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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

2,013 Ratings
THE BROS
85
very good

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Ratings: 2,013
Reviews: 251
rAvg: 3.58
pDev: 13.41%
Wants: 18
Gots: 280 | 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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MattyG85

Minnesota

3.98/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12 oz. bottle into a Sam Adams Perfect Pint glass.

Appearance: Pours a bright and clear golden orange with a lot of rising bubbles. Big three finger off white head with good retention. Leaves a good amount of lacing.

Smell: A juicy and earthy hop forward aroma with hints of citrus and grass. Upfront mix of earthy, citrus, and floral hops. Hints of grass and light pine. Citrus fruit hints of grapefruit, lemon, orange peel, mango, and pineapple. Bready backing malt presence with hints of caramel, biscuit, grains, and yeast. A pretty decent aroma.

Taste: Like the smell hints at, an earthy and juicy hop forward taste with notes of citrus, grass, and pine. Earthy and floral hops with notes of wet grass and pine resin. Citrus hop notes of grapefruit, orange peel, lemon zest, pineapple, and mango. Background bready malt presence with notes of biscuit, caramel, grains, cracker, and yeast. Kind of laid back for a West Coast IPA but solid.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with a medium to high level of carbonation. Juicy, smooth, and fairly drying.

Overall: A lighter but decent take on a IPA. Kind of tastes like a session IPA with some laid back but solid hop notes.

Serving type: bottle

04-02-2014 06:55:32 | More by MattyG85
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S: smells of citrus, pine and floral hops with a little caramel sweetness
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Samuel Adams Rebel IPA from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
81 out of 100 based on 2,013 ratings.