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

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84
good

1,484 Ratings
THE BROS
85
very good

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Ratings: 1,484
Reviews: 302
rAvg: 3.73
pDev: 11.8%
Wants: 37
Gots: 127 | 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:
Beer added by: Ford on 12-28-2012

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4/5  rDev +7.2%

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4/5  rDev +7.2%

Photo of Mavigo
3.57/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Served in a pint glass. Not really a fan of IPAs.

A: Pours a golden amber color with a short off white head with medium amounts of patchy lacing.

S: Hops present, wheat, grains, grasses, barley

T: Tastes pretty good, very smooth, has a mild kick from the hops, have experienced worse so this is not bad at all.

M: Bit carbonated but doesn't really tarnish the beer at all. Medium bodied.

O: Overall this was alright, might have liked it a bit more if it wasn't a IPA, but not too bad. Would probably have again but wouldn't seek it out.

Photo of carndog
3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

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3.25/5  rDev -12.9%

Photo of Bustafluff
4.25/5  rDev +13.9%

Photo of Dodo2step
3.59/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

P- Wegmans

A- clear crisp golden color. 1 and half finger head that is fluffy and mountainous. Nice lacing on mug.

S- heavy on the citrus notes. grapefruit, pineapple and pine hops. no malt detectable.

F- grapefruit and pine come to the front with some biscuit wheaty malt in the background.

M- dry and refreshing. It is good on a hot spring day from what i just experienced. Very realxing and goes down smooth.

O- Not a bad beer and you cant go wrong with too many sam adams. a nce fail safe if out at a bar and its on tap with BMC's.

Photo of jaxray8
4/5  rDev +7.2%

Photo of Bromine
3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

Photo of nebula1999
4.5/5  rDev +20.6%

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3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

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3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

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3/5  rDev -19.6%

Photo of RickS95
3.88/5  rDev +4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

It's got the slight orangey color of an IPa, but it's excessively clear like most offerings from Sam Adams. The head is a brilliant contrasting, very bright white with the look of an IPA head. Craterous with good retention, nice lacing.

Pleasant smell with a blast of pineapple, pine and grapefruit. There is a grainy smell in the background, pale malt maybe.

Surprisingly good, refreshing taste. It's like an IPA with the citric notes, but like a lager has a smoother, less aggressive, sort of watery finish. It's like a hybrid, the first part is IPA, the second part is lager. Grapefruit, pine, bubble gum all dance on the tongue.

It's somewhat strange, but it works. It's got the taste and smell of an IPA, but lacks the bitterness many people don't appreciate. Extremely refreshing. Crisp and clean. Each sip scrapes the tongue clean so the next sip has a clean palate.

Overall, it's a good beer. Very easy to drink and almost a session beer so in the summer you can enjoy a cooler full of them. Kind of strange, but a nice change of pace.

Photo of SludgeFactory327
4/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a transparent, pale orange color wih a thin but lingering head. Citrusy, west coast IPA hop aroma, pleasant and familiar somehow (Long Trail IPA?). Very smooth and easy drinking; definitely a lager in that regard. Beyond that one trait, it's more IPA than Lager for sure. Hop character dominates, but not too sticky on the palate. Definitely worth a try on a spring day.

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3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

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3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

Photo of estlinska
4.13/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Served in a standard shaker on 4/6/13. Pours a golden amber color with a strong 1cm of fizzy head that evaporates into islands of fuzz on the top of the beer. It leaves thin lacing that persists rather well. The beer is very clear and has absolutely no haze to it with great light penetration. The nose is a gorgeous citrus hop bomb recalibrated with that biscuit-like breadiness of a good lager. It really does open your eyes and I found myself very impressed with how well they worked well together. The taste was very good. It was crisp like a good lager, tasting of warm baked bread, but it has a strong resin and citurs punch as well. It was full of lime peel, resinous pine flavor, and a strong flavor of oranges and magoes. Very good and clean on the palate, perfect carbonation overall. This is a very good offerening from a very good beer company. This gives you the hop flavor a hop-head would love at a very sessionable 5% and the twist of the lager yeast just makes it nice and refreshing.

Photo of ArrogantB
4/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Heard some chatter so I picked up a bottle of this. Thick orange color, good suds. Smell is quite hoppy, citrus, floral, pine, almost west coast. Flavor matches the smell pretty well but not as fruity as an IPA. Crisp lager finish. This was a solid beer, low alcohol, strong hops. I went back for another sixer not too long after.

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4/5  rDev +7.2%

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4/5  rDev +7.2%

Photo of Billolick
3.79/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Part of the Samuel Adams Mix-pack, purchased at Peekskill Bev, Peekskill, NY. Best before July 2013 notched onto the label.

Pours clear medium amber. Frothy lite tan head, leaves ample and lasting low sheeting and bits of lace low in the glass.

Floral and leafy hop nose.

Better then average hop package, especially for the style. Easy drinking and pleasing brew, decent sessioner at 5%. Nothing special, but would work just fine in a pinch, sort of a hoppy brew with training wheels. Good one to encourage a hoppy beer newbie to check out.

Photo of Apellonious
3.68/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

12 oz bottle from 6 pack.

A - IPL? Pour a dark orange ruby with a two finer head that fades quickly. Lace hangs on side of glass.

S - grass, lemons, hops, some biscuit

T - bread, back end bitterness, very mild fruit, grass and sea salt

M - carbonation on the high side. Sharp finish.

O - nice attempt. I have never searched this combo out, and not sure it completely works, but it may open up some lager only palates out there.

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3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +13.9%

Samuel Adams Double Agent IPL from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
84 out of 100 based on 1,484 ratings.