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

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BA SCORE
84
good

1,336 Ratings
THE BROS
85
very good

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Ratings: 1,336
Reviews: 290
rAvg: 3.74
pDev: 11.76%
Wants: 28
Gots: 51 | 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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Ri0

Wisconsin

3.84/5  rDev +2.7%
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.

Serving type: bottle

08-17-2013 21:39:50 | More by Ri0
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Adkins1203

Ohio

4/5  rDev +7%

03-03-2013 18:37:24 | More by Adkins1203
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jeffjeff1

California

3.19/5  rDev -14.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Appearance- copper color, nice size head

Smell- pale malts, tiny bit of hops

Taste- light flavor of pale malt

Mouthfeel- light bodied

Drinkability- It was ok, not the best but still ok. It was very light. I don't usually like stuff this light. Good chance I won't be drinking it again but I don't really like stuff that light. Probably pretty good cold on a hot day though

Serving type: bottle

07-05-2013 03:28:53 | More by jeffjeff1
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Inglewood

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

02-25-2014 16:43:38 | More by Inglewood
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gmfessen

Michigan

4.44/5  rDev +18.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from the bottle into a pint glass, Double Agent is a clear peachy-orange color with a two-finger, soapy white head. The nose is as advertised, all west-coast hops. Piney and citrusy, pleasant boquette. The name Double Agent is well used, the hop flavor and aroma is there but the lingering bitterness you would expect from an IPA is abscent. Seems like a good "wet hopped" beer. Intense flavor, none of the bitterness - well done. Mouthfeel is medium to full in body with a minimal, inactive carbonation. Overall, this is possibly one of my new favorites, I hope SA keeps it around for a while.

Serving type: bottle

06-10-2013 01:36:32 | More by gmfessen
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EvanWilliams

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

02-03-2013 01:39:42 | More by EvanWilliams
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ant880

New York

4/5  rDev +7%

04-07-2013 02:46:41 | More by ant880
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HumphreyLee

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

04-05-2013 06:54:43 | More by HumphreyLee
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dgeebs07

New York

3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

02-19-2013 22:55:25 | More by dgeebs07
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neckbeered

Montana

3.25/5  rDev -13.1%

06-26-2013 23:06:56 | More by neckbeered
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czfreeman

California

3.74/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Purchased in a mixed 12 pack, the new Spring thaw mixer out this year.
Pours a clean golden tone, good carbonation.Head is also light, medium, and nice to look at.
Smells of lime,grapefruit rind,touch of orange, biscuit malt, pepper,light bread.
Flavor is upfront and center grapefruit. Biscuit malts, pepper, add a nice background supporting role.
Tons of citrusy goodness, especially for a 5% beer
Pretty surprised at this brew.Much better than expected. Something I would/will buy again.. usually not the case for me when it comes to Sam Adams beer
And for the category it falls in? American pale lager..i.e..BMC bullshit..this really blows the competition away.

Serving type: bottle

02-05-2013 01:12:37 | More by czfreeman
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nheinzie57

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

01-27-2014 01:01:13 | More by nheinzie57
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bundy462

Texas

4/5  rDev +7%

05-24-2014 01:13:47 | More by bundy462
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srw

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

06-01-2013 01:59:36 | More by srw
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bootdown21

Connecticut

4.25/5  rDev +13.6%

02-02-2013 01:27:06 | More by bootdown21
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Sturmthis

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

03-31-2013 13:25:08 | More by Sturmthis
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csmalley

Kansas

4/5  rDev +7%

12-07-2013 19:51:38 | More by csmalley
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BigPlay1824

New York

4.75/5  rDev +27%

02-26-2014 04:08:57 | More by BigPlay1824
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ale207

Maine

4/5  rDev +7%

01-29-2013 03:40:14 | More by ale207
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tpauer

New Hampshire

4/5  rDev +7%

02-08-2013 00:50:34 | More by tpauer
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zenwatts

Minnesota

3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

04-21-2014 16:44:44 | More by zenwatts
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acevenom

Louisiana

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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BigJim5021

Indiana

3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

06-28-2013 04:57:54 | More by BigJim5021
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TaylorK

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

01-21-2013 02:32:11 | More by TaylorK
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weaselchew

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +7%

03-15-2013 22:45:54 | More by weaselchew
Samuel Adams Double Agent IPL from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
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