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Hop Syndrome Lager - Epic Brewing Company

Hop Syndrome LagerHop Syndrome Lager

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122 Ratings
very good

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Ratings: 122
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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3.83/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

22oz brown bomber with a batch #.

LOOK: Clear yellow, more than sufficient frothing

SMELL: Spicy, fresh cut grass, lemon pith, leafy, crackers, yeast

TASTE: Smooth, lighter body, oily hop, soft bitterness, fluffy, bready, grainy, lemon grass, herbal, dry grassy finish

A very solid lager all around, the hopping is obviously the showcase here but the maltiness does hold its own. Very drinkable.

Serving type: bottle

06-15-2012 01:35:23 | More by Jason
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United Kingdom (England)

3.53/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

Release #9

Poured into pint glass.
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.

Mouthfeel: sharp and fizzy, sweet aftertaste on back of tongue.

Serving type: bottle

04-10-2014 17:48:59 | More by Sam-VW
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3.75/5  rDev +7.1%

03-24-2014 20:03:41 | More by Joey1566
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3.5/5  rDev 0%

03-19-2014 04:05:01 | More by ralphw56
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3.75/5  rDev +7.1%

02-19-2014 05:48:44 | More by rob99er
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4/5  rDev +14.3%

01-27-2014 22:10:19 | More by ThreeKingdoms
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North Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +21.4%

01-18-2014 14:22:38 | More by Misners
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3.5/5  rDev 0%

01-14-2014 01:04:44 | More by mattmarka1
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3.78/5  rDev +8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Light, straw yellow body with lively carbonation and a thick, sticky, creamy white head. Subtle fruity hop aroma; melon and light malt grains. Easy going malt flavors, mostly subdued malts and a rather strongly bitter hop finish. Light bodied, crisp, clean, dry finish.

Subtlety in aroma and taste is the key with this lager, almost delicate in character, yet the hop bitterness is rather robust. Don't look for any massive, 2x4 between-the-eyes punch but, rather, an easy drinking, light-bodied beer that still provides plenty of sensory enjoyment.

Serving type: bottle

12-27-2013 03:29:02 | More by beergoot
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3.5/5  rDev 0%

12-11-2013 03:33:48 | More by BillRoth
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3.5/5  rDev 0%

11-16-2013 04:11:39 | More by jaydoc
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3.75/5  rDev +7.1%

11-12-2013 04:59:15 | More by ZachKelly
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3.25/5  rDev -7.1%

11-04-2013 18:56:15 | More by ste5venla
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3.75/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

nobody told me this was a lager when I first ordered one. the nose didn't give it away either, light fruity hops emitting from a crystal clear pale yellow body with soapy lace all over the place. bright carbonation is evident, and the hops are so pungent they trump what I would normally be able to easily detect as lager yeast. the taste is a little less cloaked, as the hops aromatics give way to almost pilsener malt lightness, like a fresh baked biscuit getting softened butter, this has a meal type grain bill, even though its so light in color. nice balance towards the finish, not as well hopped as the name suggests it should be, but it is fruity and clean, refreshing. excellent carbonation keep up the hoppy vibe through the finish, and the light body and abv make it a really easy drinking beer. epic is doing some really cool stuff, and I love this one as a lager, different from the rest, this could have been a jacks abbey beer.

Serving type: on-tap

10-21-2013 03:55:22 | More by StonedTrippin
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3.15/5  rDev -10%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

On tap at the brewery in Denver. Gold color, looks pretty good. Aroma is a ho-hum lager. All malt and not a hop to speak of. Flavor was pretty standard lager with almost no hop character until a very bitter finish which I just didn't feel meshed well with the taste. Another bummer from the new brewery but hey at least I didn't buy a bottle right?

Serving type: on-tap

10-20-2013 03:05:04 | More by ArrogantB
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3.75/5  rDev +7.1%

10-07-2013 02:53:41 | More by pagesofphotographs
Photo of hopsolutely

Ontario (Canada)

3.45/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bottle is Release 7 and lists 4.8% ABV. Picked up in Port Huron last week-end. Unfortunately, not as "hop forward" as I'd hoped...

Pours a hazy, very pale yellow colour with an impressive white head that has great retention and resultant lacing. Malt-forward aroma is all "lager" and highlights the German yeast. Bittering hops become evident in the flavour, which has a nice bitterness, but none of the tropical fruit or citrus notes that I'd expected until the end of the body and into the finish.

Appreciate the fact there's a lot more flavour than is typical for lower ABV beers, but this is definitely a lager and my personal preference lies with ales...

Serving type: bottle

10-06-2013 19:09:57 | More by hopsolutely
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3.5/5  rDev 0%

10-02-2013 01:49:17 | More by capuchinpilates
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4/5  rDev +14.3%

09-27-2013 19:33:47 | More by Mebuzzard


4/5  rDev +14.3%

09-26-2013 22:06:54 | More by IDABEERGUY
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3.75/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Poured from 22oz bottle into tulip. Well, its a lager alright...clear straw color but has a nice chewey head. Subtle piney hop with citrus crisp lager aromas. Taste is similar...there is a bit of fruitiness mixed well with the hops. Its crisp and chugable, but its no Jacks Abbey IPL...refreshing nonetheless. Good nit great, but for $3.99 for 22oz, its not bad.

Serving type: bottle

09-20-2013 02:07:01 | More by DrinkSlurm
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3/5  rDev -14.3%

09-16-2013 18:22:41 | More by Beardcore
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North Carolina

3.5/5  rDev 0%

09-09-2013 01:59:13 | More by hellhammermario
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2/5  rDev -42.9%

08-28-2013 05:14:09 | More by kscaldef
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3.98/5  rDev +13.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A: Poured a golden straw color with a big rocky white cap which provides loads of lacing once it settles down

S: A little sweet with lemongrass. Definitely hop forward!

T: Big lemongrass and light fruit esters upfront but predominately lemongrass. A light toast is detected as is a very minute spiciness. The hops really shine on this lager. The name represents. The finish is a bit oily, a lingering hop bitterness, more lemongrass, still refreshing and tasty

M: Lighter bodied, well carbonated, perhaps a tweek to high, but nothing major.

O: Easy to drink, hop forward lager. Could easily be classified as a IPL.

Serving type: growler

08-26-2013 17:49:59 | More by barleywinefiend
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Hop Syndrome Lager from Epic Brewing Company
80 out of 100 based on 122 ratings.