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

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BA SCORE
84
good

1,394 Ratings
THE BROS
85
very good

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Ratings: 1,394
Reviews: 293
rAvg: 3.73
pDev: 11.8%
Wants: 30
Gots: 71 | 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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3/5  rDev -19.6%

Elicoleman, Aug 06, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

FightinIrish88, Aug 06, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

CraigTravor, Aug 05, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

Aficionado_Shawn, Aug 04, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

Grodd87, Aug 03, 2014
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2.5/5  rDev -33%

suckaj, Aug 03, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

Mebuzzard, Aug 02, 2014
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4/5  rDev +7.2%

Meibs, Aug 02, 2014
Photo of patre_tim
4.06/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

A: Copper orange filtered with a light haze, almost no carbonation and 4 fingers of orange cream head.

S: Citrus orange, orange candy, La Quinta Hotel’s shampoo and soap bars (seriously!) Light pine.

T: Candied orange, light citrus, dry and crisp character with a malt yeast dough bomb near the end, followed by a crisp bitterness.

M: Medium body, little fine bubbled carbonation, dry crisp finish.

O: Excellent brew, and a great presentation on an emerging style. Bought in Pensacola, FL, drank in Montgomery Alabama July 31st, 2014.

patre_tim, Aug 01, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

Giggy, Jul 31, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +13.9%

JeepinGreg, Jul 31, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

Lucasrjoel, Jul 31, 2014
Photo of joe12pk
3.51/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12 oz bottle poured into a lager glass.

A - Light amber. Fluffy white head stays with excellent retention. Nice lacing.

S - Pine and sweet citrus.

T - Strong hop profile starts with pine and finishes with sweet citrus and malts. Bitter aftertaste mellows if one lets the beer sit several minutes.

M - Medium creamy

O - I've tried this 3 times before and it was always skunky and obnoxiously bitter. A very good lager, but be careful with the expiration date and where you buy it. Cheers!

joe12pk, Jul 30, 2014
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3/5  rDev -19.6%

atlbravsrno1, Jul 29, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

IreRican, Jul 29, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

RRC03, Jul 28, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

tb4475, Jul 28, 2014
Photo of SaltofOH
3.53/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

There is not really an appropriate category under the BJCP for this, so I just rated it in terms of my enjoyment.

Appearance: Light, pale copper; clear. 2 fingers of light tan head, rocky. Ample, continuous carbonation with decent 1/8" retention. Outstanding lacing.

Aroma: Light, tart citrus. Smells like an APA. Really is a pleasant, hoppy, clean aroma.

Taste: Light, dry, clean arrival. Dry & salty across mid-palate. Solid, but not overpowering bitterness. Super-clean finish.

Mouthfeel: Light-to-mid weight. Crisp, clean, astringent.

Overall: This starts out like an APA, then when you expect that malt backbone to come in at the end, it just drops off. Despite that, it doesn't feel out of balance the way many west-coast IPA's do. Instead, it just feels sort of empty. Beautiful to look at & smell, and would certainly be a go-to for a hoppy session beer; but if drinking just one, it leaves a lot wanting.

SaltofOH, Jul 28, 2014
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4/5  rDev +7.2%

Doomcifer, Jul 27, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

sewhitehead, Jul 26, 2014
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3/5  rDev -19.6%

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3.25/5  rDev -12.9%

TheBeerdedCharmer, Jul 26, 2014
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3/5  rDev -19.6%

audioserf, Jul 25, 2014
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2.75/5  rDev -26.3%

Keepnitrl, Jul 24, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

bhudish, Jul 24, 2014
Samuel Adams Double Agent IPL from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
84 out of 100 based on 1,394 ratings.