Samuel Adams Rebel IPA

Massachusetts
United States
Rebel IPA Sam Adams Boston Beer
Judges Ratings 
1 Review
88
Aroma:
17 / 24
Flavor:
37 / 40
Appearance:
6 / 6
Mouthfeel:
10 / 10
Overall Impression:
18 / 20
Description 

Rebel IPA - the first West Coast style IPA from the same brewers that started a craft beer revolution in 1984.

Profile

ABV: 
6.5%
IBUs: 
45
Hops: 
Cascade, Simcoe, Chinook, Centennial, Amarillo
Malts: 
Two-Row Pale, Caramel 60
Judges Review 
Rick Franckhauser's picture
Judges Rating:
88
Aroma:
17 / 24
Appearance:
6 / 6
Flavor:
37 / 40
Mouthfeel:
10 / 10
Overall Impression:
18 / 20

This beer evinces aromas of Meyer lemons, pine and toasty caramel malts. This beer pours a slightly hazy, clear light copper  with a nice white foam stand leaves lacing behind, then drops to a lingering ring of cream. The flavor presents pithy lemons, pine resin and bitter orange, which comes across a little like cooked citrus. This is a smooth, medium-bitter beer with no distracting harshness or astringency noted. The balance definitely leans toward the bitterness, but the caramel malt counters it and keeps things in check. Medium carbonation leads to a pleasantly dry finish with some slight alcohol warmth and a lingering, sticky hop presence that coats the roof of the mouth. A very nice American IPA that would have benefited from a fresher, more vibrant hop presence.

Brewery Introduction

Raising the Bar for Better Beer

Samuel Adams sets superior standards for quality craft beer. Insisting that only the world's finest ingredients make the best beer, founder Jim Koch, and the other brewers at Samuel Adams travel the world to hand select the hops, barley,... Read More

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