Samuel Adams Rebel IPA | Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
Massachusetts, United States
samueladams.com

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.50%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
COLOR Bright Copper / 11 SRM
ALC BY VOL/WT 6.5%ABV - 5.1%ABW
IBUs 45
YEAST STRAIN Samuel Adams Ale Yeast
MALT VARIETIES Samuel Adams two-row pale malt blend, Caramel 60
HOP VARIETIES American Cascade, Simcoe®, Chinook, Centennial, and Amarillo
CAL/SERVING 198 per 12oz serving
SPECIAL INGREDIENTS N/A

Added by kylehay2004 on 06-19-2013

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#40,852
Reviews:
546
Ratings:
4,328
pDev:
13.93%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
105
Gots:
1,925
Trade:
2
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4/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Aroma: Fresh tangerine, peach, and flower-like hop aromas are prominent. Clean fermentation character.

Appearance: Slightly hazy amber pour with a low white head. Head retention is fair. Appears still in the glass.

Flavor: More tangerine and melon flavors up front. There is a firm cascade-like bitterness. Mild crackery malt base in the background. Balance is firmly bitter. Aftertaste lingers and is bitter.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with medium-high carbonation. No oiliness, astringency, or alcohol heat noted.

Overall impression: A solid West Coast offering. I wish Sam Adams would make more stuff like this. They are a solid brewer that can make popular solid offerings. Worth a try.

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3.25/5  rDev -9.5%

Hop-on-training wheels. Maybe the bridge beer to more (better) hoppy offerings.

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look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Single 355 ml bottle poured into a shaker pint glass. A deep golden color with two fingers of creamy, frothy head, off-white in color. Aroma is low key yet fresh hops, citrus (grapefruit and orange) with a whiff of tropical fruit layered over a dry biscuit and light caramel base. Maybe some orchard fruit as well, apples and peach. Palate features distinct Cascade notes, grapefruit and perhaps something slightly catty or currant-like, under-ripe papaya, lemon rind, tobacco ... There is the usual Sam Adams toasted nutty malt vibe that is perhaps a deviation from strict interpretations of this style but is not out of place here. Almost a gingerbread spiciness. West coast hopping but Old World malting. Mouthfeel on the light side, not particularly chewy with moderate to high carbonation. Nice oils from the hops. I must say, its a solid IPA from a large craft brewer better known for lagers (yes, craft can be large!) ... Amped down in flavor from a hops perspective compared to many but this does not have to be a derogatory statement. The key elements are all there and the brewery still managed to feature its signature strengths.

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Samuel Adams Rebel IPA from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
Beer rating: 3.59 out of 5 with 4,328 ratings