Sunday, April 3, 2016

Sam Adams Rebel Grapefruit IPA Review

Name: Sam Adams Rebel Grapefruit IPA
Style: India Pale Ale
ABV: 6.3%
IBUs: 52

The other Sam Adams Rebel IPA iteration we're looking at is the Rebel Grapefruit IPA, which comes as no surprise considering that pretty much every other craft brewery in America has released their own interpretation of a grapefruit IPA.

Without a doubt part of the Grapefruit IPA craze that was started by Ballast Point, this is yet another Grapefruit IPA beer to add to the mix. Look at you, Sam Adams, keeping up the latest trends in craft beer and all. Unlike the Rebel Cascade IPA, I do know for a fact that this is available in 6-packs because, again, it's a grapefruit IPA.

Appearance - Mildly hazy dark yellow color with a mild amount of visible carbonation. The head is nice and foamy and leaves behind a good amount of lacing.

Aroma - I'm getting some potent grapefruit and orange peel notes, along with some pale malt, toffee and light bitter notes.

Taste - Moderate grapefruit sweetness that lingers throughout the palate with some orange and light lemongrass notes towards the middle, Whereas the back of the palate opens up to some pale malts and bitter hops with a slightly tangy grapefruit aftertaste.

Say......This is actually pretty good, damned good, in fact! The grapefruit is there without being overpowering and the hop and malt profile used really helps balance everything out. On top of that, it may be the best priced Grapefruit IPA on the market right now. So yeah, if you see it, I would absolutely get a 6-pack of this especially if you want a great Grapefruit IPA without having to pay $15 for one.

Sam Adams Rebel Grapefruit IPA - 9/10

1 comment:

  1. Enjoying my first one right now, Sam Adams hit this one out of the ball park. Pretty complex taste, & all good, hope it stays in their lineup.