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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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2,062 Ratings
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Ratings: 2,062
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
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

(Beer added by: kylehay2004 on 06-19-2013)
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3.75/5  rDev +5%

02-17-2014 19:22:18 | More by ralerwen
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3.25/5  rDev -9%

02-17-2014 18:31:15 | More by Holland
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3.75/5  rDev +5%

02-17-2014 16:34:25 | More by npala86
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2/5  rDev -44%

02-17-2014 16:33:39 | More by MWilt
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Rhode Island

3.5/5  rDev -2%

02-17-2014 15:18:46 | More by SenorHops
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New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -2%

02-17-2014 14:29:12 | More by sanitarium16
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3.5/5  rDev -2%

02-17-2014 09:09:26 | More by Taperwookie
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Rhode Island

3.5/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 12 oz. bottle into a Dogfish Head pint glass.

The color is a clear light copper with a thin white head with a touch of lacing left on the glass.

The smell is slightly hoppy with a pilsner malt aroma that tickles my nose a bit.

The taste has a nice light pop of hops to get things started. A nice citrus fruit flavor comes out to meet the tongue with a light malt that is different then expected bringing in a barely taste that gives this beer it's own identity as an IPA.

There is a crisp feel to this beer that is unlike most IPAs. It has a hoppy flavor but does not carry the same bitterness that digs into the palette and does not wear away. This beer has a light feel and a very drinkable feel.

Serving type: bottle

02-17-2014 04:54:13 | More by Duhast500
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3/5  rDev -16%

02-17-2014 04:17:21 | More by Mcwill51
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4/5  rDev +12%

02-17-2014 03:54:27 | More by Lovely85
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4/5  rDev +12%

02-17-2014 03:36:02 | More by nickfl
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3.75/5  rDev +5%

02-17-2014 03:24:49 | More by Jame515
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4.25/5  rDev +19%

02-17-2014 02:59:54 | More by klesniew
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3.75/5  rDev +5%

02-17-2014 01:47:26 | More by Gagnonsux
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New York

4.54/5  rDev +27.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This is a very nice IPA from Sam Adams:
Appearance - Nice clear bronzeish color with a nice foam head
Smell - Excellent the Cascade and Simcoe Hops really come out in a citrusy but a glimpse of Amarrilo.
Taste - Excellent - you taste the above hops with the amarillo at the end. I would not say it is a west coast IPA, not enough bitterness for a west coast.
Mouthfeel - clean brisk
Overall - I like this beer very much. Not quite a Heady Topper or Pliny but very close.
I hope you enjoy this beer as much as I have.

Serving type: bottle

02-17-2014 01:17:12 | More by 11JON11MO
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3.75/5  rDev +5%

02-17-2014 01:08:02 | More by tbryan5
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3.74/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours a clear pale golden color with a nice thumb sized off white head. Head falls slowly and laces well.

Aroma is actually pretty nice floral hops along with some nice ripe fruits mingle citrus notes.

Taste is nice bready malts with a burst of carbonation then hops. Fruity hops mingled with floral with some actual bitter grapefruit rind in the finish. Not bad IPA not great but I think this is the closest Sam has come to a drinkable IPA.

Mouthfeel is light side of medium, the carbonation is mellow then peppy in the finish. Like it feel make this brew better I believe as the pep brings out the hop resin more.

Overall pretty average IPA but its drinkable and not bad. But with so many better ones out there don't really see repeat buying this one. But keep trying Sam one day you might actually make a IPA good enough to make it into my regular rotation.

Serving type: bottle

02-16-2014 23:55:55 | More by mntlover
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4/5  rDev +12%

02-16-2014 23:36:43 | More by MisterE
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New York

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

I'm not gonna sit here and tell you how it's not a REAL IPA or just not hoppy enough. I'd call it a pretty good session IPA. More hop flavored than bitter. A pretty nice bouquet that fades. Overall a good pale ale if not a great example of an IPA.

Serving type: bottle

02-16-2014 22:48:17 | More by joeycamaro
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3.75/5  rDev +5%

02-16-2014 22:27:17 | More by rfreed
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North Carolina

3.79/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

12 oz from six pack lured into standard pint glass.

A - Clear, golden orange with a one finger head that moves to a frothy lace. I firmly believe froth and frothy are underused words in today's society and should be used more often.

S- Pine, hops, grapefruit/citrus.

T - Pretty straight head pine, with some biscuit/bread notes and bitterness on the finish.

M- Clean, crisp. Well carbonated with a light mouthfeel.

O - Goes down fast. Not sure how this differs from their Latitude IPA (I'll venture to guess that different hops are used that make it more hop forward), but it worthy of a sampling.

Serving type: bottle

02-16-2014 22:08:01 | More by Apellonious
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4.5/5  rDev +26.1%

02-16-2014 21:37:19 | More by RingoBro
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3.4/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a clear amber. Flavor is somewhat spicy from hops with an earthy overall tone. Kind of a caramel edge on it too. Just a touch of grass as well. Kind of a soil taste left in the back of my mouth. Nothing overly interesting going on here. I wouldn't mind more punch and less soil and earth tones.

Serving type: on-tap

02-16-2014 19:25:59 | More by RblWthACoz
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3.5/5  rDev -2%

02-16-2014 18:24:16 | More by Nordbier
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New York

2.3/5  rDev -35.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 1.25 | overall: 2.5

Pours a crystal clear gold with a finger of white froth atop that kicks back to a lasting cap, and leaves hardly any lace. Crystal clarity means filtering, which is not a desirable characteristic to me in an IPA.

Weak aroma, light hints of neutral sweet, even lighter hints of grain and citrus.

A light strength taste, which starts with grassy grainy sweet, off flavored yeast, picks up some herbaly citrus that is not tasty, and ends with a sort of English hop drying thing going on that wants to be dry but is just off putting.

Too weak, too thin, overcarbed, crappy finish, and an unclean linger add up to a fail of a feel.

I recommend you bypass this beer, pick out almost any other IPA nearby and it has an excellent chance of being much better than this one.

Serving type: bottle

02-16-2014 18:02:30 | More by cavedave
Samuel Adams Rebel IPA from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
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