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

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BA SCORE
84
good

1,363 Ratings
THE BROS
85
very good

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Ratings: 1,363
Reviews: 291
rAvg: 3.73
pDev: 11.8%
Wants: 29
Gots: 59 | 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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tswater

Colorado

3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

03-07-2013 21:46:56 | More by tswater
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slatetupelo

Mississippi

3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

03-07-2013 04:13:01 | More by slatetupelo
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jds8411

California

3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

03-07-2013 04:07:06 | More by jds8411
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pfaucett

Tennessee

3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

03-06-2013 20:09:11 | More by pfaucett
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illeagle05

Virginia

3.25/5  rDev -12.9%

03-06-2013 03:05:29 | More by illeagle05
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stakem

Pennsylvania

3.85/5  rDev +3.2%

12oz bottle into a matching Sam Adams sensory glass. Big thanks to Eric for gifting me with a couple bottles from the new Sam Adams seasonal variety "thaw pack." The brew appears a clear copper color with a yellowish stained frothy cap that is 2 fingers strong. Rising bubbles of carbonation maintain a sudsy topping across the surface and as the cap fades, it leaves a webbing of lace work on the glass.

The aroma is fresh and citrusy with hops. A little bit of fruity quality minorly tropical and fresh and zesty like grapefruit juice. A light touch of bready malt is noticed across the back giving the hop character something to bounce off. Overall a very pleasant smelling brew and much more bright and fresh than I was expecting for a "pale lager." As the brew warms up, it looses a bit of it's wow factor and the complexity of the hops transforms into what smells like fresh cut grass.

The taste includes just as much hop flavoring but the bitterness is quite restrained. A citrus to fruity rind and grassy to herbal component spread across the palate and finish with a contrasting toasty grain inclusion. A faint buttery touch lingers into the aftertaste which brings the focus of this brew back into the familiar lager territory.

This is a light bodied brew with a modest amount of carbonation. Just like the name suggests, this is a sort of hybrid fresh and hoppy pale ale blended into a lager. I gotta admit, I am a fan of this. It has plenty of fresh juicy hop flavoring but that crisp and clean lager feel. This is something I would not only drink again but I would buy this to drink several of while doing yard work or other yard activities during warmer weather. The best of both worlds in each previously mentioned style in my opinion.

03-06-2013 01:13:09 | More by stakem
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abex44

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

03-06-2013 00:56:06 | More by abex44
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mebalien

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

03-06-2013 00:24:34 | More by mebalien
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Whiskeydeez

Kansas

3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

03-05-2013 22:34:28 | More by Whiskeydeez
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RyanTheQ

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +20.6%

03-05-2013 19:54:34 | More by RyanTheQ
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MooseBoose

Wisconsin

3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

03-05-2013 16:09:34 | More by MooseBoose
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MN_Beerticker

Minnesota

4/5  rDev +7.2%

03-05-2013 04:11:36 | More by MN_Beerticker
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nzerbe

New York

3/5  rDev -19.6%

03-05-2013 02:09:48 | More by nzerbe
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DelmarAle

New York

1/5  rDev -73.2%

03-05-2013 02:01:19 | More by DelmarAle
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EdelweissDad

Georgia

3.25/5  rDev -12.9%

03-04-2013 23:35:51 | More by EdelweissDad
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steveh

Illinois

3.44/5  rDev -7.8%

Finally found six packs of this locally. $9 per.

American Pale Lager, eh? Hmm, based on the posts I've seen I figured this would have been labeled with more status.

A -- Clear gold-amber color with a craggy & dense, off-white head.

S -- Piny, resiny nose without being over-the-top, some mild fruit esters back.

T -- Same resiny, piny character up front, mildest of biscuit malt in the middle, some bready malt and mild citrus character in the finish.

M -- Body is medium with a soft to syrupy mouthfeel and dry, bitter finish.

O -- Why? I mean, why not just brew another APA? This beer is really lager in name only -- whether or not it uses bottom-fermentation or cold aging -- its hop profile and malt body place it directly into the APA range. It doesn't have a smooth malt backbone as most lagers do, it's not clean in the finish as a lager ought to be. It's obvious that BBC is trying to reach all of the lager nay-sayers to show them a lager can be made to their palate -- but there really is no reason since there are plenty of Pale Ales to make that contingent happy.

03-04-2013 22:22:51 | More by steveh
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oberon

North Carolina

3.8/5  rDev +1.9%

Poured into a pokal a clear medium golden with a nice looking one finger fluffy white crown that left multiple chunks of lace behind as it settles very slowly.Grapefruit rind and piney hops stand out in the nose,like an old school ipa,light toasted grain comes into play as well.Flavors start with a punch citric hops with a more pronounced malty bread-like presence,it finishes a little watery though wich nipped everything in the bud a little.A good beer,take away the watery finish and this outstanding,as is it's still pretty good.

03-04-2013 22:18:42 | More by oberon
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dragonx2099


2/5  rDev -46.4%

03-04-2013 20:53:11 | More by dragonx2099
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New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev +13.9%

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lcdawg

Mississippi

4.25/5  rDev +13.9%

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neil2me

Connecticut

3.25/5  rDev -12.9%

03-04-2013 03:29:28 | More by neil2me
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Illinois

4/5  rDev +7.2%

03-03-2013 23:10:38 | More by pirmannt1
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Massachusetts

3.25/5  rDev -12.9%

03-03-2013 19:54:22 | More by greenboat
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Nebraska

3.25/5  rDev -12.9%

03-03-2013 18:53:21 | More by Bear1964
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Punisher

Missouri

3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

03-03-2013 18:43:39 | More by Punisher
Samuel Adams Double Agent IPL from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
84 out of 100 based on 1,363 ratings.