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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

3,260 Ratings
THE BROS
85
very good

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Ratings: 3,260
Reviews: 401
rAvg: 3.58
pDev: 14.53%
Wants: 64
Gots: 950 | 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 Lucas_772
2.18/5  rDev -39.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 1.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.75

Can be better a little sweet

Photo of El_Farto_Magico
3.2/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Quite honestly this is not a bad IPA. It's not daring, yet not generic. The aroma is nice, not overpowering, the look is not what I would expect from a typical IPA, but it drinks fair.

Photo of alerdo91
3.91/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of ChainGangGuy
3.32/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Appearance: Pours a softly hazed, rustic orange body with a half-inch-high, snow white, foam head.

Smell: A mixture of toasted bread and barley grains paired with a zip of citrus-scented hops.

Taste: Lightly toasted crustless bread, lightly toasted grains given a sip of water and housing a light sweetness. Citric edged lemon, tangerine and even some finely shredded herbs. Medium bitterness. Fairly drying finish, with a sustained taste of the citrus and herbs into the aftertaste.

Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied. Medium carbonation.

Overall: None its feature are overly pronounced, but, still, it's a decent, if a bit basic IPA.

Photo of Shade1951
3.3/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.25

Well... I don't know. I bought a few of these in 12 oz. cans. This beer has many of the trappings of a true IPA. And yet there is something amiss. I can't say for sure that I am not being biased because it is a Sam Adams beer. I admit that I see Sam Adams as a savvy brewer that is only marginally removed from the BMC mainstream.

The color is very nice, very golden. Personally, I prefer a bit of haze in my IPA's. The smell is credible. I get the citrus and a bit of the floral tones.

When it comes to the taste, I feel disappointment. The taste is OK. There is hop bitterness and such. Nothing to make me go "Wow!"

Maybe it's the feel that is bothering me. A tad watery, maybe? A tad undercarbonated? Not sure, but there is just something askew here.

Overall, this is drinkable. It's not unpleasant. Sierra Nevada Torpedo it's not. I probably won't buy this again, though I will finish the cans I did purchase.

Photo of fellmaniak
3.25/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of RhinoBrew
3.85/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of Jcalderone25
3.36/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of vikingron
3.03/5  rDev -15.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of lemmy187
3.67/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of KillerJigger
3.83/5  rDev +7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Good in a pinch. Great price.

Photo of GrimCat
4.07/5  rDev +13.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Wonderful, smooth grapefruit forward IPA with a very pale, amber pour with thin soapy head. Excellent & very refreshing.

Photo of Squirrelsheriff
3.38/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Cassielxq
3.65/5  rDev +2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of IPAJ
3.17/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of gmcsierra91
3.71/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

Clear, deep golden color. Thick, frothy head with lots of lacing. Citrusy flavor gives way to floral hops and a good bitterness from the hops which lingers for a bit. Not the best IPA I've ever had, but not bad.

Photo of JonathanBuchanan
4.55/5  rDev +27.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Had long neck bottle poured into frosted mug at a restaurant. I'm new to drinking beers and the only other IPA I have ever had was Sierra Nevada Torpedo Ale. This IPA was very good.

Photo of leantom
4.06/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Got to have this on draft at the local B-Dubs. Here goes:

A: Rather nice, actually. Clear orange-amber with a decent head - leaves a lot of lacing as well. Carbonation was very ample.

S: Piney, some grapefruit, and a touch of caramel malt. However, the scents are somewhat mellow - not nearly as robust as in other IPA's. In that regard, the beer is somewhat lacking.

T: Definite WC IPA. Pine, grapefruit, and some grassy/floral hops. Tastes pretty sweet owing to the combination of pine and caramel malt. Good.

F: Very well carbonation.

O: Good beer. Better than expected.

Photo of Juice14
3.65/5  rDev +2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Metalsnota
3.04/5  rDev -15.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Samuel Adams Rebel IPA from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
81 out of 100 based on 3,260 ratings.