RATINGS: 561   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.54/5   IBU: 43   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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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3.8
MacBoost (1934) - Victor, New York, USA - MAR 19, 2013
Damn, a fine fucking lager we have right here. Pours a golden color like coors banquet beer, but with a massive white head that lasts a long, long time. Aromas of very perfume like hops, flowers, Chanel no. 5. Taste is very hop forward, a delicate bouquet of garden aromas with a very light malt backbone. Softly sweet and sticky mouthfeel. This is a damn good beer.

3.2
queenholly (3623) - South Whitley, Indiana, USA - MAR 19, 2013
Bottle. Grapefruit, orange, and piney hops aroma with some biscuit malt. Clear copper with a large off-white head, and a nice ring of lacing. Grapefruit, orange, piney hops, and a biscuity malt backbone which provides some balance. Light to medium body, moderate carbonation. Very drinkable, but definitely not a lager.

3.8
emacgee (4704) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - MAR 18, 2013
Pours a sharp clear golden amber with two fingers of sticky white head. Extremely hoppy and very impressive on the first impression. Slight onion/garlic notes in the nose, extremely pungent, oily, and resinous. Some cracked pepper comes though. Fruity resin in the flavor with a pronounced spicy/peppery character. Light-medium body with a dry finish and moderate bitterness. Excellent.

3.7
bhensonb (15603) - Woodland, California, USA - MAR 17, 2013
Bottle from Total Wine in Sacramento, CA. Pours brassy gold with a creamy off-white head. Aroma is citrus and resin. Med body. Flavor is bready with a lot of citrus/pine (even grapefruit rind) hop. Finish is very bitter. Great drink.

3.6
ttoadee (1550) - Austin, Texas, USA - MAR 17, 2013
Dark gold, foamy white head. Hops on the nose. Crisply bitter. Solid malt body, little oily in the mouth. finish is dry, refreshing and hoppy. Good lager.

3.6
osu97gp (678) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAR 16, 2013
Pours a clear orange with a medium sized off-white head. Aroma of citrus & pine hops with some malt. Flavor of mostly grapefruit hops with a nice balance sweet malt. Quite good.

3.5
Cousin_Larry (895) - - MAR 16, 2013
UPDATED: SEP 18, 2013 Extremely large head with nice golden color. A little bitter but not overly so. Somewhat sweet and very hoppy.

2.9
Bricks (1146) - Delaware, USA - MAR 16, 2013
Dark golden color with a fairly decent white head. Aroma is like an earthy pale lager with some hops. Taste of hay, hops and grapefruit. A bit dry and bitter.

2.6
IrsLuver (29) - Maryland, USA - MAR 16, 2013
Tastes just like Sam Adams noble pils. Expected much more. Very earthy hop aroma and taste. Not bad but not what I was expecting.

2.8
Rotbart (155) - - MAR 16, 2013
Nice amber orange color with a white head. Smooth hoppy flavor with a lively spicey finish.


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