Samuel Adams Rebel Grapefruit IPA | Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)

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Samuel Adams Rebel Grapefruit IPASamuel Adams Rebel Grapefruit IPA
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3.68/5
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787 Ratings
Samuel Adams Rebel Grapefruit IPASamuel Adams Rebel Grapefruit IPA
BEER INFO

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

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.30%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Brewed with real grapefruit for an added punch of citrusy goodness that amplifies the tropical fruit and citrus notes from the hops. A hint of juiciness rounds out the bitterness and brings a refreshing finish to this bold, bright, thirst-quenching IPA.

Added by ThatsThatDude on 08-19-2015

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#32,344
Reviews:
170
Ratings:
787
pDev:
11.96%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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10
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Ratings: 787 |  Reviews: 170
Photo of catwhite4296
4.02/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Photo of Bark0707
4.1/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of tgatort
4.02/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of adusso415
3.75/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ChrisG523
2.13/5  rDev -42.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.25

Photo of TheHexIsReal
3.58/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Trboley
4.27/5  rDev +16%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Csm5150
3.94/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of TBDave
3.75/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

I got 3 cans of this in the Sam Adams IPA variety 12-pack ($14.99). The grapefruit taste is like a punch in the face. Tons of citrus that gives it a very bitter flavor.

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Photo of Fartnite
2.23/5  rDev -39.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2

Smells fine but tastes strongly of iron/metal. Not sure if I got a bad batch? Carbonation was fine...but it tasted more like grapefruit seeds than that of an actual grapefruit. Very unsatisfactory 6-pack.

Try with ⚠caution⚠

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Photo of JoeyJellico
3.43/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Brendanjames
3.77/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Pencible
4/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: This poured a hazy gold with some white head.
S: It smelled like pink grapefruit and lemon zest, with some bready malt.
T: It tasted like pink grapefruit and lemon zest, with some bready malt. It had a clean bittersweet aftertaste.
M: It was thick with some carbonation. Nice full body.
D: This was a nice IPA with simple but enjoyable scent and taste. The body was solid and the finish was smooth, so it was easy to drink. Nothing super amazing, but really great to drink without putting thought into it.

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Photo of Grateful423
4.03/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of MichialTanner1
3.99/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of mrcraft
3.5/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of IBUBrew
3.54/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Satorn
4/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of baldy00
3.87/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of lovindahops
4.06/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of rodbeermunch
3.2/5  rDev -13%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

I guess if you're gonna adjunct up an ipa, it doesn't hurt so much to do it with the fruit that the hops already are kicking down similar flavors comparatively. Golden in color, some haze to it that is uncommon for Sam Adams, they usually make really good looking beers. I guess making a grapefruit shandy will do that. Aroma, smells like grapefruit.

Taste is a little better, but it still smacks of unsweetened shandy. Grapefruit as an adjunct in an ipa is just weird from my point of view. Anyways, the body of the beer, pale toasted malts, nothing out of the ordinary there. As usual, Sam Adams doesn't really deliver on their hoppy beers, they always seem to cheap out and go high alpha acid in minimal quantity instead of delivering something with more flavor from the hops.

No off flavors, just too much grapefruit.

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Photo of PuffySAJ
4.04/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I’ve always been a Samuel Adam’s fan. They kind of kicked off the whole micro brewery movement. Their rebel grapefruit offering is crisp, sweet, and satisfying. Not a bad go to if you cannot find a place to buy craft beer. Smooth, as most of their beer are, with a pleasing bitter aftertaste.

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Photo of VeganUndead
2.86/5  rDev -22.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Mr. Koch. Please stop. An extract riddled grapefruit zest unbalanced fruit bomb that was a drain pour

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Photo of lochef81
3.75/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Bryan12345
3.5/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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Samuel Adams Rebel Grapefruit IPA from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
Beer rating: 3.68 out of 5 with 787 ratings