Samuel Adams Rebel IPA

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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. Lauren Buzzeo

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  • Rating
    91
  • Alcohol
    6.5%
  • Bottle Size
    12 oz/6 pack
  • Category
    American IPA
  • Date Published
    10/1/2017
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