Samuel Adams Rebel IPA - Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
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Reviews by rangerred:
3.66/5 rDev +2.5%
12oz bottle into a pint glass.
Pours a clear medium gold with a one finger white head. Actually pretty decent head retention and lacing. I am pleasantly surprised.
Aroma is very nice. Tons of tropical citrus along with just the slightest bit of pine. There is almost a minty-ness about it. Not much malt at all.
The flavor provides a big shot of orange and grapefruit along with the mint that was present in the aroma. Also some earth but it is a bit muted. Bitterness is quite high and the flavor is still lacking the malt balance that I am looking for. Mouthfeel is fairly hefty but a bit on the sticky side.
Overall, for a Sam Adams beer I am very impressed. This one exceeded expectations and is really a well-made IPA. Something I will definitely have to pick up again.
02-27-2014 02:46:17 | More by rangerred
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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
3.8/5 rDev +6.4%
Rocky head from the off white head forming thick, large bodied copper hue going on. Aroma has citric notes, big fruity hop notes, lemon, lime, and alpha acids come through each sniff. Flavor includes big fruitiness, caramelized malts, bitterness rolling through with hints of tropical fruits, dank resinous hops make their presence known but the actual beer doesn't do the style justice. Mouthfeel has a resinous hop oil slickness even carbonation not much going on other than the breadiness that finishes with most Sam Adams beers. Overall I can't wait to try more Sam Adams IPAs this happens to be their first shot at a West Coast style IPA it's getting closer.
01-18-2014 08:33:09 | More by WVbeergeek
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)
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