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Hop Syndrome Lager - Epic Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
80
good

157 Ratings
THE BROS
85
very good

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Ratings: 157
Reviews: 56
rAvg: 3.52
pDev: 11.65%
Wants: 5
Gots: 6 | FT: 0
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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Ri0

Wisconsin

3.93/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

poured 12oz can into snifter.

A - Straw yellow in color with a 2 finger white creamy head. Decent retention and lacing.

S - A nice mix of earthy, grassy hops, grainy, and light lemons dominate the nose. I pick up hints of another fruit like aroma.

T - The hops are earthy, grassy, with a mild herbal, strawberry like flavor that really brings it together. Notes of some light grain, citrus, and lemon zest on the finish.

M - Light body, crisp, smooth finish with good carbonation. Great brew to drink in the summer.

O - This was a fun lager style beer to drink that has some distinct and unique flavors. I thought that they all came together really well and could enjoy this beer any hot day.

Serving type: can

06-09-2014 00:27:42 | More by Ri0
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Zorro

California

3.89/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Clear yellow nearing gold colored beer with a good sized snow white colored head.

I can smell this from 3 feet away. Strong spicy noble hop aroma. Abundant saffron and hay with lemon, herb and a slightly soapy scent. Slight sour scent with soda cracker and a little honeysuckle.

Starts out stoutly hopped and semi dry. Saffron and grass come on strong and it is rather spicy. Good level of bitterness. Tasty and stoutly hopped Pilsner. Yes I know it says "Lager" but it is stronger flavored than that.

Mouthfeel is a little light.

Overall this is a super tasty Pils from the heart of Mormon Country.

Serving type: bottle

06-08-2014 02:13:06 | More by Zorro
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Haybeerman

Colorado

3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

06-08-2014 02:02:01 | More by Haybeerman
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Benish

Wisconsin

3.75/5  rDev +6.5%

06-07-2014 20:25:47 | More by Benish
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Latarnik

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

05-28-2014 22:17:29 | More by Latarnik
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Todd

Colorado

3.75/5  rDev +6.5%

05-25-2014 15:40:00 | More by Todd
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denver10

Kentucky

2.5/5  rDev -29%

05-19-2014 00:47:09 | More by denver10
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Beerlover

Minnesota

3/5  rDev -14.8%

04-23-2014 04:29:50 | More by Beerlover
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birchstick

Colorado

3/5  rDev -14.8%

04-18-2014 14:19:26 | More by birchstick
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blindpiggie

Colorado

3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

04-18-2014 05:17:47 | More by blindpiggie
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Sam-VW

United Kingdom (England)

3.53/5  rDev +0.3%
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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Joey1566

Minnesota

3.75/5  rDev +6.5%

03-24-2014 20:03:41 | More by Joey1566
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ralphw56

Nevada

3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

03-19-2014 04:05:01 | More by ralphw56
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rob99er

California

3.75/5  rDev +6.5%

02-19-2014 05:48:44 | More by rob99er
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ThreeKingdoms

Minnesota

4/5  rDev +13.6%

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

North Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +20.7%

01-18-2014 14:22:38 | More by Misners
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mattmarka1

Minnesota

3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

01-14-2014 01:04:44 | More by mattmarka1
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beergoot

Colorado

3.78/5  rDev +7.4%
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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BillRoth

Maryland

3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

12-11-2013 03:33:48 | More by BillRoth
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jaydoc

Kansas

3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

11-16-2013 04:11:39 | More by jaydoc
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ZachKelly

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev +6.5%

11-12-2013 04:59:15 | More by ZachKelly
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ste5venla

California

3.25/5  rDev -7.7%

11-04-2013 18:56:15 | More by ste5venla
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StonedTrippin

Colorado

3.75/5  rDev +6.5%
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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ArrogantB

Colorado

3.15/5  rDev -10.5%
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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pagesofphotographs

Colorado

3.75/5  rDev +6.5%

10-07-2013 02:53:41 | More by pagesofphotographs
Hop Syndrome Lager from Epic Brewing Company
80 out of 100 based on 157 ratings.