Rebel IPA by Sam Adams

Thu, 02/20/2014 - 10:49pm -- Anonymous (not verified)

Rebel IPA by Sam Adams

Available at Wise Guys $12.97/12 PK NR

 

Beer Style:  West Coast Style IPA - West Coast IPAs are IPA's that focus on bitter piney hop flavors often leaving a very dry mouthfeel on the finish.
 
Appearance:  Cloudy, orange-ish yellow, 1/4 inch head
 
Smell:  Very aromatic pour, floral and hop aroma
 
Taste:  Bitter, but smooth at the same time. There is a mix of hops in here, but I can’t say one stands out, not much malt with some pine and some grapefruit
 
Mouth-feel:  Starts smooth finishes dry
 
Overall:  If I tried this beer blind, I would never have guessed it was from Sam Adams. They certainly produce quality beers, but their IPAs are not always memorable. I like this beer and I believe it is a nice representation of the West Coast style IPA. (In fact, it is one the most balanced West Coast IPAs I think I have ever had.)
 
This is a great addition to the everyday Sam Adam's lineup. It is also a good introduction beer for those wanting to know what the West Coast Style IPA is all about.
 
Cheers,
Beer Guy

 

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