Samuel Adams Wicked Easy
Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)

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From:
Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
 
Massachusetts, United States
Style:
American Lager
Ranked #153
ABV:
4.7%
Score:
82
Ranked #26,812
Avg:
3.61 | pDev: 14.4%
Reviews:
246
Ratings:
539
Status:
Active
Rated:
Saturday at 02:55 AM
Added:
Dec 15, 2017
Wants:
  21
Gots:
  200
SCORE
82
Good
Samuel Adams Wicked EasySamuel Adams Wicked Easy
Notes: Formerly Sam '76

Picture this - you’re not doing a damn thing. This is the beer that pairs with that. Easy drinking and bursting with citrus fruit, Wicked Easy is a refreshing, kick all the way back, crushable, sippable (is that a word? Is now) go-to when you need light beer big on flavor.

Hops: Cascade, Citra, Mosaic, Simcoe.

IBU: 12
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Rated: 3.04 by 12ozfan from Illinois

Saturday at 02:55 AM
 
Rated: 3.65 by Abe_Froman from Massachusetts

Nov 04, 2022
 
Rated: 3.61 by WillieThreebiers from Connecticut

Sep 29, 2022
 
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Rated by SmoothOverEverything from Ohio

3.5/5  rDev -3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
If I ever got too self-conscious about being fat but still wanted to drink a good beer I would definitely drink this.
Sep 01, 2022
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Reviewed by olearydave

3.56/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.75
I like this beer; it was originally developed as a hybrid ale/larger. Now it's branded and marketed as a Session IPA. But it's the same as when it was Sam 76. So what goes? Rebranding because "Session IPA" sounds cooler?
Aug 29, 2022
 
Rated: 3.65 by BuxMontBeerLover from Pennsylvania

Jul 22, 2022
 
Rated: 3.35 by Sethw400 from South Carolina

Jul 04, 2022
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Reviewed by TheUncleDuke from New York

4.28/5  rDev +18.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
I just think this is a really good everyday beer. It's been one of my favorites back to when it was called "Sam '76."

I love the combination of hops. I often seek out beers with Citra and/or Mosaic because I like the flavors. They're both in here along with Cascade and Simcoe, which work really well together.

Last fall I visited Dogfish Head Brewery in Delaware. As I was picking up a case of Namaste, I asked one of the guys working there how the merger with Boston Beer was going and what he thought of their beers. He said it's worked out well and he pointed to Wicked Easy as one of his favorite beers.

Wicked Easy was my house beer last year, but sadly I'm not able to find 12 packs anymore. I've switched to Southern Tier Nu Haze, which is incredibly tasty. It's made with Mosaic and Idaho 7 (new to me and now I'll keep an eye out for other brews with it).
Jun 27, 2022
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Rated by Legendary_Geko from Florida

4.37/5  rDev +21.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
Amazing smell smells like citrus, tastes amazing. Very good beer
Jun 19, 2022
 
Rated: 4.07 by McAfee85 from Kansas

Jun 17, 2022
 
Rated: 3.1 by Dougwillhike from New Jersey

May 19, 2022
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Reviewed by burnstar from Pennsylvania

4.11/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Pours a slightly cloudy straw color with a big persistent head. Smell is grassy herbal hops. Maybe a little citrus too. Taste is the same hop profile with a nice light malt backbone. Light bodied and super drinkable. Hey that's the point of this beer. I don't know if I'm becoming less discerning or just less snobby as I get older. I guess this is nothing special. But it's nice to have a weaker ABV sessionable beer and this is a good one. Great to drink outside on a hot day.
May 15, 2022
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Rated by Captain69 from Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
lightly hopped ipa smooth drink
May 12, 2022
 
Rated: 3.38 by hozersr from Pennsylvania

Apr 03, 2022
 
Rated: 4.46 by TeachChefs from Pennsylvania

Mar 27, 2022
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Reviewed by GABronco

3.6/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
It’s a lighter beer, so I’m reviewing it as such. It does seem a little watered down compared to other Sam Adams, but it has more flavor than other light beers. I enjoyed this one and would have it again.
Mar 27, 2022
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Rated by TomMcDermott

4.6/5  rDev +27.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Love the taste. Nice balance between the citrus and hops. A tasty low calorie beer, blows away all the traditional light beers in taste.
Mar 26, 2022
 
Rated: 3.48 by BuddyZ from Pennsylvania

Mar 24, 2022
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Rated by lflotron from Florida

4.09/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
Has a earthy taste with a dry finish. Tiny pit of citrus hops and pepper or spice???
Feb 27, 2022
 
Rated: 3.9 by Spencer96 from Ohio

Feb 16, 2022
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Rated by beerookie from Ohio

2.49/5  rDev -31%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.5
Very basic, very Bland, just another light beer.
Feb 07, 2022
 
Rated: 3.84 by swalter from New Jersey

Feb 04, 2022
 
Rated: 3.29 by TMoney2591 from Illinois

Jan 25, 2022
 
Rated: 4 by BeenTired from Pennsylvania

Jan 09, 2022
 
Rated: 3.84 by ohbigun from West Virginia

Nov 30, 2021
 
Rated: 4 by elamb106 from New York

Nov 24, 2021
 
Rated: 3.53 by DannyBaldoni from Canada (QC)

Oct 25, 2021
 
Rated: 3.75 by ajdemma from New York

Jul 28, 2021
 
Rated: 3.5 by NickMunford from Wyoming

Jul 16, 2021
 
Rated: 3.07 by Eychung from New York

Jul 03, 2021
 
Rated: 3.1 by BrendanStoehr96 from Wisconsin

Jun 30, 2021
 
Rated: 4.48 by Jbledsoe1

Jun 20, 2021
 
Rated: 4.12 by alcoholicarrogance from Maine

Jun 11, 2021
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Reviewed by DolmetschDrD

4.12/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Someone already called this "a good lawn-mowing beer" and that is precisely what I was seeking when I came across this beer. Upon first trying it I was surprised that it did not announce fruit esters on the label. I believe it has something to provide the fruit notes besides a variety of hops. It is crisp, and has a dry finish. It also is quite refreshing (also previously noted) and not bad on a hot day (which this particular one is). I was looking for something in the 4.5-4.8 ABV category since I may want to drink a couple without the common "beer buzz" from a couple of a 5.5+ brews. I would not recommend this for cooler climates or temperatures and would not suggest it as a frequent accompaniment to finer meals. Otherwise I find it very drinkable. (The Reviewer is a Licensed BJCP judge)
Jun 04, 2021
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Reviewed by RichardLeahy from Australia

4.01/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
L. Pours hazy, golden yellow with a modest white head. Modest retention and slight webbing. S. Slight grain, a touch of fruit/citrus. T. Fruit up front, but not sweet, and finishes dry. F. Slight effervescence, smooth and light. O. Not an outstanding beer, and no one single aspect is outstanding, but a great combination of aspects. The can says that "This beer is refreshing, with a smooth taste, light citrus aroma and clean lager finish." That is a perfect description.
May 29, 2021
 
Rated: 3.88 by leinie13 from Ohio

May 23, 2021
 
Rated: 3.66 by funku2 from Colorado

May 02, 2021
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Reviewed by MikeWard from Pennsylvania

3.58/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
12oz can into a pint glass. Best by May 2021, so just in time here.

Glassy, hazy, pale yellow body. Small bright white head shrinks to a ring and faint covering, no lacing.

Mild dull fruit aroma.

On tasting, it's pretty lively at first. This quickly washes away, and you're left with a clean nondescript lager taste.

Mouth close to medium, finish a little watery.

Overall, not a lot going on, nor is there meant to be. Clean, easy drinking inoffensive beer.
Apr 23, 2021
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Reviewed by tryptagon from Missouri

3.39/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
L: Looks kinda like fizzy lemonade or Mountain Dew. Little to no head.

S: Sweet and sour. Hard to describe.

T: Zesty, earthy. A small amount of nut. Piney. Dry.

F: Hits with a pop and tapers down to the dryness.

O: Interesting for a lager. Many prominent notes.
Apr 22, 2021
Samuel Adams Wicked Easy from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
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