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

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BEER INFO

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

Style: American Pale Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by Ford on 12-28-2012

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Ratings:
1,563
Reviews:
312
Avg:
3.82
pDev:
11.52%
 
 
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57
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185
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Photo of DrDemento456
3.62/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

A - Pours a very clear bright orange brown with a full inch of sticky white head.
S - Smells of mild lager yeast, piney bittering hops, and some sweeter malts.
T - Hops are piney but it a way somewhat skunky with a lager like flavor of cooked green beans. Hops are on par with an IPA giving you just enough bite to enjoy it without clinging to the palate in the finish. Not sure if I enjoy it though.
M - Light and crisp. Goes pretty good with my burger.
Overall the concept is strange enough to get me to pick up a single but I am not sure I would session it. It does become balanced halfway through the glass but I guess I am not crazy about lagers in general.

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Photo of Immortale25
3.94/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured into a Dogfish Spiegelau glass. Notch on label indicates to enjoy by Aug 2013.

A- Pours a light amber color with a 3/4 inch off-white head that retains solidly before becoming an 1/8 inch head, Broken, cloudy lacing adheres to the glass.

S- Sharp, vegetal hop aroma is very pleasant and almost pungent. Smells of broccoli, celery and grassy herbs. Very unique and awesome.

T- The flavor follows through with light to moderate hop bitterness and more vegetal notes. The malt is bit weak and makes for a "give" in flavor but at least the hop profile is good.

M- Thin but crisp enough to not feel watery. Medium carbonation and a mostly light body. Ever-so-slightly oily as well.

O- Quite impressive to see hops being used in such a plentiful and effective manner by a brewery who usually keeps them toned down. A Sam Adams beer I would not mind having a few of.

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3.78/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Best before 6/2013.

Pours a slightly hazy orange with a foamy orange-tan head that settles to a partial film on top of the beer. Thin streaks of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt, grapefruit juice, citrus fruit, and citrus zest. Taste is much the same with malty and citrus zest flavors on the finish. There is a medium amount of hop bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a good level of carbonation with a crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer with some nice hoppy aromas and flavors.

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle poured into a SA pint glass
enjoy by AUG 2013

A- Pours crystal clear copper orange with a one finger white head.

S- A crispy malt backbone and a sharp and clean hoppiness. A floral and very tropical aroma. Lager yeast is notable.

T- A sharp bitterness up front. A sweet malt and classic lager yeast strain are very apparent at first. A very floral and fresh hop bitterness. A slightly resinous and sticky hop feel. A tropical pineapple and orange in this beer. Some lemon and grass as well. A perfect 50/50 of a pale lager and an IPA.

M- A lighter beer. Extremely drinkable and very flavorful for the ABV. Bitter and sweet.

O- This is a nice beer. Considering the price, availability, drinkability and uniqueness. I tip my hat to SA.

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3.78/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Clear amber with a thin, rolling head. Hearty retention leaves thick sheets all down my glass. My last SADAIPL didn't look this good. This must be the alpha of the 6 pack.

Soft, piney citrus with toasted malt underneath. SA says DAIPL boasts 7 hops varieties - that's about 6 IBUs per hop variety! Glad they left some for the late additions.

Tastes like it smells but with a black peper, bready aftertaste. Pleasant hop character but I'd like a bit more because as with most SA hoppy beers, the hops you start with aren't the hops you finish with.

I like their IPL better than their IPA.

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Samuel Adams Double Agent IPL from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
3.82 out of 5 based on 1,563 ratings.
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