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

3,560 Ratings
THE BROS
85
very good

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Ratings: 3,560
Reviews: 491
rAvg: 3.58
pDev: 14.25%
Wants: 81
Gots: 1,226 | 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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Ratings: 3,560 | Reviews: 491
Photo of jngrizzaffi
3.9/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours a clear golden/almost light amber color with a finger width foamy head. Head retention and lacing are decent. Citrus, piney aroma. Malty taste with a strong piney hop, but it tends to be more on the bitter side. Not as smooth. Very dry and soapy. There is some citrus, but it needs to be more pronounced. This East Coast attempt at a West Coast IPA doesn't stand up. This is where the beer falls. Medium bodied with moderated carbonation.

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

A very good IPA from Samuel Adams. It's very hoppy, but it's not redonkulously bitter. A slight bite to the aftertaste.

Photo of MOFALLINGLEAF
3.72/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Using a Hops glass...Pours a creamy slightly off white one finger head, with good retention, and medium lacing. Body is a light copper, semi clear with no sediment. On the nose I get a decent pine waft, with slight undertones of jasmine and lemon (leaves a bit to be desired, given the notes that I do get, I had to work for). On the palate. Bursts of pine that travel to the back and sides of the palate with that hops bite, a slight lemon tartness at the end. Finishes semi dry and fairly crisp. Overall not a bad west coast style IPA, especially for Sam Adams, not quite a session IPA but close.

Photo of FrothFanatic
2.98/5  rDev -16.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Average IPA. Exceptional head and lacing retention, very creamy looking but it tastes flat, not a lot of explosive flavors or anything remarkable, just a simple and ordinary IPA to drink from time to time if the better offerings out there are for some reason unavailable. Sam Adams is always readily available, though.

Photo of Grover81
1.31/5  rDev -63.4%
look: 1.75 | smell: 2 | taste: 1 | feel: 1.25 | overall: 1

Awful. Any real IPA drinker will hate this

Photo of mozart4898
3.69/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Poured from bottle to glass.

L - Two fingers of fluffy white head. Golden in color. Nice. Leaves good lacing down the glass
S - Light citrus, perhaps a bit of malt. Seems a bit light on hops for an IPA.
T - Pleasant bitterness. Dry. Citrus and perhaps a bit of pine in the hop flavor. Taste closely mirrors the aroma - in other words hops could be heavier but pleasant. Not very sweet which is a plus in my book.
F - Medium body, nice carbonation.
O - Solid IPA but not outstanding. Easy to find. I believe many ratings would be higher if tasted blind (i.e. reviewers didn't know it was a Sam Adams product).

Photo of LampertLand
3.79/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Samuel Adams 'Rebel IPA' @ 6.5% , served from a 6pack purchased for $10
A-pour is a light gold from the bottle to a clear gold in the glass with a fine medium sized white head leaving a streaky lace along the pint
S-mild smelling eastern American IPA , weak
T-ok tasting with a lemon dry finish
MF-mild carbonation , medium body
Ov-weak/ok beer , slightly dissapointing IPA
prost LampertLand

Photo of harrisonpainter
2.25/5  rDev -37.2%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

A watered down IPA with little flavor.

Photo of Zstets
2.75/5  rDev -23.2%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Seems like watered down Rebel Rouser

Photo of holder1422
2.57/5  rDev -28.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Not a fan of this.

Photo of jneiswender
2.3/5  rDev -35.8%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

So not feeling this. Thin. From the ingredient list it seems like all the flavors just run together. I just don't get distinctive flavors that take you somewhere . Malt -hop. One dimension .

Photo of Thirsty_In_Chicago
3.28/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Too much malt, not enough hops.

Photo of EvoRich
4.04/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Look: Pale orange in color, with a nice fluffy white head. Leaves nice lacing on the glass

Smell: Orange peel, a lot of lemon citrus, and hops.

Taste: Very bitter citrus flavors. Not overly bitter due to hops. Rather mild bitterness.

Feel: Medium-full bodied. Almost creamy.

Overall: A very easy to drink, refreshing IPA.

Photo of Donsolo420
3.83/5  rDev +7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Delicious IPA. I can drink these like there's no tomorrow . Hoppy with a citrus background

Photo of BigDaddyWarbuxx
3.77/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A perfectly clear IPA with a pleasant citrus aroma. A refreshingly mild IPA that stands out as the best of the Samuel Adams Rebel series.

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

Not much good to say about this one. Yes, it's a little bitter so it kind of falls into the IPA universe, but it's light-years away from offerings by Ballast Point, Victory, Founders, and many others. Don't waste your fridge space.

Photo of BuccoFan
3.44/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A 100% average beer. I give it some credit for having a mouthfeel that, while sort of weak-to-medium, was consistent from sip to finish. A nice malt to the taste as well. However, it's just not all that hoppy for an IPA.

Photo of SF_Posse
3.57/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Good IPA that has a bad rap but is a rather enjoyable beer.

Photo of MarkLinton1
3.72/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Picked up a six pack on a whim. I have not had a Samuel Adams beer for several years. I was pleasantly surprised. Very refreshing IPA with nice malt structure, plenty of citrus and a hint of pine. Very drinkable. Definitely a do over.

Photo of keywestgourmet
2.87/5  rDev -19.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Has a bitter taste. Sort of acidic.

Photo of theBIRD
3.49/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

West coast IPA. Usually nice price on 12 packs

Photo of Mark66
1.08/5  rDev -69.8%
look: 1.25 | smell: 1.25 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Ended up throwing this out. Drank the first bottle and thought, that was disappointing. Looked at my brother as he took a swig and could read his dissatisfaction as well. I forced down one more, but the other three ended up staying in the fridge for...well, I think they still might be there, no, I did throw them away. Lousy IPA.

Photo of patch911
4/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Good stuff. I'm a Sam Adams fan though...

Photo of SensorySupernova
4.06/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Smell: Juicy hops.

Taste: Pretty subdued bitterness, but still plenty of fruity and citric hop taste comes through. Moderately sweet malt backbone.

Mouthfeel: Moderate thickness, well carbonated.

Overall: Pretty good. You can tell this was designed to be an accessible IPA - not too bitter, fruity hops, sweet malts. It definitely succeeds in that, and is a great choice for someone just getting into IPAs. If you are already initiated and crave the bitterness of an West Coast IPA, then this might let you down a bit.

Photo of treeslothguy
2.26/5  rDev -36.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

I'm not sure why I even picked this up but I wish I hadnt. I might have just picked up some miller light and had enjoyed it possible more than this. The only way this resembles an ipa is that it says ipa on the bottle.

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Samuel Adams Rebel IPA from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
81 out of 100 based on 3,560 ratings.