Samuel Adams Rebel IPA - Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
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Reviews by Redneckwine:
3.26/5 rDev -8.7%
Poured from a fresh 12 oz bottle into pint glass
Appearance - dark golden, crystal clear, 1 finger head dissipates into just a feint whisp, not much lace
Smell - grassy, earthy, piney...but muted. Bready malts are more assertive than the hops.
Mouthfeel/Taste - tingly carb, pretty smooth medium light body. Taste pretty much follows nose with slightly bitter piney, grassy hops and fairly assertive bready malt character, but not much else. Feels one dimensional. Also feels watered down and muted. Finish is trying to add a note of fruity citrus but doesn't quite get there, ghost-like. Medium bitter pine on the finish, a bit rough.
Overall - They missed what they were going for: the west coast IPA. There isn't much, if any tropical fruit, orangey citrus going on here, and I feel like the malt bill is overshadowing the simple, piney/grassy hops. That being said, this is not a bad beer but a uncomplicated, average brew that I wouldn't turn down if offered, but wouldn't buy a sixer with so many similar priced, superior choices available.
01-31-2014 01:39:46 | More by Redneckwine
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 2,272 ratings.