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Samuel Adams

Samuel Adams
Rebel IPA

Category: American Style IPA

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 6.5%
91 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional

Samuel Adams
Rebel IPA

Category: American Style IPA

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 6.5%
Brilliant gold color. Aromas and flavors of corn pudding with herbs, toasted pretzel-pepper bread with grapefruit-onion marmalade, and dried tropical fruits and pears with a slightly chewy, vibrant, finely carbonated, dry-yet-fruity medium-to-full body and a tingling, distinctive, long finish conveying accents of pineapple cake, honeyed radish sprouts, and herbs de Provence finish. A delicious, vibrant, and artfully balanced IPA hits the high notes as it hits the spot.

Tasting Info

Beer Glass Style: Malty & Hoppy
Aroma Aroma: corn pudding with herbs, toasted pretzel-pepper bread with grapefruit-onion marmalade, and dried tropical fruits and pears
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with accents of pineapple cake, honeyed radish sprouts, and herbs de Provence
Bitterness Bitterness: High
Enjoy Enjoy: on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Chicken Shawarma, Mongolian Beef, Vintage Cheddar
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A delicious, vibrant, and artfully balanced IPA hits the high notes as it hits the spot.

The Producer

The Boston Beer Co.

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

American Style IPA

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Serve in a Shaker Pint Glass
American style IPAs are deep gold to amber in color and fall between 5.5-7.5% in alcohol. They are characterized by floral and citrus hop aromas and a distinctive hop bitterness on the finish. This style originated in the 19th century when British troops and colonizers were working to develop an alternative to their standard ales in order to withstand transport to India. Today, US craft brewers have claimed the style as their own with assertive Pacific Northwestern hop varieties that stand out. Noteworthy examples of this style include: Laurelwood Workhorse India Pale Ale, Oskar Blue’s Deviant Dale’s IPA, Three Floyds Alpha King and Founder’s Centennial IPA.

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