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Samuel Adams, Rebel IPA, West Coast Style

Samuel Adams, Rebel IPA, West Coast Style

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Samuel Adams continues to increase their brewing selections. They have special “Brew Masters collection,” “Seasonal selections,” Barrel Room” brews and even a series called “Hopology.” One of the beers in the Hopology series is the Rebel IPA, available year round. The Rebel is billed as “West Coast Style.” But what is West coast style? No one can seem to agree on an exact definition, but most agree that is a super hopped beer with the malt in the background. Some times this style is referred to as a double IPA. They do satisfy the palate of hopheads that enjoy the citrusy, piney flavors that bittering hops impart.
Samuel Adams, Rebel IPA, West Coast Style comes in at 6.5%abv. It is clear amber in color and has aromas of citrus, pine and sweet malt. The palate is filled with grapefruit, pine resin and some slight malty sweetness in the background. The finish has a nice long hoppy finish.