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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

2,939 Ratings
THE BROS
85
very good

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Ratings: 2,939
Reviews: 323
rAvg: 3.58
pDev: 14.53%
Wants: 47
Gots: 685 | 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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4.75/5  rDev +32.7%

JoshuaShort13, Feb 18, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -9.2%

ncelauro, Feb 18, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

buckyp, Feb 18, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

cbcrunch, Feb 17, 2014
Photo of ralerwen
3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

ralerwen, Feb 17, 2014
Photo of Holland
3.25/5  rDev -9.2%

Holland, Feb 17, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

npala86, Feb 17, 2014
Photo of MWilt
2/5  rDev -44.1%

MWilt, Feb 17, 2014
Photo of SenorHops
3.25/5  rDev -9.2%

SenorHops, Feb 17, 2014
Photo of sanitarium16
3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

sanitarium16, Feb 17, 2014
Photo of Taperwookie
3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

Taperwookie, Feb 17, 2014
Photo of Duhast500
3.5/5  rDev -2.2%
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.

Duhast500, Feb 17, 2014
Photo of Mcwill51
3/5  rDev -16.2%

Mcwill51, Feb 17, 2014
Photo of Lovely85
4/5  rDev +11.7%

Lovely85, Feb 17, 2014
Photo of nickfl
4/5  rDev +11.7%

nickfl, Feb 17, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

Jame515, Feb 17, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +18.7%

klesniew, Feb 17, 2014
Photo of Gagnonsux
3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

Gagnonsux, Feb 17, 2014
Photo of 11JON11MO
4.54/5  rDev +26.8%
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.

11JON11MO, Feb 17, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

tbryan5, Feb 17, 2014
Photo of mntlover
3.74/5  rDev +4.5%
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.

mntlover, Feb 16, 2014
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4/5  rDev +11.7%

MisterE, Feb 16, 2014
Photo of joeycamaro
3.5/5  rDev -2.2%
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.

joeycamaro, Feb 16, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

rfreed, Feb 16, 2014
Photo of Apellonious
3.79/5  rDev +5.9%
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.

Apellonious, Feb 16, 2014
Samuel Adams Rebel IPA from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
82 out of 100 based on 2,939 ratings.