Samuel Adams Rebel IPA - Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
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Reviews by BEERZILLA:
3.84/5 rDev +7.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75
I have been looking forward to this beer since i read about its upcoming release for a long time now.I was not dissapointed by it,a very good ipa from sam adams that puts out alot of good but not great beers but this one is a little above that.the best ipa sam adams makes imo.
It pours a golden clear color,not hazy or orange like i like my ipa to be but it looks good.pours a good head and a lot of lacing in the glass,the carbonation is what i would call above average for the style but thats just me and is not a knock on it.
Now the smell is world class hops and a little malt,fruity in their too.the smell is the thing that impressed me the most in this beer,an excellent scent.
Now when you drink it your mind might play a trick on you, the smell is so good that you expect the taste to be world class to match it but their is considerable drop off in this department.while still a solid good tasting ipa no where close to the smell.
It drinks light,lighter than the 6.5% would imply.now thats not always a bad thing but with this beer you could get in trouble,i mean a sixer of this and you could be "dude where's my car".not that i would drink and drive but you get the idea.
Overall i love this beer,its a good ipa to have when you dont want to break the bank or your taste buds.drinks easy but has enough bite and substance to keep you honest.I think sam adams hit the west coast ipa theme pretty close and just missed on the taste and appearance.a good beer and worth a try,i will be putting this one in my go to status.
Serving type: bottle
02-02-2014 02:41:45 | More by BEERZILLA
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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)
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