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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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3,055 Ratings
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Ratings: 3,055
Reviews: 339
rAvg: 3.58
pDev: 14.53%
Wants: 49
Gots: 742 | 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

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3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

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3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

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2.75/5  rDev -23.2%

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3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +25.7%

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3.46/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

12oz bottle marked enjoy before jul 2014, so pretty fresh stuff

look is a clear golden amber, great like most sam adams beer. smell is light floral hops, grapefruit, pine. crisp and pleasantly bitter, malt doesn't show through much, but the hops do: vegetal, medicinal, fruity.

a very good try at a true american ipa, but it falls short of being memorable. comparable to saga but not as good.

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4/5  rDev +11.7%

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3.25/5  rDev -9.2%

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3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

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3.71/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Picked up as part of a mixed sixer from Frys for 8.99 in early February. Best by May 2014.

Beer poured golden Orange with a nice white head.

Nose is light malts with a hint of floral hops.

Taste is grapefruit and pine with hints of mango.

Mouthfeel is medium bodied that is fairly smooth with decent carbonation.

Overall a solid IPA that is pretty tasty.

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4.25/5  rDev +18.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

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3.79/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

I have to say, this seems a bit desperate -- the legendary Sam Adams now resorts to copying smaller West Coast brewers with this admitted homage brew. Nonetheless, it's certainly a tasty and enjoyable IPA.

Pours a clean, clear golden amber with three fingers of white suds. Lace is thick, ornate, and absolutely stunning.

Nose is pleasantly citrus and pine hops, true to style and form.

Taste is crisp and packed with citrus, tropical, and pine hops resins. Malts come in late in the tasting, after the initial hops flavor rush. Reminds me a bit of Founders All Day IPA (which I love). This one is a highly drinkable, semi-sessionable IPA bursting with glorious hop layers.

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4/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Samuel Adams Rebel IPA has a thick, off-white, somewhat soapy head, a clear, burnished gold appearance, some bubble streams, and a good amount of lacing left behind. The aroma is of sweet bread, sugar, pine, and citrus. The flavor is the same, with a mellow back bitterness. Mouthfeel is medium and a bit slick, and Samuel Adams Rebel IPA finishes semi-dry, refreshing, and highly drinkable. Every thing about this beer is mellow and good. Try it!


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4/5  rDev +11.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +18.7%

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3/5  rDev -16.2%

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3.6/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured into tulip; crystal clear golden-yellow/orange with a fluffy chunky white head that fades after a few moments into a half-finger cap of lumpy foam.
Smells of pine and citrus, relatively generic west-coast IPA.
Taste is the same...piney/citrus rind bitterness, clear malt.
Mouthfeel is crisp and thin, clean.
Overall, a generic but well-made west-coast IPA.

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3.79/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Appearance: Light golden color. Light head on the pour which was slightly present on the edges of the glass while drinking. Clean transparent look. Low active carbonation in glass while drinking.

Smell: Fruit forward aroma with accents of mangos, grapefruit, and tangerines. Very subtle pine aroma. Malt body is present but is very secondary and allows the hops to shine.

Taste: Grapefruit and tropical fruits jump on the palate right away but not in an overpowering fashion. Piney body arrives after the front and some slightly nutty malt body makes itself present. The finish is some lingering citrus hops.

Mouthfeel: Light to medium hop dryness on the palate. Carbonation is crisp and plays along well with the bitterness of this brew.

Overall: The best IPA I've had from Sam Adams to date. Somewhat one dimensional but I really enjoy that one dimension of tropical fruitiness. Malt body is becomes increasingly present as brew warms up.

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3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

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3/5  rDev -16.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +18.7%

Samuel Adams Rebel IPA from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
82 out of 100 based on 3,055 ratings.