Feeling A Little Rebelious On Thirsty Thursday

Rebel IPA Review by Confession Girl

Samuel Adams Rebel IPA Review and Food Pairing

I’m still regretting not having tried a Samuel Adams Rebel IPA while I was in Boston. Luckily, the beer is available in bottles here in California! Since I am pretty much a big nerd the first thing I thought of was, “Heck, I just found my Walking Dead beer”.

Brew Master Notes
We love about West Coast style IPA’s big citrus and grapefruit flavors with subtle pine notes for a flavorful refreshing brew. Rebel IPA is brewed with five varieties of West Coast hops Cascade, Chinook, Centennial, and Amarillo.

The Label Notes
When I saw this beer it was in a pub in Boston, the tap was a giant spray can. Bright red letters on a white label with bright green hops on the corner. This is definitely one of my favorite beer labels.

Rebel IPA
Style: American IPA
Alcohol: 6.5%
Location: Boston, MA

Rebel IPA Review
After a nice long run I came home to a nice cold beer. The Rebel IPA is full of delicious hoppiness up front, and loads of refreshing citrus on the back of the tongue. My favorite description of this beer is like having, “summer in your mouth.”

If you like American style IPA’s this is the beer to add to your arsenal. I have a few staple beers I have in my fridge, Kona’s Longboards, Bear Republic’s Racer 5, Lagunitas’ Little Sumpin and now Sam Adams’ Rebel IPA!

If you want something refreshing with good flavor this is the beer for you.


Burgers, Burgers, Burgers! I can’t tell you how delicious a good burger goes with this beer. So, I went with the BBQ king, Bobby Flay. I couldn’t find the Rebel IPA on tap close to home so instead we made Flay’s delicious Green Chile Cheeseburgers from the Food Network. The heat in these burgers compliment the citrus in the Rebel IPA.

So, splurge and feast on friends! These are two of the best things I’ve had in a long time.

Green Chile Cheeseburger Recipe


#foodie #BeerReview #RebelIPA #SamuelAdams

Images: Food Network

Karen is one of the founders at Confession Girl, loves drinking wine, craft beer, reading and running. Studied nutrition and sport injury at University of Santa Barbara, but decided to follow a passion in creative. Follow me on Twitter @confessiongirl2

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *