Hop Syndrome Lager | Epic Brewing Company

BA SCORE
82
good
284 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
Ratings:
284
Reviews:
80
Avg:
3.58
pDev:
12.57%
 
 
Wants:
7
Gots:
27
For Trade:
0
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 284 |  Reviews: 80
Photo of Rhettroactive
2.75/5  rDev -23.2%

Photo of capnamerica
3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

Photo of Ri0
3.92/5  rDev +9.5%
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.

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Photo of Zorro
3.89/5  rDev +8.7%
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.

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Photo of Haybeerman
3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

Photo of Benish
3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of Latarnik
3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

Photo of Todd
3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of denver10
2.5/5  rDev -30.2%

Photo of Beerlover
3/5  rDev -16.2%

Photo of birchstick
3/5  rDev -16.2%

Photo of blindpiggie
3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

Photo of Sam-VW
3.53/5  rDev -1.4%
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.

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Photo of Joey1566
3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of ralphw56
3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

Photo of rob99er
3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of ThreeKingdoms
4/5  rDev +11.7%

Photo of Misners
4.25/5  rDev +18.7%

Photo of mattmarka1
3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

Photo of beergoot
3.78/5  rDev +5.6%
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.

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Photo of BillRoth
3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

Photo of jaydoc
3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

Photo of ZachKelly
3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of ste5venla
3.25/5  rDev -9.2%

Photo of StonedTrippin
3.75/5  rDev +4.7%
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.

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Hop Syndrome Lager from Epic Brewing Company
3.58 out of 5 based on 284 ratings.
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