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

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BA SCORE
84
good

1,424 Ratings
THE BROS
85
very good

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Ratings: 1,424
Reviews: 297
rAvg: 3.73
pDev: 11.8%
Wants: 31
Gots: 83 | 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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4/5  rDev +7.2%

scootsmal, Feb 26, 2013
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4/5  rDev +7.2%

kjkinsey, Feb 26, 2013
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4/5  rDev +7.2%

gatornation, Feb 26, 2013
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4/5  rDev +7.2%

Texasfan549, Feb 26, 2013
Photo of Omnium
4.09/5  rDev +9.7%
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.

Omnium, Feb 25, 2013
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4/5  rDev +7.2%

cw13, Feb 25, 2013
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3/5  rDev -19.6%

baconman91, Feb 25, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

Element1290, Feb 25, 2013
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4/5  rDev +7.2%

AngusOg, Feb 25, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

mcewesr, Feb 25, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

Torabayama, Feb 25, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +13.9%

PatGreer, Feb 25, 2013
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4/5  rDev +7.2%

MaitiuBeoir, Feb 25, 2013
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3.74/5  rDev +0.3%
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.

StJamesGate, Feb 24, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

duff247, Feb 24, 2013
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2.5/5  rDev -33%

TerryB, Feb 24, 2013
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5/5  rDev +34%

Jeffani, Feb 24, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -12.9%

Lewdd, Feb 24, 2013
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4/5  rDev +7.2%

ajkmetron, Feb 24, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +13.9%

lostinfla, Feb 24, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +20.6%

Satanic, Feb 24, 2013
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4/5  rDev +7.2%

aorloski, Feb 23, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

Tschnab, Feb 23, 2013
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4/5  rDev +7.2%

NumberNone, Feb 23, 2013
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3.79/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Part of the Samuel Adams Mix-pack - $12.99 at Total Wine & More in Kennesaw, Georgia.

Appearance: Pours a clear, coppery body with just over an inch-high head of near white froth. Light lacing.

Smell: Restrained pale maltiness, a bit toasty, a tad biscuity. Hops in the nose lean resiny, steely, pithy, and a earthy.

Taste: Pale malts with a subtle, harmonious toastiness to it. Light sweetness. The hop blend is a bit floral, zesty, citrusy, resiny. A little grassy, even, maybe a hint of ground black pepper. Moderate bitterness. Smooth, dry, bitterish finish.

Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied. Medium carbonation.

Overall: Soft, smooth lager meets a brighter hop character, though not so much as a Tuppers' Hop Pocket Pils. I thought it was fine and enjoyed it a bit more than expected.

ChainGangGuy, Feb 23, 2013
Samuel Adams Double Agent IPL from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
84 out of 100 based on 1,424 ratings.