Samuel Adams Rebel IPA - Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
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Reviews by BucannonXC5:
3.55/5 rDev -0.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5
Type: 12-oz. bottle
Glass: Firestone pint glass
From: Vons in Normal Heights (San Diego), Calif.
Price: $15.99 for a 12-pack (w/ Vons card)
Purchased: Jan. 10, 2014
Consumed: Jan. 10, 2014
Misc.: Enjoy by May 2014
Poured a caramel amber clear color with 1-to-2 fingers of white head. A decent amount of bubbles coming up from the bottom. An average-to-above average of sporadic foamy lacing along the sides. Very good retention on the top all the way down.
Smelled grapefruit, citrus hops, icy Cascade hops, lime, pine and floral notes. Reminded me a bit of a white IPA.
Tasted grapefruit rind, icy Cascade hops, lots of bitterness, wheat, grass hops, soapy notes and some pine.
Light body. Oily-to-creamy texture. Average carbonation. Abrupt, bitter finish.
An OK IPA, but nothing special. I was really hoping for so much more, especially with the $15.99 (with Vons card) price tag for the 12-pack.
Serving type: bottle
01-11-2014 07:55:08 | More by BucannonXC5
More User Reviews:
3.89/5 rDev +9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Drank from a 12 fl.oz. bottle
For brewery-fresh taste, drink before month notched SEP 2014
Served in a pint glass
Thanks to my friend James for bringing this to our apartment.
Solid appearance. The beer poured a nearly crystal-clear, medium amber color and was topped by a two finger tall, tight, fluffy, off-white crown. Nice head retention. Thick streaks and odd shaped patches of lacing coated the glass.
The aroma was hoppy and quite pleasant but not very intense. It seemed that the hops were nearly overshadowed by a sweet, caramel malt base. Decent amount of citrus. Orange peel was most noticeable. Some peach and apricot notes came through as well. A touch tropical.
The flavor profile was crisper and drier than the nose and also noticeably punchier. Fruity hops led things off. Crisp and zesty. Citrus notes dominated. Orange peel was apparent. Lots of grapefruit as well. Touch of peach. Subtle, biscuity malt notes kept the hops on check. Grapefruit pith appeared in the bitter, bone dry finish. Some pininess and oily hop notes came through as well.
On the palate, the beer seemed quite thin and fizzy initially. With time, the carbonation settled and the liquid turned slicker and creamier.
This beer caused a lot of controversy simply by its name, and I can understand why. Although it is a tasty and easily quaffable IPA, it is hardly a rebellious, West Coast-style version of the style.
Serving type: bottle
07-30-2014 19:56:29 | More by Damian
Samuel Adams Rebel IPA from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
81 out of 100 based on 2,079 ratings.