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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

2,023 Ratings
THE BROS
85
very good

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Ratings: 2,023
Reviews: 252
rAvg: 3.58
pDev: 13.41%
Wants: 18
Gots: 284 | 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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Redneckwine

Washington

3.26/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Poured from a fresh 12 oz bottle into pint glass

Appearance - dark golden, crystal clear, 1 finger head dissipates into just a feint whisp, not much lace

Smell - grassy, earthy, piney...but muted. Bready malts are more assertive than the hops.

Mouthfeel/Taste - tingly carb, pretty smooth medium light body. Taste pretty much follows nose with slightly bitter piney, grassy hops and fairly assertive bready malt character, but not much else. Feels one dimensional. Also feels watered down and muted. Finish is trying to add a note of fruity citrus but doesn't quite get there, ghost-like. Medium bitter pine on the finish, a bit rough.

Overall - They missed what they were going for: the west coast IPA. There isn't much, if any tropical fruit, orangey citrus going on here, and I feel like the malt bill is overshadowing the simple, piney/grassy hops. That being said, this is not a bad beer but a uncomplicated, average brew that I wouldn't turn down if offered, but wouldn't buy a sixer with so many similar priced, superior choices available.

Serving type: bottle

01-31-2014 01:39:46 | More by Redneckwine
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Samuel Adams Rebel IPA from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
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