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

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Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
Massachusetts, United States
India Pale Lager (IPL)
Ranked #38
Ranked #23,171
3.73 | pDev: 11.53%
Oct 26, 2023
Dec 28, 2012
The distinct hop character of an IPA in a smooth lager. The hops in this brew lend a bright grapefruit, citrus, floral aroma and flavor with a refreshing, crisp lager finish
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Rated: 3.75 by TwilightBeerCareer from Illinois

Oct 26, 2023
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Reviewed by EmperorBevis from England

3.78/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
Rated as a bottle from a secret stash trade that was hush hush
Pours a fairly clear lemon jello coloured body with decent enough white head
Aroma is posh lemon soAp like the fancy stuff in lush
Flavour is candy cigarettes and floral gums leading to a noice bite
Feb 08, 2023
Rated: 3.46 by alexsergio from New York

Jan 01, 2020
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Reviewed by mothmanscott from Georgia

3.74/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
From notes 2/26/13: Pours a clear coppery amber producing 1.5 fingers of frothy, short-lived, white head that leaves rings, webs and streaks of lace as it recedes. Aroma is heavy to pine with hints of grapefruit, pineapple/mango, lager yeast and a little caramel in a bitter background. Taste is bready, bitter pine, citrus and lager yeast with a hint of honey. Finishes dry and bitter with a rapidly diminishing bitter and drawing (astringent) aftertaste. An interesting mixture of hops and yeast. Taste like a heavily hoped version of Boston Lager which some might hold as an improvement.
Oct 22, 2019
Rated: 3.69 by DOCRW from Kentucky

Dec 25, 2018
Rated: 3.75 by JohnDon from Texas

Oct 12, 2018
Rated: 3.5 by COBEERHUNTER from Colorado

Jul 22, 2018
Rated: 3.5 by rdub from Pennsylvania

Jul 03, 2018
Rated: 3.71 by Half-full from Illinois

Apr 26, 2018
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Reviewed by stevoj from Idaho

3.77/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
This a well executed and gorgeous beer. Pours dark gold with towering, fluffy head. Aroma of hops, like an IPA. taste is hops with a malt backbone. This a really excellent beer.
Mar 09, 2018
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Reviewed by Lone_Freighter from Vermont

3.75/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Poured into a lager glass.
The appearance was a thin pale orange color with an adequate transparency about it. Carbonation could be seen rising at a moderate pace to fill a finger's worth of white foamy head that swiftly died off. Not much lace.
The aroma had a bright zesty to spicy grassy hoppiness bold and up front with some pine and citrus rind flowing on into that.
The flavor was moderately spicy with a balanced zesty to sweet hop contour enabling a fairly bright pine and citrusy aspect about it. Aftertaste was definitely spicy and sweet adding in a little bit of lager-like breadiness.
The mouthfeel was between light and medium bodied with a fair sessionability about it. Hop bite isn't too distracting in this one. Light oily sort of feel rolled over my tongue. Carbonation felt good. ABV felt appropriate. Finish was semi-oily with a little bit of spice and zest.
Overall, as an India pale lager, I'd say this works. I'd have again.
Sep 24, 2017
Rated: 3.75 by Mikeluzzjr from Massachusetts

Apr 30, 2017
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Rated by NeilSilber1 from California

3.87/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
Interesting IPA lager, dark and not too hoPPy.
Feb 27, 2017
Rated: 3.14 by Timtac from New Jersey

Jan 17, 2017
Rated: 3.5 by digitalflood from New York

Nov 14, 2016
Rated: 4 by mdt88 from Pennsylvania

Sep 01, 2016
Rated: 3.75 by Cuervo_PCB from Florida

Aug 27, 2016
Rated: 3.75 by dag1991 from Ohio

Jul 17, 2016
Rated: 3.12 by Johnct from New York

Jul 12, 2016
Rated: 3.78 by Dreizhen from District of Columbia

Jul 03, 2016
Samuel Adams Double Agent IPL from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
Beer rating: 84 out of 100 with 1574 ratings