In this 300th beer blog, we are going to sample another beer from Samuel Adams Double Agent IPL. If you read my earlier beer blogs on their beers, you know the history of this brewery. Since Samuel Adams is pretty well-known, you might already know the history of this brewery. If you have not or do not know Boston Beer Company, you might want to go back and read that beer blog post. Let us get into the beer.
This unique lager has a clear copper color with a constant white head on it. The smell is a citrus to grapefruit to the beer. The taste is a dry citrus with crisp finish for the aftertaste. It is kind of drinkable beer.
Here is a description from the beer bottle:
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, and tropical fruit character, in a lager? The result is this boldly hoppy and flavorful brew with the crisp smoothness of a lager.
Here is a description from their website (www.samueladams.com):
Full of the bold grapefruit & piney character of an American IPA, this brew also reveals its smooth lager side creating a balanced, flavorful brew.
Here is their website and twitter addresses:
In closing, I have to be extremely honest. I do not know what craft breweries or just flat-out breweries are thinking about doing a Lager as a IPA. This is the dumbness beer style known to man out there. I am not a Lager fan and I love my Ales. I know for fact that most Ales and Lagers hyper beer styles are not just that good. Please, give me one because I really do not like them. This one is just bad beer and I would like to hear your thoughts. Go get some! Drink it! Enjoy it! Metal it! \m/
Bill DJ Weiser