Samuel Adams Double Agent IPL - Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
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Reviews by Goosehunter75:
3.84/5 rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
A - Pour a very clear golden honey colored beer. A very good looking beer with a huge white head and excellent retention.
S - Love the smell. Starts off with pine and citrus smells and I also dtect some floral aromas. Wonderful!
T - Love the hops in this beer. Nicely balanced beer in my opinoin. Up front is tastes on pine and a little citrus. It finishes bitter but you can also definately taste the malts.
M - Almost creamy feeling. Would call it medium bodied beer. Fairly smooth beer.
O - I love it. I would look for it and buy it. I got this bottle out of the Sam Adams Spring Sampler pack and its my favorite by far. I had never had an IPL before. Kudos to Boston Beer Company for making this one available.
Serving type: bottle
02-15-2013 02:33:49 | More by Goosehunter75
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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 1,329 ratings.