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RATINGS: 564   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

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
joejames (305) - Jacobus, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 28, 2014
Pours light amber. One+ finger head with nice lacing. Aroma of tangerine and grapefruit. Medium light body. Tastes of grapefruit, honey and herbs. Finishes citrusy clean with a nice clean bitter. I like it, a lager you can chew on!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
pottygok (523) - 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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
EamonTheGreat (157) - 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

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
mikedevilsfan (224) - Portland, Oregon, 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!

   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!

   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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
TheBear11D (361) - 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

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
arnold931 (767) - Iowa, USA - JUL 16, 2014
Draft. A nice hoppy lager. Nose is nice sweet yeast and hops. Good sweetness and bitterness is the flavor. Interesting.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
ElGaucho (2285) - Minnetonka, Minnesota, USA - OCT 12, 2014
Bottle as part of hopped up IPA 6 pack. Have had this before and don’t really recall it. Wonderful sweet fruity hop aroma, hazy dark gold body with a dreamy tiny bubble white head. Starts out a little on the ordinary side with hints of wet cardboard. But settles in as a really nice go to quality IPA. Not extraordinary but really solid.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Obfuscate (240) - Minneapolis, - DEC 21, 2014
UPDATED: DEC 30, 2014 A perfect session beer. Easy to drink and crisp like a lager with plenty of tropical and citrus from the hops to give it plenty of taste. Light bitterness, an easy dryness to balance it out. Samuel Adams know their lagers.

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