double agent IPL
  • FuzzyFuzzy
    Posts: 48,199
    Samm Adam's India Pale Lager. yep, an ipa brewed as a lager.

    Aroma-very typical west coast ipa. Hops dominate with a bright pine scent and a citrusy/tropical fruit background. No malt presence in the nose.

    Flavor- The malt is very clean, big surprise from a lager, but supports the hop presence well. The hop flavor is very similar to the aroma, but in reverse. Citrusy/fruity hop flavors up front with a bright pine, slightly grassy finish that lingers.

    Appearance-crystal clear, golden/light copper with a 2mm head that lingers throughout the glass. nice lacing as well.

    Overall this was a nice beer. I personally think it might do better as an ale, but that's just my preference. I was lucky to score a fresh bottle, so the hop flavors were still bright and strong. Just the ticket for a quick hop fix between my normal malty beer.
    "Oh, you were serious? I was drunk."-C_B
  • ThymThym
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    Well, you've piqued my interest.
    The only thing between me and a train wreck is blind luck..... - Kenny
  • FuzzyFuzzy
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    Lakewood said:

    Well, you've piqued my interest.



    it's part of the 'spring thaw' variety pack.
    "Oh, you were serious? I was drunk."-C_B
  • ThymThym
    Posts: 112,658

    Lakewood said:

    Well, you've piqued my interest.



    it's part of the 'spring thaw' variety pack.


    I'll pick it up next time I'm at the grocery store (tomorrow probably)
    The only thing between me and a train wreck is blind luck..... - Kenny
  • scoobscoob
    Posts: 16,617
    Hmmmm, I saw this the other day and dismissed it as a sam adams product (SOP for me)

    Ever since trying their (cough syrup) cherry wheat a couple years ago, I stopped buying their beers.

    Perhaps I should rethink......
    Jesus didn't wear pants
  • FuzzyFuzzy
    Posts: 48,199
    azscoob said:

    Hmmmm, I saw this the other day and dismissed it as a sam adams product (SOP for me)

    Ever since trying their (cough syrup) cherry wheat a couple years ago, I stopped buying their beers.

    Perhaps I should rethink......



    the winter sampler is crappy. the fall has some good ones.

    here's a pic of the ipl i stole from google.

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    "Oh, you were serious? I was drunk."-C_B