Samuel Adams Double Agent IPL - Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
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Reviews by Scotchboy:
3.83/5 rDev +2.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75
12oz bottle poured into my Hill Farmstead tulip.
A: Clear sunset gold with ample fluffy bright white head.
S: Lots of pine in the nose...trees and spruce tips...suggestions of woody earth and pilsner biscuit malt.
T: Crisp malt backbone initially with an ample dose of clear lemon...pine as well, with some faint grapefruit, but overall the taste is a bit watery compared to the hop blast of the nose.
MF: Clear, crisp lager body, pretty refreshing and light.
O: Decent drinker but suffers from a lack of diversity and depth in flavors. Still a pretty nice pale lager with some ample hopping. A good value too.
Serving type: bottle
02-05-2013 15:31:12 | More by Scotchboy
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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 1,328 ratings.