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

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

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.20%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by CNoj012 on 11-10-2016

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28
Ratings:
99
Avg:
3.58
pDev:
11.73%
 
 
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Photo of Gavage
3.74/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Appearance: dark orange in color with a 2" head.

Smell: mild tropical fruit aroma here.

Taste: caramel, pineapple, mango, and a bit of earthy bitterness.

Mouthfeel: medium bodied. Crisp to start, less crisp at the finish.

Overall: another tropical fruit forward IPA that is easy to drink and well balanced.

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Photo of vette2006c5r
3.84/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Rebel Juiced IPA pours a brighter copper color with a small but lacing head. Sweet mango notes mix in with a earthy hoppy aroma. Taste has a nice mellow mango sweetness, with a crisp and slightly bitter aftertaste. Good body and feel. Overall, everything blends very well, noticeable mango, but not overpowering.

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Photo of smcolw
3.72/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Solid gold color and clear. Lasting, moderate head. Lace in the form of rings and streaks.

Strong earthy hop aroma.

Very fruity taste -- pineapple? The malt is dominated by this flavor and the hop bitterness isn't strong enough to balance it. Yet, the aftertaste has plenty of grapefruit to it. The taste has none of smell notes.

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Photo of CJNAPS
2.96/5  rDev -17.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Color was nice on this one but smell and taste wasn't there for me. This Rebel series of IPA's need some work not to hoppy like I'm use to. Had a chemical back taste, won't revisit.

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Photo of yuenglingfan101
4.5/5  rDev +25.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A little hoppy with a good medium mango taste. Kinda citrisy but overall not bad at all. Pours golden not too much head goes down fairly smooth and overall worth trying this beer

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Photo of superspak
3.83/5  rDev +7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 ounce bottle into signature pint glass, best before 4/2017. Pours fairly crystal clear medium golden/yellow color with a 2 finger dense and rocky off white head with fantastic retention, that reduces to a large cap that lasts. Thick soapy lacing clings down the glass, with a good amount of streaming carbonation retaining the cap. Fantastic appearance. Aromas of big juicy mango, peach, apricot, melon, pineapple, coconut, passion fruit, papaya, tangerine, orange peel, light pepper/pine, light honey, bread, herbal, and floral/grassy earthiness. Damn nice aromas with great balance and complexity of citrus/tropical hops, mango juice, and moderate pale malt notes; with great strength. Taste of big juicy mango, peach, apricot, melon, pineapple, coconut, passion fruit, papaya, tangerine, orange peel, light pepper/pine, light honey, bread, herbal, and floral/grassy earthiness. Light-moderate pine/herbal/citrus peel bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of mango, peach, apricot, melon, pineapple, coconut, passion fruit, papaya, tangerine, orange peel, light pepper/pine, bread, and herbal/floral/grassy earthiness on the finish for a while. Nice complexity, robustness, and balance of citrus/tropical hops, mango juice, and moderate pale malt flavors; with a great malt/bitterness balance, and zero astringent hop/fruit flavors after the finish. Light dryness from bitterness, increasing through the glass. Medium carbonation and body; with a very smooth, moderately bready/grainy/sticky, and slightly resinous balanced mouthfeel that is nice. Hint of fruit acidity. Zero warming alcohol as expected of 6.2%. Overall this is a very good fruited IPA. All around good complexity, robustness, and balance of citrus/tropical hops, mango juice, and moderate pale malt flavors; very smooth, easy, and pretty refreshing to drink with the modest bitterness. Really great vibrant/juicy hop and fruit aromas; but the flavors get pretty odd and artificial feeling through the glass. This still has a nice balance of hop and fruit flavors, and is very enjoyable otherwise.

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Photo of StArnoldFan
4.08/5  rDev +14%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Really really good. Super clear, light lacing. Not over powering on the "juiced" part, I've had other IPAs with citrus flavors added that go overboard. This one is subtle and well done. Give it a try.

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Photo of russpowell
3.75/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Pours an effervescent honey color with a thumb of cream colored head. Below average head retention & above average lacing

S: Orange & grapefruit peel in abundance

T: Pomelo, a little bready dryness, aspirin & mango up front. Tangerine, a little grassyness & mango as this warms, along with dryness. Finishes dry, slightly bready with pomelo & tangerine

MF: Medium body, pretty firm carbonation, good balance

Wish this tasted as awesome as the nose, drinks easy enough

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Photo of Blackop555
3.71/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Pours a clear gold with a medium, didn't, short lived, white head. Light lacing

Tropical fruit mostly mango and pineapple. Light pine, and malt.

Sweet mango, tropical and citrus. Light bready malt. Semi sweet finish. Faint pine short linger. Lighter body. Fizzy medium carbonation

The smell is the only strong point of beer. The flavors are really light. Watered down almost?

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Photo of Suds
3.78/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

This beer is a light yellow-amber colored liquid. White head. The aroma is seriously fruity....I get fleshy, ripe mango and some orange peel. The taste is balanced, with some notable hop bitterness that come forward in the mid-taste. Firm and serious. I'm not usually a fan of fruit beers, but this one is interesting and enjoyable.

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Photo of basaywhat
3.06/5  rDev -14.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

12 oz bottle. Pours clear gold with a medium white head. Nose of malt and big mango juice along with some piney hops. Malty flavor with a ton of mango juice before a piney hop finish.

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Photo of BeerBobber
3.88/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured out a fairly clear gold with lots of carbonation and just over a finger of soapy head that was bone colored in appearance. As the beer went into my tummy there was plenty of nice lacing on the glass.

The smell was a punch of citrus and tropical fruit. Also picking up a lot of the piney hops like in the regular Rebel.

The taste followed the nose pretty closely with some mango and other tropical fruit flavors. There is also the piney hops present as well. The fruit does feel a bit artificial but is not over the top so I am a bit on the fence on this addition.

The mouth was a bit complex. Seemed to border on medium with a somewhat crisp finish with the bitterness of the hops but still getting a wet finish, perhaps thanks to the juice additions?

Overall I really find this to be solid addition to the Rebel family of IPA's. For those that like the original Rebel this juiced variety will go one of two ways, either you will or will not like it. For those who want a juicy IPA this one should fit the bill nicely.

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Photo of Brad007
3.41/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Pours a mild gold with a one finger head into my glass. Nice kick of mango and passionfruit in the nose. Does this use actual juice? I've wondered as you get more of the mango with a basic bitterness. Too acidic in the finish. I feel this is an inferior take on the trend of "juicing" IPAs. They're hardly alone as it takes a lot of skill to get it just right. Good aromas though.

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Photo of barczar
3.65/5  rDev +2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Huge mango aroma, with grapefruit underlying.

Flavor is largely mango, as well, with grapefruit sourness, bready malt backbone, and lightly bitter finish.

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Photo of johnnnniee
3.74/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Bottle from Hannaford
Pours a brilliantly clear light golden color with a decent sized bubbly off white head that persists. Holy shit that aroma is juicy. Mango papaya tropical citrus with just a hint of sweet bready toasty malt. The flavor is juicy too but its fruit juice more than hop juice. Bitter resinous hop flavor and a hint of bread round this out. Pretty tasty fruited IPA

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Photo of BB1313
3.86/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Enjoy by April 2017. 12oz bottle poured into a tulip. Pours golden with great clarity and transparency; fluffy white head that slowly fades leaving very nice retention and sticky lacing. The aromas are very tropical. Tons of mango, pineapple and coconut. Malts are there, but the tropical fruit shines. The flavors seem to follow the nose. More mango, pineapple and coconut leading the way. Hints of fresh grass and pine in the mix. There's a mild sweetness, but the bitterness seems to outweigh the sweetness. Alcohol basically goes unnoticed. Mouthfeel is nice. It's on the lighter side of medium-bodied with moderate to active carbonation. It's very fluffy, smooth and easy to drink.

This is a nice "fruit IPA". It might have an "artificial" quality to it, but it's nothing over the top at all. It ultimately drinks like a beer. I like it.

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Photo of gatornation
3.4/5  rDev -5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a golden and clear color with a 1 finger head. Smells of mango juice and fruit. Taste is fruity in an artificial way , it almost tasted like carbonated fruit water. mouth feel was thin and fruity with very little bitterness. I guess you could say this was refreshing, just really tasted like a weak ipa infused with straight mango juice.

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Photo of tlema1
3.73/5  rDev +4.2%
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 -3.6%
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 -2.8%
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 -1.1%
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 +6.4%
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 -30.4%
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 -1.4%
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 -10.1%
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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