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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

2,055 Ratings
THE BROS
85
very good

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Ratings: 2,055
Reviews: 253
rAvg: 3.57
pDev: 13.73%
Wants: 18
Gots: 299 | 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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beagle75

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3.18/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Poured from a 12 oz. bottle into a tulip pint glass.

A: Clear, light amber color with one finger of diminishing white foam head. Heavy lacing remains on the glass.

S: Resinous pine is supported by nuanced floral aroma. The overall effect is suggestive of a hybrid hops bill using both modern (i.e., Amarillo) and traditional (Columbus) American cultivars. Huffing reveals a chemical hops quality that is particularly indicative of a Columbus presence.

T: Begins dry, with refined--but dominant--biscuit malt and moderate floral hops aromatics. Acidity is mild into the middle where established flavors are still evident; flavor qualities generally become less intense. An aura of ascetic pine surrounds the first two acts, but is never truly featured. The finish is mildly bitter and malty with a neutral character of base grain.

M: Thin to medium viscosity, slightly resinous and acidic on the palate, with moderate carbonation.

D/O: This IPA seems to be assembled for mass appeal; a gateway to the style. It threatens to offend the senses and sensibilities of this student of hops by edging up to the Columbus "do not cross" line--but stops just short. There will likely be a showdown looming when it hits sports bar draft lines next to New Belgium's Ranger IPA.

Serving type: bottle

02-23-2014 00:49:16 | More by beagle75
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Samuel Adams Rebel IPA from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
81 out of 100 based on 2,055 ratings.