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RATINGS: 514   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.29   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
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Rebel IPA is brewed with 5 varieties of West coast hops: cascade, simcoe, centennial, chinook, & amarillo. It’s everything we love about West coast style IPA’s. Big citrus & grapefruit flavors with subtle pine notes for a flavorful refreshing brew.


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4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
dlihcsnatas (274) - Texas, USA - FEB 7, 2014
Dark gold with small head. Smells mostly of pineapple hops. Was expecting a super hop overload in the taste with 5 different hops but didn’t get that. Hops are more subdued but still a good amount of citrus, spice, little bit of pine. Decent IPA but would like to have had more of the hop bite to it.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Chad9976 (1137) - Albany, New York, USA - JUL 24, 2014
I poured a 16oz can into the official Samuel Adams glass. It was canned on 3/12/14 and cost $2.49 ($0.16 per ounce).

Appearance: Clear golden, lager-like appearance with plenty of visible carbonation. Pours to a large, white, foamy head which retains and laces quite well.

Smell: Light hop notes of flowers and citrus-flavored candy.

Taste: It’s amazing that America’s biggest craft brewery took this long to introduce an IPA into its perennial offerings. True, Samuel Adams has released one-off IPAs over the years, but never have they gone this far with their marketing. Calling the beer “Rebel IPA” and packaging it in a can using a design that looks an awful lot like a BrewDog label is quite bold for them. And while the beer itself is perfectly fine, it is in no way rebellious or game-changing. Quite the opposite, actually – it’s right there in the middle of the bell curve.

Since “West Coast Style” is clearly marked on the can, this beer must then be compared to those of that region. It bears some resemblance to them, but only slightly. Instead of being citrusy and juicy, it’s more flower-like with a surprisingly sweet taste to its hoppiness. There’s definite candy taste to it, as well, especially of the sucker variety. There’s no dank character and certainly no pine or resin. In fact, it’s got only average bitterness – which is fine, though I’d prefer more. It claims to be a balanced brew, but the hops are clearly the star here. There’s a strong malt base to it than you’d get from a Stone brew, but I would not describe it as a malty IPA per se. Overall, it’s a decent IPA and it would be a good “starter IPA” considering the brewery’s audience, but it cannot really compare to a true West Coast IPA.

Drinkability: I was surprised with the ease I was able to throw back Samuel Adams Rebel IPA. The mouthfeel is rather calm, slightly thick, and has a smooth texture. It should be crisper and should crackle across the tongue. It doesn’t take full advantage of its 6.5% ABV weight, and drinks and feels more like a standard pale ale.

2.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
ellolovey (446) - Georgia, USA - JUL 22, 2014
Tap at taco Mac. Clear light golden color thin white ring. Aroma of citrus, pine, and caramel. Really salty. Odd. A bit bitter. Weird mix of salty and sweet. Not a huge fan

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
ismith87 (71) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - JUL 22, 2014
Not great, other people saide it was grapefruit and citrus westvcoast IPA flavored but all I got was watered down macro bs. Bottle marked enjoy by Nov 2014, drank July 22nd 2014.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
tnkw01 (1053) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - JUL 20, 2014
Bottle. Gold in color. Aroma is grapefruit, with hints of spruce. Taste is bitter, grapefruit.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
TheBear11D (215) - Michigan, USA - JUL 19, 2014
The Rebel IPA pours a clear golden yellow with a thin ivory head that lasts a decent while. The aroma is grapefruit and pine although it is fairly faint. The flavor is grapefruit, pine and orange. The pine bitterness rides out in the aftertaste. Overall this is a decent beer.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
wihlan (227) - Malmö, SWEDEN - JUL 19, 2014
Tapp Ölrepubliken - doftar inte så mycket. Ljus i färgen vitt skum. Tydlig beska men smaker inte så mycket.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
VictorStr (1230) - Helsingborg, SWEDEN - JUL 19, 2014
@ ölrepubliken. Fruktig, annanas i aromen. Fruktigheten försvinner i smaken, dock finns beskan där.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
6ROW (405) - corpus christi, Texas, USA - JUL 18, 2014
Orange pour with a small lacing white head. Fruity hop aroma , big C hops taste. Great IPA offering from a Macro brewery.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ffaoe (224) - York, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 17, 2014
strong citrus/pine aroma. dark golden in color with good head. strong hop citrus/piney flavor but not overwhelming or smacking you in the face.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
N3lson1 (145) - Long Valley, New Jersey, USA - JUL 16, 2014
Drank from a twelve ounce bottle at a bar. Great aromas of earthy grass and citrusy hoppy smells. I’m usually not a fan of hoppy beers and with five different types of hops, I thought this would be too much for me, but I found this one by Samuel Adams very well balanced. A great beer!


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