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RATINGS: 238   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.3   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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Brewed with only Hallertau Mittelfreuh Noble Hops, contributing a soft bitterness and delicate lemony flavor and resinous pine notes.


Dough77's rating

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Dough77 (821) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - MAY 15, 2011
Another solid contribution from the Sam Adams deconstructed series. Right off the bat the german hop profile makes itself known. They’re quite subdued compared to the other hop varieties in the series. More lemony light citrus with hints of grass coming through potent with a strong malt finish. Solid but not my fav in the series.


2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
NikkTwist (1509) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 8, 2014
Draft at Moriartys. Clear deep gold pour. Fizzy/foamy white head mostly disappeared. Citrus, resin hops. Medium-light caramel malts.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
keith0718 (354) - Olathe, Kansas, USA - JUL 4, 2014
Bottle. This is a solid IPA. It is very well balanced. It has a nice hop flavor.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
williamstome (818) - Somerville, Massachusetts, USA - JUL 3, 2014
Gold pour, big white head. Light aroma of citrus, lemon, toffee, bread. Flavor is pretty minimal. Pine, flowers... whyyyyy

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
joejames (96) - Jacobus, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 29, 2014
Bottle to English pint glass. Pours clear golden/copper, one finger head that lingers. Aroma of pine, lemon zest, grass, caramel. Taste is earthy bitter with lightly sweet caramel backbone. Body is almost medium, slightly soapy mouth feel, carbonation is average for the style. Finishes lightly bitter with notes of lemon, grapefruit, spruce than caramel at the very end. Interesting.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
boxofrane (2045) - Spring City, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 27, 2014
Bottle From Wegmans. Pours clear golden with a small white head that dissipates very quickly. Odd that the retention is so much lower on this single hop edition. The aroma has pineapple, peach, and a bit of a floral note. The taste has a bigger bitterness than the other editions, balances with some orange pith, light grapefruit juice.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
firemarshal (144) - North Carolina, USA - JUN 23, 2014
Bottle from mix pack. Pours clear; amber in color. Aroma is floral, pine, caramel. Flavor is lemon-lime hops overwhelmed by cereal malts. Too thick and syrupy for my taste.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ICEatALAMO (908) - Troy, Michigan, USA - JUN 22, 2014
Bottle. I’ll admit this is an old bottle. The aroma is all piney hops. The color is a golden orange, solid. The taste actually has held up well. The hops are smooth throughout and not overly bitter. I think if this beer had a different label as an ipa other than sam adams it would have a much higher score. Solid brew.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
warhawk91 (291) - Newington, Connecticut, USA - JUN 20, 2014
UPDATED: JUN 23, 2014 12 oz. bottle. Clear Golden copper, off white head. Aroma is caramel, earthy, spicy hops. Not much floral element. Taste is slightly sweet malt with earthy, almost herbal hop bitterness which intensifies late on the sip. Kind of has pale ale characteristics more than an IPA. The hop is German so I guess it makes sense.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
superspak (2408) - Michigan, USA - JUN 16, 2014
12 ounce bottle into signature pint glass, best before 10/2014. Pours crystal clear orange amber color with a 2 finger dense and fluffy off white head with great retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lasts. Nice soapy lacing clings down the glass, with a good amount of streaming carbonation retaining the head. Aromas of lemon zest, orange peel, herbal, floral, grass, light pepper/pine, caramel, bread, and herbal/grassy earthiness. Nice and pleasant aromas with good balance and complexity of citrus/earthy hops and moderate malt sweetness; with solid strength. Taste of lemon zest, orange peel, herbal, floral, grass, light pepper/pine, caramel, bread, and herbal/grassy earthiness. Fair amount of floral/pine bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of lemon zest, orange peel, herbal, floral, grass, light pepper/pine, caramel, bread, and herbal earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Nice flavor balance and complexity of citrus/earthy hops and moderate malt sweetness; with a good malt/bitterness balance and no cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a smooth, fairly crisp, and lightly sticky mouthfeel that is good. Alcohol is well hidden with minimal warming present after the finish. Overall this is a nice and pleasant IPA. Good balance and complexity of citrus/earthy hops and moderate malt sweetness; and very smooth and crisp to drink. A nicely enjoyable offering.

2.6
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
MaBeer1972 (1259) - Taunton, Massachusetts, USA - JUN 10, 2014
Bottle #3 of the 12-pack. Pours out a light amber. Little to no aroma and flavor. Thin body. Slightly sticky, earthy notes. Dry, bitter finish. This reminds me again why I never liked Boston Lager.


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