Samuel Adams Rebel IPA
Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)

Samuel Adams Rebel IPASamuel Adams Rebel IPA
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Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
Massachusetts, United States
American IPA
Ranked #3,642
Ranked #26,946
3.59 | pDev: 13.93%
Jan 16, 2023
Jun 19, 2013
Samuel Adams Rebel IPASamuel Adams Rebel IPA
Notes: COLOR Bright Copper / 11 SRM
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
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Rated: 3.49 by jeffmck09 from Connecticut

Jan 16, 2023
Rated: 3.5 by carolinabeerguy from North Carolina

Jan 04, 2023
Rated: 4.13 by Beergod420 from Michigan

Oct 30, 2022
Rated: 3.45 by Blitz23 from Pennsylvania

Sep 11, 2021
Rated: 4.15 by Maxxis from Illinois

May 31, 2021
Rated: 3.24 by wc94wc from California

Apr 18, 2021
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Reviewed by BucBasil from Rwanda

3.82/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
This beer is way more balanced than your typical IPA. The first note was more malt than hops, which was interesting. Bread and toasted malt. Then the hops. Floral, slightly earthy, a bitnof pine. Balance is the big word here. Super drinkable. A go-to beer for sure.
Apr 15, 2021
Rated: 4.18 by Slyde180 from Texas

Mar 29, 2021
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Rated by davidward from Florida

4/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
A lighter IPA that I think works well as a tasty refresher.
Mar 07, 2021
Rated: 3.75 by AndrewFord666 from Illinois

Mar 03, 2021
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Reviewed by JohnniEMc from Pennsylvania

3.63/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
Poured a couple of brown 12 oz. bottles into a singular clear glass liter mug for observation. It's a light bright copper color, with emphasis on light. Rather translucent more than colorful, maybe the head and lacing will compensate. No, there's little of either there. The lacing outperforms, but not by much. It's not aromatic, neither. OK, now for the taste, the big category. Unfortunately, nothing to rave about here. It's pretty good; well balanced between a noticeable malt backbone, which is more earthy than sweet (good) and a hoppy finish. The body is a little thin and the hops aren't bitter enough, but they're there. If ever there was an IPA intended to be mass produced to offend the least number of drinkers, this is it. Not at all rebellious, it conforms to the basic norms of a mainstream beer with a hint of a style above the standard American lager. Likely the best choice at national chain restaurants.
Feb 24, 2021
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Reviewed by feloniousmonk from Minnesota

3.87/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Appearance: clear, bright golden hue, long-lasting, bone white head, looking good.

Aroma: Fresh and lively hop aromatics, screaming with citrus and tropical fruits, bristling with pine and grass. Green as it gets.

Taste: Brisk hop bite at the front, soft and mellow from there on out. Light bodied, but with a long, bitter hop finish. Exquisite drinkability, but for hop-heads only. Bitter hop resins lay long on the palate, providing more than sufficient refreshment for those of us who crave the alpha acids.

A very nice rendition of this popular style, but it's not just not landing on the top tier, I'm afraid. A few steps short.

Wait. I just noticed something. The box reads: "Enjoy before Dec. 2014." No specific date given. This was purchased in early December 2014. I always see a lot of these cases at the store I bought it at, I'm guessing it's not that popular, for whatever reason. Maybe if I'd bought it earlier, it would taste fresher, and I'd see higher up on that tier…maybe...

What's the paper on the bottle say? "Rebel IPA is brewed with 5 varieties of West Coast hops: Cascade, Simcoe, Centennial, Chinook & Amarillo, It's everything we love about West Coast-style IPAs, Big citrus & grapefruit flavors with subtle pine notes for a flavorful, refreshing brew."
Feb 04, 2021
Rated: 3.9 by GaryM6 from New York

Jan 28, 2021
Rated: 3.46 by GeorgeAKeim from Oregon

Dec 29, 2020
Rated: 3.5 by brittanylicious from Indiana

Dec 13, 2020
Rated: 3 by averagebambino from Arkansas

Dec 11, 2020
Rated: 5 by Dalkri from Massachusetts

Oct 30, 2020
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Reviewed by Peach63 from New York

3.83/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
Pours golden yellow with A 3/4 inch white head. Moderate lacing.

Aroma is grassy, piney, fruity, cedar.

Tastes of pine, grapefruit, earth, resinous.

Medium bodied, light carbonation. Semi-dry finish.

Lower carbonation than I expect from an IPA. Bottled 12/19. May be past its prime. still a good beer.
Oct 28, 2020
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Reviewed by Beer-Tanker from Taiwan

4.3/5  rDev +19.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
Starting with the look is good with abit of flatness. Smells great! Hoppy and truly aromatic like an IPA should be. Taste is amazing with abit of bitterness kick towards the end. Too say its fruity, it is definitely not, sweetness is very well balanced with bitterness. It will definitely play tricks on your taste buds. Definitely worth a try
Oct 22, 2020
Rated: 3.05 by Paddy-loves-beer from Pennsylvania

Oct 16, 2020
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Reviewed by brewme from Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
Picked-up a six pack of bottles at Long Ridge Wine & Spirits for about ten dollars. Have had many brew from these guys before. This is decent, very malty. More of an English IPA.
Oct 12, 2020
Rated: 3.5 by RiceOwls27 from Texas

Jul 22, 2020
Rated: 3.75 by Velivolus1 from Vermont

Jul 20, 2020
Rated: 2 by TallGuyCM from California

Jun 26, 2020
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Reviewed by IPAs_for_days_13 from Texas

3.24/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25
This beer pours a very pale golden color with a bitchin foamy white head. The smell isn't overly hoppy, but they are there. Small hint of pine notes with maybe a little flower to it. The taste is very clean & this beer goes down easy, decent amount of hoppy bite to it. I would consider it a session IPA. It's more flat than it is carbonated, very light on the palate. This isn't a world class IPA, nor should it be, I think this is a very approachable IPA & one that could definitely be crushed while grillin or chillin. Anyone looking to get into the world of IPA's could start with this brew!
Jun 19, 2020
Rated: 3.71 by NastyNorseman from New York

Jun 10, 2020
Rated: 3.5 by ryanf2192 from District of Columbia

Jun 08, 2020
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Reviewed by brewerburgundy from West Virginia

3.83/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
16oz can, pint glass, best by June 2020.

Crystal clear goldenrod with a whopper of a head! Two plus fingers of cratering new parchment foam rise and linger, dissipating slowly, becoming more craggy as time advances.

Clean, biting grapefruit rind, a trace of pineapple, some caramel peeking through as this nears it's drink by date, and Cascade floral-ness.

I get a dose of biscuity caramel that's quickly doused by a hit of grapefruit and bitterness. Pine and mango develop and pass into a medium bitter finish that's mostly clean, but sports a little soapy pith. It's really quite a hoppy one.

Medium bodied, though with more viscosity than normal for the style. The carbonation is medium-high and stands up to it.

I come away almost embarrassed that I've always discounted this beer, so much so that I hadn't tried it until this monstrous deal of a case of 16oz cans for $12 landed in my lap. I have my vacation pool beer now. I appreciate Sam's homage to the classic American, almost West Coast, IPA. Even when almost six months old the hops are very present.
May 12, 2020
Rated: 3.83 by SauceMcSauce from Pennsylvania

May 03, 2020
Rated: 4 by rugbyallen11 from Massachusetts

Apr 05, 2020
Rated: 3.58 by einman from Minnesota

Mar 13, 2020
Rated: 4.5 by doctorgary from New York

Mar 10, 2020
Rated: 4.24 by jmbeerdude91 from Arizona

Feb 21, 2020
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Reviewed by DrOfGolf from Delaware

3.63/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5
Found this one locally at Lucky's Supermarket as they are now having their going out of business sale. Not bad, not great but very drinkable. I wish I could have found this earlier.
Feb 18, 2020
Rated: 4.45 by T66tah from Pennsylvania

Jan 25, 2020
Rated: 3.91 by bmaggot from Lithuania

Jan 16, 2020
Rated: 3.44 by Seal4676 from Michigan

Jan 04, 2020
Rated: 3.89 by porterman66 from Massachusetts

Jan 03, 2020
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Reviewed by Maltyhead from Massachusetts

4.35/5  rDev +21.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Poured from a 12 ounce bottle. It poured a honey color with a 3/4” head and had a subtle hoppy aroma. Taste was very good with typical bitter-hoppy we expect from a mass marketed beer. This beer is very drinkable and would purchase again.
Dec 29, 2019
Rated: 3.66 by Jdells09 from New Jersey

Dec 12, 2019
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