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