1. American Craft Beer Fest returns to Boston on May 29 & 30, featuring 640+ beers from 140+ brewers. Tickets are on sale now.

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

Not Rated.
Samuel Adams Rebel IPASamuel Adams Rebel IPA

Educational use only; do not reuse.
BA SCORE
81
good

3,321 Ratings
THE BROS
85
very good

(view ratings)
Ratings: 3,321
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
View: Beers (114) | Events
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
to view all ratings, reviews and sorting options.
Ratings: 3,321 | Reviews: 424
Photo of BeerCon5
3.65/5  rDev +2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Telcocoffeedad
4.3/5  rDev +20.1%
look: 3 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Scent of tangerine. Medium body. Pretty smooth. Reminded me of blue moon with strong hop finish.

Photo of cherche
3.44/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of PA-hunter
3.91/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured 12oz bottle into snifter glass. 6.5% abv

Appearance- Pours a mostly clear meduim amber with a two finger head.

Smell- Lightly toasted malt with a distinct grapefruit citrus aroma to it.

Taste- A bready yet sweet caramelized malty flavor followed up by a grapefruit zest, a bit of mango quality in there as well which adds sweetness. Herbal hop flavor rounds out the taste leaving a dry bitterness in the palate.

Mouthfeel- Heavier than expected, Medium-heavy.

Overall- A good IPA that gives good definition of the style. Malty and hoppy. Not over the top but that is representative of SA brews. Really this is a well done IPA. Solid B for sure.

Photo of brywhite
2.91/5  rDev -18.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of EverettHervey
3.5/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of ericyoung240
3.59/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of kemo1968
4.36/5  rDev +21.8%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Favorite tasting ipa of mine

Photo of Pouland77
3.6/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

It seems Sam Adams has gotten a bad rap among craft beer drinkers lately. I think if one was to get this beer not knowing who made it, their taste buds would be free of prejudice. Admittedly I was skeptical when picked this IPA up today, but was pleasantly surprised. It has nice aroma, the taste is fruity but could use a little more bite and the feel is ok. This is not in the same league as say Lunch by Maine Beer Company, but it's not bad and quite drinkable.

Photo of Jgoth34
3.72/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Look: Fantastic head great pour and very inviting.
Smell: Extremely hoppy, sweet almost fruity.
Taste: Kind of falls flat for me. More bitter than I was expecting from the smell.

Photo of Paddyjoe24
4.59/5  rDev +28.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Great taste and great value.

Photo of Hophizer
4.63/5  rDev +29.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

One of my favorite IPA's, give it a try!

Photo of Chris_Gannon
3.73/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of JasonHaviland
3.25/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of nrb1324
3.82/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of toti1972
3.24/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Flyoa1
1.57/5  rDev -56.1%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 1 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.25

Tastes like carbonated grapefruit juice. Not good.

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

Photo of munnster76
3.73/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

A good beer, but well below average for an IPA. 6.5% Alcohol. Get this beer only if it's the only IPA on draft (besides Davidson's or Schmaltz- which should find another line of work, since they really don't know how to brew beer).

Photo of ALLISON01
3.29/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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

Photo of thisXwar
3.12/5  rDev -12.8%
look: 5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Mongrel
3.28/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of curtismontcalm
3/5  rDev -16.2%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Decent IPA, doesn't blow you away at all but not bad.

Photo of B_G
3.56/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

to view all ratings, reviews and sorting options.
Samuel Adams Rebel IPA from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
81 out of 100 based on 3,321 ratings.