Hop Syndrome Lager | Epic Brewing Company

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Epic Brewing Company
Utah, United States | website

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
Reviews:
78
Ratings:
278
Avg:
3.57
pDev:
23.81%
 
 
Wants:
7
Gots:
27
For Trade:
0
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3.75/5  rDev +5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

Release #2.
Poured from a 22 oz bottle into a pint glass.

A: Pours straw yellow with a one finger white head. (as expected for the style)
S: Pilsner malt with a lightly hoppy background.
T: Reminds me of your run of the mill light lager while cold, but after warming up a bit, the hops start to show through with a fruity presence.
M: Crisp, clean, light bodied, and well carbonated.
O: Once I let this warm up to about 45-50 degrees rather than the colder temperatures lagers are traditionally enjoyed at, the beer became more than just your average pale lager, yet not as hoppy as advertised. So good for the style, but falls short of expectations of a hoppy lager, and probably my least favorite Epic offering as of yet.

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Photo of EStreet20
3.85/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22 ounce bottle, 16 oz shaker.

A - A nice straw color, fairly clear. Head forms nicely, thins out but stays arund with a capper.

S - Clean aroma. The earthy American hops are there, barely detectable, but there.

T - A nice tasting lager. Good amount of pils malt. The hops provide a touch of spice, small earthy note.

M - Very nice, easy to drink lighter body. Nice carbonation for a thirst quenching lager.

O - A very nice, quenching, easy to drink lager.

Notes: Excellent for the style. Torn here, as it is a high dollar for an American lager but it is a truly excellent, well made beer and definitely satisfies more than most pale US lagers. A worthwhile buy, even for a style that people generally don't associate with high quality, non-adjunct laden ingredient bills.

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Photo of Viciousknishs
3.52/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A- pours a pale pale straw yellow with a great clairity.

S- lots of german pilsner malt aromas with a cracker like characteristic. Earthy tones mingle in with a leafy grassy hop profile. Finishes with a clean dry aroma.

T- dry cracker biscuity malt up front. Bright leafy hop flavors in the middle. Finishes with an earthy note that transitions into a dry clean crispness that lasts into the aftertaste.

MF- slick mouthfeel with a medium body and average soft carbonation.

D- very very drinkable and bright. Perfect summer quencher.

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Hop Syndrome Lager from Epic Brewing Company
81 out of 100 based on 78 ratings.
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