Samuel Adams Rebel IPA - Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
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Reviews by garymuchow:
3.59/5 rDev +0.6%
Best by date of June, so I'll take this as reasonably fresh.
Nice fresh hop aroma and very clear golden color capped with a an all white head. Not intense but a nice fruit filled hop smell.
Apparent bitterness that finishes out long and fairly strong. Mostly pale malt background with minimal sweetness. Fullness from hop flavor is fine, but gets overshadowed by the finishing bitterness.
I'd say over carbonated as the bubbles make it difficult to drink, i.e. slowing down the rate and I feel the need to swirl the glass to rid the drink of the excess.
This falls in the category of many SA beers. Close to style with pleasing qualities, but not able to hit it out of the park. Value of course, but doesnt' leave me yearning for the next bottle or purchase.
Thanks Dave, I appreciate it.
02-01-2014 03:29:16 | More by garymuchow
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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
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.