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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

2,089 Ratings
THE BROS
85
very good

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Ratings: 2,089
Reviews: 256
rAvg: 3.57
pDev: 13.73%
Wants: 18
Gots: 318 | 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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Goliveidaho

Idaho

3.64/5  rDev +2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Poured in a 16 oz glass. Lightly golden...slight head, quickly fell. Stacked lacing..lingers no glass appeal. Taste is fresh, good carbonation. Citrus lingers quite refreshingly. Not much hint this is an IPA. Good to the throat going down, could be a good Summer refresher. If more complex would certainly recommend. Cheers

Serving type: on-tap

12-28-2013 20:24:37 | More by Goliveidaho
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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 2,089 ratings.