Thursday, February 28, 2013

Samuel Adams Double Agent IPL

The beers of Samuel Adams are from the Boston Beer Company of Boston, Massachusetts. This 5.0% ABV beer combines a lager with West coast hops.  I am assuming IPL means India Pale Lager. It says it is part of the Hopology collection, but I don't know what that is and don't find it on their website.

The beer pours a crystal clear amber and copper in color. There is a half-inch head of off-white foam. The aroma is nicely hop forward, pine, citrus, funky, pummelo, grapefruit rind, some cantaloupe and very light tropical fruit. The taste is the hop flavors on a toasted amber lager, with a piney and grapefruit rind finish. The bitterness is mild, the finish is crisp, the body is light. There seems to be a trend toward hopped up lagers, and I for one like it. This is a tasty and very drinkable hoppy lager.

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