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RATINGS: 525   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 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
MikeJslc (714) - USA - NOV 13, 2013
Deep gold, clear, off white head. Aroma of piney, citrusy hops with a little caramel. Flavor: citrus-apricot hop flavor with a little vegetal/herbal note, grainy malt.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Hartung32 (207) - Indiana, USA - DEC 4, 2013
It tastes a lot like a nice, vibrant Pale that's been muted a bit(possibly the lagering process). Honestly, I'm not sure I could tell it wasn't a solid straight Pale if it wasn't for the description. Either way, I'll probably revisit this one. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
vanvenlo (1191) - Glen Iris, AUSTRALIA - DEC 15, 2013
Slowbeer bottle (15-Dec-13) Spicy big luscious berry fruit aroma. Red amber colour decent head and sheet lacing. Big spice fruit hop flavour. Big spicy herbal veg fruit finish and herbal floral aftertaste.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
vikingguy (793) - 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

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
erickok (3414) - 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)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
matthewjk (887) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 3, 2014
okay, okay, Iím sort of digging this one. The Double Agent is zest, citrus, pine, and considerably smooth and sweet. Whatever Sam calls this , it is pretty good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
musinj6 (383) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - FEB 10, 2014
This one is different, but good. Pours a clear golden with a 1 finger head and leaves moderate lacing. Aromas of pine, citrus and german hop character along with bold toasted malt. Primarily medium bitter. Meidum bodied with medium carbonation. Medium to long bitter finish. Very well balanced. I really think Sam Adams is overlooked by craft beer lovers sometimes. I really like this.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
berkshirejohn (4381) - Bracknell, Berkshire, ENGLAND - FEB 26, 2014
12oz bottle from Georgioís, Billerica, MA. Amber with a tight cream head; pleasant tropical fruit aroma with a touch of pine; full bodied with pineapple and grapefruit flavours; and a crisp, resinous finish. A great concept, and a good beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
HonkeyBra (3240) - Lemont, Illinois, USA - MAR 30, 2014
12 oz. bottle. Pours an orange amber color with a medium soapy white head. Aroma of lemony and citrus hops, mild pine notes. A bit of an herbal character to it as well. Flavor is medium bitterness, very mild tropical fruit and lemon notes. Sam Adamís house yeast is subdued. Medium bodied, crisp mouthfeel, finishes hoppy. This is pretty solid. Indeed, one of the better beers Iíve had from Sam Adamís.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ryrpat (100) - Illinois, USA - APR 6, 2014
Very nice and crisp beer. Nice hops with a refreshing fruit taste. Will drink again ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

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