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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3.5
dalepryor (305) - Paducah, Kentucky, USA - JAN 4, 2013
pours gold with thin white head, aromas of pine trees, there is also some grassiness to it followed by subtle grapefruit. the taste is pine forward, there is not much bitterness but you do get that crisp bite at the end like you would expect from a lager. Overall this is an interesting beer, it has all of the lager qualities along with i would say a medium hop presence. I could see someone not sold on IPAs trying this one and possibly liking it.

3.4
Drake (14078) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 4, 2013
12 ounce bottle from the Spring sampler. Pours a clear copper color with a medium sized off-white head. Good head retention. Aroma of herbal, resin hops. The taste is herbal, resin hops with pale, crackery malts. Medium bodied. A little bland, but prettty drinkable.

0.8
Darklord_Bravo (6) - USA - JAN 4, 2013 does not count
Straight up. Got this with the Sam Adams variety pack. Good thing too, as I would never pay for a six pack of this, let alone 12. Aroma. The smell hit’s you right off. Smells like something went sour in the fridge, and you aren’t sure what it is. Not good. Appearance. Looks nice. But looks are deceiving. Taste. Well, it tastes like it smells. See: Aroma. Palate. Well, if you have a tough one, you might be able to choke this down if you have absolutely nothing else to drink, except maybe tap water. Overall. Dreadful.

2.6
airrick2003 (872) - Louisiana, USA - JAN 1, 2013
Appearance: almost amber and transparent color, white head, Aroma: piney, hoppy, intense Taste: piney, very hoppy yet somehow not so bitter, Palate: smooth at first, then a piney taste, Overall: never had such a hoppy and piney beer that is not overly bitter, very interesting beer, probably not a session beer for me tho ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.4
swigswthwolves (74) - Michigan City, Indiana, USA - DEC 29, 2012
Pours a medium amber with a lingering foamy head. Aroma is light but bitter. Taste has hints of citrus and hops. Good refreshing beer that would be perfect as a sessional.

3.8
Ispilledmybeer (4) - ashland, Kentucky, USA - DEC 29, 2012 does not count
I have to say I really enjoyed this. The aroma is the weakest end, some mild citrusy notes but nothing overwhelming like you’d catch in an IPA. The appearance is very nice. Very clear golden amber, with a small fluffy white head and some pretty nice lacing. The taste is very nice, this isn’t a west coast hop bomb, but there is a good balanced bitterness. Solid mesh of citrus, and a touch of spicy hops, with a balance of bread grain flavors. Very inoffensive and drinkable. I’m not a huge fan of lagers, but I have to say the added hops produce a slight oily body here making this a lot more enjoyable for me. Over all for a beer to be this bitter and this drinkable at 5% abv. Served year round at a decent price point. Boys I think I just found a heck of a session beer.


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