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RATINGS: 535   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


4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
kidmartinek (3639) - austin, Texas, USA - JAN 2, 2014
This comes off as an IPA and is quite good despite the use of a lagering yeast. Its bright copper, relatively clear and has a small frothy head thatís a bit of a dirty white color. The aroma settles to a bland bitterness. The palate is full and cool and the the whole thing is pretty true to the style of a traditional India Pale in the sense it doesnít suffocate the maltiness, yet maintains a nice bitter flavor. This could be a goto in the summer.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
erickok (3499) - Tours (and Paris), FRANCE - JAN 2, 2014
Amber mostly clear body, stable frothy lace. Clean hop profile, grapefruit. Fairly string bitterness actually, clean yeast, drinks quite well. More powerful taste than expected. (33cl bottle at JFK Airport bar)

4.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
jbuskirk (433) - Holdrege, Nebraska, USA - JAN 1, 2014
A brave blending of styles that blurs the lines between lager and IPA. Itís damn tasty, too. Double Agent has the malt character and alcohol content of a lager with the hoppy, fruity flavor of an IPA. This is a great idea with even better execution. This beer makes me wish that India Pale Lagers were more common. Iíve gotten to enjoy a couple of these and hope to have even more in the near future.

1.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 4/20
HuskerTan (486) - Holdrege, Nebraska, USA - DEC 28, 2013
UPDATED: DEC 30, 2013 Bottle. A- Spices, herbs, grains. A- Copper color, clear liquid, white head. T- Heavy bitterness, medium malts, subtle fruit tones. P- Medium body, average texture, average carbonation, long bitter finish. O- I was hoping this might be a change from an IPA but it seemed that to me there wasnít much of a difference which was a disappointment for me.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
fiercepanda (530) - Missouri, USA - DEC 27, 2013
A clear amber beer with a small white head. The aroma is nutty malt and light citrusy hops. The flavor is likewise balanced, making for an interesting and easy to drink brew.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Shanebrews (173) - Texas, USA - DEC 26, 2013
This was an interesting brew. The malt base and aroma are pretty ordinary for the style, an amber beer. The hops are citrusy but in balance. What makes this beer is the lager yeast, which adds a certain dryness not usual in IPA.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
argo0 (11452) - Washington DC, USA - DEC 24, 2013
12oz bottle. Small off-white head atop clear amber body, nice lacing. Aroma is moderately sweet, citrus, light tropical fruit. Taste is moderately sweet, orange/grapefruit, light lime. Light-medium body.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
fuelvolts (2) - Texas, USA - DEC 21, 2013 does not count
UPDATED: DEC 22, 2013 Fantastic for an imperial lager. Above Average for an IPA. Really like this style, and Boston Beer did a great job. Needs about 1% ABV more.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
vikingguy (801) - Chaska, Minnesota, USA - DEC 20, 2013
Honey gold color. Floral aroma. Flavor has floral and grapefruit notes. Definitely lacks the depth of an ale but pleasant flavor and highly drinkable. I like it. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Itzjerm (1225) - Taft, Tennessee, USA - DEC 18, 2013
For a low ABV ipa impressive. For a lager very impressive. Actually probably one of the best Sam Adams beers Iíve had. Very nice balance nice mouthfeel good flavor. The ABV is what makes this impressive. And the price... maybe finally my session beer of choice... and Sam Adams won?


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