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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

3,324 Ratings
THE BROS
85
very good

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Ratings: 3,324
Reviews: 424
rAvg: 3.58
pDev: 14.25%
Wants: 69
Gots: 1,018 | 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
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
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Ratings: 3,324 | Reviews: 424
Photo of BigRizz62
3.61/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of matjack85
3.82/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of CalebD
3.29/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Wasatch
3.39/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

12oz. Bottle
Enjoy By: Jul 2015

Poured into a pint glass a basically clean/clear golden yellow color, nice carbonatino, with a nice one-finger fizzy white head, with some nice sticky lacing left behind. The nose is slightly hoppy with some malt notes, very slight citrus. The taste is mostly malty, but with a very close maltyness, very slight citrus. Medium body. dry/bitter finish. Overall a tasty brew, but probably will not buy again.

Photo of SLAWLOR70244
4/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Tivlavrie
4.19/5  rDev +17%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of DrBass
3.81/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of DavoleBomb
3.22/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Poured into a perfect pint. Bottle.

3.25 A: Clear light orange color. Two fingers of frothy white head. Retention is a touch below average and a short ring of lacing is left.

3.0 S: This wasn't what I was expecting. It's surprisingly bready with a cracker component to it. When I think of "west coast IPA" I think more clean malt profile. Hops are a hodgepodge of herbal, grapefruity citrus, and grassy. There's hints of some musky cat aroma in there as well.

3.25 T: Taste is pretty similar to nose. Mild bitterness. Musty feline flavors with a hefty herbal component. Grassy and citrusy hops underneath. The taste is more cracker and less bready than the nose though.

3.5 M: Lighter medium body. Good moderate carbonation. Light creaminess and super smooth.

3.25 D: It's not a bad beer, but it's not what I was expecting. If I went in thinking this was a pale ale instead of a "west coast IPA" I probably would have been more satisfied. Either way, it drinks easy.

Photo of Nolo
4.06/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

pleasant surprise if i do say so

Photo of markallmon
3.68/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ryan33iowa
3.75/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of cbh0028
4.55/5  rDev +27.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Great tasting ipa for any occasion

Photo of PorterPro125
4.09/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Serving Type: 355 mL Bottle

A- Slightly hazy Light Amber colour with an off white 2 finger head that has pretty good retention. Lots of lacing on the glass.

S- Bready malt and Citrus(grapefruit).

T-Nice malt that gives way to refreshing citrus but slightly sweeter than the citrus on the aroma. Almost orange/tangerine. Nice hop bite on the finish.

M- Low to Medium Carbonation and a very smooth body.

O- Thankfully Samuel Adam's Rebel IPA finally became available in New Brunswick and I have to say that this is easily to best Samuel Adam's beer I've had to date. It simply has all of the characteristics you would want in an IPA. Nice malt and citrus flavours with an adequate hop bite. To Whomever is responsible for bringing this beer to New Brunswick: Thank you.

Photo of Brewlinson
3.67/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Vekdqec
4.01/5  rDev +12%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of NickThePyro
3.5/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of jharmon
3.75/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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

Photo of gingerbread
3.42/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of DLS168
3.59/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of hophead723
4.21/5  rDev +17.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

I've been drinking a lot of the Double IPA version of this called Rebel Rouser, and it is definitely one of my favorite beers. I finally decided to give this one a try and I hope it doesn't disappoint. I poured it into a claret glass from a bottle best enjoyed before June of this year.

Look: A hazy/cloudy light amber with a rich slightly off-white head. I'm guessing it's cloudy from bottle conditioning. Looking at it through the light gives it the appearance of orange blossom honey.

Smell: The aroma is very bready with a kiss of peach and a fruity smell from the yeast. It actually smells like Fat Tire to me, but with a flourish of hops. This is the only beer other than Fat Tire that I would describe as smelling "beery", which is something I don't often do but when I do it is a compliment.

Taste: The taste is very pleasant and mild, with upfront malt giving way to subtle peachy tones and then a fruity taste from the yeast alone. It is not bitter at all, which is something I foresaw with an IBU rating of only 45. However, I like how the flavor components all play well together.

Feel: This beer is quite smooth and has a satisfying body that starts round and ends zesty with just a kiss of carbonation.

Overall: This is a very approachable IPA that if I tried blindfolded I would think it was Fat Tire. This is because I am a master of hops and I drink 85 IBU DIPAs like they were cream soda. However, everything about this beer is pleasant other than the cloudy appearance, but from the tap this wouldn't be an issue. If you are in the mood for Fat Tire but would like a buzz then I would highly recommend giving this one a try.

Photo of Slongie
3.6/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of das_Bier
3.7/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Weisenbeer
3.89/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

It's legit. Wasn't sure what I would think of Sam Adams' attempt at an IPA, but they did a very nice job. Nothing surprising or bold, just solid. I'll look for this on the menu next time I'm somewhere without an extensive beverage list.

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