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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

2,060 Ratings
THE BROS
85
very good

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Ratings: 2,060
Reviews: 254
rAvg: 3.57
pDev: 13.73%
Wants: 18
Gots: 301 | 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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mrfrancis

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4/5  rDev +12%
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!

Serving type: bottle

01-27-2014 18:39:45 | More by mrfrancis
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Samuel Adams Rebel IPA from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
81 out of 100 based on 2,060 ratings.