Hop Syndrome Lager
Epic Brewing Company

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From:
Epic Brewing Company
 
Utah, United States
Style:
Lager - American
ABV:
5%
Score:
80
Avg:
3.5 | pDev: 12.86%
Ratings:
310
Status:
Retired
Rated:
Nov 28, 2018
Added:
Jul 21, 2011
Wants:
  8
Gots:
  31
SCORE
80
Good
Hop Syndrome LagerHop Syndrome Lager
Notes: A deliciously hoppy lager, this clean, spicy, yet fruity addition to the Exponential series is sure to quench your summer palate just right!
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3.5 by KMcGrath from Massachusetts on Nov 28, 2018
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1.53/5  rDev -56.3%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.25
by iguanodon from Utah

[Original rating 2012-07-22] Pours a clear light gold with a thin white head. Aroma is bubble gum and faint grass. Taste is dish water with a bitter finish.

Oct 03, 2018
 
3.21 by khargro2 from Tennessee on Feb 25, 2018
 
3.77 by edthehead from New York on Feb 03, 2018
 
3.5 by 1971bernat from Virginia on Dec 31, 2017
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3.74/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
by dertyd from California

The beer pours out a slightly hazy golden straw color, with 1 finger of white head---------- the aromas are of grass/floral, bread dough, and soap---------- the flavors follow the nose with that bread dough and grassy noble hops, the beer has a thin mouthfeel finishing light and crisp-------- overall this beer was nice, it has a nice doughy malt backbone with a big dose of those noble hops-

Dec 08, 2017
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3.88/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
by JuicesFlowing from Kansas

Poured into a balloon glass.

Look: Hazy straw yellow colored body under a white head that recedes to a light film. Random dots and vertical lines of lacing.

Aroma: Hay, dried grass, lemongrass, and citra hops.

Taste: Dried bread and grains before a plethora of dried grass, hay, and lemon peel.

Mouthfeel: Dry and medium bodied.

Overall: Not normally my style but the citrus helps make it more drinkable.

Oct 11, 2017
 
3.38 by jakecattleco from California on Oct 11, 2017
 
3.5 by Hellpop65 from Kansas on Oct 09, 2017
 
3.69 by Shortbox81 from Washington on Sep 27, 2017
 
3.64 by Stofko1992 from Pennsylvania on Sep 12, 2017
 
3.46 by ccozzi from Colorado on Sep 12, 2017
 
3.6 by StonewallSipper from Pennsylvania on Aug 02, 2017
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3.66/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
by Bitterbill from Wyoming

12 ounce can. Straw colour, slightly hazy, long lasting foam. Pilsner noble hop and bready nose. Noble hops kick it up front, kinda fade mid palate, bread malt moves in. Light bodied. Tasty for the most part. The 4.5 %abv I do appreciate.

Jul 21, 2017
 
3.03 by TTripp725 from Pennsylvania on May 24, 2017
 
3.83 by madelf66 from Pennsylvania on Apr 24, 2017
 
3.34 by BdM from Netherlands on Feb 21, 2017
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3.71/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25
by demian317 from Colorado

Gold, nice hue, adequate hop aroma, nice pils middle ad finish--4.2 ABV makes it infinitely drinkable. A pleasant little pils--this is not a lager in taste but in yeast match only.

Feb 09, 2017
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2.92/5  rDev -16.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.75
by Budinetz from Pennsylvania

Poured from the can into a Belgian tulip. ID on the bottom of the can reads: 3049, 11339. No date present.

Pours a cloudy, pale, straw yellow with a white, frothy head that dissipates moderately. There is a type of white sediment present at the bottom of the glass that almost looks like sand.

Smells almost like sea water, with a hint of lager yeast. Very off putting and not characteristic of the lager style.

Tastes hoppy at first but finishes more like an ale. There really isn't a clean finish that you get from a lager, but more of a fruit forward finish like that of an ale.

Mouthfeel begins with a lot of carbonation on the tongue and then does leave a slightly pleasant hop bitterness, but then finishes kind of flat with a dryness that's not so pleasant.

Overall this isn't my favorite lager by any means. I've had many hoppy lagers before and this is not something I would seek out again. Hopefully they work on improving this one.

Cheers,
WB

Jan 19, 2017
 
3.29 by BigMike from Pennsylvania on Jan 17, 2017
 
3.74 by TheManiacalOne from Rhode Island on Jan 12, 2017
 
2.9 by VaporDome from New York on Dec 22, 2016
 
3.68 by Taphouse_Traveler from Florida on Dec 04, 2016
 
3.63 by let8it8grow from Pennsylvania on Dec 02, 2016
 
4.09 by shigg85 from Japan on Nov 30, 2016
 
3.5 by 6thstreetbrewpub from District of Columbia on Oct 17, 2016
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3.71/5  rDev +6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
by Slatetank from Pennsylvania

I tried this from the can in a willybecker chilled.

The color is a beautiful golden with very good clarity and snow white head with fine bead and good retention with lace that sticks well. The smell is malt forward with a subtle yeast aroma and slightly spicy hop scent with a light toast odor and mild mineral hint. The feel has good balance with a malt up front that is light with spicy hop in the feel and mild sweetness level with toast texture and medium bitterness with moderately low carbonation and semi-dry finish

The taste is malt forward with a semi-dry toasted pilsner malt flavor with spicy hops joining in and yeast in the back with a low alcohol influence with a slight dry taste of lingering spice and gentle bready flavor with mineral yeast character. This is a pretty decent pilsner but could use more hop flavor -it sticks to a by the numbers style-wise example but pretty drinkable and well made

Oct 05, 2016
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3.33/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25
by allengarvin from Texas

A: Bright gold color, with a modest head.
S: Kind of faint aroma, offering a sweet, slightly grainy malt scent. Hop presence disappointing.
T: What the... the hop choice is strange, offering piney, orange peel hop flavor. Does not taste like a pils at all, either czech or german. Bitterness is on the high side, and malt doesn't fit a typical pils malt flavor either.
M: Light bodied, moderately carbonated.
O: Not that bad a beer, if you consider it just a hoppy lager, but when I buy a pils, I want a certain flavor that derives directly from the hops and malts used. This was a disappointment for me.

Oct 04, 2016
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3.86/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
by jlindros from Massachusetts

Can id but no date, thanks for nothing.

Pours a mild fizzy 1/2 finger head that fades semi quickly, very little lacing, slight hazy golden pilsner color.

Nose very doughy, raw bread dough, little toasted pilsner, Cracked wheat hint of straw, some grassy and fruity hops.

Taste brings more toasted grain raw bread dough, lots more dough with toasted pilsner malt, little cracked wheat, touch cereal, little lager minerality, into grassy hops, little fruity and little spicy. Finish is pretty bitter with grassy spicy hops, mild dry touch sticky sweetness, faint toasted pilsner and bread dough.

Mouth is med to lighter bod, decent carb.

Overall not bad, little heavy hopped for typical pilsner but that's epic for you, hops weren't smash your teeth though which is kinda what I was expecting.

Sep 18, 2016
 
3.25 by Bryan12345 from Texas on Sep 04, 2016
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3.71/5  rDev +6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
by Czequershuus from Minnesota

This beer pours a pale yellow with an average head. The aroma is delicate and floral, with some lemon and orange zest, and a fair amount of sweet crackery malts. The flavor is gentle, with gooseberry, lychee. dandelion, and lemon peel flavors prominent, as well as a fair amount of malt sweetness. The body is quite light, but again there is a malt sweet core here. Overall this is a nice delicate beer, with solid hop flavors and good malt character.

Sep 01, 2016
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3.76/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
by 57md from Pennsylvania

Pours a straw color with a half finger of head. The nose has notes of pils malt but it is fairly subtle. The flavor is bolder than the nose would indicate and the body is rather hearty for the style.

Aug 23, 2016
 
3.21 by DavidST from Texas on Aug 22, 2016
 
4.22 by ZachT from Canada (BC) on Aug 18, 2016
 
3.5 by wertschy from Pennsylvania on Aug 07, 2016
 
4 by jweis from Massachusetts on Jul 05, 2016
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4.18/5  rDev +19.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by daliandragon from Maryland

Pours a hazy, pale straw color. Head doen't last too long and leaves only residual lace. Nose is fresh with grassy hops and light fruit and toasted bread notes.

Hop forward for a lager or even a plsener. Dainty and delicate in texture although also very carbonated up- front. Aftertaste brings a little more roundness and balance.

This is tasty and light and easy to drink and grew on me as I drank it. A champion in hot weather.

Jun 20, 2016
 
3.43 by oline73 from Maryland on Jun 07, 2016
 
3.5 by JNForsyth from Pennsylvania on May 31, 2016
 
3.5 by CPAles from Illinois on May 21, 2016
Hop Syndrome Lager from Epic Brewing Company
Beer rating: 80 out of 100 with 310 ratings