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

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BA SCORE
84
good

1,329 Ratings
THE BROS
85
very good

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Ratings: 1,329
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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chinchill

South Carolina

3.55/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

12 oz brown glass bottle served in a snifter. Bottle says "enjoy before" July 2013.

A: Pours crystal clear, medium amber in color, with a generous beige head and limited easily visible carbonation. Above average head retention and plenty of rather sticky lacing.

Aroma: Markedly hoppy for a pale lager; with plenty of floral, pine and herbal hop notes. Light, biscuity malts in the background.

T: A hoppy lager, as billed. A bit fruity; more so than in the aroma. Lacks complexity. Long-lasting, mildly hoppy aftertaste.

M: Medium body yet surprisingly thin {lager style) finish. Well chosen medium carbonation. Nicely smooth..

O: Probably the hoppiest lager I have ever had, yet well balanced and highly drinkable. A pale lager hopped up to the level of an Amer. Pale Ale.

Serving type: bottle

02-28-2013 01:32:23 | More by chinchill
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sloelco

California

4/5  rDev +7%

02-27-2013 07:00:12 | More by sloelco
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Chaz

Minnesota

3.25/5  rDev -13.1%

02-27-2013 04:07:57 | More by Chaz
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jwjon1

Delaware

4.43/5  rDev +18.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Never having had an India Pale Lager, don't really know how to accurately judge this against style.

Reminded me of a few top notch American pilsners. Victory's Brewmaster Pils immediately came to mind, but with a much more floral nose. High praise in my book.

Really enjoyed this beer. Aside from the excellent hop profile, it managed to remain crisp and refreshing. And at 5% abv, this is one I'd buy by the case.

Here's hoping Sam keeps IPL in their stable of beers, and makes it a regular. Great job!

Serving type: bottle

02-27-2013 03:46:07 | More by jwjon1
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mtc23

Ohio

4/5  rDev +7%

02-27-2013 01:30:13 | More by mtc23
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scootsmal

New York

4/5  rDev +7%

02-26-2013 17:32:50 | More by scootsmal
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kjkinsey

Texas

4/5  rDev +7%

02-26-2013 16:49:04 | More by kjkinsey
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gatornation

Minnesota

4/5  rDev +7%

02-26-2013 11:37:27 | More by gatornation
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Texasfan549

Texas

4/5  rDev +7%

02-26-2013 06:42:27 | More by Texasfan549
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Omnium

Pennsylvania

4.09/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Served into my SA Alpine Spring Glass

A - Pours a light amber/golden color, less than a finger head, thin, fades fast.
S - Dry pine and floral hops, grapefruit, and lager yeast, light bready malt.
T - Tastes pretty much how it smells, middle of the road hop bite, but has that smooth sessionable lager quality to it. Its a tad dry, but to my liking.
M - Feels very balanced, very quaffable.
O - This is another good solid brew BBC/SA can add to their recent efforts. While there's not a whole lot of IPL's around, this might inspire other breweries to take a stab at it. Its incredibly refreshing, sessionable, and has great flavor. I could also see this as a good place to get your typical lager drinker to try some other routes. I look forward to buying this in summer and fall to enjoy.

Serving type: bottle

02-25-2013 23:38:02 | More by Omnium
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cw13

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +7%

02-25-2013 22:36:45 | More by cw13
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baconman91

Ohio

3/5  rDev -19.8%

02-25-2013 18:47:42 | More by baconman91
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Element1290

Rhode Island

3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

02-25-2013 17:56:12 | More by Element1290
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AngusOg

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +7%

02-25-2013 16:56:41 | More by AngusOg
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mcewesr

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

02-25-2013 13:27:39 | More by mcewesr
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Torabayama

Hawaii

3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

02-25-2013 04:55:20 | More by Torabayama
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PatGreer

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +13.6%

02-25-2013 04:43:30 | More by PatGreer
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MaitiuBeoir


4/5  rDev +7%

02-25-2013 01:13:38 | More by MaitiuBeoir
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StJamesGate

New York

3.74/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Pale amber with lumpy pitted craggy head.
Grapefruit, papaya, and skunk on the nose.
Tart, flinty grain sack with lemon zest and grapefruit peel hops.
Crisp, slight chew, dry.

Strange creature: Cali-hopped lager. Needs to be colder than an IPA. I cold see killing this in the summer.

Serving type: bottle

02-24-2013 22:38:01 | More by StJamesGate
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duff247

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

02-24-2013 19:25:58 | More by duff247
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TerryB

Indiana

2.5/5  rDev -33.2%

02-24-2013 17:14:17 | More by TerryB
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Jeffani

North Carolina

5/5  rDev +33.7%

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

Illinois

3.25/5  rDev -13.1%

02-24-2013 03:39:53 | More by Lewdd
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ajkmetron

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +7%

02-24-2013 02:08:19 | More by ajkmetron
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lostinfla

Florida

4.25/5  rDev +13.6%

02-24-2013 00:52:07 | More by lostinfla
Samuel Adams Double Agent IPL from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
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