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

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1,458 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,458
Reviews: 297
rAvg: 3.73
pDev: 11.8%
Wants: 33
Gots: 91 | 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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3.25/5  rDev -12.9%

Photo of jjamadorphd
4.21/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

Wow, what can I say. I know I really like a beer at the first smell and taste - and this offering from Sam Adams has 'it'.

When I can taste what I smell or smell what I taste, I have convinced myself with this brew that that's what I look for in a beer. Although it pours a relatively nice golden color with a frothy lightly tanned, white head (good lacing all the way down), what blew me away was its odor. You are assaulted with a mix of lemon, orange, pears, peaches, apples, and other citrusy scents. The same goes for the taste - I think I can taste them all and then some. As a lager, it also poses as a Indian Pale Ale (not something I really like) but it balances the fruity taste just right. I was simply blown away from the start - gotta hand it to Sam Adams...

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3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

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3.25/5  rDev -12.9%

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3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

Photo of neckbeered
3.25/5  rDev -12.9%

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3/5  rDev -19.6%

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3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

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3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

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4/5  rDev +7.2%

Photo of EricClayton
3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

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

Photo of HarmonMW
4/5  rDev +7.2%

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3/5  rDev -19.6%

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3/5  rDev -19.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

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3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

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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.

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4/5  rDev +7.2%

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3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

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.

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4.5/5  rDev +20.6%

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3/5  rDev -19.6%

Samuel Adams Double Agent IPL from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
85 out of 100 based on 1,458 ratings.