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

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Ratings: 1,474
Reviews: 299
rAvg: 3.73
pDev: 11.8%
Wants: 36
Gots: 110 | 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

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Beer added by: Ford on 12-28-2012

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Photo of NoLeafClover44
4.07/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

12 oz. bottle poured into a Sam Adams perfect pint glass. Best by July 2013.

A - Pours a crystal clear golden amber color. The initial half finger of white head dies pretty quickly, leaving only wisps on the surface. Sporadic lacing paints the glass.

S - Floral hops on the forefront with accompanying caramel and biscuit malt. There is a tropical sweetness to the aroma as well. Clean and balanced aroma.

T - Slightly sweet on the tip of the tongue with roasty pale malts. Mild pine bitterness and floral sweetness follow. Herbal notes along with oats and other grain on the finish. Mild pine linger. Well done.

M - Pretty light and slick on the palate with a finish that is dry like an IPA but crisp like a traditional lager.

O - I have had hoppy lagers in the past, but this was done better. Malty, nutty, and grain charateristics of a lager mesh well with the floral, fruity, pine of the hops. This is a crisp, refreshing beer with a low ABV, well suited for good weather outdoor drinking. I am glad I gave this a try.

Photo of Synergy87
3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

Photo of HisBoyElroy
4/5  rDev +7.2%

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3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

Photo of MattyG85
4.1/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12 oz. bottle into a Sam Adams "Perfect Pint" glass. Label says enjoy before June 2013.

Appearance: Pours a bright copper golden orange with a lot of fast rising bubbles. Big five finger white head with good retention. Leaves a lot of lacing around the glass.

Smell: Bright hop aroma of citrus and herbal pine with a solid bready malt presence. Citrus hops upfront with hints of orange peel, grapefruit, mango, tangerine, and lemon zest. Solid herbal hints of pine spice and earthy grass. Solid lager malt balance with hints of bready biscuit, caramel, yeast, and cracker. A pretty solid smelling balance of bright hops and malts.

Taste: Follows the nose with a nice hop mix of juicy citrus, spicy pine, and a solid balance of malt. Citrus hops with a nice clean taste of juicy orange, grapefruit, tangerine, mango, and lemon zest. Earthy hops with herbal notes of spicy pine and grass. Good balance of bready toasted malt with notes of biscuit, yeast, caramel, and crackers. A really nicely balanced tasting brew.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with a moderate amount of carbonation. Creamy, juicy, and spicy with a nice drying finish.

Overall: A really good spin on a lager. The hops make it seem like a solid West Coast IPA.

Photo of BurnMeInMyBar
4.25/5  rDev +13.9%

Photo of tviz33
3.92/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12 oz bottle in to a pilsener glass.

A- This beer pours a light translucent orange color, topped by two inches of rocky light tan head. Lots of carbonation bubbles are seen

S- I initially thought of an IPA when I smelled it because of the pine and grassy notes, but then the lager components came out. Toasted malts and resin come out as well.

T- The taste is quite consistent with the nose. Again, it makes me think of an IPA at first, but the lager characteristics are right there in the background.

M- I really enjoy the feel of this. The body is fairly light, but it is well-carbonated and creamy.

O- This beer is a pretty easy-drinker, and the addition of extra hops makes it all the more enjoyable.

Photo of beercanman
3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

Photo of TeamMathis
4.06/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Amber orange.
Smell: Citrusy grapefruit.
Taste: Hoppy grapefruit.
Mouthfeel: Crisp and carbonated.

If I ever wanted a lager, this is the lager that I'd choose. In between the lager and the IPA, it leans closer to the zest of an IPA. It has such a refreshing, citrusy smell and taste. The smell and taste really is dead-on grapefruit. This is definitely one of my favorite non-Imperial Series Sam Adams brews. I would get this again.

Photo of emerge077
3.57/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Into a tapered tumbler it pours with a flurry of bubbles that settle into a thin compact layer of creamy white foam. A thick band of lace is left behind, dripping downward into the glass. Pale golden orange, bright clarity and the occasional rising bubbles.

Slight pale malt sweetness, vague orange peel, noticeable hop presence.

Dried orange taste, bready pale malt, lingering herbal hop bitterness. LIght bodied, reminiscent of a light bodied IPA, so they achieved that at least. However the IPA model is fairly dull here. Seems as if it could use a fair amount of tweaking to improve, though the product isn't at all bad, just a little uninspired.

Photo of beerthulhu
3.52/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

BB 7/13. Consumed 3/13.

A: Peach ice tea pour has a sharp clarity showing a light and lazy rise of spacious carbonation bubbles. Frothy head sits about an inch high, barley color, pretty lengthy hold retention wise while providing a thin saturn like ring lace with speckled highlights around.

S: The nose is of pale citrus and grapefruit, moderate in strength, with some signs of dry tropical fruitiness. Spicy orange character and some fresh mangos.

T: Flavor of toasted grain, munich like rather crystal, lightly dry, with hops of pine, citrus and toasted orange peels. Cypress, dried tropical fruit with some mango. Has a creamy, buttery, avocado hint on the finish. Spicy pine-orange alcohol fade.

M: Decent mouthful, medium caramel based, with a lightly refrained distinction of carbonation. Warming spiciness of lemony-pine-caramel stand out on the hold. I usually like a both a lager and ipa to have a bright and crisp mouthful, this was more laid back.

O: Overall heard alot of good things about this, i usually like sam adams and thier easy approach to drinkability while maintaining just the right amount of flavor, balance, and style regards. An easy drinking ipa, though hardcore ipa fiends may find this a little under-par either by bitterness or prejudice of brewery still worthy a single try.

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3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

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3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

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3.25/5  rDev -12.9%

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3.25/5  rDev -12.9%

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3.25/5  rDev -12.9%

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3.25/5  rDev -12.9%

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4/5  rDev +7.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +13.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

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3/5  rDev -19.6%

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3/5  rDev -19.6%

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3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

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4/5  rDev +7.2%

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