Samuel Adams Rebel Raw

Massachusetts
United States
Samuel Adams Boston Beer Rebel Raw Double IPA
Judges Ratings 
1 Review
93
Aroma:
22 / 24
Flavor:
39 / 40
Appearance:
6 / 6
Mouthfeel:
8 / 10
Overall Impression:
18 / 20
Description 

At 10% ABV, Rebel Raw Double IPA is a big, hoppy IPA that’s brewed with six hop varieties creating a huge hop character bursting with citrus, floral, spice, and resinous pine notes.Because this is such an aggressively hop-forward brew, freshness is critical and Rebel Raw has a 35-day shelf life. Hop character diminishes over time, and we want IPA-lovers to enjoy this brew as fresh as possible in order to experience the optimal range of hop flavors and aromas.

 

Profile

ABV: 
10.0%
IBUs: 
100
Hops: 
Polaris, Galaxy, Amarillo, Zeus, Centennial, Cascade
Malts: 
Two-Row Pale
Judges Review 
Sean Coughlin's picture
Judges Rating:
93
Aroma:
22 / 24
Appearance:
6 / 6
Flavor:
39 / 40
Mouthfeel:
8 / 10
Overall Impression:
18 / 20

A pleasant, hop-heavy aroma emerges from the glass with bright tones of honeydew melon and cantaloupe. Although the aroma lacks hop complexity, it does a great job of whetting the appetite with a decidedly fresh hop oil-laden aroma. There is an underlying presence of sweet bready malt that does a good job of getting out of the way of the hop barrage. The beer also does a great job of creating anticipation with its hazy, burnished gold appearance and creamy, tightly packed, off-white head that persists exceptionally well. The bitterness is intense but is hidden behind layers of pine, stone fruit, melon, and a light soapiness from the hops. The alcohol comes across a bit boozy and detracts from the overall experience. The finish is dry, which helps drinkability, but the intense bitterness and high alcohol hold it back. Overall, this is an intense Double IPA that will appeal to those in need of a lupulin overload.

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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