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

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BEER INFO

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

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.50%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
COLOR Bright Copper / 11 SRM
ALC BY VOL/WT 6.5%ABV - 5.1%ABW
IBUs 45
YEAST STRAIN Samuel Adams Ale Yeast
MALT VARIETIES Samuel Adams two-row pale malt blend, Caramel 60
HOP VARIETIES American Cascade, Simcoe®, Chinook, Centennial, and Amarillo
CAL/SERVING 198 per 12oz serving
SPECIAL INGREDIENTS N/A

Added by kylehay2004 on 06-19-2013

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#37,120
Reviews:
553
Ratings:
4,372
pDev:
13.97%
 
 
Wants:
109
Gots:
1,934
Trade:
2
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Ratings: 4,372 |  Reviews: 553
Photo of Buckeye55
3.81/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of AdmiralOzone
3.48/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.25

Pours a clear honey gold with a large white head that slowly fades away leaving good lacing. Aroma is faint. Flavor is sweet up front, a tad citrusy, some corn, light hop bitterness in the finish. Feel is light and crisp, well carbonated. Overall an okay beer with not a lot of punch for a 6.5% IPA. Leans towards a pale ale IMO.

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Photo of Sullymsu
3.54/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of JeffPruitt
3.74/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Genuppi
3.53/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of notoryous
2.77/5  rDev -22.6%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Photo of gardner254
3.6/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Jack_Russell
3.2/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Beer21
3.28/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of KMcGrath
3.66/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Winter48
3.26/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of J10Murphy
4/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Vivs85
3.69/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Hitchman
2.61/5  rDev -27.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

For the American lager drinker who wants to experiment with an IPA, this Rebel IPA is worth a try. But for hop heads, this is rather bland and unsatisfying. Maybe they use too little hops in the recipe, or it's just a bland experimental hops variety.

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Photo of Vidblain
3/5  rDev -16.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of gjdee33
4.03/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Decanted from a 12 oz (355 ml) bottle at Dagger John's at Fordham University; best by May 2018.
A: Pours a crystal clear, amber color (orange highlights) with a half inch, white head, limited retention, but a reasonable amount of lacing.
S: Really strong aroma of grapefruit/orange citrus initially, as well as pine. I can imagine caramel, maybe.
T: Flavors basically follow the nose, but caramel base much more appreciable. Lightly bitter.
M: Medium bodied with solid carbonation. Smooth; slight bitterness on the back end.
O: Solid East Coast IPA.

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Photo of BcCraft710
3.62/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of iguanodon
2.11/5  rDev -41.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 1.75

[Original rating 2015-09-27] Pours clear dark gold with a small tan head. Aroma is faint, flowers, a little bready. Taste is bitter, a little citrus and flowers. Not a good IPA. With all the great IPAs out there, Sam Adams should stick to something they do well (not sure what they do well these days).

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Photo of wpreynolds
3.32/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of JimboBrews54
4.75/5  rDev +32.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of JohnDon
3.26/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Scottsbeer
3.43/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Kdouble
3.5/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of lrend13
3.9/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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Samuel Adams Rebel IPA from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
Beer rating: 3.58 out of 5 with 4,372 ratings