Samuel Adams Rebel IPA - Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
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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
3.61/5 rDev +1.1%
Poured from a bottle into a Seattle Beer Week pint glass. Pours a medium golden amber with a half finger white head that dissipates to a patch foam; light slippery lacing. Aroma of mild bready malt, citrus and grassy hops, hints of tropical and stone fruit. Flavor is neutral malt with an immediate burst of hop alpha oils, resinous, but without much herbal flavor. Finish is grassy, citrus hop bitterness and a slight buttery flavor. Medium bodied. Not quite my idea of a West Coast IPA, but maybe I'm spoiled. It's almost unfair to compare an East Coast hopped beer of unknown age or storage to the readily available fresh West Coast ales made nearby, but here and well within its drink by date (October). A nice IPA, but does not have lively, herbal hop flavors that would make it great. I feel like Boston Beer sometimes pulls their punches in order to a make pleasant ales that won't offend anyone, and this may be the case here. I hope that fresh from the brewer this is a good representation of a West Coast style IPA, but this bottle does not make that cut. Has the right hop profile and tastes OK, but I won't revisit it.
08-30-2014 02:35:10 | More by LiquidAmber
3.25/5 rDev -9%
poured a nice golden color with a big white head that laced quite well. Aroma is floral, hoppy and citrus. Flavor is pretty balanced with hops and citrus. Nice hoppy, crisp finish that leaves just the right amount of lingering taste, A very good IPA and one that I will drink again
08-29-2014 22:30:42 | More by hophugger
Samuel Adams Rebel IPA from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
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