Samuel Adams Rebel IPA - Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
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Reviews by beagle75:
3.18/5 rDev -11.2%
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
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4.05/5 rDev +13.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
A- Out of the bottle, this beer pours golden yellow, white head lingers for only a short time
S- i cannot detect much in the way of aroma, more hop pine than malt
T- Nice bitter start and solid bitter finish, definite hits of tart grapefruit seem to dominate. I also get a tang (lactose) of sorts at the front
M- Carbonation helps with a peppery bite
O- Drinkable beer, I haven't had many West-Coast-Style beers, so perhaps I need more practice.
Serving type: bottle
07-24-2014 20:12:51 | More by SSS
Samuel Adams Rebel IPA from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
81 out of 100 based on 2,027 ratings.