1. Extreme Beer Fest. March 20 & 21, 2015 in Boston, Mass. Join us!
  2. The wait is over! Download the BeerAdvocate app on iTunes or Google Play now.
  3. Get 12 issues / year of BeerAdvocate magazine for only $9.99!

Hop Syndrome Lager - Epic Brewing Company

Not Rated.
Hop Syndrome LagerHop Syndrome Lager

Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.

184 Ratings
very good

(view ratings)
Ratings: 184
Reviews: 59
rAvg: 3.5
pDev: 12.29%
Wants: 6
Gots: 8 | 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)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Usefulness | Recent | High | Low | Top Raters | Read the Alström Bros Beer Reviews and Beer Ratings of Hop Syndrome Lager Alström Bros
Ratings: 184 | Reviews: 59 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of Rhettroactive
2.75/5  rDev -21.4%

Rhettroactive, Jun 12, 2014
Photo of capnamerica
3.5/5  rDev 0%

capnamerica, Jun 09, 2014
Photo of Ri0
3.93/5  rDev +12.3%
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.

Ri0, Jun 09, 2014
Photo of Zorro
3.89/5  rDev +11.1%
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.

Zorro, Jun 08, 2014
Photo of Haybeerman
3.5/5  rDev 0%

Haybeerman, Jun 08, 2014
Photo of Benish
3.75/5  rDev +7.1%

Benish, Jun 07, 2014
Photo of Latarnik
3.5/5  rDev 0%

Latarnik, May 28, 2014
Photo of Todd
3.75/5  rDev +7.1%

Todd, May 25, 2014
Photo of denver10
2.5/5  rDev -28.6%

denver10, May 19, 2014
Photo of Beerlover
3/5  rDev -14.3%

Beerlover, Apr 23, 2014
Photo of birchstick
3/5  rDev -14.3%

birchstick, Apr 18, 2014
Photo of blindpiggie
3.5/5  rDev 0%

blindpiggie, Apr 18, 2014
Photo of Sam-VW
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.

Sam-VW, Apr 10, 2014
Photo of Joey1566
3.75/5  rDev +7.1%

Joey1566, Mar 24, 2014
Photo of ralphw56
3.5/5  rDev 0%

ralphw56, Mar 19, 2014
Photo of rob99er
3.75/5  rDev +7.1%

rob99er, Feb 19, 2014
Photo of ThreeKingdoms
4/5  rDev +14.3%

ThreeKingdoms, Jan 27, 2014
Photo of Misners
4.25/5  rDev +21.4%

Misners, Jan 18, 2014
Photo of mattmarka1
3.5/5  rDev 0%

mattmarka1, Jan 14, 2014
Photo of beergoot
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.

beergoot, Dec 27, 2013
Photo of BillRoth
3.5/5  rDev 0%

BillRoth, Dec 11, 2013
Photo of jaydoc
3.5/5  rDev 0%

jaydoc, Nov 16, 2013
Photo of ZachKelly
3.75/5  rDev +7.1%

ZachKelly, Nov 12, 2013
Photo of ste5venla
3.25/5  rDev -7.1%

ste5venla, Nov 04, 2013
Photo of StonedTrippin
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.

StonedTrippin, Oct 21, 2013
Hop Syndrome Lager from Epic Brewing Company
80 out of 100 based on 184 ratings.