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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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3,324 Ratings
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Ratings: 3,324
Reviews: 424
rAvg: 3.58
pDev: 14.25%
Wants: 69
Gots: 1,019 | 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:
Beer added by: kylehay2004 on 06-19-2013

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
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Ratings: 3,324 | Reviews: 424
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4.75/5  rDev +32.7%

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3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

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3.52/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a bottle with a golden yellow clear color and a white head that disappears quickly. Has a nice citrus and pine aroma. Flavor is grapefruit, pine, and medium bitterness. Has a medium body and a lightly carbonated mouthfeel. This is a pretty solid ipa that I would drink again.

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3/5  rDev -16.2%

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3/5  rDev -16.2%

Photo of mattkoon
3.59/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

this is not a bad ipa- as far as it being a "west coast" ipa- i want to draw comparisons to the likes of stone, ballast point and green flash. it does have a nice grapefruit flavor and solid pine notes- i dont think that it plows its way through your mouth like some of the others- that however may make it more drinkable. overall its a good beer.

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3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

Photo of MARichards
3.64/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Sam Adams has never been hop shy. For a macro-brewery, The Boston Beer Co. has many detractors. Most of those people think Yuengling makes the best beer while they buy Bud Light by the 30 pack. I think it may come down to one thing. Most people don't like bitter hops.

Along comes the Revolution. SA Rebel IPA. I would not recommend an IPA to a lite beer drinker. But if you know someone that wants to expand their palate, this might be the gateway drug to the world of great beer. For one thing, there is no food that this beer will not accompany well. On the first sip, you are thinking how much you want to eat pretzels. That's from the yeasty bread notes that follow the slightest floral hops. Then comes the taste. Snappy refreshing carbonation feel with biscuit malt and no sugar followed by the long, long, long relatively mild hop finish. Actually there is no finish, which means, it never ends. The hops are not sharp yet they are lingering through your next mouthful or bite of Wahlbuger.

The eggshell white head last to the bottom of the glass, which isn't a long time and leaves a permanent lace all the way down the glass. Well, it washes off.

Bottom line: not the best IPA by far but at the same time, not a bad IPA. I would recommend this beer to anybody whether they like IPAs or not. Especially if they don't and you want to introduce them. This is currently my beer fridge stock until Sam's Club runs out of stock.


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3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

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3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

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4/5  rDev +11.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

Photo of RockAZ
3.58/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Nice to see some more of the broad line of brews from Samuel Adams finally making it out here to Arizona, if I hadn't traveled back East a few times over the years I would have been unaware of some of their more interesting beers. This is a pleasant IPA, a mild one like SN Torpedo and a few others from smaller breweries out West.

Would like to try it on draft instead of the bottle, will go looking for it. Not much else to say, it is just a mild IPA that has nothing wrong with it, but it is just not outstanding compared to others I have had recently. As others mentioned, there is a sweet malt presence in it and the hops do not tamp it all down with bitterness. It would not surprise me to find "noob" beer drinkers might say it is the first IPA that they enjoyed,.... and ain't nothing wrong with that as long as it makes beer distributors notice that the letters IPA are a thing now and they should feel free to liberally stock other IPA's that have moved a little slow in the past for them.

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4/5  rDev +11.7%

Photo of barczar
3.41/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Pours a brilliant golden with a frothy ivory head that dissipates to a thin layer of foam.

Resin, toasted malt, and grain form a faint aroma.

Cracker-like malt serves as the backbone, finishing fairly bitter, with a grapefruit pith, earthy hops, and pine aftertaste. Reads more like a pilsner with a citrus kick, to me.

Body and carbonation are moderate.

Eh. More bitter than I prefer, and lacking in hop flavoring, overall.

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3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

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4/5  rDev +11.7%

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4/5  rDev +11.7%

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3.54/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Had a few pints of this on-tap at dinner last night.

A: Bright copper, with a two-finger off-white head. Head dwindles quick, but leaves a few wisps of sticky lace.

S: Floral hops, waves of grapefruit and hints of orange. An earthy pine/grass aroma underneath. Some traces of caramel malt as well. Pleasant and pronounced enough to be discernable, even while surrounded by plates of food.

T: Hops lead the way. Grassy, floral, nice rush of fresh grapefruit. Malt sweetness underneath provide nice balance, albeit a little too much balance. Was hoping for more bitterness, but there's nothing to whine about here. Malt fades in the finish, bringing back some grapefruit zest to linger.

M: This one has the perfect mouth presence to accompany a meal, I think. Malts give it just a notch above a medium body so it feels hearty, but doesn't overpower. A nice, crisp carbonation. Silky smooth finish.

O: This one lacks complexity and the overall wow-factor that the bigger IPAs possess, but Rebel IPA is nowhere near a bad brew. I found it to be easy-drinking, highly enjoyable, and the perfect beverage for dinner out with good company. Might be grabbing a pint of this again in the future.

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3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

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2.96/5  rDev -17.3%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Pours a clear orange with a foamy white head that disappears fast. Almost no lacing. Smells of hops and a bit if citrus. Lemony orange with piney hops for decent bitterness. Medium light mouth that does coat the tongue well. It's an OK unremarkable IPA.

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3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

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Samuel Adams Rebel IPA from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
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