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Samuel Adams / Boston Beer Company Double Agent IPL
94 out of 100 based on 10 ratings.
Samuel Adams / Boston Beer Company Double Agent IPL

Style: India Pale Lager

ABV: 5 IBU: 43

94
Aroma: 12
Appearance: 3
Flavor: 18
Mouthfeel: 4

Samuel Adams / Boston Beer Company Double Agent IPL

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What the brewers say

Full of the bold grapefruit & piney character of an American IPA, this brew also reveals its smooth lager side creating a balanced, flavorful brew.

What our panel thought

Aroma: Big citrus and pine American hop aroma. Malt is in the background, caramelly and toasty. Some toffee and ethanol.

Flavor: Big hop flavor follows the aroma: grapefruit, pine, and cedar. Bitterness is assertive but enjoyable. It coats the tongue well past the aftertaste. Malt sweetness rounds out the flavor, but since it wasn’t invited to this party, it leaves early.

Overall: An aggressively hoppy beer with the softening of esters. The hops may seem excessive because of the clean fermentation. Lots of hop heads will enjoy this showcase of Pacific Northwestern hop varieties.

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