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

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Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
Massachusetts, United States

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.20%

Availability: Year-round

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Photo of tlema1
3.73/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

L: crystal clear, gold color, white lacing head
S: mangos, sweet, some citrus
T: mango, sweet, faint malt
F: sticky, good mouthfeel, some bitterness on the finish
O: not bad, I was hoping for more

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Photo of Philsadvns
3.45/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Pretty good beer. I got it as a sample from my local craft beer store. Nice tropical ctrusy flavors but a bit lighter than I would like. It has the flavor but lacks the punch if you know what I mean. This beer basically gives me a nice overall flavor profile but leaves me wishing they would have just pumped everything up a bit more. 20% more hops, 20% higher abv, 20% thicker mouthfeel and maybe 10% stronger on the nose and this would be like a solid 4.5 stars. But as it is, it gets the rating I gave it.

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Photo of hophugger
3.48/5  rDev +3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Look, head and lacing are average. Taste is one of the better flavored beers(hoppy) I have had from Sam, although a bit candy-like and artificial. Lots of mango with a back of pineapple and a touch of orange. Pleasant mouth feel and clean finish with only a small amount of hop bitterness

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Photo of BEERMILER12
3.54/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

A: Pours a golden color with a fingers worth of head that fades down to a small cap

S: Lots of mango up front along with some citrus and some bready maltiness. Some apricot and pineapple in there as well. Definitely on the artificial side

T: Follows the nose. Starts off with the mango, pineapple, and apricot and goes into some light citrus and bready malt notes. Lightly bitter. Finishes with lingering mango

M: Medium bodied with moderate carbonation

O: Decent but nothing great here. Aside from the mango, this seems very artificial. Easy to drink but definitely more of a summer fruity option for those who enjoy that type of thing

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Photo of AdmiralOzone
3.81/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Clear yellow pour with a generous white head. The aroma is fruity, the flavor is sweet and could use more of a bite in the finish, still I enjoy this and will buy again.

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Photo of ScaryEd
2.49/5  rDev -26.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Poured from a 12 oz bottle.

Pours a clear, golden amber color with a half-finger of off-white head. The head dissipates very quickly but leaves some solid lacing as it goes.

The aroma brings mango and pineapple at the forefront, followed by a touch of pine and orange juice. Nothing special, and absolutely artificial, but surprisingly pleasant.

Unfortunately the taste just explodes with artificial candied fruits. Mango and pineapple candy mixed with orange juice and thrown into a blender. There's a faint hint of pine to remind you that this is an IPA and not a fruit smoothie, but it doesn't help. It's overly sweet and lacks any semblance of balance.

The feel is medium bodied with moderate carbonation. A tad sticky for a beer clocking in at 6.2%.

Overall, yet another poor beer from the Rebel series of IPA's from Samuel Adams. The aroma is decent, though clearly artificial, but the flavor is just too sweet and unbalanced. Add in a slightly sticky mouthfeel and you have a poor excuse for an IPA.

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Photo of ichorNet
3.53/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Randomly decided to grab a single of this, as I've had decent luck with the Rebel series in general. This one comes pretty late to the party, as the grapefruit one did, but I'll still give it a chance for sure. Can SA provide some solid tropical fruit flavors during the cold winter months? Guess we'll see.

Pours a pretty good looking light amber/straw golden color with a retentive ring of smallish bubbles that agglomerate into a soapy ring of bone white foam. The body is perfectly clear with some lively carbonation dancing to the surface. Scrawled webs of lacing leave some nice marks on the inside of my glass.

Nose immediately reminds me a lot of Heavy Seas' TropiCannon, which was a pretty unique take on a fruited IPA that felt more like a fruit beer than an IPA. There's a lot of sticky, sugary mango, pineapple and papaya in there, but not much else honestly. I'm struggling to find any noteworthy hop character other than maybe a light pine or grapefruit note, however. There's a light catty note in there as well, but it feels a bit off and "cleaning solution"-like when taken in conjunction with the rather clean and straightforward fruity nose.

On the tongue, this is rather strikingly bitter, especially in contrast to the nose which seemed like it foreshadowed a sweet, fuller bodied beer. This is quite the opposite, with a lot of resinous pine sap and bright mango mingling with a crisp yet boring malt backbone. Ethanol feels a tad bit forward on this, and it's definitely drier than it needs to be. Though the carbonation is nice and playful, I just feel like this beer lacks any kind of definitive character and suffers from a decent first impression that just doesn't follow through on the tongue.

I'm sure the light body and one-dimensional flavor profile will make this great for certain situations, but it just doesn't really bear any qualities I can commend it for, unlike most of the rest of the Rebel line. Most of the Rebels seem to do something rather well (though none of them are mind-blowing), but this just feels like a worse Grapefruit Rebel with an artificial-leaning nose and no cohesion between its separate parts. Meh.

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Photo of HamdenHector
3.22/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

A: crystal clear; deep gold in color; 2+ finger ivory head that receded to a splotchy cap; very nice lacing;

S: mango, peach, pineapple - a little artificial;

T: more pineapple than mango or peach; like the aroma, it seems artificial;

M: medium bodied; moderate carbonation; lightly dry finish;

O: there are better alternatives;

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Photo of Stooven
3.21/5  rDev -5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

On tap in mason jar at Green St Lical in Chicago. Clear amber profile with small plumes of gas. Head gone within a minute and minimal lacing. Smells like mango juice. Taste is immediately fruity, gives to a piney bitter and then dries out the tongue with an unexpected dental appt aftertaste. 14 oz to go!

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Photo of Roguer
3.19/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Crystal clear, apple juice-colored brew; small head with OK retention.

Aroma features pine, mango, apricot, and pineapple.

It translates artificial on the palate, like mango syrup or gummy candy vaguely fruit flavored. Slight acidic bite; nicely balanced bitterness. A touch of pine resin.

Oily but lively feel.

I felt this was an OK beer overall, with a artificial fruit flavor that just wasn't for me. However, as the glass got emptier, the beer became more and more of a chore to drink. For someone else, maybe that flavor profile will be more toward their liking. Not so much for me.

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Photo of CNoj012
3.26/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Poured from a 12 oz sample bottle into a snifter. Full disclosure, the salesman who gave me this beer sample said it was not very good at all, so if the guy selling it does not even like it, my hopes are not high for this one.

This beer pours a vibrant golden color and is crystal clear. There is a one finger, fluffy, bright white head that sticks around for a while and leaves chunks of hanging lacing in it's wake.

Smell is overwhelming in your face artifical mango with a strange side of apricot. There is also some pine and citrus, but it is hard to pick up on because of how strong the mango is.

Taste is the same, but the apricot flavor is stronger than in the smell. It starts off fruity and juicy, although very artificial tasting (nothing like your powerhouse NE IPA players) and finishes moderately bitter. The mango leaves a very odd aftertaste that I wish I could scrape off my tongue, but it just hangs on.

Feel is light side of medium with a slightly resinous finish. Carbonation is lacking a bit.

Overall not very good. I thought it was better than how it was described to me, but not by much. Seems Sam Adams is just throwing Rebels against the wall and seeing what sticks. Apparently it is not much bc even Rebel Rouser is being retired. To me Cascade Rebel is the only one I'd buy in a 6pk and of course it is not available in that format. Unless you really like the Rebel series and also enjoy artificial mango/apricot flavored beers, I'd pass on this one.

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Samuel Adams Rebel Juiced IPA from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
3.38 out of 5 based on 37 ratings.
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