Samuel Adams Rebel Grapefruit IPA

Massachusetts
United States
Sam Adams Boston Beer Rebel Grapefruit IPA
Judges Ratings 
1 Review
91
Aroma:
20 / 24
Flavor:
37 / 40
Appearance:
6 / 6
Mouthfeel:
10 / 10
Overall Impression:
18 / 20
Description 

Samuel Adams Rebel Grapefruit IPA is the newest addition to the Rebel family of IPAs, which are brewed to showcase a wide range of hop intensities and characteristics. Rebel Grapefruit is brewed with real grapefruit for a big punch of citrus that amplifies the tropical fruit and citrus notes of one of the Sam Adams brewers’ favorite West Coast hops, Mosaic.

Profile

ABV: 
6.3%
IBUs: 
52
Hops: 
Mosaic, Citra, Centennial, Cascade
Malts: 
Two-Row Pale, Flaked Oats
Judges Review 
Rick Franckhauser's picture
Judges Rating:
91
Aroma:
20 / 24
Appearance:
6 / 6
Flavor:
37 / 40
Mouthfeel:
10 / 10
Overall Impression:
18 / 20

Think "Grapefruit Radler on steroids" and you’ll have a good idea of what to expect from this beer. Bold, yet refreshing, the tangy, fresh grapefruit combines with American hops for a citrus explosion, but the malt sweetness keeps things just barely in check. The hop bitterness by itself may be a little low for an IPA, but fortunately, the tartness of the citrus aids the overall perception resulting in a decidedly hoppy, bitter beer. There are some residual sugars, but the finish is dry with a lingering citric tartness.

Popular Reviews

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My Score: 
98
Aroma: 
23 / 24
Appearance: 
6 / 6
Flavor: 
40/ 40
Mouthfeel: 
10/ 10
Overall Impression: 
19/ 20
One of the best
mahulen's picture

My Score: 
97
Aroma: 
22 / 24
Appearance: 
6 / 6
Flavor: 
40/ 40
Mouthfeel: 
10/ 10
Overall Impression: 
19/ 20

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