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Samuel Adams Double Agent IPL - Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)

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BA SCORE
84
good

1,331 Ratings
THE BROS
85
very good

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Ratings: 1,331
Reviews: 288
rAvg: 3.74
pDev: 11.76%
Wants: 28
Gots: 48 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams) visit their website
Massachusetts, United States

Style | ABV
American Pale Lager |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Ford on 12-28-2012)
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Caj1

Texas

3.98/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a very nice rich golden color, about that of good honey. I had about two fingers of frothy head that dissipated very slowly and left some decent lacing on the side of the glass, not too much and not too little. The beer is slightly hazy and full of carbonation.

Smell is very floral thanks to the hops, piney and sweet, a little grassy with some bread on the nose from the malt, though overall it's very clean. On tasting I immediately get a nice punch on the tongue from the hops, but it's not overpowering like some of the IPAs I've had. It's not as bitter as I would have expected, and the clean quality of the lager helps mitigate some of the stronger hop notes. The flowery hops fade away slowly, leaving sweetness that builds a bit, even after the swallow, and the grassy notes of the hops come back a little bit in the aftertaste. Mouthfeel is crisp and clean with a nice bite from the carbonation. It's a little bit heavy for a lager but I'm not complaining. Imagine the Noble Pils but with more body.

This is a pretty nice drink that while not too surprising is something I could drink six of and still enjoy. Though I enjoy the Noble Pils better than this when I want a hoppy Sam Adams lager, this Double Agent IPL bridges the gap between lager and ale quite nicely. Give it a try, you may enjoy it.

Serving type: bottle

07-10-2013 23:38:05 | More by Caj1
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Samuel Adams Double Agent IPL from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
84 out of 100 based on 1,331 ratings.