RATINGS: 233   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.28/5   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
This wonderful hoppy lager is a new addition to our ever-expanding Exponential (Seasonal) Series. The Crystal hops give it a clean spice while the Calypso hops give it a pleasant, almost fruity aroma. Easy to drink, perfect for a summer day out.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
GoufCustom (1916) - HONG KONG - NOV 29, 2015

355 ml can as Epic Hop Syndrome Pils Lager bought at HK Brewcraft in Central.

Looks: Translucent pale golden colour; Less than one-quarter finger head with residual soapy white foam which fades in 15 seconds; Fair sticky lacing and barely notable slight carbonation.

Aroma: Very fragrant Pils malt, with strong floral, fresh grapefruits, strong melon, pear cider, strong molasses, candy, light biscuits, yeast and light grass.

Taste: Mid to light sweet moderate Pils malt, with grapefruits, floral, honey, molasses, cinnamon, lemon, strong bitter hops and sharp grass.

Body: Mid to light body. Slick palate.

Mouth Feel: Moderate Pils maltyness in a solid thick background. The fresh grapefruit araoma carry onto the taste, very citrusy and lemony plus fairly good cinnamon and woody spices. Touch of honey and sweetness. Light but joyful!

Hoppiness: Impressive aroma with strong Lemondrop influence as in strong melon and hard candy. Calypsos pear cider nose also came through, not to mention fresh grapefruits. Taste is grapefruits plus Crystals cinnamon and spice; Bitterness is notably strong for a lasting, high astringent citrus-spicy finish.

After Taste: Quite dry. Fruity and hoppy to mouth.

Comments: With or without the Pils alias or not, this is a compact yet seriously hoppy Lager - excellent aroma of hard candy, melon, citrus and pears, Solid hoppy taste in grapefruit and cinnamon. A bit thin in the end but that match a tight 4.5% Pilsner. If all Lagers are made like this, I just cant get enough. Yes!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
colui72 (901) - HONG KONG - NOV 20, 2015
Hazy pale yellow, minimal head, with a pungent floral and citric aroma. Taste is medium bitter, gets the lager malts and tasty hops that gives it a dry balance. Hints of citrus. Very nice lager, as every lager should be. Shame on macro corn lagers!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Radek Kliber (7290) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - NOV 19, 2015
Where and how: tasting, can 355ml
Aroma medium plus intensity, floral citrus, softer follow-up. Nice malt base. Soft golden creating solid back up.
Appearance :
Top: smallish, snow-white, lasting with some lace on glass.
Base: pale gold, clear
Palate : medium thinner body, smooth and easy going, delicate.
Taste: balanced in approach. Leafy, grassy, herbal hop combination with sweet golden malt backbone.
other notes nice refreshing new-wave lager. Helles with American hops? Why not!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Oakes (16969) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 9, 2015
Pale, straw and bright, with a medium head. Light body, saazy taste with clean, slightly doughy pale malts. A little too timid on the hop for a body this light...it invites Bitburger comparisons and doesnt live up.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
wlajwl (6604) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - NOV 8, 2015
Aroma is hops/hop resin, light tropical fruit and lager yeast. The flavor is hops/mild hop resin, tropical fruit, malts and a medium bitter finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
That1Guy (2223) - Colorado, USA - OCT 31, 2015
12 oz can pours clear yellow with a white head. Fruity aroma, maybe some pears, and the usual sharpness of a pils. Definitely happier than your average pils which is quite nice. Light, fruity, and clean.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Patrickctenchi (6472) - Coxs Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - OCT 25, 2015
Can: Pours almost clear, yellow-gold with a frothy white head. Grain, citrus aroma. Slight pils-like taste....mild grainy bittering, barley malt, grass... Pretty nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ogre71 (353) - Utah, USA - OCT 24, 2015
A good lager hopped up a bit, but not overly bitter good flavor easy to drink smooth no hoppy after taste

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
HKdIPA (762) - HONG KONG - SEP 25, 2015
Can at Craftissimo opening. Aroma is slightly hoppy pils. Taste the same. Very crisp but tastes like Tsingtao with hops added. Fine but not worth it. Luckily this can was free.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Beerdrinker79 (2174) - Idaho, USA - SEP 18, 2015
12 oz can- Pours slightly hazy light golden with a frothy white head. Aroma is clean malts, peppery spicy hops, grass, no flaws. The taste is smooth, nice and citrusy, lemon, quality grains, light malt, spicy hops, dry finish. Easy drinking slightly hopped up pils, very good.

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