly bitter that leaves a piney aftertaste. Drinks reasonably smooth.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
junon (424) - Honolulu, Hawaii, USA - APR 2, 2013
Big bold fruit notes in both bouquet and flavour. Ever so slight bitterness. Smooth. Wish it was a little stronger. Not bad.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Lunkie (1466) - Glen Iris, AUSTRALIA - DEC 15, 2013
Herbal hop spice aroma. Amber colour fair head and lacing. Malt hop spice herbal flavour. Smooth palate. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
fiercepanda (598) - Missouri, USA - DEC 27, 2013
A clear amber beer with a small white head. The aroma is nutty malt and light citrusy hops. The flavor is likewise balanced, making for an interesting and easy to drink brew.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
ikigai (35) - California, USA - JAN 30, 2014
Strange combo of crisp lager style with hoppiness that didn't really work for me. Bottle was near end of freshness range so maybe a liitle past it's prime. A little too bitter without the hops flavor I like. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

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