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

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From:
Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
 
Massachusetts, United States
Style:
Lager - India Pale Lager (IPL)
ABV:
5%
Score:
84
Avg:
3.73 | pDev: 11.53%
Ratings:
1,572
Status:
Active
Rated:
Jan 01, 2020
Added:
Dec 28, 2012
Wants:
  64
Gots:
  188
SCORE
84
Good
Samuel Adams Double Agent IPLSamuel Adams Double Agent IPL
Notes: 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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3.46 by alexsergio from New York on Jan 01, 2020
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3.74/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
by mothmanscott from Georgia

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
 
3.69 by DOCRW from Washington on Dec 25, 2018
 
3.75 by JohnDon from Texas on Oct 12, 2018
 
3.5 by COBEERHUNTER from Colorado on Jul 22, 2018
 
3.5 by rdub from Pennsylvania on Jul 03, 2018
 
3.71 by Half-full from Illinois on Apr 26, 2018
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3.77/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
by stevoj from Idaho

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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3.75/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
by Lone_Freighter from Vermont

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
 
3.75 by Mikeluzzjr from Massachusetts on Apr 30, 2017
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3.87/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
by NeilSilber1 from California

Interesting IPA lager, dark and not too hoPPy.

Feb 27, 2017
 
3.14 by Timtac from New Jersey on Jan 17, 2017
 
3.5 by digitalflood from New York on Nov 14, 2016
 
4 by mdt88 from Pennsylvania on Sep 01, 2016
 
3.75 by Cuervo_PCB from Florida on Aug 27, 2016
 
3.75 by dag1991 from Ohio on Jul 17, 2016
 
3.12 by Johnct from New York on Jul 12, 2016
 
3.78 by Dreizhen from District of Columbia on Jul 03, 2016
 
4.5 by ta_hagen from Minnesota on Jun 28, 2016
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3.34/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
by Bierliebhaber3 from Massachusetts

It’s a clear reddish brown lager with a significant foamy white head. The smell is of grapefruit, reminiscent of many California IPAs. The flavors are primarily of grapefruit and pine as advertised on the label with some definite bitterness, but less than most IPAs probably. The aftertaste is surprisingly bready and malty, not typical of an IPA. It is more crisp and lighter than a typical IPA, but in this case I don’t think that is a good thing. The flavors seem surprisingly muted and the hop character is nothing compared to what I’m used to with the SoCal IPAs. Not a bad beer for the price to sit and drink on a hot day, but nothing really special about it either. It is definitely inferior to many of the IPAs that I’m used to.

Jun 11, 2016
 
3.44 by Averwo from Iowa on May 28, 2016
 
3.35 by AD17 from New Jersey on Apr 25, 2016
 
3.5 by AGoodStout from Kansas on Apr 21, 2016
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3.55/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
by Slowjamcdub from Kentucky

S A can't make a bad beer! Carb is off the chain on this one so hoppy smooth! Ohh what a beer!! B+

Apr 15, 2016
 
4 by sposter4 from Pennsylvania on Feb 15, 2016
 
3.44 by HoppyBeerisHappyBeer from Indiana on Feb 15, 2016
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4.18/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by creepinjeeper from Missouri

12 ounce bottle from the 2015 Hopology box.
Look - Orangy copper color. White head, eventually settles. Lots of lacing on the glass.
Smell- Faint hints of citrus, pine and wet bread.
Taste- Who got IPA in my lager? Well, who got lager in my IPA? I like it!
Feel - Light and crisp like a lager.
Overall - Mighty fine styling by Sam Adams!

Feb 07, 2016
 
3.94 by DoubleMalt from New York on Jan 30, 2016
 
3.37 by PaleAleSean from New Jersey on Jan 26, 2016
 
3.02 by radius129 from Alabama on Jan 24, 2016
 
3.84 by Peter_M_Morris from California on Jan 21, 2016
 
2.75 by Tsuacad from Texas on Jan 19, 2016
 
3.69 by Zaktcc from Maryland on Jan 15, 2016
 
3.6 by Jack74 from Michigan on Jan 09, 2016
 
3.62 by Khaack from New York on Jan 09, 2016
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3.56/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
by CNoj012 from New York

This beer pours a crystal clear golden amber color with a huge fluffy off white head. Excellent retention and lots of lacing as well. The aroma is pretty weak. Subtle grapefruit, pine, earthiness and bready malt. Taste is similar, but also very yeasty. EDIT: As it warms the yeast comes through in the aroma just as strong as in the taste. Feel is light side of medium. Carbonation is medium too. Overll this beer is alright. Not a huge fan of the IPL style in general, but therr are better ones out there.

Jan 06, 2016
 
3.5 by MasterRigger from North Carolina on Dec 28, 2015
 
3.75 by 2ellas from New Hampshire on Dec 27, 2015
 
3.88 by Alpha309 from California on Dec 25, 2015
 
3.22 by wjoelbrooks from Ohio on Dec 20, 2015
Samuel Adams Double Agent IPL from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
Beer rating: 84 out of 100 with 1572 ratings