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RATINGS: 525   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


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3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
docsteigs (522) - Texas, USA - MAR 26, 2013
Have a soft spot for hoppy pilsners. Measuring this up against my staple Prima Pils, this is a nice solid beer which could have a little more profile on the nose. But, very nice and no complaints with this one.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Huhzubendah (2399) - Washington DC, USA - JUL 4, 2014
Served in the sexy, curvy Samuel Adams glass. Clear golden body with moderate effervescence. An inch and a half of foamy white head. Aromas of lager yeast, piney hops, biscuit malt, earth and floral notes. Almost like a hoppier version of Samuel Adams Boston Lager. Medium bitterness. Clean and refreshing. Lasting notes of earthy hops and a bitter tang. Honestly, this is much better than I expected. I haven’t been too impressed with the many hoppy offerings in the Samuel Adams lineup, but I’d have this again.

3.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
EyeAmBaldman (187) - Illinois, USA - JUL 4, 2014
Pours straw yellow from the bottle with a nice white head. Aroma is sweet with a tang of hops. Tastes like a lager at first then there’s a nice bite of hops and malts. Good beer overall.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
troyc (2422) - Illinois, USA - JUN 24, 2014
[Bottle] Clear golden colored pour with a fizzy white head on top. Crisp hoppy nose. Grassy hops, cracker, pale malts and light mineral notes in the taste. Quite pilsner-like despite the different hop profile. Lingering floral and citrus hop finish. Moderate carbonation levels. Good stuff.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
tillmac62 (167) - Gaffney, South Carolina, USA - JUN 24, 2014
BBD 9/14. Pours a light amber, just a shade above golden, with a slight ruby tint. Massive head with superb lacing and retention. Nice light nose of citrus, grapefruit and sweet tropical, over a bit of biscuit. Light medium body with a smooth texture. Slightly above normal carbonation which imparts a nice effervescence on the finish. The flavor profile is a blend of hop flavor with very little bitterness. The hop flavor is citric, with a focus on grapefruit initially. The middle gets more tropical and ends with a nice biscuit crispness. On the finish, a nice light grapefruit rind bitterness lingers a bit.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
generallee08 (523) - New York, USA - JUN 15, 2014
Presentation: It was poured from a brown 12 ounce bottle into a pint glass. The label lists the ABV 5% and there is a short description of the beer. Appearance: It has a golden honey body with a creamy white head on top. This head has good retention and makes nice leasing on the glass. Smell: There are nice citrusy hops with notes of tangerines and grapefruit as well as some tropical fruit. Taste / Palate: The flavor picks up all the hop notes from the nose and adds them to a nice bread base malt. It has a solid medium body with balanced carbonation and mellow bitter finish.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
cplough (1) - - JUN 8, 2014 does not count
Nice IPL, like their standard lager with the addition of extra hops. Moderate fruity and pine coney hints. Overall, great summer beer.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Hanan (78) - NW Phoenix, Arizona, USA - MAY 31, 2014
Decent session beer at 5 abv. Hops are weak. Like a regular Sam adams with a little hops added. Maybe a touch of citrus flow in it. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
beastmaster (225) - Florida, USA - MAY 29, 2014
Interested in an ipl. Light citrus and pine aroma. I’d prefer a stronger aroma but pleasing non the less. Clear amber yellow. No bitterness... would be a shameful ipa. But for its style I’m having a hard time rating. Light and crisp but somewhat citrusy. Meh

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Beerandhockey8 (215) - Three Forks, Montana, USA - MAY 25, 2014
From 12oz bottle to shaker. Pour is a nice amber-yellow with a thick white head. Nose is hoppy, earthy and citrus, but with a touch of malt. Taste is light bodied, hop bitterness with malt sweetness. Finishes crisp. Cool idea from Boston.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
HKdIPA (196) - HONG KONG - MAY 16, 2014
Bottle from QClub at home. Clear deep golden pour. Fresh hoppy aroma with a pilsner-y smell. Crisp hoppy flavor - bit piney. Definite lager taste. Very good for an easy-drinking lager.


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