Samuel Adams Rebel IPA - Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
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Reviews by ThePaintedGrey:
3.54/5 rDev -0.8%
Had a few pints of this on-tap at dinner last night.
A: Bright copper, with a two-finger off-white head. Head dwindles quick, but leaves a few wisps of sticky lace.
S: Floral hops, waves of grapefruit and hints of orange. An earthy pine/grass aroma underneath. Some traces of caramel malt as well. Pleasant and pronounced enough to be discernable, even while surrounded by plates of food.
T: Hops lead the way. Grassy, floral, nice rush of fresh grapefruit. Malt sweetness underneath provide nice balance, albeit a little too much balance. Was hoping for more bitterness, but there's nothing to whine about here. Malt fades in the finish, bringing back some grapefruit zest to linger.
M: This one has the perfect mouth presence to accompany a meal, I think. Malts give it just a notch above a medium body so it feels hearty, but doesn't overpower. A nice, crisp carbonation. Silky smooth finish.
O: This one lacks complexity and the overall wow-factor that the bigger IPAs possess, but Rebel IPA is nowhere near a bad brew. I found it to be easy-drinking, highly enjoyable, and the perfect beverage for dinner out with good company. Might be grabbing a pint of this again in the future.
03-16-2014 21:38:31 | More by ThePaintedGrey
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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
3.8/5 rDev +6.4%
Rocky head from the off white head forming thick, large bodied copper hue going on. Aroma has citric notes, big fruity hop notes, lemon, lime, and alpha acids come through each sniff. Flavor includes big fruitiness, caramelized malts, bitterness rolling through with hints of tropical fruits, dank resinous hops make their presence known but the actual beer doesn't do the style justice. Mouthfeel has a resinous hop oil slickness even carbonation not much going on other than the breadiness that finishes with most Sam Adams beers. Overall I can't wait to try more Sam Adams IPAs this happens to be their first shot at a West Coast style IPA it's getting closer.
01-18-2014 08:33:09 | More by WVbeergeek
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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