Samuel Adams Rebel IPA - Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
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Reviews by BB1313:
2.85/5 rDev -20.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.75
12oz bottle poured into a pint glass. Pours a transparent burnt golden with a fluffy white head that fades and leaves great lacing and retention. Looks great. The aromas are very subtle and not too exciting. Tons of caramel malts. Lots of breads. Some faint orange peel and other citrus notes. The flavors are very sharp and bitter. Very earthy. Lots of grass and pine needles. More caramel. The malts are there, but they actually do take a backseat in the flavor department. I understand these flavors can be extremely enjoyable to some, but it just doesn't work for me. It becomes a little one note after awhile. I was hoping for a bit more hop flavor based on the awesome hop lineup that's featured in this beer. They definitely nailed the hop bitterness though. Maybe some black pepper in the mix. Finishes slightly spicy. Mouthfeel is on the lighter side of medium-bodied; very active carbonation.
I'm personally not too crazy about this one. It doesn't really have that west-coast vibe that I was expecting. It's fine, but it's nothing that going to get people excited.
Serving type: bottle
01-23-2014 21:12:45 | More by BB1313
More User Reviews:
3.98/5 rDev +11.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
Serving type: bottle poured into a tulip
A: golden with a bright white head. Decent lacing.
S: Pine, slight citrus. But resinous and piney, big time. Smells fantastic. Surprised at how fantastic this smells.
T: Close to the nose, with a bit more citrus present. Resinous and pineyand delicious. Typical West coast hops. Crisp, but noticeable maltiness. Very balanced.
M: Medium carbonation. Light on the tongue, guess I'd say medium mouthfeel.
O: Very impressed. Very sold IPA, and for the price, I can't beat it around here. Sure there are better, but for a year round, cheap IPA, it's definitely something I could drink a lot of.
Serving type: bottle
07-27-2014 03:58:38 | More by BarRoomHero88
Samuel Adams Rebel IPA from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
81 out of 100 based on 2,056 ratings.