Samuel Adams Double Agent IPL - Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
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Reviews by AlCaponeJunior:
4.19/5 rDev +12%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Golden to tan and clear, some rising bubbles, a good head and good lacing.
Aroma is pungently hoppy, smells like an IPA. Spicy, citrusy hops dominate the aroma, complimented by a little bit of maltiness.
Taste is again bold and hoppy, very nice! Spicy, citrusy (grapefruit, lemon peel, orange peel), with a good balancing slightly sweet maltiness, bready and grassy, delicious!
Drink is off the charts. I just got done with school and I'm thirsty, it's all I can do to keep from chugging it!
I would happily buy a twelve pack of this. Next time I'm in the grocery store, I'll see if they have sixers or twelvskies. Great job on this one!
Serving type: bottle
01-22-2013 22:08:44 | More by AlCaponeJunior
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3.53/5 rDev -5.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25
There is not really an appropriate category under the BJCP for this, so I just rated it in terms of my enjoyment.
Appearance: Light, pale copper; clear. 2 fingers of light tan head, rocky. Ample, continuous carbonation with decent 1/8" retention. Outstanding lacing.
Aroma: Light, tart citrus. Smells like an APA. Really is a pleasant, hoppy, clean aroma.
Taste: Light, dry, clean arrival. Dry & salty across mid-palate. Solid, but not overpowering bitterness. Super-clean finish.
Mouthfeel: Light-to-mid weight. Crisp, clean, astringent.
Overall: This starts out like an APA, then when you expect that malt backbone to come in at the end, it just drops off. Despite that, it doesn't feel out of balance the way many west-coast IPA's do. Instead, it just feels sort of empty. Beautiful to look at & smell, and would certainly be a go-to for a hoppy session beer; but if drinking just one, it leaves a lot wanting.
Serving type: bottle
07-28-2014 02:11:35 | More by SaltofOH
Samuel Adams Double Agent IPL from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
84 out of 100 based on 1,331 ratings.