This week's Sunday Night Suds looks at Samuel Adams Rebel Rouser Double IPA.
This is yet another quality brew in the Samuel Adams "Rebel" line which includes: the Rebel IPA (reviewed here http://kosherbeers.blogspot.com/2014/06/sunday-night-suds-samuel-adams-rebel-ipa.html); Rebel Grapefruit IPA (reviewed here http://kosherbeers.blogspot.com/2016/03/sunday-night-suds-samuel-adams-rebel.html); Rebel Rider IPA (http://kosherbeers.blogspot.com/2015/07/sunday-night-suds-samuel-adams-rebel.html).
This beer screams hops from the tree tops. It poured a rich copper with about an inch of foam (due to a less than perfect pour) but when I brought the glass to my face I could smell the hops. As the foam began to recede and the temperature of the beer rose, there was more citrus and some bitter, but not as biting as some other IPAs
The alcohol content on this brew is 8.4% abv and there is a noticeable alcohol taste to the brew, but it is subtle and not offensive.
I would recommend pairing this brew with grilled steak or char grilled chicken. This is a beer which can stand up to bold protein flavors.
The Samuel Adams Rebel Rouser Double IPA is under the Kosher Supervision of the Star-K and has a Star-K certification mark on the label. To see what the experts on Beer Advocate think about this brew, please follow this link - beeradvocate.com/beer/profile/35/139515
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