Samuel Adams Rebel IPA - Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
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Reviews by mrfrancis:
4/5 rDev +12%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
A: Pours a clear golden amber with a clinging, creamy white head that recedes very, very slowly. Little streams of carbonation are clearly evident in the glass. Overall, it is a lively looking brew.
S: Aromas of biscuits, crackers, minerals, cream, and caramel are joined by strong scents of pine, juniper berry, spruce, grapefruit, herbs, lemon, lime, kumquat, and bitter orange. This smells like an IPA should in my opinion.
T: Malty notes of minerals, biscuit, crackers, and cream mingle with flavors of pine, spruce, juniper berry, fresh herbs (peppermint, lemongrass, sage, thyme, and yarrow perhaps), bitter orange, lemon, lime, grapefruit, and kumquats. The finish is assertive and somewhat resinous with biscuit and cracker overpowered by lemon, lime, bitter orange, pine, and juniper.
M: Medium in body and somewhat dry for the style. Carbonation is crisp, lively, and active. If it weren't for the typically bold flavors so often associated with American IPAs, it would be easy to forget that one is drinking an ale of more than 6% ABV.
O: I know that the Samuel Adams line does not get the highest reviews on this site, but I am currently under the impression that people here seem to be trying to find a reason to dislike this ale. No, it is not a one-dimensional hop bomb (I know those are en vogue right now), but it is an incredibly balanced, flavorful, complex, and authentic representation of one of the United States' premier styles. I recommended this highly regardless of what the hipsters think!
Serving type: bottle
01-27-2014 18:39:45 | More by mrfrancis
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 2,060 ratings.