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RATINGS: 571   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.55/5   IBU: 43   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
badwhale (408) - Bitterville, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 21, 2013
Bottle to glass mug. Pours a clear yellow with slight amber twinge and white head. Has a great nose of citrus. Tastes pretty hoppy with grapefruit citrus notes. Slightly on the watery size, but very decent.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Pailhead (6144) - Plymouth, Michigan, USA - FEB 21, 2013
Bottle: The aroma consists of moderate pine, light fruit, lager yeast, and grass. It pours a transparent golden-orange with a one finger white head that fades to a soapy film after a minute or so. The flavor starts with lightly fruity with some citrus notes and faint cereal. The finish is light-moderately piny with some spice and light grapefruit. Itís light-medium bodied with mild carbonation and a somewhat soft mouthfeel. Overall, it comes across as a Pale Ale...and a solid sessionable beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
GranvilleTim (1778) - Granville, Illinois, USA - FEB 21, 2013
Light amber pour with a white head. Aroma is a nice and hoppy with some spice. Taste is a nice malt backbone, slight pine hop flavor. Nice balanced beer. Tasty. Nice lacing!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
sailracer (473) - Massachusetts, USA - FEB 21, 2013
Bottle. Pours a golden color with medium head. A bit of hop aroma like a traditional IPA. The hop flavor was fairly mild, but there was medium bitterness that lingered for awhile. Some light malt flavors came through on the initial taste before the bitterness overpowered them.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
joeneugs (4873) - Livermore, California, USA - FEB 20, 2013
12 oz. bottle. It pours a nice crystal clear golden color with a small white head. The aroma on first impression has some dense base pilsner maltiness with a good balance of American citrusy hops. Typical clean, crisp lager yeast esters. Slightly doughy. The flavor is hoppy up front with some grapefruit and light florals followed by some bread and honey sweetness and a crisp lager like finish. A bit full bodied, which isnít necessarily a bad thing. Really drinkable and a pretty good brew. Slightly on the sweet side like most SA brews.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
durhambeer (2500) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - FEB 19, 2013
Bottle. Looks like a pale ale, coppery light orange but with a tick creamy light beige head. Nose is balance of grain/sweetness and sweet grapefruit and orange peel. Resiny, but not overpowering. Bitter and crisp finish. Overall, light and refreshing.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Frozer (238) - Illinois, USA - FEB 19, 2013
Poured into a pint glass from a bottle. Two fingers of off white head which leaves nice lacing. A bouquet of citrusy hops fills the nose. Taste is pleasantly bitter. An excellent easy to drink ipl!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Art (2703) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 19, 2013
Great hoppy aroma but something is amiss in the taste. Not liking the finish. Tasted at the A6P. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ronaldtheriot (1633) - Laplace, Louisiana, USA - FEB 19, 2013
Samuel Adams Double Agent IPL has a very thick, off-white head, a mostly clear, orange-golden appearance, streaming bubbles, and a lot of thick lacing left behind on the glass. The aroma is sharp- strong, citrusy hop oil and some sweet bread. Taste is of sweet bread, strong hop oil, and a bit of citrus juice. It is pleasantly bitter. The mouthfeel is medium, and Samuel Adams Double Agent IPL finishes crisp, refreshing, dry, and drinkable. Another winner from Boston Beer Company, this one scores high marks. RJT

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
alexanderj (3462) - Branson, Missouri, USA - FEB 18, 2013
Bottle; poured a clear orange type color with a medium frofthy white to off white head. Aroma of pine, caramel, and earth; some citrus. Flavor had a more bready presence. Lager like backbone, gives way to a piney/earthy hop taste that finishes rather muted and subdued. If this is a pale lager, obviously a good one.

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