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

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BA SCORE
3.59/5
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4,255 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:
#37,985
Reviews:
531
Ratings:
4,255
pDev:
13.93%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
101
Gots:
1,858
Trade:
2
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Ratings: 4,255 |  Reviews: 531
Photo of TwiggyCZ
3.28/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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

Photo of Btip1969
3.5/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of kitch
3.47/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

A 355ml bottle with a notched best before date of March 2018. Poured into a Lost Abbey teku glass.

Appearance: A nice and clear dark orange copper colour with an almost two finger white head with good retention while leaving lots of nice lacing.

Aroma: Sweet caramel and biscuit malt with hints of grapefruit and pine.

Taste: Very malty caramel and biscuit, with light pine and grapefruit and some lasting bitterness on the finish.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with moderate carbonation and a dry-ish finish.

Overall: Not bad, but too malty an IPA for my liking. Apparently the new version of the Rebel IPA they made in 2017 is more tropical fruity and I feel that may be more my thing.

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Photo of Dr_Gonzo
4.35/5  rDev +21.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Poured into my clear beer stein. Appears with a light bronze color, thick head, and plenty of carbonation.

Smells very good with the strong presence of hops and piney aromas. Tastes incredibly spicy from the hops, with some grapefruit peel added in for pleasure. Very bitter. Feels fantastic and thick upon each taste.

Pretty good beer!

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

Photo of TCP2017
4.1/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A great IPA that is rivaled only by the Guinness Nitro IPA, in my humble opinion. Solid bodied, good carbonation, yet in goes down smooth. You can't go wrong with a selection like this.

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Photo of lupercmda
2.6/5  rDev -27.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

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

Photo of AlexManiacDrunkard
3.7/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Brolo75
3.41/5  rDev -5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12 ounce bottle poured into a tulip

A: Pours a slightly dark orange with a white , good amount of lacing and carbonation, looks a little thin and watery.

A: Faint hop notes of grapefruit peel, guava, and pine, very malty, sweet caramel, bready malts on the finish that linger, lacks hop presence.

T: Faint hop notes of grapefruit peel, guava, and pine, moderate amount of bitterness, toffee, caramel malts punch in the finish, aftertaste is slight pine and citrus peel.

M: Medium bodied with a smooth drinkability and a dry finish.

O: I really enjoyed this beer but there is nothing West Coast about it, hop notes are faint in the aroma and the taste, it's very malt forward. If I was handed this beer and I'd asked to define it as a style, I would not say IPA, especially West Coast. It has a big malt presence and definitely needs some hops to add bitterness and flavor.

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Photo of Nrod
3.34/5  rDev -7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of HillbillyBlood
3.41/5  rDev -5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of DutchcdnTEXAN
3.76/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of beaulabauve
3.65/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of Curt3
3.29/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of jahbless
3.43/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of jkblr
3.56/5  rDev -0.8%
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 -16.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of MonicaAJC
1.92/5  rDev -46.5%
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 -29.5%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of petermethot
3.25/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of cburnham
4.08/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Chuckdiesel24
3.25/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Samuel Adams Rebel IPA from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
Beer rating: 3.59 out of 5 with 4,255 ratings
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