gururyan (665) - Stillwater, Oklahoma, USA - FEB 7, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Poured from bottle into snifter...a crystal clear yellow gold with light white head. Actually smells, looks, and sounds like it's going to be decent. It's got that ready west coast taste, a little lifeless but ok taste with an ok ABV. Not bad, particularly for a Sammy.
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growler6 (63) - Massachusetts, USA - OCT 8, 2015
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Floral, orange, pineapple, caramel and rosemary aromas are well balanced. Lingers a little bit between sips, but not it’s neither oily nor sticky. A very good, tasty IPA and buy the way is also a great bargain.
hopscotch (10210) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - OCT 5, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle... Pours clear and amber with a small, creamy, white head. Good retention. The nose features pine, white pepper, grapefruit and honey. Medium to full-bodied with gentle carbonation. The flavor is actually very well-balanced and refreshing - notes of honey and white grapefruit zest. Short, crisp, refreshing finish.
barroso2501 (36) - Brasilia, BRAZIL - OCT 3, 2015
2.4 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Cerveja sem personalidade. Balanço entre malte e lupulo não satisfatorio. Persistência de amagor, lembrando os xaropes da infância.
brewerale (120) - - OCT 1, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Âmbar clara de média formação de espuma. Notas florais, cítricas, sugestões de pinho e malte ao fundo equilibrando o conjunto. Corpo leve com final médio e floral, com suave amargor no retrogosto
NYBeerBro (4) - New York, USA - OCT 1, 2015 does not count
2.5 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
I had a couple of people tell me Rebel IPA was good IPA but I found it to be average at best and to be honest somewhat lacking. Hope I am not turning into one of those beer snobs but this was disappointing.
Aromas of pale malts, wheat, some biscuit, and slight grapefruit and other citrus. Hop aromas were very weak and the sweetness is very muted . IPAs are obviously on the bitter end of the spectrum but Rebel had almost an astringent quality (not good).
GregClow (3013) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 30, 2015
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle from the LCBO. Golden-orange body, clear and bright, with a nice white head. Aroma is sweet - malt and sugar syrup - with citrus candy and floral notes. Flavour is similarly sweet - too much so for the style - with the hop characteristics coming across more as citrus and pine candy than the crisp and bitter notes I expect. Body is medium-full, and a bit sticky in the finish. All in all, a disappointment.
lbianchi66 (131) - FRANCE - SEP 29, 2015
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Robe orangée, légèrement opaque. Une jolie mousse se forme et tient bien. Très herbale et résineuse, légères notes d’ agrumes et de clou de girofle.
Relativement aqueuse et courte en bouche.
Une IPA médiocre.
Savagesteeler (84) - Warszaw, POLAND - SEP 28, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Aromat dojrzałych owoców, cytrusów. Piwo klarowne, jasnozłote, z obfitą drobnopecherzykową pianą. W smaku owocowość, cytrusy, ziołowośc, całkiem fajna goryczka, troche zalegająca. Ogólem przyjemne IPA.
iguanodon (100) - Bountiful, Utah, USA - SEP 27, 2015
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
Pours clear dark gold with a small tan head. Aroma is faint, flowers, a little bready. Taste is bitter, a little citrus and flowers. Not a good IPA. With all the great IPAs out there, Sam Adams should sitck to something they do well (not sure what they do well these days).
PlainsDrifter (90) - Adelphi, Maryland, USA - SEP 27, 2015
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
pours cloudy yellow with cream fluffy head. Aroma of hay, grapefruit. Fizzy. Thin bodied, taste of grapefruit, hay, malt. Nice hop spiciness, smooth low bitterness, long finish.