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

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1,459 Ratings
very good

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Ratings: 1,459
Reviews: 297
rAvg: 3.73
pDev: 11.8%
Wants: 34
Gots: 92 | 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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3.25/5  rDev -12.9%

Photo of puboflyons
4.04/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

From the 12 fl. oz. bottle dated March (2014?). Sampled on August 17, 2013.

It has a slightly murky medium amber-orange pour with a silky, soft off-white head. Evocative carbonation.

Interesting aroma of malts, grains, and tropical fruits. The hops are not as up front as they are on the taste, which I will get to.

Medium body with a slight creaminess.

There is a vague butterscotch note on the taste at first but it is quickly overtaken by the earthy hops and tropical fruitiness. Uniquely enjoyable for a pale lager.

Photo of MSL94
3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

Photo of grumpygerman
3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

Photo of hemorhoidzz
3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

Photo of Ri0
3.84/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

poured 12oz bottle into snifter. Best by December 2013.

A - Clear light amber orange with 2 finger white cap. Thick collar remains through out the session and rings of lacing line the glass.

S - Big sweet notes of malt, cracker, bread, honey dominate. Mixed in are some light citrus and pine hops. Grain and straw are also present.

T - Starts off with a sweet malt character, with some cracker, bread, and honey. Grains, yeast and straw transition into a light hoppiness with citrus and pine. Finishes as a dry, lightly hopped lager.

M - Crisp, slick, oily with a lighter body and great carbonation. A bit dry and bitter on the finish.

O - Nice beer from SA given the price. I enjoyed it.

Photo of eskimojoe
3.25/5  rDev -12.9%

Photo of Tywilly132
2.25/5  rDev -39.7%

Photo of Schmuckles
3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

Photo of n00blar
3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

Photo of cowbird
4/5  rDev +7.2%

Photo of tbryan5
3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

Photo of Danny1217
3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

Photo of IdrinkGas
3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

Photo of sd123
3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

Photo of Dave1999
3.71/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours a clear darkish amber with a bright white head.

The smell is citrus, yeasty, smell like what you would expect from a lager with extra hops in it.

The taste is citrus, a little sweet, finishing slightly bitter, tastes like what you would expect from an extra hoppy lager.

The mouthfeel is light with medium carbonation.

This was a very tasty beer, one of the best sam adams beers in my opinion.

Photo of Casterbridge
4/5  rDev +7.2%

Photo of dsreeves
3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

Photo of Hanselpb
3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

Photo of addiwilliams
3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

Photo of Sazz9
3/5  rDev -19.6%

Photo of zac16125
3.73/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

12oz bottle into a pilsner glass
Best before: Dec 13

A: Pours a crystal clear golden amber with 3 fingers width of white head. Lots of carbonation bubbles can be seen rising to the top of the glass. Head has excellent retention and leaves lots of honeycomb lacing.

S: Malty, lager yeast, hop spice, faint citrus.

T: Matly, citrus rind, orange, lemon lime. Decent bitterness.

M/D: Medium body, crisp and clean finish, drinkability is average.

O: Overall, pretty good. Better than I thought it was going to be actually, not because I am a Sam Adams hater (which I am not), but because I tend to not like lager styles. This is a tasty beer though. I wouldn't seek it out but I may drink it again if its the only non BMC on tap somewhere.

Photo of Boone757
4/5  rDev +7.2%

Photo of JohnG190
3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

Photo of emwild12
4.5/5  rDev +20.6%

Samuel Adams Double Agent IPL from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
85 out of 100 based on 1,459 ratings.