Samuel Adams Rebel IPA - Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
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Reviews by secondtooth:
3.79/5 rDev +6.2%
I have to say, this seems a bit desperate -- the legendary Sam Adams now resorts to copying smaller West Coast brewers with this admitted homage brew. Nonetheless, it's certainly a tasty and enjoyable IPA.
Pours a clean, clear golden amber with three fingers of white suds. Lace is thick, ornate, and absolutely stunning.
Nose is pleasantly citrus and pine hops, true to style and form.
Taste is crisp and packed with citrus, tropical, and pine hops resins. Malts come in late in the tasting, after the initial hops flavor rush. Reminds me a bit of Founders All Day IPA (which I love). This one is a highly drinkable, semi-sessionable IPA bursting with glorious hop layers.
02-25-2014 22:09:37 | More by secondtooth
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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 2,322 ratings.