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

Samuel Adams Double Agent IPLSamuel Adams Double Agent IPL
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Samuel Adams Double Agent IPLSamuel Adams Double Agent IPL

Brewed by:
Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
Massachusetts, United States

Style: American Pale Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by Ford on 12-28-2012

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Serving Type - Bottle

Appearance - Golden tan/brown with a 1/2 foamy head, and nice lacing.

Smell - Citric hops, pineapple, orange, grapefruit,honey, pine. Some added sugars, pale malts at the finish.

Taste - Palt malts, lager mixed with some piney hops at first sip. Plenty of spices mixed with some yeast adds a nice sweet flavor. The lager aspect adds a bready, earthy note. Has a herbal feel with the spices. No alcohol is present

Mouthfeel - Its medium thickness is surprizing, lots of malts and hops coat the tounge with fruits, and bready notes. Palate gets more hops and malts, with spices and yeasts. Aftertaste is hoppy, malty and a little grainy.

Overall - Pretty good beer. Nice mix of ipa and lager, and it works. Rather flavorful being 5%, and really smooth and drinkable. The balance is nice also, makes this even more enjoyable. Would recommend and drink again.

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look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured from a bottle into a Sam Adams signature glass. The beer is crystal clear, bright gold in color, and sports a nice frothy head with good retention. The nose is bright and hoppy and boasts lots of mouth-watering tropical fruit, primarily lemons, grapefruit, and oranges.

Light body and crisp, clean flavor. Some corn-like sweetness up front that is well-balanced with plenty of bitter, flowery hoppy notes. Nothing too complex, but lots of flavor for the style. Very refreshing.

For an American Pale Lager, this beer is quite something. Lots of flavor, but does not sacrifice any of its thirst-quenching attributes. A really nice beer from Boston Beer Co. Not designed to blow anyone away, but rather a good all-around lazing-around-the-TV-watching-a-ballgame beer.

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look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle from a variety pack poured into a pint glass

A- Golden in color with champaign like carbonation. One finger of head with nice retention.

S- The aroma is hoppy and earthy. A nice deal of hopped bitterness, citrus aroma, and bready malt aromas as well.

T- A good amount of hop taste up front that is well balanced with some malty sweetness. In a lot of ways it reminds me of the boston lager. A little bit of a roasty taste as well.

M- Medium bodied with a good amount of crisp carbonation. Aftertaste is slightly bready.

O- Another delicious brew by Sam Adams. Reminded me a lot of the Boston lager, only a little bit more hoppy and less roasty. I have been a fan of the Boston lager, but I think I like this even more. I will be picking it up again when I get the chance. It is both delicious and well priced.

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Samuel Adams Double Agent IPL from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
Beer rating: 62.2% out of 100 with 1,564 ratings
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