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

Samuel Adams Double Agent IPLSamuel Adams Double Agent IPL
BA SCORE
62.2%
Liked This Beer
3.73 w/ 1,564 ratings
Samuel Adams Double Agent IPLSamuel Adams Double Agent IPL
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:
No notes at this time.

Added by Ford on 12-28-2012

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#23,510
Reviews:
314
Ratings:
1,564
Liked:
973
Avg:
3.73/5
pDev:
11.53%
Alströms:
0
 
 
Wants:
57
Gots:
190
Trade:
0
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 1,564 |  Reviews: 314
Photo of Stevie_Janowski
4.25/5  rDev +13.9%

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3.25/5  rDev -12.9%

Photo of hosehead83
3.66/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12oz. bottle into a standard pint glass
Chill-hazed golden color, nice, bone-white head of foam.
Aroma-Faint citrus note, distant "catty" hop note
Taste-Faint, piney hops, mellow citrus zest, light-bodied but pretty flavorfull for a lager. Would make a nice"crossover" craft brew for the newby craft beer drinker.

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Photo of rbmjr1
4.25/5  rDev +13.9%

Photo of rondufresne
4/5  rDev +7.2%

Photo of mdillon86
4/5  rDev +7.2%

Photo of clfrost
2/5  rDev -46.4%

Photo of brewcrew76
3.53/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A - Clear golden copper with a few finger head and small wisps of lace.

S - Clean and crisp aroma. Light sweet malt with even lighter citrus. Herbal and flowery notes.

T - Slightly sweet and bready. Light fruity, grassy hops. Clean and crisp.

M - Medium body and well carbonated.

D - Fairly easy to drink. Wish there was a bigger hop presence.

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Photo of Cluker
3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

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4/5  rDev +7.2%

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4/5  rDev +7.2%

Photo of jkrich
3.81/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a freshness dated bottle: clear, bright with a deep golden hue and a foamy white-head. Intricate lacing added to the attractive appearance.
Very pronounced American hop aromas of bittersweet, tropical fruit and pine were evident upon opening the bottle. This impressive aroma was sustained after pouring in the glass.
I suspect if more lagers tasted like this, the lager would become more popular among ale drinkers. The refreshing smoothness of a lager with a hop profile found most often in an American pale ale. The flavor begins with a very nice, faintly bitter fruity profile with a lingering piney flavor in the aftertaste. The malt is minimal as this is meant to be refreshing and thirst quenching.
Fairly light bodied with strong lager-like carbonation and a slick, smooth mouthfeel that is typical of a lager.
The brewery can call it an "India Pale Lager" if they must; to me, this is simply a flavorful, sessionable and refreshing lager that I will enjoy often during the warm months ahead.

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Photo of rderedin
3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

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2.25/5  rDev -39.7%

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4/5  rDev +7.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

Photo of RonfromJersey
3.61/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Copper body alive with carbonation streams. First shows excellent clarity, then developes chill haze. Two fingers of tight white foam.

Mild aroma of grapefruit and other citrus.

Light and sweet malt beginning. Citrus fruit. Bitter nip. Clean finish.

Light mouthfeel.

A nice lager with a dash of extra hops that drinks lighter than Boston Lager. Boston Beer should brew this through summer.

Not an equal to the Imperial Pilsner of a few years past.

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Photo of LXIXME
3.53/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Big off white head slowly settles into a nice lacing above a clear bronze copper colored beer.

Big hoppy aroma with some soapiness mixed in with the citrus and pine hops aspects.

Citrus hops seem to outweigh some pine aspects and the light soapy maybe yeast like qualities of this IPL.

A light soapy quality to the light dryish aftertaste of this medium bodied beer.

I liked the hops qualities of this beer but the light soapy, for lack of a better way to describe it, aspects of this beer were a turn off for me.

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Photo of BrownAleMale
3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

Photo of cjgator3
4.47/5  rDev +19.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75

12oz bottle

A- Pours a golden orangish color with a nice off-white head with great retention and lacing.

S- The aroma is malt with fresh citrusy hops. Very nice!

T- The taste like the aroma starts out with a nice malty backbone making way for the hops in the finish. The hops used in this beer provide the perfect balance of bitterness and flavor.

M- The mouthfeel is between light and medium bodied with a good amount of carbonation.

O- Overall, I really enjoyed this one. I purchased this as part of a mixed pack with other Sam Adams beers but this one really stands out as something I would puchase again in the future on its own.

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Photo of JesseMurdock
3.57/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

This sounded like an interesting concept, a heavily hopped lager. I just don't think it worked. The hops seemed odd with the level of carbonation and crispness of this lager. Gave the beer a nice aroma of citrus and flowers but seemed to clash with the taste. Stick to Boston Lager if you want a refreshing lager or just pick up an IPA if you are in the mood for hops.

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Photo of superspak
3.88/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 ounce bottle into lager glass, best before August 2013. Pours fairly crystal clear golden amber color with a 1 finger dense white head with great retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lingers. Spotty soapy lacing clings down the glass, with a moderate amount of streaming carbonation. Aromas of grapefruit, lemon zest, orange zest, tangerine, pineapple, floral, light pine, light bread, and floral earthiness. Nice and pleasant aromas with good balance and complexity of hop notes; a bit weak on strength. Taste of grapefruit, lemon zest, orange zest, orange rind, tangerine, pineapple, floral, light pine, light bread, and floral earthiness. Fair amount of floral citrus bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of citrus, citrus zest, pineapple, floral, light pine, and floral earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Very nice balance and complexity of hop flavors; with a moderate malt backbone and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a smooth and fairly sticky mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with hardly any warming noticed after the finish. Overall this is a very nice hoppy lager. Great balance and complexity of hop flavors; and very smooth to drink. A very enjoyable offering.

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Samuel Adams Double Agent IPL from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
Beer rating: 62.2% out of 100 with 1,564 ratings
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