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

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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:
#38,629
Reviews:
532
Ratings:
4,268
pDev:
13.93%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
104
Gots:
1,873
Trade:
2
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Ratings: 4,268 |  Reviews: 532
Photo of mattstffns
4.12/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Wookieboy1
3.25/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Jack_H_91
2.86/5  rDev -20.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of thampel09
3.15/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

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

Photo of sethcroisant
4.21/5  rDev +17.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Dada100
3.69/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of losdizzel
3.84/5  rDev +7%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of StormAles
3.55/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of SicemWT
3.19/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of wmcgar01
2.85/5  rDev -20.6%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Photo of BeerAndGasMasks
3.98/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

From the can, it pours a clear (!) amber with a modest head that lasts a bit as you enjoy the beer. Lots of piney scents permeate the nose. The mouth gets a pleasant lightly bitter flavor of hops to go along with the solid malt backbone.

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Photo of Admiraldinty
3.35/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Maybe my taste buds have been ruined by too many double IPAs, but my palate doesn't really identify this as an IPA. Tastes closer to an American Pale Ale to me.

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Photo of Wigansinker
4.32/5  rDev +20.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of MGoeltz
3.78/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of MUSHROOMCLOUD
3.71/5  rDev +3.3%
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 +16.7%
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 +5.6%
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 -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Philcassella
2.75/5  rDev -23.4%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Laxlyon
3.17/5  rDev -11.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25

Photo of petrusek23
3.19/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of marker2525
4/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of mvanaskie13
3.28/5  rDev -8.6%
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 +9.2%
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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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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