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

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BA SCORE
84
good

1,322 Ratings
THE BROS
85
very good

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Ratings: 1,322
Reviews: 287
rAvg: 3.74
pDev: 11.76%
Wants: 28
Gots: 47 | 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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TheConnMan

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

03-31-2013 02:50:36 | More by TheConnMan
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Jakk

Massachusetts

3.88/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Appearance- Very transparent, orangeish.

Smell - Heavy citrus, tons of grapefruit, tangerine. Very floral.

Taste - Initial nice hoppy kick, but with a strong malty backbone that balances it out evenly. Much sweeter than the aroma would suggest. Very balanced. Much less hoppy than the smell would suggest, though.

Mouthfeel - Very light and carbonated. Goes down smooth.

Overall - I was surprised how much I enjoyed this.

Serving type: bottle

03-31-2013 02:50:07 | More by Jakk
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brentk56

North Carolina

4.08/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Pours a crystal clear amber-infused golden color capped by a massive head that shows off its stickage and lacing abilities

Smell: White grapefruit and lemon with a hint of bread

Taste: A bit of bready malt and a bucket full of lemon and grapefruit (from the high Alpha hops) and a hint of white wine grape (from the Nelson Sauvin hops); clean, crisp finish

Mouthfeel: Light to medium body with crisp carbonation

Overall: Wasn't sure what to expect but this is very tasty, showing off the best characteristics of both an IPA and a lager

Serving type: bottle

03-30-2013 23:43:00 | More by brentk56
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KeyWestGator

Florida

4/5  rDev +7%

03-30-2013 22:00:56 | More by KeyWestGator
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bourbonbock

New York

3.88/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured this 12 oz bottle into a fresh pint glass and this is what I found.

A. This beer is crystal clear with just a little bit of fizzly white head.

S. I can smell the typical Sam Adams lager yeast with strong but subdued piney earthy and grapefruity hop aromas.

T. This beer tastes.... very delicious. Nice hoppy flavor rolls around the tongue with some saltiness, stickiness, and a little nuttiness. Not as bold flavors as an IPA due to the lack of an ester profile.

M. Very good residual sweetness and nice body.

I would buy this by the 12 pack if it was available.

Serving type: bottle

03-30-2013 20:23:44 | More by bourbonbock
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Danno48

West Virginia

2.75/5  rDev -26.5%

03-30-2013 18:34:35 | More by Danno48
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djrn2

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

03-30-2013 04:30:36 | More by djrn2
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ejimhof

Pennsylvania

2.75/5  rDev -26.5%

03-30-2013 04:25:25 | More by ejimhof
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GeoffreyM

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

03-30-2013 03:51:47 | More by GeoffreyM
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lauries444

New Jersey

2.5/5  rDev -33.2%

03-29-2013 23:59:32 | More by lauries444
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SonOfKyuss

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

03-29-2013 23:13:53 | More by SonOfKyuss
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zestd

Idaho

4/5  rDev +7%

03-29-2013 22:34:17 | More by zestd
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Brown_9ft4x

Arkansas

4.5/5  rDev +20.3%

03-29-2013 19:03:47 | More by Brown_9ft4x
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DrDemento456

Pennsylvania

3.6/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

A - Pours a very clear bright orange brown with a full inch of sticky white head.
S - Smells of mild lager yeast, piney bittering hops, and some sweeter malts.
T - Hops are piney but it a way somewhat skunky with a lager like flavor of cooked green beans. Hops are on par with an IPA giving you just enough bite to enjoy it without clinging to the palate in the finish. Not sure if I enjoy it though.
M - Light and crisp. Goes pretty good with my burger.
Overall the concept is strange enough to get me to pick up a single but I am not sure I would session it. It does become balanced halfway through the glass but I guess I am not crazy about lagers in general.

Serving type: bottle

03-29-2013 17:36:42 | More by DrDemento456
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buzzed

Texas

3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

03-29-2013 03:04:40 | More by buzzed
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neat0007

Minnesota

4/5  rDev +7%

03-29-2013 02:39:56 | More by neat0007
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wrightst

Maryland

3.25/5  rDev -13.1%

03-28-2013 21:46:44 | More by wrightst
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JoeLacy

Ohio

4/5  rDev +7%

03-28-2013 17:51:43 | More by JoeLacy
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BltByKrmn

New York

3/5  rDev -19.8%

03-28-2013 17:16:26 | More by BltByKrmn
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Immortale25

North Carolina

3.91/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured into a Dogfish Spiegelau glass. Notch on label indicates to enjoy by Aug 2013.

A- Pours a light amber color with a 3/4 inch off-white head that retains solidly before becoming an 1/8 inch head, Broken, cloudy lacing adheres to the glass.

S- Sharp, vegetal hop aroma is very pleasant and almost pungent. Smells of broccoli, celery and grassy herbs. Very unique and awesome.

T- The flavor follows through with light to moderate hop bitterness and more vegetal notes. The malt is bit weak and makes for a "give" in flavor but at least the hop profile is good.

M- Thin but crisp enough to not feel watery. Medium carbonation and a mostly light body. Ever-so-slightly oily as well.

O- Quite impressive to see hops being used in such a plentiful and effective manner by a brewery who usually keeps them toned down. A Sam Adams beer I would not mind having a few of.

Serving type: bottle

03-27-2013 23:30:24 | More by Immortale25
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grahamboudreaux

Tennessee

4.5/5  rDev +20.3%

03-27-2013 06:49:21 | More by grahamboudreaux
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Mullinger1980

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

03-27-2013 02:34:17 | More by Mullinger1980
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UCLABrewN84

California

3.78/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Best before 6/2013.

Pours a slightly hazy orange with a foamy orange-tan head that settles to a partial film on top of the beer. Thin streaks of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt, grapefruit juice, citrus fruit, and citrus zest. Taste is much the same with malty and citrus zest flavors on the finish. There is a medium amount of hop bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a good level of carbonation with a crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer with some nice hoppy aromas and flavors.

Serving type: bottle

03-27-2013 00:37:11 | More by UCLABrewN84
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Garrett092112

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +13.6%

03-26-2013 02:29:13 | More by Garrett092112
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VaTechHopHead


4/5  rDev +7%

03-26-2013 01:32:52 | More by VaTechHopHead
Samuel Adams Double Agent IPL from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
84 out of 100 based on 1,322 ratings.