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
IPA - American
Ranked #3,818
Ranked #26,681
3.59 | pDev: 13.93%
Sep 11, 2021
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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3.45 by Blitz23 from Pennsylvania on Sep 11, 2021
4.15 by Maxxis from Illinois on May 31, 2021
3.24 by wc94wc from California on Apr 18, 2021
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3.82/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
by BucBasil from Rwanda

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
4.18 by Slyde180 from Texas on Mar 29, 2021
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4/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by davidward from Florida

A lighter IPA that I think works well as a tasty refresher.

Mar 07, 2021
3.75 by AndrewFord666 from Illinois on Mar 03, 2021
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3.63/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
by JohnniEMc from Pennsylvania

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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3.87/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
by feloniousmonk from Minnesota

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
3.9 by GaryM6 from New York on Jan 28, 2021
3.46 by GeorgeAKeim from Oregon on Dec 29, 2020
3.5 by brittanylicious from Indiana on Dec 13, 2020
3 by averagebambino from Arkansas on Dec 11, 2020
5 by Dalkri from Massachusetts on Oct 30, 2020
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3.83/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
by Peach63 from New York

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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4.3/5  rDev +19.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
by Beer-Tanker from Taiwan

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
3.05 by Paddy-loves-beer from Pennsylvania on Oct 16, 2020
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3.5/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
by brewme from Massachusetts

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
3.5 by RiceOwls27 from Texas on Jul 22, 2020
3.75 by Velivolus1 from Vermont on Jul 20, 2020
2 by TallGuyCM from California on Jun 26, 2020
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3.24/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25
by IPAs_for_days_13 from Texas

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
3.71 by NastyNorseman from New York on Jun 10, 2020
3.5 by ryanf2192 from District of Columbia on Jun 08, 2020
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3.83/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
by brewerburgundy from Virginia

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
3.83 by SauceMcSauce from Pennsylvania on May 03, 2020
4 by rugbyallen11 from Massachusetts on Apr 05, 2020
3.58 by einman from Minnesota on Mar 13, 2020
4.5 by doctorgary from New York on Mar 10, 2020
4.24 by jmbeerdude91 from Arizona on Feb 21, 2020
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3.63/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5
by DrOfGolf from Delaware

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
4.45 by T66tah from Pennsylvania on Jan 25, 2020
3.91 by bmaggot from Lithuania on Jan 16, 2020
3.44 by Seal4676 from Michigan on Jan 04, 2020
3.89 by porterman66 from Massachusetts on Jan 03, 2020
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4.35/5  rDev +21.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
by Maltyhead from Massachusetts

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
3.66 by Jdells09 from New Jersey on Dec 12, 2019
3.4 by Manta200 from Kentucky on Oct 14, 2019
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4.27/5  rDev +18.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by Bouleboubier from New Jersey

(12 oz bottle, enjoy by DEC 2019; purchased single off shelf... poured into Spiegelau IPA glass)

L: brilliantly-clear, medium-amber colored liquid... fortunate pour brings tight, crystalline, rocky foam from midway up the bowl of the glass to the lip... chunky, messy head holds like a champ till the bottom; several thick streaks of lace

S: potent hop aromas immediately upon crown removal; in glass: pineapple, grapefruit, maybe a touch of mango... moderately bold, lasting intensity

T: toasty crystal malt and bready pale base jumps out immediately in its foundation, relatively dry, while peppery, spicy-citrusy hops cut over the top... aftertaste has a bit of pine and herbal-grassy bitterness, moderate peppery spice humming along... crystal malt builds in aftertaste as it goes, but the hop static continues to weigh it down

F: clean-cut, dry; delicate residual resinous and boozy streaks left across palate, slow flame builds a little warmth

O: never tried this; have only found old, out-of-code bottles in my hunt for it as of late (discontinued?), so surprised to find one in-code and with some life left in it... it's a classic WC IPA, as billed, with a relatively crackin' execution, if not particularly distinctive in taste... would very much enjoy having one again if it was my best option (1570)

Oct 11, 2019
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