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

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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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4/5  rDev +7.2%

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3/5  rDev -19.6%

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

The best I have had to date of these hoppy agers. Floral hops. Thanks Americo for sharing the growler. Herbal, somewhat A nice mouthfeel. lacy and creamy head on a golden body, a dry and hoppy finish. Citrus, good drinkability. A good hoppiness, great for the summer.

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4/5  rDev +7.2%

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3.25/5  rDev -12.9%

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4.17/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Clear golden color with one finger of head that faded to a thin cap. Some spotty lacing is left down the glass.

Hoppy aroma of citrus and pine. It delivers the West Coast hops like its label claims. Also pick up some earthiness and floral elements. Nice hop aromas.

I really enjoy the flavor of this beer. Mostly hop flavor. More pine and earth than citrus. Moderately bitter with just a little bready malt to add some sweetness. Nothing much getting in the way of the hop flavor.

Feels lighter in body than an IPA. Not surprising considering its modest ABV. Very nicely carbonated.

A successful beer to this drinker. I enjoyed this one more than any other Sam Adams beer I have had, and I have had quite a few. Wish more brewers would do hoppy lagers. Not enough of them on the market.

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4/5  rDev +7.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +13.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

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3.81/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Pours from a 12 oz bottle into a pint glass. The color is a light, lemon tea color with a medium sized white head. Some lacing is present and the head retention is quite nice.

Aroma is pretty hoppy. Slight citrus but way more floral aromas. Some mango, pineapple, fresh hop aroma.

Nice taste. To tell the truth, this one tastes a lot like the Noble Pils beer from SA. Nice hop flavor with some bitterness, but not IPA bitterness. More mango and pineapple with some slight orange flavors. Nice bitterness. Solid malt backbone, but not much character on the malt end. Slightly bready. Medium bodied.

A decent beer. Not much different than other SA beers but a nice change of pace from a traditional pale lager.

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4.14/5  rDev +11%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured from the bottle into a pokal glass.

A real nice bronzed body, nearly crystal clear with nice rising pinhead carbonation in the middle, lemon hues at the bottom. Head is frothy white and three fingers with very good retention settling to a nice island and some swiss cheese like bubbles. Really nice looking beer here.

Nose is soft citrus lime and wonderful chewy zesty hop front. Hints of spritzy character, and a wonderful aromatic citrus of lemon lime and hinting tropical notes. Not much else though, but very enjoyable.

Palate hints with a noticeable thick sweetness of malts, but the lime hop bitterness comes in to balance it out. Still borderline syrupy and hinting towards fussel boozy character, but the beer feels bigger than it's five percent abv hints at. Sharp aftertaste on the finish with a hint of crispness as well, with the hop angle rolling along nicely on the palate.

This is a real enjoyable beer, glad I picked this up.

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3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

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look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Drinking this one after a great day at work. Kanye West - Runaway.

Glass: Samuel Adams Perfect Pint #properglassware

Appearance: Really quite a good looking beer. Perfectly clear, ranging from yellow in the thinner parts of the glass to orange in the thickest part. A solid stream of bubbles is coming off the nucleation point on the bottom of the glass. With a relatively mild pour, about a half of a finger of bright white head was produced, quickly dissipating to leave only a small rim around the glass.

Smell: Great smell of citrus with a bit of pine. Definitely more towards piney than fruity. While the scents are great, the intensity of lacking.

Taste: Hmmm, interesting, for sure! Hops dominated the smell and they certainly dominate the initial taste. However, they quickly fall off from citrus to pure earthiness, eventually fading to a more bready malty lager taste. I like the initial sip, and the aftertaste, but the earthiness in the middle is not to my liking.

Mouthfeel: OIL!! This one leaves my tongue coated in hop oil. The kind that makes you want to stick your tongue to the roof of your mouth. Or, maybe that's just me. Medium body and high carbonation. I enjoy this aspect quite a bit.

Overall: A really new and refreshing beer. I'm glad I decided to finally try one of these. The appearance and smell are great (if a bit subdued), and the mouthfeel is perfect. Taste is my biggest complaint, and of course that is an important one. I love the initial taste but there is some definite funky earth stuff going on that I am not a fan of. I would easily drink this one again, but wouldn't necessarily seek it out.

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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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