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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

2,034 Ratings
THE BROS
85
very good

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Ratings: 2,034
Reviews: 252
rAvg: 3.58
pDev: 13.41%
Wants: 18
Gots: 292 | 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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MichaelBigbone

California

3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

02-16-2014 10:43:00 | More by MichaelBigbone
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rab53

Washington

3.25/5  rDev -9.2%

02-16-2014 08:18:45 | More by rab53
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Peanut2074

Michigan

3.25/5  rDev -9.2%

02-16-2014 05:47:22 | More by Peanut2074
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acdcsmith22

California

4.25/5  rDev +18.7%

02-16-2014 05:40:46 | More by acdcsmith22
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target88

Kentucky

3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

02-16-2014 03:29:16 | More by target88
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The_Chewlord

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

02-16-2014 02:39:08 | More by The_Chewlord
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bluntedboywonder

New York

3/5  rDev -16.2%

02-16-2014 01:30:21 | More by bluntedboywonder
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twenteone

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -16.2%

02-16-2014 01:29:43 | More by twenteone
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Johnny_Duck

Tennessee

3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

02-16-2014 00:21:36 | More by Johnny_Duck
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kinmundy77

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

02-16-2014 00:01:39 | More by kinmundy77
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Gmann

New York

3.53/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Pours a toasted grain color with a moderate white head that settles into a sparse cap leaving some lacing on the glass.

The aroma is of light grapefruit. Some nice brightness. Not very strong

The taste is of a bready malt, some honey sweetness. The hops are mainly grapefruit and grapefruit rind. A bit of a grassy bitterness, some peppery hops. More bitter than hop flavorful.

Moderate feel with prickly carbonation. Good balance between sweet malt and bitter hops. Drinks fairly crisp. Finishes a tad dry, aspirin like. Easy drinker.

A decent IPA from Sam. Probably the best I have had. That said it needs a bit more hop flavor to be a west coast IPA.

Serving type: bottle

02-15-2014 22:33:52 | More by Gmann
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JimmyCop

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

02-15-2014 19:28:11 | More by JimmyCop
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Scott_McCool

Florida

3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

02-15-2014 14:08:19 | More by Scott_McCool
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JKama

New Hampshire

4.25/5  rDev +18.7%

02-15-2014 06:51:32 | More by JKama
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mhammo129

Ohio

4/5  rDev +11.7%

02-15-2014 06:47:40 | More by mhammo129
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Aussietravla

Missouri

3.25/5  rDev -9.2%

02-15-2014 06:31:09 | More by Aussietravla
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tommyguz

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -16.2%

02-15-2014 05:39:21 | More by tommyguz
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importedfromdet

Michigan

3.39/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 2 | overall: 3.5

Enjoy by June 2014 bottle.

Not a bad brew overall. More pale ale than IPA. Has that good pale bitterness but quickly diminishes to leave an empty taste overall. Nothing mind-blowing, only the hops stick out. Overall a great beer for summer drinking.

Serving type: bottle

02-15-2014 03:38:56 | More by importedfromdet
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eddsan

New York

3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

02-15-2014 02:51:23 | More by eddsan
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snaotheus

Washington

3.41/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12oz bottle poured into a Lagunitas mason jar. Enjoy By is May 2014. Served at fridge temp. Maybe 40 F.

Pours clear golden with a smallish head, medium amount of active carbonation. Smell is mild. Slightly piney, slightly floral. Smell is pretty good, but just isn't strong enough.

Taste is a slight step down from the smell. IT's flavorful, but it's not great. Bitterness without much character, maltiness without much character. It's an odd sort of bland. It's kind of like a template for an IPA. Characterless, but the purpose is clear.

Mouthfeel is medium, slightly dry. Overall, it's better than OK, but it's not special.

Serving type: bottle

02-15-2014 02:15:44 | More by snaotheus
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ridgeline23

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

02-15-2014 02:00:47 | More by ridgeline23
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Cracker666

Missouri

3/5  rDev -16.2%

02-15-2014 01:46:52 | More by Cracker666
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ThisWangsChung

Maryland

2.86/5  rDev -20.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

12 oz bottle into a pint glass.

A: Pours a clear golden color. The head is damn impressive at three fingers high, with a shade that's barely off-white. Annoyingly, retention is quite good. The sudsy texture leaves behind some soapy lacing on the glass.

S: Eh, kind of disappointing. Or maybe not, considering who makes it (look Sam Adams, I think you make some good beers, just not good IPAs!) I mainly get the SA house character, but beneath that is where the hops lie. They're slightly citrusy, slightly herbaceous, and slightly piny, and that's about it.

T: I only get a significant hop flavor on the back end, and it's mostly herbal/piny rather than the citrus/tropical fruits I tend to love in the style. The front end brings a flavor very typical of the Sam Adams house character, along with a goodly amount of malts. It's also very peppery. All in all, it drinks like a slightly hoppier version of a typical Sam Adams ale, and that ain't a compliment.

M: This feels too heavy on the palate, which I tend not to like out of my IPAs. Nor is it dry enough. It goes down okay, given its moderate carbonation levels, but a west-coast IPA should be effortless. This just isn't, at all.

O: This is the closest thing to a good IPA Sam Adams has made. Sadly, it isn't quite a good IPA - much less a good 'west coast' IPA - as the hops are too mild and the malts are too strong yet undefined. Come to think about it, it isn't much better than Latitude 48 was. I don't need to have it again, as there are far better ways to get my IPA fix.

Serving type: bottle

02-15-2014 01:09:55 | More by ThisWangsChung
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Giantspace

Pennsylvania

2.5/5  rDev -30.2%

02-15-2014 00:28:37 | More by Giantspace
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kbrown

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

02-15-2014 00:12:43 | More by kbrown
Samuel Adams Rebel IPA from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
81 out of 100 based on 2,034 ratings.