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:
4,192
Reviews:
515
Avg:
3.64
pDev:
13.74%
 
 
Wants:
95
Gots:
1,816
For Trade:
2
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Ratings: 4,192 |  Reviews: 515
Photo of DutchcdnTEXAN
3.76/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of beaulabauve
3.65/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of IBUBrew
3.52/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Curt3
3.29/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of jahbless
3.43/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of jkblr
3.56/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz can BB July 2017 poured into a perfect pint glass at fridge temp 6.5% ABV 45 IBU (new formula from the pack of rebels 12 pack.) The beer is golden copper in color with thick off white head and some lacing. Aroma is minimal of fruity hops and caramel malt. Taste is subdued also with some caramel malt sweetness and vague hop flavor mingled together. Doesn't feel like 45 IBU to me at all. Mouthfeel is above average with soft feel, good carbonation and and a little oil from hops. It still manages to finish mostly dry. Overall, good. This is really more of a pale ale and pretty tasty.

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Photo of jcoleMA66
3/5  rDev -17.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of MonicaAJC
1.92/5  rDev -47.3%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 1.75

I can't find any complexity or interesting flavors in this beer. I want to like it because, well--because it's Sam adams. For years--during the dark ages when I was young--the only tasty beer on tap at most places. But now--not so much. I can think of 100 better IPAs by 100 brewers that aren't Sam Adams.

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Photo of caburdette51
2.53/5  rDev -30.5%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of petermethot
3.25/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of cburnham
4.08/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Chuckdiesel24
3.25/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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

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

Photo of golf_sierra
4.02/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Crystal clear light copper. Thick head, but not long lived.
Nice prominent aroma, with bitter fruit notes.
Clearly hoppy, minimal caramel malt flavors. Bitterness is up front and nicely balanced between floral/piney and citrus. Not at all astringent. Bitterness finishes clean and does not linger. Hops are prominent but rather one dimensional. Not complex.
Medium mouthfeel, a bit sticky.
Tasty and easy drinking, but not world class

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Photo of Gaddabble
2.89/5  rDev -20.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.75

Photo of AnotherDisease
3/5  rDev -17.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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

Photo of AmeriCanadian
3.46/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of DanGeo
3.64/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Roberto11232
3.29/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of akolb
3.5/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

Photo of DraconusDesanctus666
3.74/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

P- Poured from a 12 oz bottle,into a Cigar City pint glass.Best by July 2017.

L- Thick soapy white colored head that stands 1 finger tall ,with good retention and sticky lacing.Light amber colored body,with good clarity.Light amount of carbonation and sediment.

S- On the nose I get grapefruit,pine,and tropical citrus hops.There are hints of sweet malt for balance,and earthy hops as well.

T- The palate follows the nose with bitter pine hops up front,some grapefruit and sweet malt in the middle,and citrus and pine hops on the back end.

F- The mouth feel is thin and a little watery,with good oxidation on . tongue.Sticky texture with dry finish.

O- This is a pretty solid IPA.Obviously not the best with all the other IPA's,but still pretty solid for a SA brew.I could see myself drinking this again,and if you like IPA's you should at least give it a shot.

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Photo of harpus
3.25/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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

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Samuel Adams Rebel IPA from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
3.64 out of 5 based on 4,192 ratings.
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