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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

2,708 Ratings
THE BROS
85
very good

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Ratings: 2,708
Reviews: 304
rAvg: 3.58
pDev: 14.25%
Wants: 41
Gots: 581 | 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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3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

BEERMILER12, Feb 02, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -9.2%

Greenster, Feb 02, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

Yeroc, Feb 02, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

BamfBacon, Feb 02, 2014
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3/5  rDev -16.2%

Bitterbill, Feb 02, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

jbaker67, Feb 02, 2014
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2.25/5  rDev -37.2%

mewallsjr, Feb 02, 2014
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3/5  rDev -16.2%

Rhettroactive, Feb 02, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

rcatalano, Feb 02, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

Dools9, Feb 02, 2014
Photo of BEERZILLA
3.84/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

I have been looking forward to this beer since i read about its upcoming release for a long time now.I was not dissapointed by it,a very good ipa from sam adams that puts out alot of good but not great beers but this one is a little above that.the best ipa sam adams makes imo.

It pours a golden clear color,not hazy or orange like i like my ipa to be but it looks good.pours a good head and a lot of lacing in the glass,the carbonation is what i would call above average for the style but thats just me and is not a knock on it.

Now the smell is world class hops and a little malt,fruity in their too.the smell is the thing that impressed me the most in this beer,an excellent scent.

Now when you drink it your mind might play a trick on you, the smell is so good that you expect the taste to be world class to match it but their is considerable drop off in this department.while still a solid good tasting ipa no where close to the smell.

It drinks light,lighter than the 6.5% would imply.now thats not always a bad thing but with this beer you could get in trouble,i mean a sixer of this and you could be "dude where's my car".not that i would drink and drive but you get the idea.

Overall i love this beer,its a good ipa to have when you dont want to break the bank or your taste buds.drinks easy but has enough bite and substance to keep you honest.I think sam adams hit the west coast ipa theme pretty close and just missed on the taste and appearance.a good beer and worth a try,i will be putting this one in my go to status.

BEERZILLA, Feb 02, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

BlakeAM, Feb 02, 2014
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2.75/5  rDev -23.2%

KHarz, Feb 02, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

PhilMiller, Feb 01, 2014
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4/5  rDev +11.7%

JC333, Feb 01, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

WhitmansNiece, Feb 01, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

samibr, Feb 01, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured on tap into a "pint" glass. Pours a nice clear orange with a small head. Smells of citrus and piney hops and nice fruity bouquet. Tastes of piney and floral hops nice balance with the mellow grain. Beer is light bodied good finish, good carbonation. Overall, a very good beer.

cyclonece09, Feb 01, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

meehandennis, Feb 01, 2014
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2.5/5  rDev -30.2%

mikefuski17, Feb 01, 2014
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4/5  rDev +11.7%

JGLittle, Feb 01, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

jaxon53, Feb 01, 2014
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4.03/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Rebel IPA pours a clear golden orange color containing noticeable carbonation , with a small white head with underwhelming retention and low lacing. Aroma is light and consists of citrusy and sweet floral hops, and caramel malt. Seems a bit difficult to distinguish specific elements of the aroma.

Taste starts with tangerine, quickly moving to a big blast of grapefruit, then resiny and dank hops, with a citrusy, resinous, and slight caramel malt finish - wow! The aroma made me think this may just be a passable West-Coast IPA from SA, but the taste is pretty damn good. Mouthfeel is lighter than average with just above average carbonation for an IPA, has a nice creaminess and a crisp finish.

Pretty impressed with this. I am certainly not a Sam Adams hater, but this IPA exceeded my expectations. Really stellar job here, and fully lives up to the "West Coast Style" promised on label.

JG-90, Feb 01, 2014
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4/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into my Brasserie D' Achoufff tulip, best by 6/2014. Pours a nice orange, with a half inch white head that leaves some lace behind. Smell is tangerine, pine, mango, grapefruit, and some marijuana. Taste is all of that not crazy pungent, but nice assertive hops and balance well. Body is less than medium, plenty of life, a little dry, and very drinkable. This is solid, would be very happy to see this on tap some place for a change. I paid under $10 for a 12 at Walmart.

SawDog505, Feb 01, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -9.2%

ScaryEd, Feb 01, 2014
Samuel Adams Rebel IPA from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
81 out of 100 based on 2,708 ratings.