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

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1,443 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,443
Reviews: 297
rAvg: 3.73
pDev: 11.8%
Wants: 33
Gots: 90 | 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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4/5  rDev +7.2%

C2H5, May 07, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +13.9%

klmcmachen, May 06, 2013
Photo of mpyle
4.19/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Golden color, brilliantly clear. Pours a moderate sized white head, creamy and with good retention.

Nice citrusy hop nose, an almost solventy pine smell, but otherwise fairly clean.

Slight malt sweetness before the hop flavors take over. A subtle pine character to the hop flavor. Transition to finish is smooth. Finish is bitter, but not overly so. Flavor is hoppy without being intensely bitter. Hop flavor and gentle hop bitterness linger.

MF - Medium body and carbonation. Carbonation might be medium high. No astringency, but the carbonation and bitterness give it a bite on the tongue.

A highly drinkable beer, and definitely more interesting than the typical lager.

mpyle, May 05, 2013
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3.18/5  rDev -14.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Sampled from a Stella Artois chalice. A nice frothy off white head is roused with the pour, nice lacing as it settles. Clear deep gold with small bubbles of carbonation rising. Intense hoppy nose...getting alot of Simcoe at first whiff. I'm gonna blaspheme here and admit I'm more of an "old school" hop guy...Simcoes and the newer varieties don't do it for me like Cascades, Saaz and Bullions do but anyways, quite a noseful here. The taste follows the aroma, lots of hops, some sweetness from the malt but the hop is the main attraction here. Finshes on a piney note backed with some sweetness and light tropical fruit. I don't care what Sam calls it, to me it has a hoppier Pale Ale written all over it. Nice as a one-off purchase but I won't be a repeat customer of this.

beerluvr, May 05, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

GreesyFizeek, May 05, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

bacher468, May 04, 2013
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4/5  rDev +7.2%

shehateme, May 03, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

RedneckBeerz, May 03, 2013
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4/5  rDev +7.2%

TTripp725, May 03, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

imperialking, May 03, 2013
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3/5  rDev -19.6%

jenray, May 03, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

BYOFB, May 03, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +13.9%

ALLMUCH, May 03, 2013
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4/5  rDev +7.2%

carlitosbronson1, May 02, 2013
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4/5  rDev +7.2%

LCannon4, May 02, 2013
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4/5  rDev +7.2%

SunDevilBeer, May 02, 2013
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4/5  rDev +7.2%

Jasoncpace, May 02, 2013
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4.04/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

On-tap 4/26/2013 at Doherty’s East Ave Irish Pub in Pawtucket, RI, served in a US tumbler pint glass.

A: The beer is a deep golden brown color, with a large dense off-white head that fades slowly and leaves a very thick lace on the glass.

S: The aroma contains citrus, floral hops and caramelized malts.

T: The taste starts out bready with a hearty malt character and lager yeast. Then a good hops presence comes in along with a mild but complementary sweetness from flavors of caramel and citrus creating a good balance. The after-taste is slightly bready and slightly sweet.

M: Crisp and very smooth, medium body, medium carbonation, finish is dry.

O: Tasty, goes down very easily, not too filling, mild kick, this is a nice poundable beer to drink for a long time.

TheManiacalOne, May 01, 2013
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4/5  rDev +7.2%

karlt, May 01, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

AndrewMichael, May 01, 2013
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3.3/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

clear golden amber hue with a thin off white head. Interesting nose of biscuity and caramel malts along with flowery and fruity hops. Grainy, hay, citrus, and pine.

Definitely different. Has that dortmunder export like malt bill, full of flavor and grainy notes followed by and earthy and herbal bitterness. Strangely though on the finish bright citrus hops burst and linger in the mouth. Bitterness is moderate and nice with a faint sweetness lingering as well. Medium bodied with brisk carbonation. It's pretty good but the bright citric hop flavors tend to muddy up the clean grain bill. I dont think we'll be seeing too much more of this style cause of how contradictory the flavors but sam managed to make it work a little bit and managed to still make it a pretty clean beer.

Being that boston beer makes pretty safe beers, this is even a little bit of a stretch for them and doesn't work perfectly so I'd be surprised to see other breweries take it to the next level only to make a sloppier beer.

jtierney89, Apr 30, 2013
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4/5  rDev +7.2%

largadeer, Apr 30, 2013
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4/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

poured into a pint glass , 3" head, good lacing , cascade hops lots of them .. citrus ..good mouthfeel,finish
what a great ale, doesn't seem like a lager, we have added this to our regular beers in the fridge , i agree good with a roast or just about anything, breakfast even...
a keeper from Jim Koch

ale1, Apr 30, 2013
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2.5/5  rDev -33%

LightsOut3000, Apr 30, 2013
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1/5  rDev -73.2%

Travcofarms, Apr 30, 2013
Samuel Adams Double Agent IPL from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
85 out of 100 based on 1,443 ratings.