Samuel Adams Double Agent IPL - Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
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Reviews by arizcards:
3.66/5 rDev -2.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
Picked up a single in early February from Fry's as part of a mixed sixer for $1.50. Best by June 2014.
Beer poured golden orange with a nice white head that dissipated pretty quickly but is leaving lacing behind.
Nose is light cereal with hints of citrus.
Taste is pretty well balanced between the cereal malts and the citrus and tropical fruit hop. Finish leaves a bit of of pine resin.
Mouthfeel is decently carbonated and refreshing.
Overall this is a pretty tasty brew that is nice and refreshing. Makes for a nice warm weather refresher.
Serving type: bottle
03-15-2014 23:02:17 | More by arizcards
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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)
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