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

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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:
#30,468
Reviews:
173
Ratings:
804
pDev:
12.23%
 
 
Wants:
11
Gots:
277
Trade:
0
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3.75/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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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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3.68/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.71/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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4/5  rDev +8.7%
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3.75/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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4.14/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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3.75/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

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

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

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

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

12 oz. can poured into Willibecher.

A- Slightly hazed body, with a golden honey hue. Head is minimal with no lacing.

S- Grapefruit, pithy, with some sweet juicy aromas. Very slight malt biscuit background.

T- Sweet citrus up front, with that classic bitter grapefruit coming in behind. Malt biscuit sneaks in as well.

M- Body quite full. A bit syrupy. Carbonation a little low. Finish is bittersweet and grapefruity.

O- Overall, nice. Body a bit off-putting, but flavors and aroma are spot on for the label of Grapefruit IPA.

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3.11/5  rDev -15.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

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2.59/5  rDev -29.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.25

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2.86/5  rDev -22.3%
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3.52/5  rDev -4.3%
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3.27/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a tulip glass
Date notched consume before April 2018

Almost amber color slightly hazy with a half to 1 finger head that dwindles down but stays present.
Pretty decent lacing that also lasts throughout.
Definitely smells of grapefruit which dominates the nose. Also some orange and tropical fruits
Not too hoppy. Tastes very juicy and is very refreshing. Decent taste but it's sweeter than how I like my IPA's. Definitely added grapefruit juice and I may say a little too much for my liking but then again it is called Grapefruit Rebel IPA so it's expected. Also get some pineapple aftertaste. The body is ok. Again I think the grapefruit juice thins the body feel.
Overall a pretty ok IPA. May purchase again but wouldn't seek it out.

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2.64/5  rDev -28.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 2.5

Eager to try the grapefruit addition, and I was surprised by the not-so-clean citrus flavor. It poured well and looked great, but the smell was that of warm concentrated orange and grapefruit juice. The flavor did not complement it well and provided the general bitterness of making a citrus juice from pulverizing the whole fruit, peel and rind included. I could get a hint of the hops but the bitterness of the grapefruit rind completely overwhelmed the beer. Wish I could recommend but I can't.

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4.02/5  rDev +9.2%
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4.1/5  rDev +11.4%
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4.02/5  rDev +9.2%
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3.75/5  rDev +1.9%
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2.13/5  rDev -42.1%
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3.58/5  rDev -2.7%
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4.27/5  rDev +16%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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Samuel Adams Rebel Grapefruit IPA from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
Beer rating: 3.68 out of 5 with 804 ratings