Samuel Adams Rebel Rider Session IPA
Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)

Samuel Adams Rebel Rider Session IPASamuel Adams Rebel Rider Session IPA
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From:
Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
 
Massachusetts, United States
Style:
American IPA
ABV:
4.5%
Score:
79
Avg:
3.45 | pDev: 11.88%
Reviews:
133
Ratings:
485
Status:
Active
Rated:
Jun 25, 2019
Added:
Jan 12, 2015
Wants:
  13
Gots:
  206
SCORE
79
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Samuel Adams Rebel Rider Session IPASamuel Adams Rebel Rider Session IPA
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Rated: 3 by bdlusa from Texas

Jun 25, 2019
 
Rated: 3.46 by KMcGrath from Massachusetts

Dec 03, 2018
 
Rated: 3 by mpenske from California

Aug 10, 2018
 
Rated: 4 by COBEERHUNTER from Colorado

Jul 22, 2018
 
Rated: 3.5 by npdevil27 from Massachusetts

Jun 06, 2018
 
Rated: 2.22 by Chilmer from Iowa

May 24, 2018
 
Rated: 2.94 by TheIPAHunter from California

Jan 30, 2018
 
Rated: 3.25 by ShepardCommander from Virginia

Apr 06, 2017
 
Rated: 3.94 by nmwhitehead from New York

Mar 26, 2017
 
Rated: 3.64 by Kurzman from Rhode Island

Feb 08, 2017
 
Rated: 3.58 by AMarkle6524 from Pennsylvania

Feb 03, 2017
 
Rated: 3.5 by McBraniel from Virginia

Dec 17, 2016
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Reviewed by woodychandler from Pennsylvania

3.48/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
Rollin', rollin', rollin', keep those bottles rollin' right outta here! It is slow going, but progress is being made.

From the bottle: "Bursting with bright citrus, grapefruit, and classic piney west coast hop character, this beer has a soft lingering bitterness and a lighter body overall. Our session IPA is brewed for easygoing days, so relax and enjoy!"

I Pop!ped the cap following another long day on my feet. I did not feel like dealing with any untoward accidents, so I employed a gentle pour. I followed that up with an in-glass swirl that raised a finger of foamy, tawny head with decent retention. Color was Golden-Amber (SRM = > 5, < 7) with NE-quality clarity, prompting a visit from the Gelt Gang of Mammon, Midas & Croesus. Nose had a lemony-grapefruit citrusy bite, but I remained skeptical since these Session IPAs are all-too-often all aroma and no taste. Mouthfeel was medium. The taste was muted when compared to the nose. Yes, I tasted the grapefruit, lemon-citrus & pine, but it was like it was muted to the point that I had to go searching for it. Finish was semi-dry and frankly kind of bland & boring. They should make the American Session IPA its own category because it never measures up stylistically.
Nov 30, 2016
 
Rated: 3.75 by BeerMeister8 from New Hampshire

Aug 23, 2016
 
Rated: 2.76 by jlmontague from Connecticut

Aug 15, 2016
 
Rated: 3.3 by dag1991 from Ohio

Jul 17, 2016
 
Rated: 3 by AllanPatchin1016 from Ohio

Jul 10, 2016
 
Rated: 3.27 by Griphon from Florida

Jun 30, 2016
 
Rated: 3.5 by Gkruszewski from New York

Jun 23, 2016
 
Rated: 3 by chubenzino from California

Jun 05, 2016
 
Rated: 2.5 by edthehead from New York

Jun 02, 2016
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Reviewed by Rock_Glenn from New York

2.8/5  rDev -18.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75
Gold beer with poor head upon pouring. A nice aroma, I guess, it just comes across as a bit stale, like the hops were frozen for two years before they were used or something weird like that. Not great tasting for an IPA, has a light body. It tastes like an average IPA with a little water added.
May 29, 2016
 
Rated: 2.82 by Averwo from Iowa

May 28, 2016
 
Rated: 3.43 by Squire from Mississippi

May 25, 2016
 
Rated: 3 by AD17 from New Jersey

Apr 25, 2016
 
Rated: 4.08 by Jackjaffar from Massachusetts

Apr 22, 2016
 
Rated: 3.5 by red94tt from Michigan

Apr 10, 2016
 
Rated: 2.83 by TheBigBoy from Pennsylvania

Apr 09, 2016
 
Rated: 3.25 by RMentair from Panama

Apr 06, 2016
 
Rated: 2.75 by MasterRigger from North Carolina

Apr 03, 2016
 
Rated: 3.88 by Walleybeer from New Jersey

Mar 19, 2016
 
Rated: 3.52 by FedJack from New York

Mar 16, 2016
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Reviewed by KTCamm from New Jersey

3.78/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
2/21...pours bright gold, orange tint, light foam. Citrus nose, grapefruit, soft pine. Taste is a light chewy malt, citrus all around, soft subtle bitter hop close. Mellow but enough hop flavor to know it is there. Lemony.
Mar 12, 2016
 
Rated: 2.75 by Ecxeeder616 from Massachusetts

Mar 11, 2016
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Rated by Benji_Franklin from Massachusetts

3.51/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Not a huge Samuel Adams fan so surprised by how much I enjoyed drinking. Nothing to write home about, but good enough to buy again.
Mar 10, 2016
 
Rated: 3.43 by DrStiffington from New Jersey

Mar 03, 2016
 
Rated: 4.07 by Drewvel from South Carolina

Mar 03, 2016
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Reviewed by jadpsu from Georgia

3.71/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
Pours a hazy pale straw yellow with a abundant head that has decent retention and some solid side glass lace.
Aroma: Light citrus hops mild pine as well.
Taste: Malts are also light and balanced to the citrus piney hops.
Crisp, slightly tart, drying, refreshing and pleasant.
Feb 17, 2016
 
Rated: 3.25 by Walnut from Missouri

Feb 14, 2016
 
Rated: 3.34 by smbslt from Illinois

Feb 11, 2016
Samuel Adams Rebel Rider Session IPA from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
Beer rating: 79 out of 100 with 618 ratings