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

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Samuel Adams Rebel IPASamuel Adams Rebel IPA
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:
#35,818
Reviews:
552
Ratings:
4,363
pDev:
13.93%
 
 
Wants:
109
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Trade:
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Ratings: 4,363 |  Reviews: 552
Photo of Winter48
3.26/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of J10Murphy
4/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Vivs85
3.69/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Hitchman
2.61/5  rDev -27.3%
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 -16.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of gjdee33
4.03/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of VoxRationis
3.86/5  rDev +7.5%
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 +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of iguanodon
2.11/5  rDev -41.2%
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 -7.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of JimboBrews54
4.75/5  rDev +32.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of JohnDon
3.26/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Scottsbeer
3.43/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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

Photo of lrend13
3.9/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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

Photo of ledouge
3.4/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Can_if_you_can
3.21/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of PMakowski
4.21/5  rDev +17.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

12 Oz Bottle poured into glass. It's important to buy these kind of beers within 2-3 months of bottling.
Look - mostly clear light amber colored, inch foam head relatively slow to fade and some lacing on glass
Smell - Lot of hop aroma: grapefruit and pine as is typical. Also getting orange peel, honeydew melon, and fresh cut grass
Taste - Very similar to the aroma. Get the hops with a strong taste up front of pine, bitter citrus, and sweet grass and then the caramel malt backbone evens it out. Tasty but not overly bitter IPA. Not egregiously filling but still medium-heavy body. Carbonation is medium.

If you like your IPA's with bitter flavors of grapefruit and pine this is a good one. Strong bitter flavors without being too bitter overall. I enjoy this beer and i think they make good IPA's in general. Give this beer an A-

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Photo of Grupatre
3.11/5  rDev -13.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25

Photo of mmmbeer89
3.44/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of BeerDrinker2020
1/5  rDev -72.1%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

so many better options...

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Photo of BklynBryan
1.72/5  rDev -52.1%
look: 2 | smell: 1.25 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.75

Not sure what's going on with all these inflated reviews here. This beer taste horrible. Idk The BB date was May 2018 and I'm drinking it in beginning of August 2018. So its about 90 days passed BB. Have to try again in fresher form. It tasted like Bud Light. Absolutely no flavor at all. Wouldn't know that it was an iPA if not labeled so. Comparable to Merman IPA, but Merman is waaay better than this. I hope the latest Sam Adams NE ipa is decent. I will search for a fresher version and Update this review (if necessary).

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Photo of peterpunk15
3.5/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of SargeC
3.97/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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Samuel Adams Rebel IPA from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
Beer rating: 3.59 out of 5 with 4,363 ratings