Samuel Adams Rebel IPA - Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
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3.9/5 rDev +9.2%
My wife brought home a 12 pack of this beer for me to try (good wife!). I was very impressed, in both the beer and the wife!! This very drinkable beer is Sam's best IPA yet, and the wife even put it in the fridge for me!!! Sam missed a few points on this one. For claiming to be a west coast style beer, I would expect a little more of that hoppy, citrus, IPA taste and smell. Well balanced and well priced, this one will likely be a staple in my fridge for now on.
03-02-2014 20:36:14 | More by Havbeer
3.79/5 rDev +6.2%
Had a couple of 12oz bottles in my fridge. Done with the days chores, and I hear a Rebel IPA yell....
Poured one into an imperial nonic... It is clear, with a deep golden color. There is a healthy amount of carbo swirling about, and the head is white, fine and thin, with decent lacing. Aroma has a healthy load of citrus, with a bit of pine thrown in, though it could be stronger overall. Feel has some light prickle, but the body is fairly solid.
Rebel is quite hoppy from the get-go. You might get a smidge of toasty malt, but you have to pry. Otherwise, it's rindy, pithy grapefruit all the way. There's something in there that, in my opinion, gives off a suggestion of herbal mint. The dominant aspect is the bitterness, start to finish; I'd prefer some balancing sweetness myself. Prosit!
3.79/5 rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
03-02-2014 19:57:13 | More by Bierman9
Samuel Adams Rebel IPA from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
81 out of 100 based on 2,274 ratings.