Samuel Adams Rebel IPA - Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
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Reviews by nickapalooza86:
4.13/5 rDev +15.7%
Pours a clear light orange, small white head, nice lacing, lively carbonation
Smell is sweet grapefruit, pine, oranges, tangerines, bready malt base, lemon zest
Taste is not necessarily "west coast" but more balanced to me... Grapefruit, sweet orange, bitter pine, sweet lemons, bready malt, biscuit malt on the finish, bittering hops on the finish.
Mouthfeel is medium with heavy fine carbonation, dry finish but not overly so.
Great IPA and an even better price, hope they can this one! A little puzzled by the 82 overall score, perhaps due to the fact it says Sam Adams on it??? Very clean, refreshing, balanced but with a hop heavy balance for sure. I am glad to have this and Summit Saga available for high quality but with a great cost for go to IPAs.
02-04-2014 20:52:38 | More by nickapalooza86
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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 2,255 ratings.