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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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3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

beerbtl, Jun 24, 2013
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4/5  rDev +7.2%

j-rod18, Jun 23, 2013
Photo of EricClayton
3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

EricClayton, Jun 23, 2013
Photo of IchLiebeBier
3.54/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Light copper body; effervescent; medium frothy head, long lasting, good lacing

Smell: Malty; strong citrusy hops with a grapefruit aroma

Taste: Juicy malt on the start, quickly going to grapefruit hops; lingering hop bitterness in the end with a semi-sweet finish

Mouthfeel: juicy and slightly creamy

Remarks: not bad overall for an American IPA

IchLiebeBier, Jun 22, 2013
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4/5  rDev +7.2%

HarmonMW, Jun 21, 2013
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3/5  rDev -19.6%

cgarcer, Jun 20, 2013
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3/5  rDev -19.6%

JohnTurano, Jun 20, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

Fargrow, Jun 19, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

Docrock, Jun 19, 2013
Photo of EagleTalon
3.74/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Pours to a generous white head and excellent lacing. Bright copper color. Aroma is hop-dominant with citrus and pine prominent. No esters. Flavor is clean and lager-like as advertised with a hoppy finish. Mouthfeel is light and easy. Overall, a good tasting hoppy lager that defies style conventions.

EagleTalon, Jun 16, 2013
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4/5  rDev +7.2%

JimPhelps, Jun 16, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

csmartin6, Jun 16, 2013
Photo of McStagger
3.63/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: Pours a fairly brassy/amber color with good clarity. Carbonation is moderate, with little bubbles floating to form a khaki white head. Two fingers worth of fairly rocky foam, with moderate retention. Lacing is good.

S: Certainly smells hopped up. Lot of tropical fruit, with a touch of herbaceousness and some grapefruit undertones. Balanced with the malts, which strike me as being crystal, with some sweetness and breadiness in the mix as well.

T: Clean and crisp and straight to the point. A lot of the fruitiness in the nose is lost in the palate. It's instead replaced by a more pungent taste of herbal hoppiness. The finish is very much a lager, being clean and dry with maybe a touch of roastiness. Aftertaste of straw and milled grain.

M: Fairly light bodied, with some substance. Nothing overly wowwing about the texture.

O: Looks and smells great. Just wish they could have gotten more of the awesome fruity boquet into the taste of the beer. The lager yeast and the West Coast hop varietals don't seem to get along very well.

McStagger, Jun 16, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +20.6%

tedho21, Jun 15, 2013
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3/5  rDev -19.6%

b1515152004, Jun 15, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

Gregg_Kawakami, Jun 15, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +13.9%

BRYeleJR, Jun 15, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

BKBassist, Jun 13, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

JMUbrewz, Jun 12, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

Brew33, Jun 12, 2013
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4/5  rDev +7.2%

I_BYE_MI_BEER, Jun 11, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +20.6%

shacawgo24, Jun 11, 2013
Photo of Keginator70
3.95/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a bottle into a stemmed pilsner glass. The head was three fingers thick from a tilted pour releasing a piney, woodsy, earthy aroma. Combined with the clear golden color I found myself ready to rumble.

The aroma transitions to savory with a hint of lime complimenting a nice, mild caramel ( reminds me of Belgian) malt. Just enough bitterness throughout finishes dry on the tongue, sweet on the palate. The mouth feel is smooth, light but in no way watery; should go great with anything humans eat.

I am left wanting more. Pleasantly surprising and easily the best rendition of an IPL or hoppy pilsner I have tried. Sorry Victory and Jack Abby. Kudos to BBC and all apologies for assuming an affordable quaff can't be top shelf. Thanks for setting me straight. Round two-ding!

Keginator70, Jun 10, 2013
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3.89/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - bottle into a pint glass, copper color with a 1 inch head

S - smells of hops and notes of caramel

T - very tasty brew, hoppy yet drinks like a lager

M - medium bodied with a nice mouthfeel, great with food

O - another solid offering from Sam Adams, hoppy and refreshing. Good when paired with food

CoachC, Jun 10, 2013
Samuel Adams Double Agent IPL from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
84 out of 100 based on 1,423 ratings.