Samuel Adams Rebel IPA - Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
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Reviews by beagle75:
3.18/5 rDev -10.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25
Poured from a 12 oz. bottle into a tulip pint glass.
A: Clear, light amber color with one finger of diminishing white foam head. Heavy lacing remains on the glass.
S: Resinous pine is supported by nuanced floral aroma. The overall effect is suggestive of a hybrid hops bill using both modern (i.e., Amarillo) and traditional (Columbus) American cultivars. Huffing reveals a chemical hops quality that is particularly indicative of a Columbus presence.
T: Begins dry, with refined--but dominant--biscuit malt and moderate floral hops aromatics. Acidity is mild into the middle where established flavors are still evident; flavor qualities generally become less intense. An aura of ascetic pine surrounds the first two acts, but is never truly featured. The finish is mildly bitter and malty with a neutral character of base grain.
M: Thin to medium viscosity, slightly resinous and acidic on the palate, with moderate carbonation.
D/O: This IPA seems to be assembled for mass appeal; a gateway to the style. It threatens to offend the senses and sensibilities of this student of hops by edging up to the Columbus "do not cross" line--but stops just short. There will likely be a showdown looming when it hits sports bar draft lines next to New Belgium's Ranger IPA.
Serving type: bottle
02-23-2014 00:49:16 | More by beagle75
More User Reviews:
3.98/5 rDev +11.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
Serving type: bottle poured into a tulip
A: golden with a bright white head. Decent lacing.
S: Pine, slight citrus. But resinous and piney, big time. Smells fantastic. Surprised at how fantastic this smells.
T: Close to the nose, with a bit more citrus present. Resinous and pineyand delicious. Typical West coast hops. Crisp, but noticeable maltiness. Very balanced.
M: Medium carbonation. Light on the tongue, guess I'd say medium mouthfeel.
O: Very impressed. Very sold IPA, and for the price, I can't beat it around here. Sure there are better, but for a year round, cheap IPA, it's definitely something I could drink a lot of.
Serving type: bottle
07-27-2014 03:58:38 | More by BarRoomHero88
Samuel Adams Rebel IPA from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
81 out of 100 based on 2,055 ratings.