Mybeerbuzz.com Highlights Samuel Adams Rebel Juiced IPA & New 2017 Rebel IPA

21 January 2017

imageI’ll admit that when I read the news that Samuel Adams had decided to reformulate their Rebel IPA, I was intrigued and anxious to sample it again.  But when I read that the new recipe would use a new experimental hop exclusive to Samuel Adams, I was hooked.
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The brewers at Samuel Adams undertook “Project Lupulus” to redesign Rebel IPA beginning in 2013 as they worked with a Yakima Valley hop breeder to create a new hop variety.  Four years later, the new HBC 566 was ready to roll and ready to be used not only for the first time, but for the only time so far.  This hop is exclusive to Samuel Adams and so far they are only using it in Rebel IPA.  The beer also uses

Cascade, Centennial, Simcoe, Chinook

and another experimental hop for bittering called HBC 682…so how does it taste?

To my eyes the color looks very similar to the original Rebel IPA but the aroma screams citrusy, lemon and orange.  The new recipe switches up a special two-row malt for the former caramel malt and the brightness of the beer is amped up considerably.  We tasted lots of citrusy and piney flavors and really enjoyed the “reimagined” balance the beer exhibited with new hops and new malt.  Rebel IP is juicy and much brighter to my palate and while we didn’t taste them side by side, we do like the new Rebel IPA more than the old.  The beer hits 6.5%-AbV and 45 IBU and it is available now in 12oz bottles.
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Up next we went for Samuel Adams Rebel Juiced IPA.  This tropical-style IPA takes the Rebel IPA family to a new level with the addition of mango puree.  The beer uses Zeus, Mosaic and Mandarina hops, so “juicy” is the name of the game.  The nose begin with tropical aromas and the flavors are both citrusy and refreshing.  You can’t miss the mango, and that mango puree really brings a new layer of citrusy juicy character to the beer.  Rebel Juiced IPA finishes clean and citrusy and at 6.2%-AbV, I think you’ll find it really drinkable (and enjoyable.)  This beer is available year-round on draft, in 12oz bottles and in the Pack of Rebels in late Feb 2017.
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If you’re not familiar with the Rebel family of hoppy beers from Samuel Adams, now is a good time to try them.  If you are familiar with Rebel IPA, now is a good time to revisit the new recipe and taste these beers for yourself…and as always…when you do taste them, be sure to let us know what YOU think.
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Clown Shoes - For a Few Unidragons More 22oz Bottles

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We brought you the keg label already, and now we’re giving you the first peek at the bottle.  This is For a Few Unidragons More from Clown Shoes and it is a Russian Imperial Stout (Unidragon) aged in Bourbon barrels with coffee from Houston’s Blacksmith Coffee.  This beer hits 14%-AbV and stay tuned for distribution details.
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Ninkasi Adding New First Rule IPA Bottles To R&D Series

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Here’s your first look at a new beer heading to the R&D Series from Ninkasi.  This is First Rule and we’re already violating the first rule (“First rule of this IPA is that you do not talk about this IPA”) by mentioning that it was “crafted in secrecy.  Look for First Rule to hit 7.5%-AbV and 60 IBU and it will be released in 22oz bottles and kegs.  Stay tuned here for release details.
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Rivertowne & Sly Fox Collaborate On Glove Dropper Blood Orange IPA Cans

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Today we get a peek at a new collaboration can coming from Rivertowne Brewing and Sly Fox.  This is Glove Ripper and it is an IPA brewed with blood orange.  This “confrontation beer” is a tribute to “Pennsylvania’s bloodiest and bitterest intrastate rivalry” Philadelphia vs Pittsburgh and the beer will be packaged in 12oz cans at Rivertowne.  Stay tuned for release and beer details.

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Boulder Beer - Hola Maria Mexican-Style Ale 12oz Cans

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Today we get to see a new can coming from Boulder Beer in Boulder, CO.  This is Hola Maria and it is a Mexican-style ale that will be packaged in 12oz cans.  Stay tuned for beer and release details.
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Modern Times - Dymaxion Pale Ale & Triton Project IPA

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Today we get to see two new bottles coming from Modern Times Beer in San Diego, CADymaxion is a “pillowy tropical” pale ale that hits 6.2%-AbV and Triton Project is a “lush tropical” IPA that hits 7.3%-AbV.  These are both 22oz bottles and stay tuned for release info.
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Evil Twin - Tropical ‘Itch Berliner-Style Weisse With Passionfruit

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This is Tropical ‘Itch from Evil Twin.  This beer is a Berliner-style Weisse ale with passion fruit added.  This beer hits 4.5%-AbV and it looks to be packaged in 12oz cans at Dorchester brewing in Boston, MA.
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Captain Lawrence Barrel Select Green 12.7oz Bottles

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Today we get to see a new beer heading to the Barrel Select Sour Series from Captain Lawrence.  This is Barrel Select Green and it is a dry-hopped sour ale aged in oak barrels.  This beer will be packaged in 12.7oz bottles.
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Funkwerks - Fruition Saison Brewed With Lemon

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This is Fruition from Funkwerks in Fort Collins, CO.  This beer is a saison brewed with lemon and the beer will hit 5.2%-AbV.  Look for Fruition to be packaged in 11.2oz bottles.
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New Belgium Voodoo Ranger Special Release - Juicy Mandarina IPA

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It’s only a keg label, but here we have New Belgium Voodoo Ranger Special Release Juicy Mandarina IPA.  This ale brewed with spice will hit 6.5%-AbV and it looks to be using Mandarina Bavaria hops but stay tuned on that one.
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Blue Point Adding Beach Plum Gose 16oz Cans

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This is Beach Plum Gose from Blue Point Brewing and it is a gose brewed with Long Island beach plum, coriander, cumin, lemon peel, seaweed and sea salt.  This beer hits 4.1%-AbV and you’re looking at the 16oz Ball can.

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Arcadia Ales - Mi-Berry Vice

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This is Mi-Berry Vice from Arcadia Ales in Kalamazoo, MI.  This raspberry/blueberry wheat beer hits 6.3%-AbV and you’re looking at the 12oz bottle.
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Upset Hindus Urge Lost Coast Brewery to Not Use Lord Ganesha Image Beer Bottles

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Upset Hindus are urging Eureka (California) based award-winning Lost Coast Brewery to not use Hindu deity Lord Ganesha’s image on its Indica IPA beer bottles, calling it highly inappropriate.



Label of its “hoppy and full-bodied” Indica India Pale Ale (ABV 6.50%), which sells in 12 fl oz. bottle and in 6-pack, carries the image of Lord Ganesha sitting on a chair.



Hindu statesman Rajan Zed, in a statement in Nevada today, said that inappropriate usage of Hindu deities or concepts or symbols for commercial or other agenda was not okay as it hurt the devotees.



Zed, who is president of Universal Society of Hinduism, indicated that Lord Ganesha was highly revered in Hinduism and he was meant to be worshipped in temples or home shrines and not to be used in selling beer. Moreover, linking a deity with an alcoholic beverage was very disrespectful, Zed added.



Hinduism was the oldest and third largest religion of the world with about one billion adherents and a rich philosophical thought and it should not be taken frivolously. Symbols of any faith, larger or smaller, should not be mishandled, Rajan Zed noted.



In Hinduism, Lord Ganesha is worshipped as god of wisdom and remover of obstacles and is invoked before the beginning of any major undertaking. There are about three million Hindus in USA.



According to its website, Lost Coast Brewery, founded in 1989, whose tagline is “not just another craft brewery”, bottles up to 135,000 beers and fill 1,000 kegs every day; and has distributors in 21 states of USA and Puerto Rico; besides Australia, Brazil, Canada, Costa Rica, France, Italy, Japan and Panama. Barbara Groom is the founder.



City of Eureka (state historic landmark), founded in 1856, along Northern California coastline, is bordered on one side by Humboldt Bay and on the other by the mountains. Frank Jager and Greg Sparks are the Mayor and City Manager respectively.

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Terrapin & The Walking Dead Partner For Second Beer: Lucille Coming In Late Feb

imageWe brought you an early peek at this beer and this news, and now the full details from Terrapin:

When Terrapin Beer Co and Skybound collaborated to re-release The Walking Dead Blood Orange IPA in 6-pack cans this year, one beer wasn’t enough to satisfy. Raising the stakes they have added a second more limited edition brew to the project.

Inspired by Negan and Lucille, his weapon of choice, Terrapin Beer Co and Skybound’s super limited release is sure to be a hit. Lucille, a Blackstrap Molasses Stout will be released in 500 ml bottles with a label that does the barbed wire wrapped bat justice.
You don’t have to live in The Sanctuary to get ahold of Terrapin Beer Co and Skybound’s second collaboration beer, but this one won’t stick around long. The limited release will be available in late February.

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