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Samuel Adams

Samuel Adams
Rebel Grapefruit IPA

Category: Flavored IPA

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 6.3%
91 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional

Samuel Adams
Rebel Grapefruit IPA

Category: Flavored IPA

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 6.3%
Minutely hazy old gold color. Aromas and flavors of grapefruit sorbet, lemon scone, and white grape with a satiny, lively, finely carbonated, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a tingling, appealing, long finish evoking overtones of peppered greens, grapefruit peel, and peppercorn muffin finish. A great, invigorating grapefruit IPA that is sure to please.

Tasting Info

Beer Glass Style: Bold & Bitter & Hoppy
Aroma Aroma: grapefruit sorbet, lemon scone, and white grape
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with overtones of peppered greens, grapefruit peel, and peppercorn muffin
Bitterness Bitterness: High
Enjoy Enjoy: Now on its own
Recipes Pairing: Hamburger, Pear and Blue Cheese Salad, Vintage Cheddar
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A great, invigorating grapefruit IPA that is sure to please.

The Producer

The Boston Beer Co.

The Producer
30 Germania St.
Boston, MA 02130
USA
1 617-368-5000

Flavored IPA

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Serve in a Shaker Pint Glass
Flavored IPAs are a relatively new beer style developed and popularized in the mid-2010's. They are characterized by the addition of other flavor ingredients, most notably citrus fruit juices used to complement and augment the citrus-forward nature of newer hop varieties used in American IPAs.