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

Samuel Adams Rebel IPASamuel Adams Rebel IPA

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BA SCORE
82
good

1,308 Ratings
THE BROS
85
very good

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Ratings: 1308
Reviews: 200
rAvg: 3.6
pDev: 12.78%


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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: kylehay2004 on 06-19-2013)
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mrfrancis

Kentucky

4/5  rDev +11.1%
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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a: Wonderful gold color, 1 finger head, lots of lace.
s: Light hop/citrus pine aroma, light malt.
t: Well balanced smooth taste, citrus, and light hop presence.
m: Full body with no after taste, very smooth.
o: Easy drinkable, another Samuel Adams winner.

This beer does not need any improvement.

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