Samuel Adams Rebel IPA - Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
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Reviews by Jay_Ulreich:
3.43/5 rDev -3.9%
I gotta say I am really disappointed in this one. It tastes ALOT like Goose Island IPA. Not that thats a bad thing... If the recent go-between from Lagunitas and Sam Adams has any truth to it, Lagunitas you have NOTHING to worry about. Anyway...
A- Golden color, was expecting it to be darker. Looks more like a Pilsner or a Pale than an IPA. Not much lacing, small white head.
S- The smells the best part of this beer. Nice floraly piney citrus hops. Smells like its gonna be a winner!
T- But then you taste it! Citrus, pine, some flowers. Tastes sort of what it smells like. I dont taste any malt at all, and thats fuckin weird for a Sam Adams. No balance at all. Maybe its the yeast used or something but its got a weird after taste. The bitterness really lingers, its got an almost metallic taste towards the back end. It really reminds me of Goose Island IPA... if you were to hand me a glass of this stuff and tell me thats what it was, Id beleive you. I really wish they had a 6 pack, but all they had was a 12 pack. Shoulda got Torpedo, it was the same price.
M- really disappointing, its like water.... What are you guys doing?
Overall.... I will not be buying this one again. Severely lacking. "Brewed for the revolution" What does that mean? If youre gonna get an IPA by Sam, get the Latitude 48, its way better IMO. Better yet, get an IPA by a brewery who doesnt dislike hops. Put Scotch Ale back in 6 packs and Ill buy that one alll day long, but I really just dont dig anything theyve been putting out lately. I hate to sound like a hater, but stop making IPAs, malt is your thing, do that. Cheers
02-07-2014 23:52:50 | More by Jay_Ulreich
More User Reviews:
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)
81 out of 100 based on 2,289 ratings.