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Samuel Adams Rebel IPA - Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)

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Samuel Adams Rebel IPASamuel Adams Rebel IPA

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2,727 Ratings
very good

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Ratings: 2,727
Reviews: 305
rAvg: 3.58
pDev: 14.25%
Wants: 41
Gots: 588 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams) visit their website
Massachusetts, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  6.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
COLOR Bright Copper / 11 SRM
IBUs 45
YEAST STRAIN Samuel Adams Ale Yeast
MALT VARIETIES Samuel Adams two-row pale malt blend, Caramel 60
HOP VARIETIES American Cascade, Simcoe®, Chinook, Centennial, and Amarillo
CAL/SERVING 198 per 12oz serving

(Beer added by: kylehay2004 on 06-19-2013)
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Ratings: 2,727 | Reviews: 305 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of oberon
3.63/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours into a nonic a clear medium golden with a sticky one finger white that settles very slowly leaving two broken rings of lace behind as it settles .Mild leafy and citric hops along with some sugary sweetness,both are light.A decent shot of citric hops upfront on the palate along with a caramel biscuit base underneath,the hops are much more fruity than bitter wich surprised me a little.Not bad,it's not something to go spend alot of money on but would be good as a "starter" IPA for somebody.

oberon, Jan 22, 2014
Photo of WVbeergeek
3.8/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Rocky head from the off white head forming thick, large bodied copper hue going on. Aroma has citric notes, big fruity hop notes, lemon, lime, and alpha acids come through each sniff. Flavor includes big fruitiness, caramelized malts, bitterness rolling through with hints of tropical fruits, dank resinous hops make their presence known but the actual beer doesn't do the style justice. Mouthfeel has a resinous hop oil slickness even carbonation not much going on other than the breadiness that finishes with most Sam Adams beers. Overall I can't wait to try more Sam Adams IPAs this happens to be their first shot at a West Coast style IPA it's getting closer.

WVbeergeek, Jan 18, 2014
Photo of tarrbaby
4.25/5  rDev +18.7%

A good, readily available IPA. Pleasantly surprised.

tarrbaby, Today at 01:23 PM
Photo of utopiajane
3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

utopiajane, Today at 12:10 PM
Photo of bigjohnn
3.12/5  rDev -12.8%

bigjohnn, Yesterday at 10:04 PM
Photo of Hayden34
3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

Hayden34, Yesterday at 07:18 PM
Photo of Jasoncpace
3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

Jasoncpace, Yesterday at 06:35 PM
Photo of Ludwigkpa
3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

Ludwigkpa, Yesterday at 04:36 PM
Photo of MikeM417
3.25/5  rDev -9.2%

MikeM417, Yesterday at 03:01 AM
Photo of Gregaroo
3/5  rDev -16.2%

Gregaroo, Thursday at 06:13 PM
Photo of holder45
3.64/5  rDev +1.7%

holder45, Thursday at 05:34 AM
Photo of Ian_G
3.48/5  rDev -2.8%

Ian_G, Thursday at 12:14 AM
Photo of R11415
4/5  rDev +11.7%

R11415, Wednesday at 09:17 PM
Photo of chillwave22
3.72/5  rDev +3.9%

chillwave22, Wednesday at 07:53 PM
Photo of WestHam973
4.5/5  rDev +25.7%

The best thing Sam has come out with in a long time, this is great sessionable IPA and I hear its going to be in 12 pack cans soon, that will be beyond great! Perfect Ipa for easy drinking hop goodness

WestHam973, Wednesday at 03:28 AM
Photo of biboergosum
3.55/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

355ml bottle, a single, 'cause that's how rebels roll, doncha know?

This beer pours a clear, pale copper amber hue, with three fingers of puffy, frothy, and rocky off-white head, which leaves some random sudsy splatter lace around the glass as it evenly subsides.

It smells of musty, dank piney hops straight off, a bit of orange and white grapefruit pith, wet crackery pale malt, ethereal caramel notes, and further leafy, floral hops. The taste is bready, grainy, and slightly doughy pale malt, lemon floor polish, slightly resinous pine needles, a bit of white chalk, and further earthy, weedy and floral hops.

The carbonation is fairly equitable in its meted out frothiness, the body a decent medium weight for the style, and generally smooth, in the way of that IPA whose hops have better things to do. It finishes off-dry, the yeast starting to really stick, as the piney, citrusy hops lag, and the malt keeps on keepin' on.

Not a bad rendition of a west coast ideal from that totally opposite coast, as it were. It picks up on the trendy dank and floral notes to a tee, and keeps everything else quiet and on the down-low. Yup, Sam Adams all the way.

biboergosum, Wednesday at 03:26 AM
Photo of FetchHops
3.04/5  rDev -15.1%

FetchHops, Wednesday at 01:41 AM
Photo of Jaredy89
4.25/5  rDev +18.7%

A very good IPA.

Jaredy89, Wednesday at 12:38 AM
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Samuel Adams Rebel IPA from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
81 out of 100 based on 2,727 ratings.