Samuel Adams Rebel IPA - Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
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Reviews by MattyG85:
3.98/5 rDev +11.5%
Poured from a 12 oz. bottle into a Sam Adams Perfect Pint glass.
Appearance: Pours a bright and clear golden orange with a lot of rising bubbles. Big three finger off white head with good retention. Leaves a good amount of lacing.
Smell: A juicy and earthy hop forward aroma with hints of citrus and grass. Upfront mix of earthy, citrus, and floral hops. Hints of grass and light pine. Citrus fruit hints of grapefruit, lemon, orange peel, mango, and pineapple. Bready backing malt presence with hints of caramel, biscuit, grains, and yeast. A pretty decent aroma.
Taste: Like the smell hints at, an earthy and juicy hop forward taste with notes of citrus, grass, and pine. Earthy and floral hops with notes of wet grass and pine resin. Citrus hop notes of grapefruit, orange peel, lemon zest, pineapple, and mango. Background bready malt presence with notes of biscuit, caramel, grains, cracker, and yeast. Kind of laid back for a West Coast IPA but solid.
Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with a medium to high level of carbonation. Juicy, smooth, and fairly drying.
Overall: A lighter but decent take on a IPA. Kind of tastes like a session IPA with some laid back but solid hop notes.
04-02-2014 06:55:32 | More by MattyG85
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 2,259 ratings.