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

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1,403 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,403
Reviews: 294
rAvg: 3.73
pDev: 11.8%
Wants: 30
Gots: 76 | 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%

rtig, May 25, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +27.3%

MadWolf, May 24, 2013
Photo of bmwats
3.69/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a pilsner.

A: Medium-dark golden hue. Lots of effervescence rising throughout and clinging persistently to the sides of the glass. Pours about a 3 finger, frothy, white head. Craters slowly and unevenly, leaving plenty of dry sticky residue as it does. Lots of thick lacing.

S: Hay toned malt. Sourdough bread, with a little pine hop.

T: Malty and biting hoppiness. A little twangy. Hard to describe....

M: Light and bitter.

D: Bitter but not enough to slow your pace.

Atmosphere is really nice. Nice hue, plenty of carbonation, great head, lots of persistent lacing. Nose is grainy and piney. Malt flavor with a biting hop, offset with something of an out-of-place twang. Overall, this is an interesting, and good quaff.

bmwats, May 24, 2013
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3/5  rDev -19.6%

jaswilson2, May 24, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

Tacoboomerang, May 24, 2013
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3/5  rDev -19.6%

Ecxeeder616, May 23, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

amishbooze, May 23, 2013
Photo of Cavanaghty
4.04/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a bottle into a Sam Adams glass.

Appearance: Gold amber in color with a thick white head. Medium lacing on the glass.

Smell: Smell of hops and citrus dominate, smells more like an IPA than a lager style beer.

Mouthfeel/Taste: Smooth and medium bodied. Taste is bitter hops more like a lager taste.

Overall. Interesting brew, it was good for sure.

Cavanaghty, May 22, 2013
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4/5  rDev +7.2%

DeekNayvuz, May 22, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +13.9%

stella77artois, May 22, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

megamass, May 22, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

Erice78, May 22, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

canders0927, May 21, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -12.9%

Lucoli, May 21, 2013
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4/5  rDev +7.2%

squeakmeister, May 20, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

azdback, May 20, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

jesus808, May 20, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

redleg64, May 20, 2013
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4/5  rDev +7.2%

Slay40, May 20, 2013
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3/5  rDev -19.6%

PeteRiz, May 20, 2013
Photo of Sammy
3.8/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

The best I have had to date of these hoppy agers. Floral hops. Thanks Americo for sharing the growler. Herbal, somewhat A nice mouthfeel. lacy and creamy head on a golden body, a dry and hoppy finish. Citrus, good drinkability. A good hoppiness, great for the summer.

Sammy, May 20, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

ClayO, May 19, 2013
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4/5  rDev +7.2%

PJK, May 19, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -12.9%

WhitmansNiece, May 19, 2013
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4.2/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Clear golden color with one finger of head that faded to a thin cap. Some spotty lacing is left down the glass.

Hoppy aroma of citrus and pine. It delivers the West Coast hops like its label claims. Also pick up some earthiness and floral elements. Nice hop aromas.

I really enjoy the flavor of this beer. Mostly hop flavor. More pine and earth than citrus. Moderately bitter with just a little bready malt to add some sweetness. Nothing much getting in the way of the hop flavor.

Feels lighter in body than an IPA. Not surprising considering its modest ABV. Very nicely carbonated.

A successful beer to this drinker. I enjoyed this one more than any other Sam Adams beer I have had, and I have had quite a few. Wish more brewers would do hoppy lagers. Not enough of them on the market.

morimech, May 19, 2013
Samuel Adams Double Agent IPL from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
84 out of 100 based on 1,403 ratings.