Hop Syndrome Lager - Epic Brewing Company
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3.33/5 rDev -5.4%
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.
10-21-2012 20:18:35 | More by Jimmys
3.58/5 rDev +1.7%
A - Golden, good carbonation with good lacing
S - Tart and herbal
T - Crisp earthy hops with the sweetness of a lager
M - medium bodied, smooth, well carbonated, clean finish
O - Very refreshing lager. I really enjoyed the added hops to this beer
10-05-2012 01:53:37 | More by jtd1969
3.48/5 rDev -1.1%
Pours a cloudy pale golden yellow color with a two finger, frothy white head that slowly fades into a lasting ring. Really good retention with chunks of soapy lacing left behind.
Floral aroma with spicy, earthy hops, pale malt and light fruit notes. Grassy with some straw and pine followed by hints of apple, pear, alcohol, bread and biscuit. The nose reminds me of a lightly hopped pilsner.
Medium bodied with a crisp, spicy hop bite up front that provides some dry bitterness which lingers over the sweeter notes into a dry finish. Earthy and slightly resinous with some grassy pine flavor followed by some light fruit and pilsner malt. Hints of hay, biscuit and grainy cracker give this beer a nice pale malt backbone that counters the other flavors. Not overly complex but well balanced, flavorful and easy to drink.
09-29-2012 08:30:52 | More by corby112
3.9/5 rDev +10.8%
Beer #48 in my great Utah Brew Hunt.
The label on mine states that this is 5%.
So, this seems less like a syndrome and more like a kersniffle, at first. As time goes on though, the beer does grow on me and I appreciate it more. There is a mild fruit tone to it that I find interesting and a somewhat herbal and oddly minty thing as well. But overall, it's just a pretty easy drinkin' lager with nice earthy tones. I would have loved a lot (or a little) more hop influence or something that makes this one stand out a bit more, but no matter. If I were out, I'd probably order this on-tap if I saw it.
09-28-2012 17:00:34 | More by RblWthACoz
4.05/5 rDev +15.1%
Thanks to jtd1969 for sharing this bottle with me.
A - clear, pale yellow with a soft, white head that has little retention
S - herbal, grassy, heavy lager yeast
T - herbal, earthy, lager yeast, clean bitter finish
M - medium bodied, smooth, well carbonated
This is a really nice, hoppy, smooth lager. The hops are intense and definitely give it character. A bit more balance would help, but overall this was a very enjoyable offering.
09-27-2012 23:48:02 | More by tdm168
3.4/5 rDev -3.4%
Very light pour with a big thick head that lasted for several minutes. Smell was slighter than I expected, but hop was evident. Taste is immediate on the hop but the finish is light and fleeting, just no staying power but for a few spicy hop notes that are nice but underwhelming.
Would buy again, but the finish leaves a bit to be desired.
08-25-2012 03:18:22 | More by jamesDaExMoBeerGuy
3.83/5 rDev +8.8%
22 oz. bomber,
A: Pours a clear straw with a medium white head. Very long lasting, frothy, with good lace.
S: Earthy and herbal hops, dandelion green, grass.
T: Fairly light malt, pilsner like, but this isn't a pils at all. Woodsy and herbal notes from the American hops. A pils-style beer with American hops OK.
M: Light-bodied, crisp, a bit fizzy on the carbonation (there is a light macro feel to it), but it still has good body. Long hoppy aftertaste.
O: An interesting new lager beer, it's a weird hybrid of Bohemia and CA, and it works pretty well. The malt is tough to find, but the hops are good, and it is refreshing and easy drinking. Good price as well.
08-19-2012 04:04:19 | More by Halcyondays
District of Columbia
3.98/5 rDev +13.1%
A: Pours a bright, lightly hazy yellow-gold. The foamy, bubbly white head is medium sized. Retention is middling, but some splotches of lace do stick to the glass as the head recedes.
S: Some malty, crackery aroma up front. Spicy, herbal, and lemony hop notes are clear and bright. A bit of nondescript fruitiness is also present.
T: Lightly grainy, crackery malt up front. Lightly sweet, with a bit of a sourdough note. Hop bitterness is fairly strong, with big herbal flavor. Lemony, fruity, and spicy character is also noticeable.
M: Medium bodied. Carbonation is light. The beer gradually builds into a very dry, hoppy finish. Refreshing.
D: This is a nice, flavorful lager with a good bit of character. Obviously hop-focused, and a bit more yeast character than usual for a pale lager, but this was enjoyable.
08-17-2012 01:20:02 | More by Clydesdale
3.95/5 rDev +12.2%
Bottle: Poured a hazy golden color lager with a large foamy head with good retention and some lacing. Aroma of fruity hops with lightly sweet malt base is very interesting. Taste is a good mix between some floral and lightly sweet malt base with some fruity hops undertones and a light bitter finish. Body is above average for style with good carbonation. Really enjoyed this one and this is something I would drink more often if it was locally available.
08-15-2012 19:20:54 | More by Phyl21ca
Hop Syndrome Lager from Epic Brewing Company
80 out of 100 based on 171 ratings.