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 -8.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

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4/5  rDev +4.7%

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4/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Clear, copper color with one finger of head that fades with a uniform curtain of lace.

Aroma: A nice blend of pine and citrus hop notes, some green, fresh hops and hints of caramel malt.

Taste: A bit of medium bodied malt up front quickly followed by a big hit of crisp, fresh hop bitterness. It tastes like it was aggressively dry hopped. The bitterness fades nicely to a crisp, slightly astringent lager finish.

The Rest: There were two of these in the mix pack, and I drank the first one the other day and didn't think it was anything special. After sitting down to review the second one, I'm much more impressed. It would be a decent IPA in it's own right, but the unique, lager finish really makes this an interesting beer.

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4/5  rDev +4.7%

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4/5  rDev +4.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

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4/5  rDev +4.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

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4/5  rDev +4.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +17.8%

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4/5  rDev +4.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +11.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

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3.25/5  rDev -14.9%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

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4.28/5  rDev +12%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a 14 oz "pint" glass. Pours a translucent orange with a small white head. Smells of floral hops with hints of pine. Tastes of earthy and piney hops, but with a nice lager taste. A little over carbonated, but light bodied goes down great. Overall, a very good beer.

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3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

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3.76/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured into a pils glass.

4.5 A: Clear medium orange color. Two and a half fingers of pillowy off-white head. Retention is pretty good and a tons of lacing is left.

4.0 S: After having some SA fruit drinks, I'm relieved to smell an actual beer again. Hops run wild in this. Huge floral hoppiness with notes of grapefruit, pine, and herbalness. The lager is clean with a mild neutral maltiness.

3.5 T: The taste is missing big flavors and a central focus, but it's still quite tasty. It's a "mellow" IPL. Mild bitterness, moderate neutral maltiness, clean. Hops are floral foremost with a touch of herbalness and grapefruit. Faint caramel.

3.75 M: Medium body. Good moderate carbonation. Reasonable creamy and super smooth.

3.75 D: Pretty good beer with no faults.

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3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

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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