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RATINGS: 529   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.55   IBU: 43   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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Brewing innovation is about asking "what if?". What if we gave an IPA a new identity and used some of our favorite West Coast hops, with their grapefruit, piney, & tropical fruit character, in a lager? The result is this boldly hoppy & and flavorful brew with the crisp smoothness of a lager. Cheers!

MALT VARIETIES Samuel Adams two-row pale malt blend and Munich malt
HOP VARIETIES Zeus, Simcoe, Citra, Ahtanum, Cascade, Centennial, and Nelson Sauvin hops


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TaktikMTL (5641) - Montréal-Nord, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 2, 2013
2 bouteilles de 12 oz partagées lors d’une dégustation Ratebeer Montréal. Arôme: Odeur d’agrume avec une pointe d’épice. Apparence: La couleur est dorée. Présence d’un mince col mousseux et d’une fine dentelle sur le verre. Saveur: Goût d’agrume avec une pointe de pin et de caramel. Durée moyenne de l’arrière goût. Palette: Le corps est moyen avec une texture légèrement huileuse. Moyenne effervescence en bouche. Arrière goût légèrement houblonné. (Rating #4952)

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
njager246 (342) - grand rapids, Michigan, USA - JUL 30, 2013
In a bottle... great citrus aroma!!!! Similar taste very smooth... really good beer!!!!

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
TheBear11D (215) - Michigan, USA - JUL 28, 2013
The Double Agent IPL pours a mostly cloudy orangish yellow with a thick off-white head that lasts forever leaving excellent lacing. The aroma is citrus, lemon, orange and pine. The flavor is lemon, pine and orange. Overall this is a very interesting brew as it is a mix of an IPA and a lager. I hope to see more of this brew. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
OKplus (787) - Oklahoma, USA - JUL 26, 2013
12oz bottle served in a Sam Adams perfect pint Best by July 2013 A - Pours a clear shiny copper/brass color with 1 fingers of off-white head. S - Big juicy citrus aroma fills the glass, some spicy onion, bready T - Matches the nose with juicy citrus hops, tangerine, orange, and ruby grapefruit. Dried strawberries, pineapple, in a lager? Grassy/pine hops mix in creating some stickiness. Caramel malts add a very balanced sweetness and round out the hops. Firm bitterness with a long dry finish. M - Medium body, solid carbonation smooth feel, dry and clean on the finish. This is a double agent! This lager is bursting with fruit flavor. This could easily pass as an ale. Tons of flavor packed into a sessionable 5.00 ABV. This is one of the most impressive beers I’ve had this year. Hats off to Jim Koch for this awesome beer. Serving type: bottle 02-18-2013

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
OldGrowth (2610) - North Carolina, USA - JUL 24, 2013
Pint at Tyler’s Apex. Good aroma, sweet. Orange, toasted malt. Clean brownish orange color. Good head that faded quick. Spotty lace. Bittersweet flavor. lighter body, smooth thin mouthfeel, bitter finish. Good, easy drinking. Surprised to see it scored so highly scored though.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
floydslip (160) - Washington DC, USA - JUL 23, 2013
Somewhat murky deep copper-colored beer with a thick foamy white head. Nose is dominated by citrus hops with a little bit of pine resin. Taste explodes with grapefruit pith and peach, which then settles into a crisp grassy bitterness that lingers. The fruit flavors are really delicious and surprising. Distinctive beer that is worth trying.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Braden99 (25) - Camarillo, California, USA - JUL 21, 2013
An IPA Lager hybrid - SAM’s new IPL to me is a smoothed out IPA that tastes similar to their Latitude 48 IPA but with more lager characteristics (crispness, fruit flavors). A nice change of pace, or something to pick up when you don’t know what you want.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
reberiii (308) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 18, 2013
Citrus fruit nose, clear amber pour from bottle. 4 finger head that stays. Piney hop bite, bitter middle, lager yeast finish.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
BMan1113VR (7832) - Los Angeles, California, USA - JUL 18, 2013
Bottle with a best before of October 2013. Pours with a crystal clear golden orange hue with a medium sized, tight, bone hued head with some very solid lace. Aromas are of pine, light tropical fruit, mango, grapefruit and citrus. Light resiny cohumulone, medium strong malt background that is mostly toasty and biscuity, a touch of apple as well. Flavors are bready, toasty, biscuity. Mild bitterness, some fruity notes. I wish there was just a bit more hop flavor and a bit more grassy dry hop character. Bitter balance is spot on though. Dry. Neutral balance. Livelier carbonation. Quite a decent beer overall, but could be a bit more hoppy.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ron (2452) - Rochester, New York, USA - JUL 18, 2013
Bottle. Nice clear amber color with a fruity off-white head. Nice aroma of citric and floral hops with piney notes and some caramelly malt. Flavor has sweetish caramelly malt, citric and piney hops and a moderately bitter finish. Medium-bodied. I had after cutting the lawn, but I could drink this anytime.


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