After more than four years, the brewers undertook what they dubbed “Project Lupulus” and completely reformulated this brew, taking advantage of hops that were not available when Rebel IPA was first launched in 2014. All in all, seven hops were chosen for the new recipe: Cascade, Centennial, Chinook, HBC 566 (a new hop variety proprietary and exclusive to Sam Adams), HBC 682 (another new experimental hop variety), Mosaic and Simcoe. The resulting brew is well balanced and more tropical in nature than the initial offering, with a solid but not overpowering caramel-malt core and varying hop tones throughout, from grapefruit rind to fresh pine, with bright pineapple and lemon fruit flavors.
12 oz/6 pack
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Reviews wines from South Africa and Languedoc-Roussillon.
Buzzeo joined Wine Enthusiast Magazine
in 2006 as a tasting coordinator, and eventually became Tasting Director and Senior Editor, responsible for overseeing all aspects of the tasting and review program. Most recently, Buzzeo assumed the role of Managing Editor. Since coming to Wine Enthusiast
, she has made it one of her personal missions to promote the acceptance of cross-drinking, encouraging everyone to embrace finely crafted libations across all beverage categories. Buzzeo is also an avid homebrewer and a member of the AHA (American Homebrewers Association).