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RATINGS: 248   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.32   IBU: 50   EST. CALORIES: 201   ABV: 6.7%
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We’re turning things deliciously upside down with an aggressively hopped cold-fermented brew that brings together the clean crisp finish of a lager with the hoppy aroma and character of an IPA. PROST! To turning convention on its head.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ibrew2or3 (6779) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - JUN 3, 2013
12oz bottle pours with a crystal clear deep gold body supporting a dirty white head of foam. The aroma offers up smooth soft yet rich citrus hop extract enhanced grapefruit notes as well as malt sweetened orange peel. Well, behind those notes I get a sense of lager-y yeasty esters but I’m not sure I would notice them if I wasn’t expecting to smell them. The taste is similar with a pleasing clean citrus hop extract flavor that tugs onto a wedge of resiny citrus hop bitterness and those notes seem to go back and forth for a while. In the background is a light sense of the lager yeast presence as well as a faint malt backbone. This is pretty darn nice as well as hoppy.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Frank (2754) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 20, 2014
India pale lagers tend to be OK at best and this is no exception. I think the extended batch aging necessary for a lager tends to make them taste a touch old from the get go. This is perfectly clear orange golden with a foamy white head and some splotches of lace. The nose is mostly pine with an undertone of honey pineapple tropical fruit. This is a bit on the sweet and heavy side for my tastes but the sweetness does at least bring out some orange notes. It finishes w/ a resinous, sticky bitterness with some earthy mineral overtones. This is really just not fresh or vibrant tasting, which is really what I typically want out of a hoppy style. It does have a nice balance though for those who like their IPAs on the sweet side.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Skinnyviking (6772) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUL 19, 2014
Bottle at Frederiksberg Ølbar. Low fluffy lasting white head. Cloudy yellow body. Sweet fruity bread grass aroma. Lemon grapefruit pine relatively bitter flavor with a low carbonation and a long bitter finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
snoworsummer (1925) - baltimore, Maryland, USA - JUL 14, 2014
Bottle. Smells like biscuit and cereal malts, orange peel, light citrus, and grassy hops. Tastes like dry malt, medium hop bitterness, light sweet fruit, and faint toast. Medium body and carbonation.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
BuckeyeBoy (2623) - Boise, Idaho, USA - JUL 7, 2014
12oz bottle pours out a crisp golden topped with a white head. Nose is biscuit malts herbal hops and some sweetness. Taste is as the nose with a nice mellow hop profile and a good balance of malts.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
sonnycheeba (3357) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - JUL 5, 2014
Bottle. Pours clear gold with white head. Aroma is biscuit and cereal malts, orange peel, light citrus, and grassy hops. Flavor is is dry malts, medium hop bitterness, light fruit esters, and faint toast. Medium body and carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
sunevdj (3132) - Copenhagen OE, DENMARK - JUL 4, 2014
Bottle at Mikael’s, Roskilde. Pours a clear golden with a white head. Dry with aromas hoppy aromas of spruce and grass. Also some pale malt aromas. Medium bodied. Medium carbonation. Dry finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
swengw (7) - - JUN 24, 2014 does not count
Clear gold appearance with a bit of head that disappears quickly. Smell: dark, roasty, grassy, citrusy. Dominant roasted flavor with a crisp bitter taste and a lingering sourness. Mouthfeel: light, thin, watery.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
coyforce (579) - Virginia, USA - JUN 15, 2014
Delicious IPL - Smooth and refreshing with a nice level of hoppiness. Floral aroma with a great hoppy aftertaste.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
umich03jm (1811) - Flat Rock, Michigan, USA - JUN 13, 2014
Bottle. Cloudy light amber pour with a small head that fades to a messy ring. Aroma is kinda sugary with grassy and herbal hops. Tastes very herbal and floral. Fairly big sweetness with just a little bitterness in the finish. A very uninteresting IPL.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MoritzF (8402) - Bochum, GERMANY - MAY 31, 2014
(bottle, 35.5cl) Slightly hazy, golden colour with a mid-sized and slightly off-white foamy head. Spicy hoppy aroma with herbal and slightly woody notes, backed by bready cara-malt. Bitter and mildly sweet flavour, light to medium bodied with a modest carbonation. Dry and bready cara-malty base with a good dash of herbal, woody and piney hops, leading into a dry and quite bitter, almost a bit astringent finish. Not perfectly balanced but might be a gem for hop heads like me. 25.IV.14

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