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

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1,423 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,423
Reviews: 297
rAvg: 3.73
pDev: 11.8%
Wants: 31
Gots: 82 | 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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4.5/5  rDev +20.6%

Kyrojack, Sep 19, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

DavidGross, Sep 19, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

fgilbert2, Sep 19, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

Lane_in_ID, Sep 18, 2013
Photo of macrosmatic
3.75/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Reviewed from notes. Had on-tap at James Joyce in Ybor City. Served in a pint glass.

A: Nice gold color with a fair amount of chill haze. One finger of white foamy head and an average amount of visible carbonation.

S: Hoppy aromas up front (pine, grass and herbs), and some light malts and lager yeastiness. Low sulfur character, if any.

T: The clean malt flavors show the lager style, but the hops become a nice counterpoint - pine, grass, and some grapefruit citrus. It isn't a bitter hop bomb at all, just well-integrated.

M: Fairly light-bodied for an IPA, but certainly more do it than most American Pale Lagers. Carbonation sensation is fairly low, and the alcohol is quite well-hidden.

O: I found this to be pretty enjoyable. Recommended if you're in the mood for something a little different.

macrosmatic, Sep 17, 2013
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4/5  rDev +7.2%

OddNotion, Sep 16, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -12.9%

jbfarris, Sep 16, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -12.9%

wr3ck00n, Sep 15, 2013
Photo of hardy008
4.13/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours clear amber with 1 1/2 finger foamy white head, with good retention and generous lacing. the aroma has floral hops, citrus, and fresh cut grass.

Has a hop forward taste with floral hops, grapefruit, fresh cut grass, bread malt, and crackers. Has a nice combination of flavors. The malt does provide some balance for the hops, but thankfully not too much, which allows the hops to be the star of this beer.

Light to medium bodied with nice carbonation. Smooth and easy to drink, with a grapefruit and floral hop aftertaste. A very nice India Pale Lager, which I will buy again.

hardy008, Sep 15, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +13.9%

HopGrazer, Sep 15, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +13.9%

Beer21, Sep 14, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

Hoptopher, Sep 11, 2013
Photo of rlee1390
3.85/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A-Clear bright orange, not much carbonation, one finger head.

S-Starts with a good deal of citrus hops, some grass. Then straw.

T-Starts with citrus and grass. Finish has a good deal of straw with a slight bitterness. However as it warms the hops take a back seat and the balance is thrown off.

M-Medium bodied, well carbonated, crisp but watery.

O-The knock is that as it warmed it went downhill. Drink cold.

rlee1390, Sep 09, 2013
Photo of Beejay
3.43/5  rDev -8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3

A: Slowly foaming out the the of the bottle when I opened it. In the glass it is a clear apricot color with plenty of just off white head.

S: Grapefruit, and orange peel with a little grass smell as well. Slightly grainy with a touch of lager yeast character.

T: Tropical fruits, orange peel, apricot, and a touch of herbal grassyness in the flavor. There is a sweetness to it that I am not in love with.. almost similar to an IPA that sat around too long.

M: Crisp, with plenty of carbonation. Slightly drying on the finish.

O: Overall good, not amazing.. Interesting, but not overwhelmingly good.

Beejay, Sep 08, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

rph97, Sep 07, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

erlenmeyer, Sep 07, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

mreatsum, Sep 07, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

DeFaz, Sep 05, 2013
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3/5  rDev -19.6%

pvsob, Sep 04, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

twelveinches, Sep 04, 2013
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3.99/5  rDev +7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured from a bottle into a Sam Adams signature glass. The beer is crystal clear, bright gold in color, and sports a nice frothy head with good retention. The nose is bright and hoppy and boasts lots of mouth-watering tropical fruit, primarily lemons, grapefruit, and oranges.

Light body and crisp, clean flavor. Some corn-like sweetness up front that is well-balanced with plenty of bitter, flowery hoppy notes. Nothing too complex, but lots of flavor for the style. Very refreshing.

For an American Pale Lager, this beer is quite something. Lots of flavor, but does not sacrifice any of its thirst-quenching attributes. A really nice beer from Boston Beer Co. Not designed to blow anyone away, but rather a good all-around lazing-around-the-TV-watching-a-ballgame beer.

deadonhisfeet, Sep 02, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -12.9%

jaydoc, Sep 02, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -12.9%

GoodOmens1986, Sep 01, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

DerwinWentworth, Sep 01, 2013
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4/5  rDev +7.2%

jminch, Sep 01, 2013
Samuel Adams Double Agent IPL from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
84 out of 100 based on 1,423 ratings.