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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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BA SCORE
81
good

3,170 Ratings
THE BROS
85
very good

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Ratings: 3,170
Reviews: 370
rAvg: 3.58
pDev: 14.53%
Wants: 56
Gots: 863 | 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:
Beer added by: kylehay2004 on 06-19-2013

COLOR Bright Copper / 11 SRM
ALC BY VOL/WT 6.5%ABV - 5.1%ABW
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
SPECIAL INGREDIENTS N/A
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Photo of mugsup
4.04/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Kingpthethird
3.55/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of eldonjon72
2.18/5  rDev -39.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 1.75

Very little flavor - barely noticeable hops. Definitely not what I was expecting from an IPA.

Photo of YetiMaas
3.59/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of boodz85
3.38/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Bobby823
3.63/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of TheBrewo
3.43/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

We pry the tops off some bottles, pouring into generic pints. It shows a delicate golden pumpkin coloring, and sports a one finger head of dense foam the color of singed marshmallows. This retains decently enough, leaving pocketed lacing around of glasses. No haze or sediment was noted, and carbonation appeared to be moderately active. Skimming off the top was a blend of fresh citric and piney hops, synthetic pinesol cleaner, cotton balls, toasted pale malts, basic ale yeastiness, coin, sandy saltiness, light aloe stickiness, lime rind, and aromatic honeysuckle florals. To match, the taste brings a crisp and toasty pale malt to the front of the palate, while the remaining notes of biscuity buttered bread, softer caramel malts, dusty powdered yeast, white flour, corny adjuncts, oily citric hop leafiness, freshly mowed green grassiness, hollow ethanol, and a bright chemical phenol are pushed to the back, moving quickly down the gullet. The body is lightly medium, and the carbonation is bubbly, but soft. Each sip gave nice slurp and smack off the top, but only decent cream or froth. The mouth was wetted, but this gave way to clean astringency without much hesitation. The abv was appropriate, and the beer disappeared without a fight.

Overall, this review has been a long time coming. We've routinely sipped this guy at trivia night when the mood struck, and it easily satiated that ravenous IPA craving. When fresh it keeps a nice lightness to it, and makes it easy to return to again and again. Put a little age on it, however, and things drop off rather quickly. The grain bill starts to seep adjuncts, which can effectively box out some of that resinous, oily hoppiness that you're looking for. Again, this is a nice, standard, base IPA, but it won't change much for you if you've had more than a few from the style, or from Sam Adams.

Photo of A-Sox
3.75/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ordybill
4/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Hammerhead18
4.43/5  rDev +23.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Good taste. Hoppy flavor with a kick.

Photo of VirginiaBeerMan
3.68/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

12 oz bottle
A - a healthy dark golden color with a foamy white head of about 1/2 " that slowly settles, some visible carbonation, excellent lacing
S - Excellent citris hop aroma, not overpowering,
T - As much flak as Sam Adams gets on BA, I think this beer was a pretty good AIPA, solid hop flavor, not much else as far as secondary tastes or complexity; very slight bitter finish.
F - Good carbonation, moderate body
O - This is a pretty good AIPA, strong hop but no nasty lingering bitter, easy drinking, light and crisp, not gonna hunt this one down, but would certainly drink again if available

Photo of MichaelLupardus
3.7/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of AmericanMechanic
2.79/5  rDev -22.1%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Look: Looks like an average IPA with the typical orange hazy to straw colored one finger head and minimal lacing for an IPA.
Smell: smells great and complex with plenty of citrus, fruity and mild pine notes. Smells like it should be delicious.
Taste: This is where it fails. Very sweet malty taste followed by slightly earth citrus hopes with little to no pine. This is not a west coast IPA by any means
Feel: Tries to feel like an IPA. Soapy slick and decent to light body
Overall: Not what i was expecting at all. I would say the Boston lager is closer to an IPA than this is. Always loved Sam Adams but they let me down on this one by calling it a west coast IPA.

Photo of Jim520
3.33/5  rDev -7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of ToddThompson
3.26/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of OJT1993
3.84/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mamaraza
3.61/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Justinbshelton
3.46/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of MJ63
3.75/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of wrentmore
3.5/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of 1KEVIN1
3.96/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of mbratt93
3.69/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of JKV96
3.64/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of cantal
3.78/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Syncro-Vox
3.52/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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Samuel Adams Rebel IPA from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
81 out of 100 based on 3,170 ratings.