Samuel Adams Rebel Rouser Double IPA
Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)

Samuel Adams Rebel Rouser Double IPASamuel Adams Rebel Rouser Double IPA
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Style:
American Imperial IPA
Ranked #3,886
ABV:
8.4%
Score:
86
Ranked #21,791
Avg:
3.83 | pDev: 10.97%
Reviews:
303
Ratings:
1,269
From:
Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
 
Massachusetts, United States
Avail:
Year-round
Wants
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SCORE
86
Very Good
Samuel Adams Rebel Rouser Double IPASamuel Adams Rebel Rouser Double IPA
Notes: Bold, citrusy, and piney, our double IPA isn’t just a bigger version of Rebel IPA. Instead we explored a different balance of hop character, including Bravo & Galaxy hops, and upped the ante on their flavor and expression for a brew that’s intense yet enjoyable through every sip.
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Photo of VABA
4/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A-Pours a nice clear amber color with a nice head and lacing
A-Aroma has hop hints
T-The taste follows the nose with a nice hop flavor
M-A medium bodied decently carbonated beer
O-A decent Imperial Pale Ale

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Photo of LokiFjolsvid
3.35/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

When the selection is only the "normal" choices, this will suffice. I consider it the Natural Ice of IPA's. Not my first choice, but acceptable. It's my last choice before going to whiskey.

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Photo of rudiecantfail
3.84/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

12 oz. bottle poured into a tulip glass.

L---Clear golden orange color. Thick, slightly off white head faded after a while and left excellent lacing.

S---Fruity. Grapefruit and orange. A bit of hoppy pine in there as well.

T---Tropical fruits from the nose come through. Light pineyness. Some malt backbone for balance.

F---A slight bit of resinousness. Feels smooth & lighter than expected. Good carbonation.

O---A good, but not great DIPA. If it wasn't supposed to be a double, I probably would've rated it higher, but it says it's a double, so....

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Photo of PMakowski
4.41/5  rDev +15.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

12 Oz Bottle poured into glass
Look - Very big head of foam which is slow to fade away. Golden colored and some nice lacing on glass
Smell - Strong aroma of hops, lots of the typical ipa - grapefruit, pine, tropical fruits like mango, orange, lemon, sugarcane grass. I'll say it smells fresh even though it was bottled a few months ago.
Taste - I love beers like this because there are several layers of flavor to go through. Starts out with biscuit bread, then the fruity tropical hops kick in then the malt comes in and just dominates the palate. Tremendous profile on this, heavy body for sure but not as bitter as it could be for the IBU's. It does have a good balance of sweetness to the hop bitterness but that being said it certainly is sweet. This beer has character and i appreciate that in an IPA, and the alcohol is hardly picked up even though it's 8.4%

Overall, i think this beer is outstanding, it tastes great, not too much carbonation. One of the best, if not the best Sam Adams beer in my opinion. Give it a try if you like hops and strong beer...I give this beer a solid grade of A

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Photo of arizcards
3.81/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Picked up a single from TW Arrowhead 3-1-18 for $1.99. Best by January 2018 - doh, not again! Stored in my fridge since purchase.

Beer poured orange with a beautiful white head that has some great hang time.

Nose is grapefruit and orange, pretty nice.

Taste follows the nose, grapefruit and orange along with some passion fruit blends nicely with a strong malt base. Finish has a touch of pine tingle but pretty well balanced.

Mouthfeel is medium bodied and smooth.

Overall a solid beer that i would have again. I thought i had reviewed when this brew first came out but t could have been lost with past server crashes. Cheers!

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Photo of RozzieBoy
3.61/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

L - Clear, darker amber look with 1-finger foamy white head. Light carbonation with good lacing and retention.
S - Bready malt but really nothing much else.
T - follows the nose with caramel malt. Pretty bitter and alcohol warmth.
F - fairly crisp on the tongue. Full mouth feel.
O - This one really warms me up. I feel like I couldn’t find consistency with this beer but I’d like it.

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Photo of NiceTaps
3.06/5  rDev -20.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

12oz bottle poured into a pint glass. Very fresh.

Bold looking amber-copper color with a hearty 1-plus F dirty white cap. Good retention and lacing.

Some pine aroma mixed with musty basement air. Any pleasant aroma is playing hide n seek - and winning.

Caramel malt and harsh citrus rind.

Full bold body that runs full-on bitter.

There are good two things going for this mess; it looks good and the 8.4% abv is nicely disguised. I issued threes as a courtesy. Bitterness trumps aroma and flavor.

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Photo of BWED
3.54/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

12 oz. can poured into Willibecher.

A- Dark golden honey in color. Head is great. Off white, bubbly. Great lacing and retention.

S- Pine, citrus pith with a sweet fruity biscuit.

T- Dull pith and pine bitterness, sweetness comes in the background, but not enough to round the beer out.

M- Body is full with a long lingering bittersweetness. Dull and pithy with some alcohol warmth.

O- This beer is really heavy, and hardly has any balance. Strong bitterness.

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Photo of FLima
3.81/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Amber copper color with a thick off-white two finger head with great retention and leaving laces.
Aroma with notes of caramels, stone fruit, pine and mango.
Flavor with notes of resin, grapefruit, spices, mango, slightly toasted malts, lychees, grains, pine, earth and caramel. Quite dry and bitter aftertaste. Bold 85 IBUs, but not really aggressive.
Medium towards full body with appropriate carbonation.
Spicy, earthy and resiny Double IPA. Very decent, but not extraordinary.

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Photo of StevenTowne
3.98/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75

Bought one of these in a can (Of Course poured it into a pint glass) as part of a Rebel Variety Pack of cans. I think this is a solid double IPA and I have to say the Rebel lineup might be a serious contender for bang for the buck. These 12 packs regularly available in cans, are $15.99 at any supermarket near me and for that price you get great taste at a great price. Had for others to compete at this level.
Rebel Rouser - Head is very strange. The bubbles are overly large. Color is a light amber. Nose really isn't that prominent for a double IPA. But, flavor comes through in spades. I nice hoppiness with a decent complexity. The ABV is 8.4% and yet it does not taste overwhelming of alcohol at all. A great beer and great value for flavor lovers.

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Photo of nicholas2121
4.43/5  rDev +15.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Samuel Adams Rebel Rouser Double IPA brewed by Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams), with an ABV of 8.40% This American Double/ Imperial IPA pours out a deep golden amber color with a nice white head. There is also a nice amount of lacing to this IPA it sticks to the side of the glass well. The smell is rich with hop bitterness at first. Then you pick up on some nice earthy grains and malts. There is alot going on in Samuel Adams Rebel Rouser Double IPA, this brew has the look of most American IPA's on the market. Now I'm not saying that is a bad thing. The taste is bold with hop bitterness at first a slight roasted taste. Then you pick up on some mild earthy grains and malts. The body of this IPA is a is a nice heavy. Not saying that is a bad thing. There is a lot going on in Samuel Adams Rebel Rouser Double IPA , it had a nice balance to it, there is nothing overpowering about this brew. If you are not a fan of hops this is not a brew for you. It is really hard to pick up on the 8.40% ABV in this brew. The month feel is Bold, Hoppy, Clean Smooth and Refreshing. Overall I'm giving Samuel Adams Rebel Rouser Double IPA a 4.50 out of 5. I would definitely look this brew up again giving the opportunity to. Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams) did a great job with this IPA.

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Photo of Handsome_Steve
3.39/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

In a tulip glass. Lovely deep Amber to copper color. 1 inch of dense foam on the top and nice lacing on the sides of the glass. Aroma was a bit piney which is what I expected from a DIPA. The taste was pleasant initially but finished with a nearly metallic aftertaste. It was merely okay but I didn't feel it measured up to the other double IPAs I have had.

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Photo of buschbeer
3.75/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

12 FL. OZ. bottle
Served in a Samuel Adams perfect pint glass

This beer pours a brilliant copper color with bright orange highlights. It is topped with three inches of beige head that leaves decent lacing.

The smell is earthy and piney. There is also plenty of caramel and biscuit from the malt to even out the aroma.

It starts out with some caramel flavor, but the bitterness slaps that taste out of my mouth very quickly. It becomes a resiny, bitter tasting beer with some lingering in the aftertaste.

Medium, almost syrupy mouthfeel

It is a west coast hop bomb.

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Photo of Chickenhawk9932
4.13/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Pours amber and a bit cloudy with an off white head.

Tropical fruit and resinous pine with a slight floral bouquet in the nose.

Taste is resinous pine rounded by a quick hit of tropical fruit = mango, starfruit. The stickiness of the pine flows to a brief, chewy malt middle with notes of biscuit and toffee, finishes dry.

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Photo of Caveworm
4.5/5  rDev +17.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Samuel Adams Rebel Rouser Double IPA | Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams). Poured from the bottle into a pint glass, the head on this is three fingers thick and bone white, with lateral lacing, and a deep amber body with a reddish tinge.

Smells like heaps of resinous pine and citrus hops.

Balancing out this highly hopped brew is a malt base that is very different tasting than most others; which isn't bad. Very clean finish for such a resinous ale.

Medium mouthfeel with mild carbonation.

I'll choose to give Samuel Adams Rebel Rouser Double IPA | Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams) a 4.5

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Photo of mvanaskie13
3.67/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a mug: color is transparent copper, great head made of superfine bubbles with dense presentation and great lingering quality with lacing on the glass.

Smell is solid toasted malt, bigger caramel but not overly sweet, good hop bitterness.

Taste is similar with malt playing a large role with toast and caramel; caramel starts to overtake even with a strong hop compnent; hops are earthy, piney, hint of citrus rind.

Mouthfeel is a bit cloying sweet with a strong bitter carbonation.

Overall a decent DIPA - strong bitterness and caramel flavor are bit detracting but a decent take on the malt, strong IPA.

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Photo of Thomguzow
3.87/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75

This double IPA is a deep amber color with great clarity. The head frothes up and quickly disipitates to a soapy middle that never leaves. The aroma hints at zesty lemon and perhaps pine. The flavors of hops and malt are equally placed on the scale. Notes herbs, pine, and pepper are equaled out by the rich caramel and molasses of the malt. The sweetness of the malt truly cancel out any hop bitterness at the end.

I found this DIPA to be a little too balanced for what I prefer. It's malt flavors are more pronounced at moments than the hops, especially its sweet notes. Certainly a possible winner for many others, however.

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Photo of J_T_Arlington
4.47/5  rDev +16.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Looks dark orange yellow. Pours clear. Copper white head that dissipates to thin ring.
Smells floral. Lilies, perhaps.
Tastes very bitter. Love it. Potent. Pine and citrus. Some spicy beginnings, with a sweet, melon-like middle. A little lime zest and raw grass at the end.
The feel is thick and meaty. Very carbonated. Even chewy.
Overall, pretty good. Probably in my top five double IPAs

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Photo of irishjeff
4.58/5  rDev +19.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

I think SA has a winner on their hands here. I have ~ 42 years experience drinking beer and have a pretty good palette with the ability to distinguish between the good and awful. We have access to some pretty good crafts here in the Indianapolis area. I hang with a younger crowd (we are software engineers and beer snobs) that are really into their Sun King's, Three Floyds, Bier Brewery, etc crafts. I would put down a hefty bet that I could pour this up in a blind taste test and tell them it was a new beer from one of the local, all the rage craft breweries and they would shit a brick in happiness thinking it was the best thing they've experienced since sex....UNTIL the reveal and the critic in them would come out. It's bullshit. This is a very good beer worthy of the ratings in each category that I gave it. Having said that, it is too bad I can't get it from a cooler at the brewery right after it's bottled. That would be sensational.

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Photo of jk175d
2.43/5  rDev -36.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.25

There are so many great craft IPA's and double IPA's out there, it's tough to stand out either as exceptionally good or especially bad. Even the middle of the road offering is usually at least decent enough and enjoyable if unremarkable. Regular old Sam Adams is to me among the best of the generic corporate style American beers but that's not saying much since almost all the rest are undrinkable. Still, my expectations were higher for this double IPA as it's rare to find a dud. But this one is very disappointing and not a good example of the style at all. Should have known better, but at least I only bought one bottle. Don't waste your time with this one.

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Photo of EmeraldMist
1.38/5  rDev -64%
look: 4.25 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Look - Poured a copper color with two fingers of white head, very good retention and clingy spiderweb lacing.
Aroma - Pine resin, leather, hand sanitizer.
Taste - An aggressive blast of bitterness up front, tar-like, medicinal and caustic. Hops are fairly one dimensional with a sharp note of pine. Metallic feel and flavors are present about halfway through. Malt is incredibly faint, bland and grainy. Bitterness does not fade and lasts long into the finish.
Feel - Medium bodied, sharp carbonation, bitter and dry.

Overall - Wretched.

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Photo of Fowdy
3.77/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Bought this in a pick 6 at maverik.

Appearance: beautiful dark golden amber color. 2 finger head that dissipates quickly with nice Lacing.

Smell: fruity, definately piney.

Taste: pine, hops. It says 85 ibu's but doesn't seem that bitter to me. A Solid IPA from a solid brewery.

Feel: great looking, great carbonation and smooth beer.

Overall: The piney smell almost overwhelmed the whole glass. That's not necessarily a bad thing. Sam Adams IPA is a great choice.

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Photo of Blackop555
3.73/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Pours copper. Thick, medium, off white head that lasts a while with light lacing.

Smells malt, pine, citrus

Tastes piney, earthy and Doughy malts. Followed by more malt and citrus peel. Finish is dry with an earthy bitterness. Medium body and fizzy medium carbonation.

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Photo of EMV
3.79/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a Dogfish Head tulip

L: Mostly transparent copper golden pour. 1.5 fingers of foamy off-white head. Spotty lacing.

S: Not a super strong nose... picking up some pine and citrus.

T/F: Caramel malt sweetness... medium in body. Nice bitter hop profile well balanced by the malts. Good grapefruit/citrus... some resin/evergreen. Pretty classic IPA flavors. Nothing bold or fancy, but gets it done. Easy to drink... possibly too much so. ABV isn't super noticeable but the brew is definitely warming. Finish is citrus and malts.

O: A very solid DIPA from Samuel Adams. Not at the top of the pack but well above average for sure.

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Photo of Robjm1987
4.56/5  rDev +19.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

The double IPA by rebel is great addition to the rebel team. The look is typical darker IPA, but the aroma is full of aroma and the tasted is not so over powering like some of the other double IPAs. The taste is on point. I recommend this beer.

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Samuel Adams Rebel Rouser Double IPA from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
Beer rating: 86 out of 100 with 1269 ratings