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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

2,077 Ratings
THE BROS
85
very good

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Ratings: 2,077
Reviews: 255
rAvg: 3.57
pDev: 13.73%
Wants: 18
Gots: 312 | 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
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

(Beer added by: kylehay2004 on 06-19-2013)
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Drank from a 12 fl.oz. bottle
For brewery-fresh taste, drink before month notched SEP 2014
Served in a pint glass
Thanks to my friend James for bringing this to our apartment.

Solid appearance. The beer poured a nearly crystal-clear, medium amber color and was topped by a two finger tall, tight, fluffy, off-white crown. Nice head retention. Thick streaks and odd shaped patches of lacing coated the glass.

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Samuel Adams Rebel IPA from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
81 out of 100 based on 2,077 ratings.