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Hop Syndrome Lager - Epic Brewing Company

Hop Syndrome LagerHop Syndrome Lager

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BA SCORE
80
good

124 Ratings
THE BROS
86
very good

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Ratings: 124
Reviews: 53
rAvg: 3.5
pDev: 13.43%


Brewed by:
Epic Brewing Company visit their website
Utah, United States

Style | ABV
American Pale Lager |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
A deliciously hoppy lager, this clean, spicy, yet fruity addition to the Exponential series is sure to quench your summer palate just right!

(Beer added by: Viciousknishs on 07-21-2011)
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Reviews by Jimmys:
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Jimmys

Pennsylvania

3.33/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

bomber into flying dog chalice.

A: a little bit of haze on this straw yellow body. head is white and bubbly with great retention and lacing.

S: herbal nose, a little soapy, a little minty. i cant seem to shake the soapyness in the aroma and it is a bit off-putting.

T: mild floralness and herbalness start things off. bitterness follows, not striking, but enough for the amount of grain here. the bitterness also dries things out on the finish.

M: average carb on a pretty light, almost medium, body.

D: some flaws that i cant really overlook. any lager shouldnt have this much haze and i cant really get over the soap on the nose. if they can clean a few things up this would be pretty solid.

Serving type: bottle

10-21-2012 20:18:35 | More by Jimmys
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Fizzy whit head and dark amber lager coloured.

Smell: fruity, hoppy. Almost sweet

Taste: malty, citrus. No bitterness really but not expected with a lager.

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Hop Syndrome Lager from Epic Brewing Company
80 out of 100 based on 124 ratings.