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

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BA SCORE
81
good

3,073 Ratings
THE BROS
85
very good

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Ratings: 3,073
Reviews: 343
rAvg: 3.58
pDev: 14.53%
Wants: 50
Gots: 765 | 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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Reviews by mrfrancis:
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4/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Pours a clear golden amber with a clinging, creamy white head that recedes very, very slowly. Little streams of carbonation are clearly evident in the glass. Overall, it is a lively looking brew.

S: Aromas of biscuits, crackers, minerals, cream, and caramel are joined by strong scents of pine, juniper berry, spruce, grapefruit, herbs, lemon, lime, kumquat, and bitter orange. This smells like an IPA should in my opinion.

T: Malty notes of minerals, biscuit, crackers, and cream mingle with flavors of pine, spruce, juniper berry, fresh herbs (peppermint, lemongrass, sage, thyme, and yarrow perhaps), bitter orange, lemon, lime, grapefruit, and kumquats. The finish is assertive and somewhat resinous with biscuit and cracker overpowered by lemon, lime, bitter orange, pine, and juniper.

M: Medium in body and somewhat dry for the style. Carbonation is crisp, lively, and active. If it weren't for the typically bold flavors so often associated with American IPAs, it would be easy to forget that one is drinking an ale of more than 6% ABV.

O: I know that the Samuel Adams line does not get the highest reviews on this site, but I am currently under the impression that people here seem to be trying to find a reason to dislike this ale. No, it is not a one-dimensional hop bomb (I know those are en vogue right now), but it is an incredibly balanced, flavorful, complex, and authentic representation of one of the United States' premier styles. I recommended this highly regardless of what the hipsters think!

More User Reviews:
Photo of oberon
3.63/5  rDev +1.4%
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
3.8/5  rDev +6.1%
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.

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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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3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

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3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

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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%

Photo of generallee
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.

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4.25/5  rDev +18.7%

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4/5  rDev +11.7%

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4/5  rDev +11.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

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3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

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Samuel Adams Rebel IPA from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
81 out of 100 based on 3,073 ratings.