Wednesday, February 5, 2014
I grabbed a bottle of Samuel Adams' Rebel IPA a few days ago. This is their newest IPA, their attempt to brew a "West Coast Style" IPA using Cascade, Simcoe, Centennial, Chinook and Amarillo Hops. I'm not exactly sure who the rebel is or what revolution they are speaking about, but apparently this beer was "Brewed For The Revolution". Enjoy Before June, 2014. 6.5% alcohol.
Bright citrus aroma with some pine and little floral accents. Orange citrus flavors come first, hoppy and fresh. Some pine bitterness is also present. Little spicy nips at the palate work well with the ample carbonation. Biscuity and malty balance along with those signature Sam Adams herbal flavors underneath round out the flavor profile. Refreshing, nice flavors, enjoyable, affordable.