PanMarek (452) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 24, 2017 Braden99 (29) - Camarillo, California, USA - JUL 21, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
An IPA Lager hybrid - SAM’s new IPL to me is a smoothed out IPA that tastes similar to their Latitude 48 IPA but with more lager characteristics (crispness, fruit flavors). A nice change of pace, or something to pick up when you don’t know what you want.
Dark golden pour with thick white foam. The lager malt is present in the nose and the taste, but I found the hops to overbalance. The idea is good and it gives the lager more depth that it might ordinarily have, but it’s an IPA in the end. JPDIPSO (6223) - Wauwatosa, USA - APR 3, 2017
Dark golden to amber color with a moderate taupe colored head and decent lace. Aromas of sweet malt, orange zest, some tomato paste, and bread. Fairly crisp. Pale malt, light caramel, mild pepper, orange zest, grapefruit and resin. Good, but a few sharp edges. 2/13
oldrtybastrd (5002) - Fort Walton Beach, Florida, USA - APR 24, 2016
Pours a nice golden yellow. Aromas of malts, hops. Crisp hop bitterness and dry finish. IslandHaole (1268) - Misawa, JAPAN - APR 11, 2016
Clear medium Amber color, tan head. Aromatic hops, Left Coast hopping with some fruit cocktail notes. Nice hoppy flavor too, resinous pine tar, bread dough, hints of orange blossom honey, good bitter follow. Quite quaffable! hoptimusPrimed (155) - SPAIN - MAR 21, 2016
Pours a nice golden colour with a little head. Nothing special but is drinkable. Carbonation ok
GarrettB (1600) - San Diego, California, USA - MAR 7, 2016
April 22nd, 2014 - From the Hopology Collection comes the Samuel Adams Double Agent IPL, a smooth and mostly clear beer with a velvety creamy head, like a very well lathered shaving soap. The aroma is clean and crisp like a lager, but with a touch more sweetness than I’d normally expect, like grapefruit, with a touch of corn and lime juice, too. The flavor is much, much sweeter, with an intense carbonation, and a flash of hops and lime in the aftertaste. It is indeed a hoppy tasting lager, with a slight tropical lime-beer edge which I find a little off putting. But this would definitely serve as a porch chair drinker, with a smoothness to settle on hot summer days, but enough hops to engage. Aggiebob (1134) - Huntsville, Alabama, USA - FEB 11, 2016
Bottle. Copper in color with a thin white head and lacing. A hoppy citrus aroma with grapefruit and resinous pine flavorings. It was moderately bitter as well. Quick3Beers (1234) - East Falmouth, Massachusetts, USA - JAN 22, 2016
Pours a dark straw from a bottle, lots of lacing. Aroma of citrus fruits, flavor a thin watery lemon. Meh. BeerdedDave (1707) - Beckley, USA - NOV 29, 2015
amber color; grapefruit, citrusy aroma;a little bready malt in the aroma as well; lots of citrusy, grapefruit hop flavor with a light, clean, bready malt background racecarr98 (42) - Illinois, USA - NOV 25, 2015
This is another solid beer by Samuel Adams. Got it in a sampler but I would look for it again.