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Hop Syndrome Lager - Epic Brewing Company

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177 Ratings
very good

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Ratings: 177
Reviews: 59
rAvg: 3.52
pDev: 11.65%
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)
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Photo of Todd
3.75/5  rDev +6.5%

Todd, May 25, 2014
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2.5/5  rDev -29%

denver10, May 19, 2014
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3/5  rDev -14.8%

Beerlover, Apr 23, 2014
Photo of birchstick
3/5  rDev -14.8%

birchstick, Apr 18, 2014
Photo of blindpiggie
3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

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

Sam-VW, Apr 10, 2014
Photo of Joey1566
3.75/5  rDev +6.5%

Joey1566, Mar 24, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

ralphw56, Mar 19, 2014
Photo of rob99er
3.75/5  rDev +6.5%

rob99er, Feb 19, 2014
Photo of ThreeKingdoms
4/5  rDev +13.6%

ThreeKingdoms, Jan 27, 2014
Photo of Misners
4.25/5  rDev +20.7%

Misners, Jan 18, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

mattmarka1, Jan 14, 2014
Photo of beergoot
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.

beergoot, Dec 27, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

BillRoth, Dec 11, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

jaydoc, Nov 16, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +6.5%

ZachKelly, Nov 12, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -7.7%

ste5venla, Nov 04, 2013
Photo of StonedTrippin
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.

StonedTrippin, Oct 21, 2013
Photo of ArrogantB
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?

ArrogantB, Oct 20, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +6.5%

pagesofphotographs, Oct 07, 2013
Photo of hopsolutely
3.45/5  rDev -2%
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...

hopsolutely, Oct 06, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

capuchinpilates, Oct 02, 2013
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4/5  rDev +13.6%

Mebuzzard, Sep 27, 2013
4/5  rDev +13.6%

IDABEERGUY, Sep 26, 2013
Photo of DrinkSlurm
3.75/5  rDev +6.5%
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.

DrinkSlurm, Sep 20, 2013
Hop Syndrome Lager from Epic Brewing Company
80 out of 100 based on 177 ratings.