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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
82
good

3,059 Ratings
THE BROS
85
very good

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Ratings: 3,059
Reviews: 339
rAvg: 3.58
pDev: 14.53%
Wants: 50
Gots: 747 | 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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Ratings: 3,059 | Reviews: 339 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of BeerBuzzGuy
4.05/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of JNForsyth
3.48/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of JustinTauscher
3.68/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of colonia25
3.66/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of midnightcowboy818
4.06/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Corninajar
3.5/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of NickWebster87
3.74/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jbjohnso
4.7/5  rDev +31.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

L: In my wheat beer glass, it's orange on top and amber toward the bottom.

S/T: Initially, I knew there was Cascade and Centennial (aka super Cascade) in there; it's orange and grapefruit dominant in the nose. I get a west coast IPA feel from it.

F: I think they mashed in a little lower (± 150°F) to make this taste a bit drier. It pairs well with the lower bitterness.

Overall, I give this a 4 because I wish it was lower in alcohol. That is really the only thing that I can detract. As a homebrewer, I'm going to make one like this but with more body and a bit more sessionable, somwhere around ±3%.

Photo of pDubs
4.25/5  rDev +18.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ZBowden
3.79/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours clear golden yellow with a tiny head, smells almost pickle-like with many hops as well, tastes malty and piney up front with a dry hop finish, mouthfeel is average slightly creamy.

Photo of car2052
4/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12 oz. bottle to a pint glass.

A: Deep golden to light orange. 1/2 in of white head that recedes quickly.
S: Caramel malts add sweetness to the beer. Prune and cherry are evident as well as a piney scent from the hops.
T: Very malty for an IPA, and the hops play a back hand. Soapy hops come at the end of the taste while bready malts start the palate. Slight grapefruit tastes. Sweet. Aftertaste is oily hops.
M: Medium mouthfeel.
O: Doesn't really fit the bill of a West-coast IPA imho. Interesting smells and tastes from this, but not enough of the hop taste I have grown fond of in IPA's.

Photo of Gervaise
3.5/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Nice but a smidge too bitter for me.

Photo of Subvette
3.1/5  rDev -13.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of WastingFreetime
3.26/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of BeerWithMike
2.63/5  rDev -26.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Had a 3 ounce free sample at the local Buffalo Wild Wings earlier tonight on 12/17/14. My brother swears by this but since I really don't like IPA's, I decided to try it especially since it was on draught and didn't cost anything.

Pours a golden-yellow in color with a white head. Lots of lacing was seen when sipped. The aroma is of hops and pine for the most part. Pretty much the same for the taste and the typical bitter finish from the hops. Overall, I drank the 3 ounce sample and glad it wasn't a 12 ounce bottle because it wouldn't of been finished. Well...by me anyway since I don't like IPA's. MERRY CHRISTMAS and HAPPY NEW YEAR!

Photo of MattR2014
3.56/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Best Sam Adams beer For sure

Photo of corybills
3.21/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of prock180
3.2/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Lightly hopped ipa, not much really standing out. For this many varieties of hops I would expect much more hop flavor. Overall just another well balanced ipa with some subtle spicy and floral hop notes behind a nice malt base.

Photo of duranv
4.43/5  rDev +23.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Nice and balanced with hints of citrus notes

Photo of MaDeuce
2.54/5  rDev -29.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.25

Just stop!!!! Samuel Adams every beer you attempt to make a single flavorful selection is over powered by a single note. Its obvious this beer is too!!! Much Grapefruit. The smell and the horrible after taste is too strong of the fruit that you would make penicillin from. I wanted a hoppie beer as you advertised on the label not a overpowering grapefruit smirnoff ice.

Photo of Joe_Grizzly
3/5  rDev -16.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Keelin
4/5  rDev +11.7%

Photo of Blksab99
3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

Photo of Ransarge2000
4/5  rDev +11.7%

Photo of Kevin136254
4.1/5  rDev +14.5%

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Samuel Adams Rebel IPA from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
82 out of 100 based on 3,059 ratings.