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3.59/5
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4,268 Ratings
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:
#38,626
Reviews:
532
Ratings:
4,268
pDev:
13.93%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
104
Gots:
1,873
Trade:
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Ratings: 4,268 |  Reviews: 532
Photo of xJMFCx
3.75/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of barrymelroze
2.98/5  rDev -17%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Not too shabby. Widely available and will do just fine in a pinch.

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Photo of PaulSlazinger
3.52/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of willmc
3.36/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 3.75

Good effort on Sam's part. Not sure if the nailed the "West Coast" taste but have to be honest first Sam I have liked in while. Everyone has their own taste, I love super hoppy IPA's, this would be a great beginners IPA I think. But my opinion doesn't count. Cheers!! Passion for the Craft.

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

Photo of ItsPhipps
3.48/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of ShemRahBoo
3.53/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Rizzy17
3.66/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of DanforthPewter
3.81/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Good beer. Not going to blow you away but very solid. When you find yourself in a strange town gas station with limited options in need of a six pack its a great go to. don't be ashamed. No one is watching

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

Photo of Ksilver2
3.67/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of bourassa23
3.5/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of jessealmlie
3.66/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of tmcribbs
3.68/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Gtg642
3.69/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of scott2269
3.82/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Ranbo67
3.26/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Quietflightxv
3.8/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of B-Land
3.56/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of frinknasty
3.3/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of peedubb23
3.38/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

A respectable mainstream IPA. Not at the level of other notable IPAs but certainly a welcome addition to the SA lineup and widely available at your local c-store.

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Photo of argock
3.59/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 12 oz brown bottle into a clear glass tumbler. Best before March 2015 notched on label. Reviewed from notes.

A: Hazy amber with 1-finger of off-white head with good retention and several stripes of lacing down the glass.

S: Grapefruit, pine, and pineapple with some honeysuckle but with what looks to be too big of a dose of medium crystal malts. No yeast or alcohol character.

T: As I suspected, this beer has too much caramel flavor from medium crystal malts which blunts rathe than enhances the variety of nice hop flavors that include pineapple, pine, grapefruit, lemon, lime, and floral qualities. I know this is an East Coast company trying to make a West Coast IPA, but an exceptional WC IPA hasn't been borne from C60 since SN Celebration Ale. Change the C60 to a split of C15-20 and Victory, Munich, or Vienna malts and you might be on to something. Medium bitterness with no yeast or alcohol notes. Good drinking, just not even close to great drinking.

M: The higher Lovibond crystal malts lead to too much heft in the body, hurting drinkability. Carbonation is moderate.

O: NOt a bad beer but pretty much mid-pack for American IPAs.

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Photo of Doctor_Bogenbroom
3.68/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

I have nothing against this Sam Adams IPA. Sure, it's not the best IPA in the world. Personally I prefer Ballantine IPA or Founders, but generally the taste meets my specifications, and it's not watery as some other critics attest (but mine was on tap, perhaps making all the difference). Overall, Sam Adams is a bit more tepid than other IPAs I have had, but still a solid beer.

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Photo of RobIPA88
2.46/5  rDev -31.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Just another watered down very light brew from sam. It's to attract mainstream snobs and nothing else. It lacks in all areas. I'm not impressed at all. Tsk tsk...

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Photo of ajm136
3.4/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Samuel Adams Rebel IPA from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
Beer rating: 3.59 out of 5 with 4,268 ratings
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