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:
28
For Trade:
0
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 284 |  Reviews: 80
Photo of benloho
3.42/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Dikfour
2.93/5  rDev -18.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.75

Look: Two inches of just under creamy head settles rather slowly to about a quart of an inch of inviting rimming. No Lacing. Hazy golden honey in color.

Smell: Light sense of metallic German(?) hops. Biscuity malt undertones.

Taste: Biscuit malt right in your face followed closely with a fairly junky metallic finish. I think they were going for grapefruit or something but over shot a bit.

Feel: Light and Crisp.

Overall: Not a fan. This is the "all-malt" style and, while I'm not opposed to people trying to shake it up and make it hoppy (I love trying weird and different beers), this one just doesn't work for me. Looks and feels right. Just doesn't taste right.

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Photo of Karibourgeois
3.53/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of grittybrews
3.78/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of mattyb85
3.92/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of acbe
3.5/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of hophugger
3.26/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of 2GOOFY
3.49/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of delta490
3.62/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Pours a clear light gold with a thin white head that doesn't last. The aroma is light biscuity with a hint of earthy noble hops. The taste is about the same but just a little underwhelming. The body has a nice weight and a nice crisp finish.

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Photo of MisledTitan
3.89/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of TripelMark
3.69/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of morimech
3.63/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of MUTINY
3.6/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Quick review. Aside from the well-executed & pretty massive hop addition, this brew drinks so much like any other pale lager. Definitely quaffable, but I'm finding it to be underwhelming.

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Photo of pat61
4.25/5  rDev +18.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A: Hazy straw gold under a 3” rocky white foam collar that hugs the glass providing thick, persistent lace.
S: Citrusy hops, light grains, floral.
T: Orchard fruits, plum, faint caramel, grains, citrus rind bitterness on the finish.
F: medium to full body, medium carbonation
O: A touch fruity for a lager but overall an excellent choice for hydrating after a long summer bike ride.

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Photo of LakerLeith
3/5  rDev -16.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of GinDC
3.41/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of nathanmiller
4/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of GStone899
1.75/5  rDev -51.1%
look: 1.75 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 1.75

Flat beer. Tons of head.

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Photo of SamN
3.38/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Classic lager look; bone white, thinish, soapy head. Mildly hazy, maybe chill haze. Glowing sunflower yellow to light. Looks great. Aroma is a potent punch of hops oil, you can almost taste the hops, the aroma is so strong! Underneath the wall of alpha oils,you can detect pear, honey and grapefruit. The taste is appropriately hoppy for the smell; not buzzsaw of bitterness, but is a well hopped lager, leaning toawrds an IPL. Pale lager malts are mild and add just enough countering sweetness. Sort of a blandly bitter impression, overall.

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Photo of casapy
3.04/5  rDev -15.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of pkalix
4.16/5  rDev +16.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

yeasty-looking, hazy. nice hop aroma, very nice taste. very recommendable.

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Photo of Lemke10
3.52/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This pours a hazy, yellow color with a slight white head. The aroma is full of wheat, citrus and other floral hints. The taste is very smooth easy drinking. While it is light and simple, this is the type of beer that will get your macro drinkers into craft. Very clean and light finish.

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Photo of Blazer22
2.95/5  rDev -17.6%

Photo of NorthCoastPranqster
3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of a77cj7
3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

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