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

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1,485 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,485
Reviews: 302
rAvg: 3.73
pDev: 11.8%
Wants: 36
Gots: 128 | 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:
Beer added by: Ford on 12-28-2012

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3.84/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Aroma: Big sticky, hoppy, and pithy citrus and pine notes up front. Orange rind dominates as the beer warms. Clean fermentation character. No alcohol heat.

Appearance: Bright amber pour with yellow edging. Pillowy off-white head that retains well. Appears still in the glass.

Flavor: Light lemon zest and orange rind up front. A touch of caramel sweetness followed by more citrus hop flavors. Kind of reminds me of orange juice. Balance is to the bitterness. Finish is very clean and dry.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with medium carbonation. Slightly oily and creamy. No alcohol heat.

Overall impression: A good beer with an identity crisis. Smells like an IPA, tastes like a pale ale, and claims to be a lager. I don't care what it is but it's a finely crafted beer and I'll gladly have another.

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4/5  rDev +7.2%

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3.95/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a bottle into a pint glass. The smell was fantastic with a strong earthy scent. Every time I brought the glass up to taste I enjoyed the smell. Not much head but decent lacing. Nice gold color. Drinks easy with a lingering hoppyess. I can’t pick out flavors yet, but it’s good!

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4.26/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

Had this beer once before and liked it very much so picked up a six to see if it as good as I originally thought. Very strong appearance with an excellent smell. Not quite the hoppy smell or the bitter bite of the typical IPA which is good and bad. Overall this is an excellent beer and one I like very much and will but anytime in the future. Sam Adams got this one right.

Samuel Adams Double Agent IPL from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
84 out of 100 based on 1,485 ratings.