Samuel Adams Double Agent IPL - Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
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Reviews by acevenom:
4.39/5 rDev +17.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
Poured into a Samuel Adams perfect pint glass from a 12 ounce bottle. The beer pours clear golden with a thick, slowly dissipating white head. There are lots of tiny rising streaming bubbles in the beer. A path of lacing creeps down the glass as the head retreats. The aroma is of piney, resinous, grassy, and citrus type hops with some caramel notes from the malt. Make no mistake about it. The aroma is hop forward and the dankness was pretty apparent even when the bottle was just cracked open. The flavor is of a sessionable IPA with lager characteristics, which is what it should be since it is a lager. The hops are quite bright and forward with the pine, resin, grassy, and citrus flavors that were detectable in the nose. It has that grapefruit type flavor along with some tropical fruit. The malt backbone is also present with some caramel and biscuit type notes. The body is light to medium with moderate carbonation. The finish is crisp and slightly dry. There's a pleasant hoppy aftertaste that lingers in the mouth after each sip. This is an excellent beer.
Serving type: bottle
02-22-2013 23:42:37 | More by acevenom
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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.