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

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1,442 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,442
Reviews: 297
rAvg: 3.73
pDev: 11.8%
Wants: 32
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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Photo of Duff27
3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

Duff27, Apr 24, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -12.9%

Herky21, Apr 23, 2013
Photo of tewaris
3.5/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pint at Stub & Herb's. Clear with a good head... somewhat darker than I thought it would be. Light and crisp on palate with an appropriate malt base that keeps it well from being watery. Certainly hoppy but hops are in the backseat... highlight to me is the light sweetness and bready character; and yet a clean and refreshing taste.

Well balanced with a lingering but mild bitterness at the end of the crisp finish. Very drinkable beer, I will buy it again.

tewaris, Apr 23, 2013
Photo of Stevie_Janowski
4.25/5  rDev +13.9%

Stevie_Janowski, Apr 23, 2013
Photo of taez555
3.25/5  rDev -12.9%

taez555, Apr 22, 2013
Photo of hosehead83
3.68/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12oz. bottle into a standard pint glass
Chill-hazed golden color, nice, bone-white head of foam.
Aroma-Faint citrus note, distant "catty" hop note
Taste-Faint, piney hops, mellow citrus zest, light-bodied but pretty flavorfull for a lager. Would make a nice"crossover" craft brew for the newby craft beer drinker.

hosehead83, Apr 22, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +13.9%

rbmjr1, Apr 22, 2013
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4/5  rDev +7.2%

rondufresne, Apr 22, 2013
Photo of mdillon86
4/5  rDev +7.2%

mdillon86, Apr 22, 2013
Photo of clfrost
2/5  rDev -46.4%

clfrost, Apr 22, 2013
Photo of brewcrew76
3.53/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A - Clear golden copper with a few finger head and small wisps of lace.

S - Clean and crisp aroma. Light sweet malt with even lighter citrus. Herbal and flowery notes.

T - Slightly sweet and bready. Light fruity, grassy hops. Clean and crisp.

M - Medium body and well carbonated.

D - Fairly easy to drink. Wish there was a bigger hop presence.

brewcrew76, Apr 21, 2013
Photo of Cluker
3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

Cluker, Apr 21, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

truesolution, Apr 21, 2013
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4/5  rDev +7.2%

Noelito76, Apr 21, 2013
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4/5  rDev +7.2%

smartassboiler, Apr 21, 2013
Photo of jkrich
3.8/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a freshness dated bottle: clear, bright with a deep golden hue and a foamy white-head. Intricate lacing added to the attractive appearance.
Very pronounced American hop aromas of bittersweet, tropical fruit and pine were evident upon opening the bottle. This impressive aroma was sustained after pouring in the glass.
I suspect if more lagers tasted like this, the lager would become more popular among ale drinkers. The refreshing smoothness of a lager with a hop profile found most often in an American pale ale. The flavor begins with a very nice, faintly bitter fruity profile with a lingering piney flavor in the aftertaste. The malt is minimal as this is meant to be refreshing and thirst quenching.
Fairly light bodied with strong lager-like carbonation and a slick, smooth mouthfeel that is typical of a lager.
The brewery can call it an "India Pale Lager" if they must; to me, this is simply a flavorful, sessionable and refreshing lager that I will enjoy often during the warm months ahead.

jkrich, Apr 21, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

rderedin, Apr 20, 2013
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2.25/5  rDev -39.7%

speedvagen, Apr 20, 2013
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4/5  rDev +7.2%

Mattyb79, Apr 19, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

DoomVM, Apr 19, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

acslatersbtb, Apr 18, 2013
Photo of RonfromJersey
3.64/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Copper body alive with carbonation streams. First shows excellent clarity, then developes chill haze. Two fingers of tight white foam.

Mild aroma of grapefruit and other citrus.

Light and sweet malt beginning. Citrus fruit. Bitter nip. Clean finish.

Light mouthfeel.

A nice lager with a dash of extra hops that drinks lighter than Boston Lager. Boston Beer should brew this through summer.

Not an equal to the Imperial Pilsner of a few years past.

RonfromJersey, Apr 17, 2013
Photo of LXIXME
3.53/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Big off white head slowly settles into a nice lacing above a clear bronze copper colored beer.

Big hoppy aroma with some soapiness mixed in with the citrus and pine hops aspects.

Citrus hops seem to outweigh some pine aspects and the light soapy maybe yeast like qualities of this IPL.

A light soapy quality to the light dryish aftertaste of this medium bodied beer.

I liked the hops qualities of this beer but the light soapy, for lack of a better way to describe it, aspects of this beer were a turn off for me.

LXIXME, Apr 17, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

BrownAleMale, Apr 16, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

AmandaSchaefer, Apr 15, 2013
Samuel Adams Double Agent IPL from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
85 out of 100 based on 1,442 ratings.