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
Ratings:
4,228
Reviews:
527
Avg:
3.64
pDev:
13.74%
 
 
Wants:
100
Gots:
1,843
For Trade:
2
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Photo of MUSHROOMCLOUD
3.71/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Beautiful glowing, clean copper color with a 1/4" white head with good retention.
Piney, with sweet tropical fruit - some citrus, smells Cascade-y. Mainly a hoppy aroma.
Taste of pine, grapefruit with just a light malty undertone....fairly balanced.
Medium bodied and almost a creamy smooth mouth-feel, carbonation is as it should be. Low to moderate bitterness for an IPA and the finish is short. With a lower ABV could potentially be a sessioner.
Good beer, enjoyed it.

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Photo of willcull78
4.19/5  rDev +15.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Having had about a dozen of these over the past couple of weeks I have to say that I do like and enjoy this brew; and it is an excellent brew at or for a good value. The smell is slight when opened but the flavor is rich. It is a very dark amber, like a late sunset. The feel is quite good and I am sure that I will be having a few more these as time goes by.

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Photo of cjgator3
3.79/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

12oz can poured into a pint glass. A lot of citrusy hops on the nose along with a fairly balanced taste with a moderate hop bite in the finish. Not a bad IPA.

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Photo of Tiernan
3.58/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Philcassella
2.75/5  rDev -24.5%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Laxlyon
3.17/5  rDev -12.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25

Photo of petrusek23
3.19/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of marker2525
4/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of mvanaskie13
3.28/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Poured into a custom shaped grip glass: color is gold, clear, minor carbonation, head is white, fine to small bubbles, head lingers very well with some good lacing on the glass.
Smell is a little sweet, some more earthy/herbal hops less pine/citrus.
Taste is the least pleasant aspect of this ale: sweetness with the yeast/hop combo is off compared to many other IPAs in terms of flavor. I can't pinpoint it but its seems like a yeast byproduct or a malt flavor that carries through, not quite buttery but in that regard.
Mouthfeel is moderate, crisp, a bit drying but the off flavor lingers.
Overall a beer that is disappointing - I like the rebel rouser but this flavor profile is just slightly unbalanced to me.

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Photo of wanderingspirit
3.92/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

The 'new' manifestation of Rebel IPA is a more refined 'east coast' IPA. The malt taste that cloyed the initial version of Rebel thankfully tuned down. Hide the label, do a blind taste, and this would stand up to many of the micro IPA's. Not Fat Tug or Stone but a good IPA and at a good price.

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Photo of THCABV
4.44/5  rDev +22%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A little hoppy, a little citrusy and really delicious.

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Photo of q33jeff
2.93/5  rDev -19.5%
look: 1.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

**
01/17/15
On tap at chili’s. Better than the cold snap

AROMA: is citrus pine, hops. Not strong.
LOOK: Clear pilsner Color.
TASTE: turpentine with a hint of lemon.
FEEL: Light body, but on par for a mass produced IPA.

**

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Photo of von_kaiser
4/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Nace4
3.77/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of huthuty
4.62/5  rDev +26.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured into nonic, pours a medium amber
The smell is typical of lighter IPAs yet very present and dank
The taste is thick with balanced hops leaning towards more citrusy with a perfect light malt taste
Overall this is a very solid beer, I was expecting something more bland from a large company, well done

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Photo of Rand_Schoeb
4/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Brew_ski
3.58/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of ckollias
3.74/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Zekenyce
3.75/5  rDev +3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Albertdidz
3.41/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of MJSFS
3.5/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Miketess32
3.1/5  rDev -14.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of derdtheterd
4.01/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of TwiggyCZ
3.28/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of mwvman
3.5/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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Samuel Adams Rebel IPA from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
3.64 out of 5 based on 4,228 ratings.
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