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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

3,157 Ratings
THE BROS
85
very good

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Ratings: 3,157
Reviews: 365
rAvg: 3.58
pDev: 14.53%
Wants: 55
Gots: 843 | 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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Photo of jordanian2
4/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of dgoldwas
3.91/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of DaveMiller
3.46/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Superbohl4
3.62/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of ElGallo
3.54/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of CodyMiller
3.8/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of P1us182
3.33/5  rDev -7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of NeroFiddled
4.18/5  rDev +16.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Samuel Adams Rebel IPA
on tap at City Fire/Lake Sumter Landing, The Villages, FL on 12/26/2014

Appearance: Slightly hazy with some particulate in suspension (most likely from dry hopping). Deep gold body. Creamy white head. Very good head retention and even better lacing.

Aroma: Bright hops but not overdone, they combine nicely with the gently sweet malt. Softly citrusy with a blend of orange, pineapple, and grapefruit - and there are some sweetish red berries as well! Some mild pine or spruce backs it up, reminiscent of damp forest floor of pine needles. Really nice. I appreciate the restraint, and the skill used to create such a polished blend.

Flavor: As is quite often the case, the flavor very closely mirrors the aroma. It's fuller, but it's not much different. Of course there's more malt to it, which is a touch like the softly-toasted crust of a fluffy and doughy Italian loaf. And the fruitiness is wider, including a bit of apricot. There's bitterness as well, which is of course not found in the aroma, and it's restrained but still balances everything perfectly, essentially acting as a center point for the hops and malt that surround it. Once again it shows focus and skill in formulating an 'entire beer' whereas many IPAs seem to rely on their designation as an excuse to go hog-wild with hop flavors and aromas (often to their detriment as they spin out of balance).

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied and gently crisp with a bit of a dextrinous edge.

Overall: To a certain extent I guess you can't take the east coast out of the east coast brewer; it's just not the 'wild' west and a certain amount of balance needs to be maintained! (On the other hand, west coast brewers used to be less heavy-handed). In this case, at least, the balance is pristine. It might not be the strongest IPA, and it's certainly not the hoppiest, but it delivers everything that's asked of it in one beautifully wrapped up bundle. Quite enjoyable and remarkably drinkable.

Photo of tbunting75
3.63/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Donkster46
3.37/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of JavieX
4.5/5  rDev +25.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Sam Adams has always been able to create Top of The Line Specialties. Great Well balanced hoppy taste. Stay on the porch if it's to much for you.

Photo of waltc21
3.69/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Great taste, really enjoyable on tap. Smooth and flavorful!

Photo of Jeremy_Dodge
4.25/5  rDev +18.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of 978577
4.47/5  rDev +24.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Captures the essence of west coast hops with its citrus flavor. full flavored and satisfying. Pours a clear amber, head that dissipates quickly while lacing the glass as you sip. Very glad to see Sams go for a signature IPA. This will help them compete with other local boston brewery Harpoon and their solid and very popular IPA.

Photo of slarrage
3/5  rDev -16.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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

Photo of JGam115
3.97/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Light straw, pillowy white foam. Crisp star fruit, bright grapefruit and tangerine, lite grass. Crisp and clean, more bitter than fruit finish.

Photo of MNishCT77
2.09/5  rDev -41.6%
look: 3 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.25

12 oz. bottle at Nick's Country Bar in Alexandria, VA; unknown brewing/packaging dates but best by April 2015; drank out of the bottle over 30 minutes

Photo of Beer-Revelry
3/5  rDev -16.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of BeerNW
2.73/5  rDev -23.7%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Just felt like it lacked a real IPA flavor. Maybe watered down or something. Less than average to me.

Photo of Beergod50
4.47/5  rDev +24.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Unusual product. I really liked it when it first hit the market. It's as if my taste buds have gotten bored with it. Great beginning taste; seems to lose something toward the middle of the bottle/glass. I seldom drink a second. Some IPA tastes stay in my memory and I crave their taste. I started that way with this; but now it's a second or third choice when I go through my beer pantry.

Photo of jooler
1.06/5  rDev -70.4%
look: 2 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Tastes more like a lager. barely any hoppy taste. It would be disrespectful to call this an ipa

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

Photo of TomTC
3.17/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of alostplot
3.55/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Samuel Adams Rebel IPA from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
81 out of 100 based on 3,157 ratings.