Hop Syndrome Lager | Epic Brewing Company

Hop Syndrome LagerHop Syndrome Lager
BA SCORE
3.51/5
285 Ratings
Hop Syndrome LagerHop Syndrome Lager
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Epic Brewing Company
Utah, United States
epicbrewing.com

Style: American Pale Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

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!

Added by Viciousknishs on 07-21-2011

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#39,827
Reviews:
80
Ratings:
285
pDev:
12.54%
Bros Score:
3.85
 
 
Wants:
7
Gots:
27
Trade:
0
HISTOGRAM
 
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Photo of jakecattleco
3.38/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of VaporDome
2.9/5  rDev -17.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of dmorgan310
3.68/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of let8it8grow
3.63/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Slatetank
3.71/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

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Photo of Bryan12345
3.25/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Czequershuus
3.71/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

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Photo of 57md
3.76/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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.

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Photo of ZachT
4.22/5  rDev +20.2%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Photo of wertschy
3.5/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of jweis
4/5  rDev +14%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of daliandragon
4.18/5  rDev +19.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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.

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Photo of oline73
3.43/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of JNForsyth
3.5/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of CPAles
3.5/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of johnnnniee
3.37/5  rDev -4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Can from Acton Wine and Spirits.
Pours a slightly hazy deep yellow color with a smallish bubbly white head that dissipates quickly. Citrus earthy mineral spicy aromas and little else on the nose. Citrus and orange fruitiness in the flavor, lightly herbal or earthy . Faint bready maltiness, lingering hop bitterness. Somewhat reminds me of Tang at times. Different take on a lager interesting, but not enough for me to buy again.

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Photo of AC-Mivsek
3.68/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of harsley
4.43/5  rDev +26.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of cbutova
2.83/5  rDev -19.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.75

A- 12oz can (no visible best-by or born-on date found) poured into a tulip glass with a hazy pale yellow body. The head is frothy and creamy in texture and barely reaches one finger high before dying to a wide ring and large islands. Lacing forms in thin yet plentiful webs.

S- Sweet malts, but not caramel, arrive equivalent in balance to grassy and lemony hops and general lager yeast. This yeast profile does not particularly suit the hops and is a bit too contrasting. Really fades without much worth noting.

T- Spiciness and grassy hops become more of a dominant force here but cannot escape the strong lager yeast. Woody, herbal and lemony hints also come from the hops and semi-sweet base grains act to balance. All of these elements just don't seem to settle in together that well.

MF- Light bodied but a foamy and creamy texture is enough to keep it far from watery or thin. High end carbonation adds some crispness and bite but seems to push up the contrast between the flavors. Grassy bitterness strong in the finish.

Moderately hoppy lager that just doesn't come off very clean in the fermentation stage and the intense bitterness and lager yeast notes clash in the end.

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Photo of monk2021
3.74/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Chackman151
3.18/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of horshack7
3.74/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Appearance: This one pours clear golden with a foamy bright white head than leaves behind good lacing.

Aroma: Golden raisins, biscuit, grain, piney and a wisp of pear and apple with a light citrus note.

Taste: Biscuity and buttery quite a smooth mouthfeel with grapefruit notes. Piney, some pear, apple and grain with some light dried fruit notes in the back.

Notes: A very good offering from Epic Brewing and extremely drinkable. Cheers.

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Photo of jgunther71
3.5/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of kniles38
3.7/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Booner818
4/5  rDev +14%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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Hop Syndrome Lager from Epic Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.51 out of 5 with 285 ratings
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