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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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2,942 Ratings
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Ratings: 2,942
Reviews: 323
rAvg: 3.58
pDev: 14.53%
Wants: 47
Gots: 686 | 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)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 2,942 | Reviews: 323 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by BB1313:
Photo of BB1313
2.8/5  rDev -21.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.75

12oz bottle poured into a pint glass. Pours a transparent burnt golden with a fluffy white head that fades and leaves great lacing and retention. Looks great. The aromas are very subtle and not too exciting. Tons of caramel malts. Lots of breads. Some faint orange peel and other citrus notes. The flavors are very sharp and bitter. Very earthy. Lots of grass and pine needles. More caramel. The malts are there, but they actually do take a backseat in the flavor department. I understand these flavors can be extremely enjoyable to some, but it just doesn't work for me. It becomes a little one note after awhile. I was hoping for a bit more hop flavor based on the awesome hop lineup that's featured in this beer. They definitely nailed the hop bitterness though. Maybe some black pepper in the mix. Finishes slightly spicy. Mouthfeel is on the lighter side of medium-bodied; very active carbonation.

I'm personally not too crazy about this one. It doesn't really have that west-coast vibe that I was expecting. It's fine, but it's nothing that going to get people excited.

BB1313, Jan 23, 2014
More User Reviews:
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
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3/5  rDev -16.2%

mojohawk21, Apr 20, 2014
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3.96/5  rDev +10.6%

Gowcheco, Sep 05, 2014
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3/5  rDev -16.2%

TxHopHead4, Apr 22, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

Hoppin_mad, May 03, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

npala86, Feb 17, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

tbryan5, Feb 17, 2014
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3.92/5  rDev +9.5%

GameOfBeers, Aug 19, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -9.2%

MikeC144, Apr 09, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

sabitu, Feb 22, 2014
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4/5  rDev +11.7%

Joebraggot, Feb 12, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -9.2%

Akabufflaobilly, Aug 06, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

SD-Alefan, Jan 18, 2014
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2.5/5  rDev -30.2%

DWolf, Mar 03, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

SunDevilBeer, Nov 21, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

TTripp725, Feb 08, 2014
Photo of generallee
4/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Presentation: It was served on tap at Fridays restaurant.

Appearance: Rebel IPA had slight chill hazed body with a light golden color. The head was bright white, tall and soapy. It quickly settled down to a denser thin cap which hung on well and made some slick lacing on the glass.

Smell: The aroma has a good dose of citrusy and floral hops as well as some lighter pine like hops in the background.

Taste / Palate: It has plenty of hop flavor and bitterness thought out. Its hop character is mostly citrusy and floral. The malt is light and somewhat bready and cracker like. It really just sets up the hops to shine. I would say that it has a firm medium body and the finish has a nice slow hop bitter fade.

generallee, Jun 04, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +18.7%

nstroup, Feb 25, 2014
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4/5  rDev +11.7%

SmellsofMahagony, Jan 10, 2014
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4/5  rDev +11.7%

JonBrand, Feb 28, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

Fcip78, Jul 16, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

Doomcifer, Jul 27, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

lionnusmb, Feb 22, 2014
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Samuel Adams Rebel IPA from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
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