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RATINGS: 560   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 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
poisoneddwarf (1838) - Rathdrum, Idaho, USA - FEB 22, 2013
12 oz bottle from the spring variety pack. Pours slightly hazy copper with a medium off-white head with good retention and lace. Aroma is doughy, floral. Taste is bitter with some sour in the finish (along with more lingering bitterness). Nice and hoppy. Creamy mouthfeel, high carbonation. Crisp and refreshing. Not bad at all, although not near as good as New Belgium’s Shift when it comes to hoppy lagers.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
hotstuff (4388) - Indiana, USA - MAR 14, 2015
Rated on 11-01-2013 (Bottle from Kroger’s Marketplace-Fort Wayne, IN) The aroma is citrus, pine hops, grapefruit, fruity and malt. The flavor is moderately bitter, citrus, pine hops, grapefruit and malt. The mouthfeel of this beer is watery and thin. It is a light bodied beer. Overall, a quaffable hoppy tasting beer that is worth trying.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mkel07 (3917) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - MAR 4, 2015
Bottle from Brewhouse Brisbane 040315. Thin bodied but seems full in the mouth. Definite lager characteristics but also some ale qualities as well, confusing the senses.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
hopdog (9453) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 20, 2015
12oz bottle. Poured a golden color with a larger sized head. Stale hops, some lighter fruitiness, and lighter citrus.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
DavoleBomb (1487) - Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 17, 2015
Poured into a pils glass. 4.5 A: Clear medium orange color. Two and a half fingers of pillowy off-white head. Retention is pretty good and a tons of lacing is left. 4.0 S: After having some SA fruit drinks, I’m relieved to smell an actual beer again. Hops run wild in this. Huge floral hoppiness with notes of grapefruit, pine, and herbalness. The lager is clean with a mild neutral maltiness. 3.5 T: The taste is missing big flavors and a central focus, but it’s still quite tasty. It’s a "mellow" IPL. Mild bitterness, moderate neutral maltiness, clean. Hops are floral foremost with a touch of herbalness and grapefruit. Faint caramel. 3.75 M: Medium body. Good moderate carbonation. Reasonable creamy and super smooth. 3.75 D: Pretty good beer with no faults. DavoleBomb, May 30, 2013

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Obfuscate (198) - Minneapolis, - DEC 21, 2014
UPDATED: DEC 30, 2014 A perfect session beer. Easy to drink and crisp like a lager with plenty of tropical and citrus from the hops to give it plenty of taste. Light bitterness, an easy dryness to balance it out. Samuel Adams know their lagers.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
scoth (563) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - DEC 20, 2014
Pours clear orange with a puffy beige head, excellent retention, very good lacing. Aromas of grapefruit, tropical fruit, pine, caramel, and biscuit. Light body, velvety, dry. Mildly sweet, slight citrus, medium bitter tropical fruit and pine resin finish. Enjoyably bitter, complex, and quaffable.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
micahb (14) - - NOV 29, 2014
Fantastic. Better than Sam Adams Hoplogy 48 Latitude. Better hop flavor, better roasted after-taste. On par with Smoky Mtn Brewery Pale. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
motman (13) - - NOV 27, 2014
Pleasant floral and malt aroma, clear Amber appearance with a white head with poor retention.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Block (1625) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - NOV 14, 2014
This beer is a little more mellow than some of the accompanying India Pale - X. Hops at the nose, a little bit of light fruit. Finish is sweet.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
TheHopster (866) - Netcong, New Jersey, USA - NOV 6, 2014
Unjustly rated as served straight from the bottle from Landmark Americana just off Rowan University Campus. Not a bad beer but limited in a few categories. Worthy of a second try.


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