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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

3,323 Ratings
THE BROS
85
very good

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Ratings: 3,323
Reviews: 424
rAvg: 3.58
pDev: 14.25%
Wants: 69
Gots: 1,018 | 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:
Beer added by: kylehay2004 on 06-19-2013

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
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Ratings: 3,323 | Reviews: 424
Reviews by jlindros:
Photo of jlindros
3.58/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Hmmm, I've heard a lot of good things about this beer, but it has a lower rating than I expected. Well only one way to find out. Best before June 2014 so nice and fresh.

Pours a mild fizzy 1/2 finger fizzy bubbled head that seems to stick around despite the larger bubbles, but leaves a decent lacing on the sides as well, over a crystal clear golden honey tan colored beer.

Nose is quite fruity, not really a tropical fruit but more like generic fruit, little apricot like stone fruit, little melon, mild rind bitterness, but a big dank resinous aroma too with a little pine but also a touch of guava and tangerine at least. That faintest hint of malt under that.

Taste is a bit sweeter and maltier than i expected, with a little candy sweetness, mild caramel, and some grainy toasty blond malts. Then the fruity hops, again not really tropical in nature, more generic fruit, hint stone fruit nectarine like, little rind citrus and pithy notes, little melon and hint fruity bubblegum, then back into the hop oils and dank resin, a little straight up hop oil n the palate, and dank resinous with touch of pine sap. Also mild citrus orange rind marmalade like. Finish is a bit sweet and more mild blond malts little grainy, then a little hop bitterness but very little, mid orange rind and resin lingering a bit.

Mouth is med bod, lighter carb.

Overall a bit of a let down from the hype I heard, this is not very bitter, more malt forward than i expected, hops are not really what I thought they would be for a so called West Coast style IPA. Just not really doing it for me, maybe this varies bottle to bottle, but that's not a typical Sam Adams thing.

More User Reviews:
Photo of oberon
3.61/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours into a nonic a clear medium golden with a sticky one finger white that settles very slowly leaving two broken rings of lace behind as it settles .Mild leafy and citric hops along with some sugary sweetness,both are light.A decent shot of citric hops upfront on the palate along with a caramel biscuit base underneath,the hops are much more fruity than bitter wich surprised me a little.Not bad,it's not something to go spend alot of money on but would be good as a "starter" IPA for somebody.

Photo of WVbeergeek
3.81/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Rocky head from the off white head forming thick, large bodied copper hue going on. Aroma has citric notes, big fruity hop notes, lemon, lime, and alpha acids come through each sniff. Flavor includes big fruitiness, caramelized malts, bitterness rolling through with hints of tropical fruits, dank resinous hops make their presence known but the actual beer doesn't do the style justice. Mouthfeel has a resinous hop oil slickness even carbonation not much going on other than the breadiness that finishes with most Sam Adams beers. Overall I can't wait to try more Sam Adams IPAs this happens to be their first shot at a West Coast style IPA it's getting closer.

Photo of weiserr
2.73/5  rDev -23.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

For the amount of hop varieties they used to create their interpretation of a West Coast IPA, nothing stood out. Sam Adams does one thing consistent - no matter what style of beer they produce - it all shares a similar taste profile. Maybe I'm crazy. I've yet to drink any of their offerings and be blown away. If you're an IPA enthusiast who's been around the block more than once, don't expect to get anything remotely close out of this that compares to some of your favorites. Beyond mediocre and, quite comical, given Koch's cavalier attitude towards aggressively hopped beers. Anyone can do it? I disagree. I'd drink this over BMC, but that's not really saying anything, is it?

Photo of anchordrinker
1/5  rDev -72.1%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

this is pretty much the worst IPA i've ever had. tons of off flavors, and overall completely bland and characterless. Overly malty, with flavors of squash, peanut butter, balsamic reduction, and sponge. Little to no head retention, and no lacing. I would not waste any more money or time on this Samuel Adams product.

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3/5  rDev -16.2%

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3.96/5  rDev +10.6%

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3/5  rDev -16.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

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3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

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3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

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3.92/5  rDev +9.5%

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3.25/5  rDev -9.2%

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3.68/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

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3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

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3.42/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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4/5  rDev +11.7%

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3.25/5  rDev -9.2%

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3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

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2.5/5  rDev -30.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

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3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

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4/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Presentation: It was served on tap at Fridays restaurant.

Appearance: Rebel IPA had slight chill hazed body with a light golden color. The head was bright white, tall and soapy. It quickly settled down to a denser thin cap which hung on well and made some slick lacing on the glass.

Smell: The aroma has a good dose of citrusy and floral hops as well as some lighter pine like hops in the background.

Taste / Palate: It has plenty of hop flavor and bitterness thought out. Its hop character is mostly citrusy and floral. The malt is light and somewhat bready and cracker like. It really just sets up the hops to shine. I would say that it has a firm medium body and the finish has a nice slow hop bitter fade.

Photo of nstroup
4.25/5  rDev +18.7%

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Samuel Adams Rebel IPA from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
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