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

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BA SCORE
84
good

1,330 Ratings
THE BROS
85
very good

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Ratings: 1,330
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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chilidog

Ohio

4.1/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Picked this one up in the spring sampler box, poured into a Sammy glass.
An ipl, not sure on this one but wow, a nice brew indeed.
A good looking beer. Amber, copper with a tan thin head, maintained well, thin lace.

Aroma straight from the bottle at cap off. Citric hop, pine and grapefruit.

Taste is Chrystal hops, malts, grapefruit citric hop, pine and some candied sugar sweetness. A good well balanced flavor.

Mouth is very smooth, soft and a citric flavor treat.

Drink ability very easy at 5.0. While a smooth bounty of flavor comes forth.

Overall a better Sammy sample than most. I say bottle this one.

Serving type: bottle

02-07-2013 00:14:25 | More by chilidog
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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.

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Samuel Adams Double Agent IPL from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
84 out of 100 based on 1,330 ratings.