Rebel IPA is a West Coast-style IPA brewed with five types of American hops from the Pacific Northwest. Each hop imparts unique flavors and aromas to the brew:
Cascade: Citrus and grapefruit flavor with subtle
Simcoe: Grapefruit peel and pine notes.
Centennial: Citrus flavor with clean resinous notes.
Chinook: American pine character with slight spice note.
Amarillo: Orange, grapefruit, and notes of tangerine with some sweetness.
Overall, this brew has big citrus and grapefruit aromas along with piney and resinous notes that come through in both the flavor and aroma, all from these West Coast hops. The yeast we use imparts a slight fruity flavor.
Labeled a "West Coast style IPA," this new selection was born in Sam Adams's nanobrewery, a 10-gallon beer "test kitchen." The intent behind the brew was to showcase the expressive nature of Pacific Northwest hop varieties-Cascade, Simcoe, Centennial, Chinook and Amarillo-without the typical overt bitterness. The result is a bold and intensely aromatic brew, brimming with notes of fresh citrus and grapefruit peel, as well as resiny pine and fresh red apple. It's medium bodied yet drinkable and refreshing, with a solid cracker-malt backbone to support the assertive hop characteristics.