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RATINGS: 542   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


4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
pottygok (472) - Ohio, USA - MAR 10, 2014
Aroma: Citrus and spruce hop aromas with hints of resin. Appearance: Sparkling gold with white head Taste: Heavy bitterness with light sweetness at the edges and in the finish. Palate: Full body, light texture, average carbonation, long finish Overall: A nice, crisp clean beer, but lots of flavor. Well done.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
EamonTheGreat (144) - USA - MAR 22, 2014
Pours golden almost amber with a great hop aroma. Almost similar to an IPA's hop aroma. Citrusy taste gives way to well balanced malt character. A very smooth light beer for the apparent hop flavor. My first IPL, and one of the best lagers I've ever had. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
wlajwl (3896) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - JAN 15, 2013
UPDATED: AUG 19, 2013 Aroma is clean/piney hops and malts. The flavor is grapefruit, citrus, a hint of tropical fruit, a malty background and a dry and bitter finish. Kind of reminiscent of New Belgium Shift, pretty good.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ronaldtheriot (1257) - 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

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
finn1918 (194) - Georgia, USA - MAR 9, 2013
Bottle from the spring variety pack. Pours a clear light amber/deep gold with a 1-finger fluffy white head that leaves very little lacing. Aroma is typical for an IPA: big pine punch with a hint of flowers and citrus. Taste follows suit, but is a little bit more mellow than an actual ale. Light mouthfeel and clean finish typical of a lager. This is a darn good beer, although I don’t think it’s quite as "groundbreaking" as Sam Adams hoped it would be. Very similar to Sierra Nevada Torpedo overall, but light enough to session easily.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Ericular (621) - Minnesota, USA - APR 15, 2013
Pours a clear gold with lasting head and nice spotty lacing. Aroma is piney, citrusy, spicy hops with some caramel and bready malts. Flavor is sweet on the tongue, immediately into a moderate amount of bitter pine resin and some grapefruit. A few seconds later, the hops make room for some caramel malt, but the hops make sure to stick around. Later, classic Sam Adams bready aftertaste and faint lingering hop resin. All of this with the clean finish of a lager. This is super drinkable. It’s like a hoppy version of their original lager, but without enough balance to go down very easy. Very impressive!

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
mikedevilsfan (141) - Tennessee, USA - MAY 11, 2013
great lacing, wonderful orange color. Smell of pine and grapefruit and a touch of malt. Grapefruit/floral taste very balanced with some pine on back end.Maybe the best lager on the planet!

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
foosnbrews (145) - Parker, Colorado, USA - JUL 16, 2013
Beer poors a deeper copper with a nice whit head with big bubbles. Color is deeper than most lagers. Aroma is interesting with floral, grapefruit hop aromas and light alcohol in background. Clean lager malt aroma. Flavor is very unique. Sam Adams has done a great job of melding a clean pilsner character with American IPA hops aroma, flavor and bitterness. Medium malt body with hints of carmel. Hops prevail in flavor with grapefruit, piney, citrus notes. Body is medium, with a finish that seems dry at first, but has more presence than first detected. Carbonation is lively and adds to this character. Finish leaves a nice citrus in the mouth. Overall very good beer, drinkable and very complex. Well done!

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
warhawk91 (302) - Newington, Connecticut, USA - JUL 17, 2013
12 oz. bottle. Pours a golden light amber, white fluffy head with good lacing. Smell is sweet pine, citrus and hops with a bready earthy tone as well. Taste is really smooth, creamy texture, nice hop notes but not too aggressive. Carbonation is perfect for this style. Really like this one, Good summertime alternative to an IPA with its smooth drinkability.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
TheBear11D (247) - 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


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