Samuel Adams Rebel IPA - Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
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Reviews by Brad007:
3.39/5 rDev -5%
Pours a nice golden hue with a huge white head into my glass. I find it interesting that this is SA's idea of what a West Coast IPA should be.
Citrus and pine come out in the nose. Room temperature brings out a touch of mango and grapefruit to expand upon the citrus point.
Taste is a mixed bag of flavors. It starts off with mango/grapefruit and progresses to a piney finish with buttery malt somewhere in the middle.
Overall mouthfeel is clean and crisp with a buttery touch toward the end.
Rebel IPA strikes a good balance between the (perceived) East and West Coast IPA characteristics. A true West Coast IPA would have a stronger hop bite and would be slightly higher in ABV. Definitely worth a try otherwise.
02-05-2014 00:20:45 | More by Brad007
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3.63/5 rDev +1.7%
Pours into a nonic a clear medium golden with a sticky one finger white that settles very slowly leaving two broken rings of lace behind as it settles .Mild leafy and citric hops along with some sugary sweetness,both are light.A decent shot of citric hops upfront on the palate along with a caramel biscuit base underneath,the hops are much more fruity than bitter wich surprised me a little.Not bad,it's not something to go spend alot of money on but would be good as a "starter" IPA for somebody.
01-22-2014 23:50:44 | More by oberon
4/5 rDev +12%
Presentation: It was served on tap at Fridays restaurant.
Appearance: Rebel IPA had slight chill hazed body with a light golden color. The head was bright white, tall and soapy. It quickly settled down to a denser thin cap which hung on well and made some slick lacing on the glass.
Smell: The aroma has a good dose of citrusy and floral hops as well as some lighter pine like hops in the background.
Taste / Palate: It has plenty of hop flavor and bitterness thought out. Its hop character is mostly citrusy and floral. The malt is light and somewhat bready and cracker like. It really just sets up the hops to shine. I would say that it has a firm medium body and the finish has a nice slow hop bitter fade.
06-04-2014 07:56:46 | More by generallee
Samuel Adams Rebel IPA from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
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