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

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BA SCORE
84
good

1,372 Ratings
THE BROS
85
very good

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Ratings: 1,372
Reviews: 291
rAvg: 3.73
pDev: 11.8%
Wants: 29
Gots: 63 | 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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Lincolnman

New York

5/5  rDev +34%

02-10-2013 16:45:11 | More by Lincolnman
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ArbyLagers

Louisiana

5/5  rDev +34%

08-23-2014 00:26:33 | More by ArbyLagers
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ShadyJay

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +34%

02-03-2013 09:02:46 | More by ShadyJay
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Jeffani

North Carolina

5/5  rDev +34%

02-24-2013 04:28:50 | More by Jeffani
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rgille2

Ohio

5/5  rDev +34%

02-03-2013 21:56:42 | More by rgille2
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dertyd

California

4.96/5  rDev +33%

12oz bottle to a pilsner glass

A:light coper orange almoast like dark apple juice nice laceing that hangs around

S:wow what a nice smell grapefruit hoppiness

T:hops hops and more hops just like an ipa but thinish is more clean and dry like a lager

M:nice dry and crisp

Overall:what a damn good job sam adams one of my new favorit beers its like having an ipa but a lager at the same time haha I could pound theese all day long I can't wait to try more hopoligy beers.

Love life... drink beer!!!

02-04-2013 07:54:40 | More by dertyd
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markallmon

Tennessee

4.75/5  rDev +27.3%

01-19-2013 22:55:50 | More by markallmon
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Tumble

Florida

4.75/5  rDev +27.3%

01-22-2013 23:38:22 | More by Tumble
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Obsidian

California

4.75/5  rDev +27.3%

01-16-2013 05:39:32 | More by Obsidian
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yuenglingfan101

Indiana

4.75/5  rDev +27.3%

04-30-2014 16:28:41 | More by yuenglingfan101
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MadWolf

Ohio

4.75/5  rDev +27.3%

05-24-2013 19:32:29 | More by MadWolf
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BigPlay1824

New York

4.75/5  rDev +27.3%

02-26-2014 04:08:57 | More by BigPlay1824
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Mermaidzing


4.75/5  rDev +27.3%

01-23-2013 19:57:29 | More by Mermaidzing
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JCanarecci

Indiana

4.75/5  rDev +27.3%

01-09-2013 22:37:55 | More by JCanarecci
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Rumpole

Massachusetts

4.75/5  rDev +27.3%

Found this in a 12-pack on its own, not part of a mix-pack. Rich amber color, thick white head; looks lovely. Aromas of pine and citrus. Strong hop flavor, more pine and plenty of citrus. A bit out of balance on the hop side, but that's not a tragedy. Smooth drinking throughout no matter the strength of flavor. Clean finish. Really remarkable.

What we have here is a straight 5% abv lager with a little extra malt and a lot extra hop. This fills a badly needed hole in the market, one of long standing, namely having that IPA hoppiness without the attendant IPA keister-kicking that you get when quaffing 7% and on up. Strongly flavored, but "sessionable", as they say - meaning you can drink in mass quantities with relatively less subsequent punishment.

I've since learned that others have already come up with a similar brew, especially on the West Coast. I'd be interested to learn what they're charging for the pleasure. The usual Sam Adams retail in glamorous Worcester, MA is around $15 or thereabouts for a 12-pack. By no means is that cheap, but I imagine it'll be tricky to find something else this strongly flavorful yet easy to drink for that price. We'll see. The Rumpole budget usually precludes beer in that range, but this stuff is so good that adjustments might need to be made.

Well done, Sam old egg. This one's up there with the dear old Noble Pils, which ought to be returned to the 12-pack format too. Meantime this'll do very nicely while it lasts.

02-02-2013 00:56:29 | More by Rumpole
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JonSzakelyhidi

Pennsylvania

4.75/5  rDev +27.3%

01-28-2013 23:09:25 | More by JonSzakelyhidi
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fastrodney

North Carolina

4.75/5  rDev +27.3%

03-02-2013 23:29:37 | More by fastrodney
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SSS

Quebec (Canada)

4.65/5  rDev +24.7%

Wow, very nice brew.
A-Gold, and I mean Gooold, nice white head that lingers
S-Smells like heaven, so very nice, words do not do it justice.
T-Fruit, heavy hop, grapefruit, not too sweet to start, clean bitter bite, smooth bitter finish
M-Good carbonation, light and flavorful

I highly recommend.

07-23-2013 15:39:44 | More by SSS
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Turbojet307

New Hampshire

4.63/5  rDev +24.1%

Nice Job on this one. I really enjoy this beer and hope that it is one I will be able to purchase year round. These are becoming harder to find in 12 packs, I'm guessing thats because it was a one time brew. The case I bought the other day has a best buy date of July 2013, I'm guessing they were brewed around january. They still are tasting very good to me.

04-05-2013 10:07:10 | More by Turbojet307
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Mikethegoat23

Rhode Island

4.6/5  rDev +23.3%

08-22-2014 02:37:14 | More by Mikethegoat23
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CaptJackHarkness

New York

4.59/5  rDev +23.1%

From twelve ounce bottle freshness dated to June 2013.

Strong citrus aroma, taste precisly follows; very grapefruit/ mandarine orange flavors. Nice crisp finish. Appearance was very appealing; poured clear orange-yellow with full white head. Head lingers and laces the glass well. Although it is from their "Hopology" collection, it does not seem to be all that "hoppy", much milder and smoother than many IPA's I have tried. Give this one a go!

02-08-2013 01:25:57 | More by CaptJackHarkness
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burnerfinger

Texas

4.56/5  rDev +22.3%

poured from the 12 oz bottle into my new belgium goblet:

A TWO full fingers of off-white head on the pour - reddish amber with ultra clarity.
head quickly breaks down to just a film with clumps of foam, with decent lacing

S - nice hoppiness to the nose, (thanks)

T blast of hops with the standard malty base. NEAR PERFECTION, really really good.

M full body, abv at a minimum

D overall GREAT - have plenty

05-14-2014 02:23:20 | More by burnerfinger
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StaveHooks

Oklahoma

4.56/5  rDev +22.3%

12oz bottle served in a Sam Adams perfect pint
Best by July 2013

A - Pours a clear shiny copper/brass color with 1 fingers of off-white head.

S - Big juicy citrus aroma fills the glass, some spicy onion, bready

T - Matches the nose with juicy citrus hops, tangerine, orange, and ruby grapefruit. Dried strawberries, pineapple, in a lager? Grassy/pine hops mix in creating some stickiness. Caramel malts add a very balanced sweetness and round out the hops. Firm bitterness with a long dry finish.

M - Medium body, solid carbonation smooth feel, dry and clean on the finish.

This is a double agent! This lager is bursting with fruit flavor. This could easily pass as an ale. Tons of flavor packed into a sessionable 5.00 ABV. This is one of the most impressive beers I've had this year. Hats off to Jim Koch for this awesome beer.

02-18-2013 20:59:21 | More by StaveHooks
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RonaldTheriot

Louisiana

4.55/5  rDev +22%

Samuel Adams Double Agent IPL has a very thick, off-white head, a mostly clear, orange-golden appearance, streaming bubbles, and a lot of thick lacing left behind on the glass. The aroma is sharp- strong, citrusy hop oil and some sweet bread. Taste is of sweet bread, strong hop oil, and a bit of citrus juice. It is pleasantly bitter. The mouthfeel is medium, and Samuel Adams Double Agent IPL finishes crisp, refreshing, dry, and drinkable. Another winner from Boston Beer Company, this one is great!

RJT

02-19-2013 17:08:43 | More by RonaldTheriot
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u2carew

Massachusetts

4.53/5  rDev +21.4%

12oz. Longneck
A) Pours with a two finger head. Clear body, bronze in color. Sticky lacing as the head settles and on the drink down.
S) Bold hop aroma - northwest in origin. Slightly musky and earthy. Floral with some piney notes.
T) Smooth hops from the beginning. Mellow malt undertone. The aroma helps dominate the flavor profile. Piney. Floral.
M) Clean. Crisp. Light bodied. Dry in the finish.
O) A great beer. Light for drinkability with a favorable flavor profile.

03-14-2013 23:50:52 | More by u2carew
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Samuel Adams Double Agent IPL from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
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