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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

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#24,901
Reviews:
314
Ratings:
1,564
pDev:
11.53%
Bros Score:
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3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

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4/5  rDev +7.2%

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3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

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Photo of puboflyons
4.04/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

From the 12 fl. oz. bottle dated March (2014?). Sampled on August 17, 2013.

It has a slightly murky medium amber-orange pour with a silky, soft off-white head. Evocative carbonation.

Interesting aroma of malts, grains, and tropical fruits. The hops are not as up front as they are on the taste, which I will get to.

Medium body with a slight creaminess.

There is a vague butterscotch note on the taste at first but it is quickly overtaken by the earthy hops and tropical fruitiness. Uniquely enjoyable for a pale lager.

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3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

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3.85/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

poured 12oz bottle into snifter. Best by December 2013.

A - Clear light amber orange with 2 finger white cap. Thick collar remains through out the session and rings of lacing line the glass.

S - Big sweet notes of malt, cracker, bread, honey dominate. Mixed in are some light citrus and pine hops. Grain and straw are also present.

T - Starts off with a sweet malt character, with some cracker, bread, and honey. Grains, yeast and straw transition into a light hoppiness with citrus and pine. Finishes as a dry, lightly hopped lager.

M - Crisp, slick, oily with a lighter body and great carbonation. A bit dry and bitter on the finish.

O - Nice beer from SA given the price. I enjoyed it.

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3.25/5  rDev -12.9%

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3.71/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours a clear darkish amber with a bright white head.

The smell is citrus, yeasty, smell like what you would expect from a lager with extra hops in it.

The taste is citrus, a little sweet, finishing slightly bitter, tastes like what you would expect from an extra hoppy lager.

The mouthfeel is light with medium carbonation.

This was a very tasty beer, one of the best sam adams beers in my opinion.

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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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