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RATINGS: 575   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.54/5   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


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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Frank (3952) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 16, 2013
They call this an India Pale Lager, which is a kind of lager the English brewed because they used to have to sail around the horn of Africa in order to get to India and buy grains of paradise to sell to Americans to use for crappy gimmick beers. I would just call it a lager in the American craft brew style, which is really becoming a thing if you ask me. In any case, this is something along the lines of a very hoppy craft brew "Pilsner" w/ maybe a slightly more pine-centric hop character and much fatter maltiness. It is clean and the hops are crisp. The malt sweetness gives it a texture that is more what youd associate w/ an APA than a pils, which is OK but I think Id prefer it a bit drier. Overall though, this is a pretty nice beer and Id drink it again gladly--but I say that about every beer.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Fratto (2845) - Arlington, Texas, USA - JAN 28, 2013
Bottle from Kroger. Light pour with a big white head. Aroma is sappy and very fruity. Taste is light bread, bitter, and a nice sticky finish.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
arminjewell (9237) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - FEB 7, 2013
Pour out of 12 oz bottle, clear orange pour with nice white head, aroma brought notes of biscuit, bread, some lemon, touch of some odd stale veggie and cardboard notes when cold, but as it warmed it turned into more spicy and old hops. Taste is a mix of slight spice, grain, biscuit, bread, hints of grass, touch of cardboard and old hops, finishing fairly bitter, slightly dry.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
unclemike (2870) - Ft. Riley, Kansas, USA - FEB 25, 2013
Poured from 12oz bottle, pours a clear golden amber with a nice white head and some lacing, aroma has a little but if citrus and hops, more bread than anything, the flavor has a nice hop front end with a crisp finish, not bad at all

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
LetsGoState (788) - Pennsylvania, USA - APR 10, 2013
Appearance is amber with medium white head. Aroma is a sweet hop. Taste is an earthy hop with a touch of sweetness. Overall well balanced.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
fernans (48) - Rhode Island, USA - APR 23, 2013
Aroma is floral. Typical of an IPA. Taste falls short though. Its bitter but it doesnt last. Mouthfeel is smooth enough to make it a bit sessionable. Overall I wish the flavors lasted. Too bad.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BeerandBlues2 (11971) - Escondido, California, USA - JUN 2, 2013
Bottle @ home. Pours clear dark orange with a medium, frothy white head, medium retention with good lacing. Aroma is spicy, floral, and herbal hops with grainy malt. Flavor is moderate fresh hops and bitterness with supporting malt and a clean lager character and a dry finish. Medium body and carbonation.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 8/20
vamp666 (15) - - SEP 6, 2013
This is a great IPA with a bold hops taste. Great for summer and a bbq. Good times!!!

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
McGarnigle (608) - Rochester, New York, USA - JUL 19, 2014
From a 6-pack of SA hoppy beers. For me, this shows why IP is better followed by A than L. The citrus/pine hops are there (mostly flavor, not bitterness) against a clean lager body. I think it needs an ale backbone. Not that it is really sweet, but it has an almost cloying citrus aspect to it. Or maybe Im just used to German or Saaz hops in my lagers. Not the nest of both worlds, or of either world.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
redpooba (404) - Texas, 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


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