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

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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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3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

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4.06/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: It pours a crystal clear deep golden color and is topped with ¾” of white head that tends to linger.
Smell: There is nothing but hops in the aroma of this beer; pine, citrus, and grass aromas erupt from the pint.
Taste: This is a pretty balanced IPL is has some hop flavor but it blends nicely with the clean and crispness of the lager style to make a rather enjoyable new style.
Mouthfeel: Clean, crisp, and light bodied

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3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

Photo of SerialTicker
3.91/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Best by August 2013 ... poured into a Samuel Adams "Perfect Pint" glass.

Appearance: Looks like a beer-beer... a lot like Samuel Adams Boston Lager. A nice, crystal clear amber color. Three fingers or so of a nice, creamy-ish white head. Lacing's awesome on this one. Good looking.

Smell: For some reason, a lot of metallic aromas... though this could be because I rinsed my glass out just before using. Behind that is plenty of hops. Grapefruit, and a non-descript tropical note. As the label says, a lot of West coast aromas in this one. Well done.

Taste/feel: It's a Boston Lager in IPA form, I think... and it's fantastic. It's a lot like an IPA on the front, but the finish is sweet, with that classic biscuit/cracker aftertaste that I get from Boston Ale/Lager, and now this. The mouthfeel is of about medium carbonation with a slight creamy feel. Truly one of the, if not THEE, best Samuel Adams beers that I've had. I hope this is a year round offering that's available in six-packs. $8.49 for a six pack? Sign me up.

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4.5/5  rDev +20.6%

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4/5  rDev +7.2%

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3.88/5  rDev +4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

12oz bottle served in a standard pint glass.

L - clear copper color with a fluffy white head that thinned down some and left lots of thick lacing.

S - citrus and floral aromas.

T - mostly floral hop flavor upfront with plenty of malt to balance things out, dry and mildly bitter on the finish.

F - medium bodied, it's crisp, clean and easy to drink.

O - a fine beer that I would drink again.

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4/5  rDev +7.2%

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3.87/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

A very interesting beer - I can't say that I hate it. I actually kind of like it, but I can't imagine drinking more than one or two. Paired it with homemade porkchops that had marinated in a ginger/apple marinade. Pairing was Ok - apple cider vinegar brought out a lot of the sharpness in the hops. I would recommend something smokier or even a steak with creamy mushroom sauce.

A - clear, nice light amber lager color - nice little bubbles float up from the bottom
S - high and hot on the tropical fruit
T - pretty hoppy with a weirdly pleasant lager bitter smooth aftertaste. Well carbonated
M - clean and smooth

O - Still can't decide if I really like it, but I think it is well done. I'd like to see another "IPL" to compare it with.

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4/5  rDev +7.2%

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3.82/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a clear, copper color. 5/4 inch head of an off-white color. Great retention and great lacing. Smells of floral hops, citrus, sweet malt, hop oils, hint of pine, and a hint of pale malt. Fits the style of an American Pale Lager. Mouth feel is sharp and clean, with an average carbonation level. Tastes of sweet malt, hops, citrus, slight pale malt, and slight pine. Overall, good appearance, decent blend, aroma, and body. Overall,

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3.8/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Appearance: Copper with carbonation that is sparse in density but comes in spurts of thick bubbles when it appears. Good foam and lacing.

Smell: Earthy, clay-like hops that have a strong pine tinge.

Taste/Mouthfeel: Strong pine like an IPA. Extremely clean like a lager. A bit too thin.

Overall Drinkability: Can't wait for this to hit the taps.

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Samuel Adams Double Agent IPL from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
Beer rating: 3.73 out of 5 with 1,566 ratings