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 itsscience
4.25/5  rDev +11.3%

Photo of DerAtomsmasher
3.79/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A: Pours a light orange with a decent head; nice-looking lacing on the glass.

S: Negligible pale malt aromas - this one's all about herbal hops - and even then, not enough to sting your nostrils.

T: I'm really impressed by this one; what seemed like sort of a Sam gimmick - some work, some really don't - has actually turned out to produce an almost gold standard of a sessionable lager. Crisp, refreshing...reminds me of a more sessionable Prima Pils, without an adherence to a Bohemian style.

M: Balanced.

Pleasantly surprised.

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Photo of bump8628
4/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of kinmundy77
3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

Photo of Johnroby
3/5  rDev -21.5%

Photo of Hydes
3.25/5  rDev -14.9%

Photo of DemoniChris
3.69/5  rDev -3.4%

Photo of arnold931
4.25/5  rDev +11.3%

Photo of Kahlerbock
3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

Photo of Bouder32
3/5  rDev -21.5%

Photo of LightnerLiquorKS
4/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of ButtomsUp
3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

Photo of mattcrill
3.84/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Aroma: Big sticky, hoppy, and pithy citrus and pine notes up front. Orange rind dominates as the beer warms. Clean fermentation character. No alcohol heat.

Appearance: Bright amber pour with yellow edging. Pillowy off-white head that retains well. Appears still in the glass.

Flavor: Light lemon zest and orange rind up front. A touch of caramel sweetness followed by more citrus hop flavors. Kind of reminds me of orange juice. Balance is to the bitterness. Finish is very clean and dry.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with medium carbonation. Slightly oily and creamy. No alcohol heat.

Overall impression: A good beer with an identity crisis. Smells like an IPA, tastes like a pale ale, and claims to be a lager. I don't care what it is but it's a finely crafted beer and I'll gladly have another.

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Photo of jhhollier
4/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of skyman1972
3.95/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a bottle into a pint glass. The smell was fantastic with a strong earthy scent. Every time I brought the glass up to taste I enjoyed the smell. Not much head but decent lacing. Nice gold color. Drinks easy with a lingering hoppyess. I can’t pick out flavors yet, but it’s good!

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2.5/5  rDev -34.6%

Photo of Kruja5
3.25/5  rDev -14.9%

Photo of ziggyzoggy
4.25/5  rDev +11.3%

Photo of ColForbinBC
3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

Photo of sudsy2drunk
4.5/5  rDev +17.8%

Photo of reitzbrewing
3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

Photo of khargro2
3.25/5  rDev -14.9%

Photo of mayerale
3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

Photo of ejohnson654
4/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of Brianedonovan
4.25/5  rDev +11.3%

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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