Samuel Adams says it's going West Coast. The brewer is releasing Rebel IPA, a West Coast-style IPA that was first created in the brewery's 10-gallon nano system in Boston.
"The West Coast hops that we brew Rebel IPA with are some of my personal favorites -- Cascade, Simcoe, Centennial, Chinook and Amarillo -- and impart unique flavors and aromas," brewer Seth Adams said in a news release. (Yes, that's his last name.) "With this brew, we dug deep into our rebellious roots passed down from our namesake and Jim Koch -- a rebel in the craft beer movement -- to create an IPA that isn't based solely on bitterness level, like many other West Coast-style IPAs, but pays homage to the aromatics and flavors of these West Coast hop varieties."
Rebel IPA is 45 IBUs and 6.5 percent alcohol by volume. The beer will be available nationwide on draft this month and starting in February in six- and 12-packs.