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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Photo of Grodd87
3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

Photo of suckaj
2.5/5  rDev -34.6%

Photo of Mebuzzard
3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

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4/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of patre_tim
4.04/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

A: Copper orange filtered with a light haze, almost no carbonation and 4 fingers of orange cream head.

S: Citrus orange, orange candy, La Quinta Hotel’s shampoo and soap bars (seriously!) Light pine.

T: Candied orange, light citrus, dry and crisp character with a malt yeast dough bomb near the end, followed by a crisp bitterness.

M: Medium body, little fine bubbled carbonation, dry crisp finish.

O: Excellent brew, and a great presentation on an emerging style. Bought in Pensacola, FL, drank in Montgomery Alabama July 31st, 2014.

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Photo of Giggy
3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

Photo of JeepinGreg
4.25/5  rDev +11.3%

Photo of Lucasrjoel
3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

Photo of joe12pk
3.52/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12 oz bottle poured into a lager glass.

A - Light amber. Fluffy white head stays with excellent retention. Nice lacing.

S - Pine and sweet citrus.

T - Strong hop profile starts with pine and finishes with sweet citrus and malts. Bitter aftertaste mellows if one lets the beer sit several minutes.

M - Medium creamy

O - I've tried this 3 times before and it was always skunky and obnoxiously bitter. A very good lager, but be careful with the expiration date and where you buy it. Cheers!

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Photo of atlbravsrno1
3/5  rDev -21.5%

Photo of IreRican
3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

Photo of RRC03
3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

Photo of SaltofOH
3.55/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

There is not really an appropriate category under the BJCP for this, so I just rated it in terms of my enjoyment.

Appearance: Light, pale copper; clear. 2 fingers of light tan head, rocky. Ample, continuous carbonation with decent 1/8" retention. Outstanding lacing.

Aroma: Light, tart citrus. Smells like an APA. Really is a pleasant, hoppy, clean aroma.

Taste: Light, dry, clean arrival. Dry & salty across mid-palate. Solid, but not overpowering bitterness. Super-clean finish.

Mouthfeel: Light-to-mid weight. Crisp, clean, astringent.

Overall: This starts out like an APA, then when you expect that malt backbone to come in at the end, it just drops off. Despite that, it doesn't feel out of balance the way many west-coast IPA's do. Instead, it just feels sort of empty. Beautiful to look at & smell, and would certainly be a go-to for a hoppy session beer; but if drinking just one, it leaves a lot wanting.

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4.25/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

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3/5  rDev -21.5%

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3.25/5  rDev -14.9%

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3/5  rDev -21.5%

Photo of Keepnitrl
2.75/5  rDev -28%

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3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

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4/5  rDev +4.7%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +17.8%

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3/5  rDev -21.5%

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