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

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Samuel Adams Rebel Rider Session IPASamuel Adams Rebel Rider Session IPA
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
Massachusetts, United States
samueladams.com

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.50%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by tb4475 on 01-12-2015

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#43,799
Reviews:
132
Ratings:
614
pDev:
11.88%
Bros Score:
3.66
 
 
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13
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2.22/5  rDev -35.7%
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2.94/5  rDev -14.8%
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3.25/5  rDev -5.8%
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3.94/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

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3.64/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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3.58/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.5/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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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.

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3.75/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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2.76/5  rDev -20%
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3.3/5  rDev -4.3%
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3/5  rDev -13%
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3.27/5  rDev -5.2%
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3.5/5  rDev +1.4%
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3/5  rDev -13%
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2.5/5  rDev -27.5%
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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.

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2.82/5  rDev -18.3%
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Samuel Adams Rebel Rider Session IPA from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
Beer rating: 3.45 out of 5 with 614 ratings