Brewer: Samuel Adams Craft: Rebel Rouser IPA ABV: 8.4%
Guess what? The Rider has a brother…the Rouser! I felt it was my duty to check out the double IPA that Sam Adams crafted in relation to the session IPA they crafted. This Rebel Rouser is maltier, hoppier, smoother. This is the Rider’s more mature brother. It drinks slower and at 8.4%, you want to take your time.
Sam Adams crafted three in this mini-series. The Rebel IPA is pretty standard. The Rebel Rider, which I talked about in Beer 1 of Spring, is a session ale that drinks easy and clean. And now the Rebel Rouser is the completion of the trifecta. It’s what I think of when I think of American IPA. Full, smooth, malty, hoppy, solid. Good show, Jim Koch. Good show.
Rating: get a six-pack