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

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3.73/5
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1,564 Ratings
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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

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Added by Ford on 12-28-2012

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#24,035
Reviews:
314
Ratings:
1,564
pDev:
11.53%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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57
Gots:
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Ratings: 1,564 |  Reviews: 314
Photo of Jack74
3.6/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Khaack
3.62/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of CNoj012
3.56/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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.

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Photo of MasterRigger
3.5/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of 2ellas
3.75/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Alpha309
3.88/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of wjoelbrooks
3.22/5  rDev -13.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of BigDaddyWarbuxx
3.73/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A decidedly weak flavor that should be pushing the hops. Maybe it's just the difference between ales and lagers, for whatever that's worth, but this is substantially less impressive than some of Samuel Adams' other IPA derivatives.

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Photo of Jho3325
3.5/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of sethmcconkey
3.65/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of JDizzle
3.85/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of rodbeermunch
4/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Copper color, real nice clarity on this beer, full inch of white head. Aroma was plenty hoppy, especially for a Sam Adams beer, the yeast comes through too. Impressed.

Taste hits with bitterness, yeast, pine and grapefruit like citrus. Light mouthfeel, biscuity, high carbonation. Grassy. Earthy. This is far more my cup of tea than Boston Lager (a decent beer).

Good stuff.

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Photo of Urk1127
4.03/5  rDev +8%
look: 5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Orangish yellow I'm color. White head
Smell is of dirt. Pine. Pineapple.
The taste is dirty earthy pine orange pineapple. Feel is light. High carbonation.

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Photo of RockRuler
3.92/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pulled from a "Hopology Collection" 12 pack sampler. Good flavor and taste. Nice hop flavor. Nicely balanced. A good drinking beer. Pleasantly surprised and would drink again. Cheers!

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Photo of JackieTH
3.41/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Nice looking beer. Golden-amber with a quarter inch cap of rather persistent foam that laces. Smell is grapefruit pith, earthy, faint pine, malty-bread. Taste has a quick wash of grapefruit essence, somewhat oily, hop bitterness is quick across the tongue then fades to a definite caramel sweetness. Faintly metallic aftertaste, medium light body is a little bit loose/light. Overall this one seems mass produced and over-wrought. Purchased as a part of a 24 pack sampler containing six varities. Double Agent is drinkable but I wouldn't buy it again.

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Photo of hermit990
3.75/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

Poured from a 12 ounce bottle into a Shaker pint glass, "best by" date March 2016.

APPEARANCE: pours a clear copper color with less than one-finger, off-white head that quickly dissipated until a thin, broken layer of small bubbles remained, there is a small amount of lacing on the glass, medium carbonation.

SMELL: caramel, flowers, grapefruit citrus, pine resin and bread.

TASTE: the taste follows the nose, grapefruit citrus is most prominent then pine resin and bread.

PALATE: medium carbonation and body.

OVERALL: I enjoy the IPL style, it's getting to be more common, it's less hoppy than a traditional IPA but more hoppy than a pale ale, the 5% ABV is appreciated as you can drink more than one in a sitting, I would recommend to anyone who enjoys the style and would have this again.

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Photo of ricknelson
3.75/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of HiWire
3.75/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours a golden brown. 2 finger head with moderate retention. Smells earthy and mildy hoppy. Tastes of tea leaf and hops with a malty quality. Clean mouthfeel throughout sips. Easy to drink down. Mild.

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Photo of firkingroovin
4/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BEER88
3.78/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of hozersr
3.69/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of PJCarnell
3.64/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Futbolmanby
3.91/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of DucksFan16
3.91/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Samuel Adams Double Agent IPL from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
Beer rating: 3.73 out of 5 with 1,564 ratings
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