If you go back to the early days of my blog you will see a lot of Sam Adams beer reviews. It was easy to by a variety 12 pack and get some inexpensive and decent craft beer to review. These days I rarely buy Sam Adams beer but I will grab an extra from my brother in law on occasion to review here.
Rebel IPA is their west coast style IPA which uses Cascade, Chinook, Centennial and Amarillo hops. Appearance is typical of a Sam Adams beer, crystal clear pale orange with a nice white head. Aroma was mild but pleasant with some pine and citrus hops present. Taste was better than the nose with more fresh hops than I expected; citrus and pine dominate. Finish is clean making for a very enjoyable beer.
Don’t be afraid to buy an IPA from Samuel Adams as this is actually quite tasty.
Pros: Nice hop profile and inexpensive
Alcohol Content: 6.5% ABV
IBU (Bitterness): 45
Brewers Website: Samuel Adams
Brewers Description: Introducing Rebel IPA, the first West Coast style IPA from the same brewers that started a craft beer revolution in 1984.