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

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BA SCORE
84
good

1,375 Ratings
THE BROS
85
very good

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Ratings: 1,375
Reviews: 292
rAvg: 3.73
pDev: 11.8%
Wants: 29
Gots: 65 | 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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DelmarAle

New York

1/5  rDev -73.2%

03-05-2013 02:01:19 | More by DelmarAle
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EdelweissDad

Georgia

3.25/5  rDev -12.9%

03-04-2013 23:35:51 | More by EdelweissDad
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steveh

Illinois

3.44/5  rDev -7.8%

Finally found six packs of this locally. $9 per.

American Pale Lager, eh? Hmm, based on the posts I've seen I figured this would have been labeled with more status.

A -- Clear gold-amber color with a craggy & dense, off-white head.

S -- Piny, resiny nose without being over-the-top, some mild fruit esters back.

T -- Same resiny, piny character up front, mildest of biscuit malt in the middle, some bready malt and mild citrus character in the finish.

M -- Body is medium with a soft to syrupy mouthfeel and dry, bitter finish.

O -- Why? I mean, why not just brew another APA? This beer is really lager in name only -- whether or not it uses bottom-fermentation or cold aging -- its hop profile and malt body place it directly into the APA range. It doesn't have a smooth malt backbone as most lagers do, it's not clean in the finish as a lager ought to be. It's obvious that BBC is trying to reach all of the lager nay-sayers to show them a lager can be made to their palate -- but there really is no reason since there are plenty of Pale Ales to make that contingent happy.

03-04-2013 22:22:51 | More by steveh
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oberon

North Carolina

3.8/5  rDev +1.9%

Poured into a pokal a clear medium golden with a nice looking one finger fluffy white crown that left multiple chunks of lace behind as it settles very slowly.Grapefruit rind and piney hops stand out in the nose,like an old school ipa,light toasted grain comes into play as well.Flavors start with a punch citric hops with a more pronounced malty bread-like presence,it finishes a little watery though wich nipped everything in the bud a little.A good beer,take away the watery finish and this outstanding,as is it's still pretty good.

03-04-2013 22:18:42 | More by oberon
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dragonx2099


2/5  rDev -46.4%

03-04-2013 20:53:11 | More by dragonx2099
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Chevelle66

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev +13.9%

03-04-2013 06:36:42 | More by Chevelle66
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lcdawg

Mississippi

4.25/5  rDev +13.9%

03-04-2013 04:07:33 | More by lcdawg
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neil2me

Connecticut

3.25/5  rDev -12.9%

03-04-2013 03:29:28 | More by neil2me
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pirmannt1

Illinois

4/5  rDev +7.2%

03-03-2013 23:10:38 | More by pirmannt1
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greenboat

Massachusetts

3.25/5  rDev -12.9%

03-03-2013 19:54:22 | More by greenboat
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Bear1964

Nebraska

3.25/5  rDev -12.9%

03-03-2013 18:53:21 | More by Bear1964
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Punisher

Missouri

3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

03-03-2013 18:43:39 | More by Punisher
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Adkins1203

Ohio

4/5  rDev +7.2%

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

New Jersey

3.31/5  rDev -11.3%

Poured from a bottle into a pint glass.

Pours very clear light copper, virtually no foam. Empty Smell, touch of pine., but minor at best. Taste opens hop, evolves into citrus, gets a touch sweet and then finishes quick. Little lemon touch at the end. If the goal was a hoppy lager, mission accomplished. Interesting but not extraordinary.

03-03-2013 13:46:35 | More by KTCamm
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ambruns1979

California

3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

03-03-2013 05:27:22 | More by ambruns1979
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SenorHops

Rhode Island

3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

03-03-2013 04:40:29 | More by SenorHops
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drt72

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

03-03-2013 03:08:53 | More by drt72
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beerdhabelly

Nebraska

3/5  rDev -19.6%

03-03-2013 02:48:51 | More by beerdhabelly
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Buster

Oklahoma

3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

03-03-2013 02:13:26 | More by Buster
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ujsplace

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

03-03-2013 01:10:08 | More by ujsplace
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magine

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +7.2%

03-03-2013 01:09:01 | More by magine
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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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Damian74Shensky

South Carolina

3.95/5  rDev +5.9%

A - orange with 2 finger white head, lots of carbonation bubbles, head retained well.

S - Hops!, Piney, citrus, floral , best part of the beer.

T - citrus, piney, spicy, herbal, a bitter finish

M - medium bodied, high carbonation, Dry and crisp. Refreshing.

O- Good beer, would get again. Better than what I was expecting.

03-02-2013 22:08:33 | More by Damian74Shensky
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Robdrinx

Maryland

3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

03-02-2013 19:57:23 | More by Robdrinx
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GossageBrewery

Missouri

4.33/5  rDev +16.1%

Poured this American Pale Lager from a 12 oz bottle into a pint glass. This lager poured a clear copper color, produced a nice white head, very nice retention and ample lacing stuck on the glass. The aroma consisted of toasted pale malt, pine and citrus. Medium bodied, there is a foundation of toasted pale malted grain, fresh pine needles, citrus and spicy pepper. Smooth, bitter and dry finish. This is an awesome beer, well balanced you get the smoothness of a lager but with hop flavor and bitterness. The dry finish begs you to take another sip. One of the best American Lager's I have sampled.

03-02-2013 17:23:23 | More by GossageBrewery
Samuel Adams Double Agent IPL from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
84 out of 100 based on 1,375 ratings.