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

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4,304 Ratings
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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:
#40,093
Reviews:
541
Ratings:
4,304
pDev:
13.93%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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Ratings: 4,304 |  Reviews: 541
Photo of Fievel
3.6/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of hopphead31415
4.29/5  rDev +19.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: A dark golden brown, but not too dark and it is crisp and clear. The carbonation is plentiful and forms a 1-2 finger thick head with a foam which turns into medium sized bubbles as it fizzes.

Smell: A noticeable maltiness that is rich with toasty bread aromas and ending in a herbal hoppiness that is subtle. At the end I get some notes of citrus, but not any grassy pines like I love in other beers.

Taste: The flavor is great and I think this beer is good for when you want a quiet IPA. It has 6.5% ABV and a cool 45 IBUs which is as low as I’d ever go, hence the idea of a “quiet” IPA. The crisp malts that form the body linger for a while before giving way to the herbal hops and some notes of nutmeg at the end. The citrus is like a tangerine flavor that gently kisses the hops and lingers for just the right amount of time. There is a pleasant after taste of resins that stay for a while on the tongue also. Very nice!

Mouthfeel: The mouthfeel is pretty standard, but nice. It is a smooth feel with just enough carbonation to give the texture. The head tickles the lips and makes the aroma amplified. The head stayed all the way until I finished this refreshing beer.

Overall: I think this is a great beer but it could be more hoppy. I love the malts though and the timed release of the various flavors is excellent. Save this one for a lazy Sunday when you don’t want to drink too much but are in the mood for a calm IPA.

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Photo of Culpw01
2.77/5  rDev -22.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Not an IPA fan but

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Photo of 31Sam13
3.75/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Not as robust and complex as its tougher sibling, Rebel Rouser, but it isn't bad...

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Photo of Naugled
4.5/5  rDev +25.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I think this is a well crafted beer, surprisingly drinkable, reasonably priced and easy to find on tap.

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Photo of stafford2
2.96/5  rDev -17.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of Legates
4.14/5  rDev +15.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of SepticTank
3.4/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Looks like a lager. Not a bad go to IPA since it is available in a can. However, there are many, many better options.....but the price...

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Photo of Hockey_Fan
3.73/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of Joe_Howard
4.03/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

IPAs are usually hits or misses with me. I can confidently say that this one is a hit. Pours a nice orangey somewhat coppery color with a white head that last until the last sip. The aroma did not have as strong of a citrus aroma I like in IPAs but it was present. The taste is better than most IPAs I have tried in my opinion, full of nice hoppy goodness. Overall it's a really solid brew.

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Photo of ttoteno
2.29/5  rDev -36.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

I always think I'm going to like it, and every time I'm disappointed. Very sub-par beer. I'm not sure why, but every time I have had it, whether out of the bottle or on tap it tastes like soap to me. Giving up on this one

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Photo of JLaw55
3.75/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A pretty pleasant IPA with a nice little malt to balance it out. This one straddles the line a bit between hoppy and malty. I would say it doesn't really go either way though. Not the best IPA in the world, but a pretty good 'safe' example nonetheless.

Would Drink Again: Yes
Would Purchase Again: Yes

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Photo of joster_951
3.4/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of PGRADY
4.04/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Quality west coast style IPA. Ideal temperatures: 37-41 degrees. Would be well-paired with a burger or steak

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Photo of Wortman1998
3.9/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of themegamancave
3.77/5  rDev +5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BeersIsTheName
3.69/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of JamesS
3.33/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of TheHip-HopMobBarley
3.85/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of VeganUndead
3.48/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Lucas_772
2.18/5  rDev -39.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 1.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.75

Can be better a little sweet

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Photo of El_Farto_Magico
3.2/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Quite honestly this is not a bad IPA. It's not daring, yet not generic. The aroma is nice, not overpowering, the look is not what I would expect from a typical IPA, but it drinks fair.

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Photo of alerdo91
3.91/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

Samuel Adams Rebel IPA from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
Beer rating: 3.59 out of 5 with 4,304 ratings