May 13, 2016The Sam Adams Editorial Team

Rebel Raw is BACK!

I’m psyched to let you know that we just brewed and canned our second batch of Rebel Raw Double IPA. We heard from drinkers who got their hands on the first batch that they really liked it. So, we brewed a little more and are sharing this batch with a few new beer-loving cities.

So, what do you need to know?


Rebel Raw has a 35-day shelf life – our shortest shelf life to date. If you find it, drink it immediately! Hops lose their flavor and aromatic character over time and we want IPA fans to enjoy this DIPA as fresh as possible in order to really experience its wide range of hop flavors and aromas.


We brewed Rebel Raw with 7 lbs. of hops per barrel to create a huge hop character bursting with citrus, floral, spice, and resinous pine notes. Imagine burying your nose in a pile of fresh hop cones – that’s what you’ll experience when you drink Rebel Raw.

To me, hops are really the soul of this beer and each hop was specifically for its flavor and aroma, including:

Polaris (kettle): Fruity and intensely floral with notes of fresh mint

Galaxy (kettle): Citrusy, spicy and herbal with hints of green fruit and red berries

Amarillo (kettle): Orange, grapefruit and tangerine notes with slight fruit sweetness

Zeus (kettle): Earthy and spicy with hints of citrus

Centennial (dry-hopping): Medium citrus, intensely floral with hints of wood

Cascade (dry-hopping): Floral, spicy citrus and grapefruit with hints of red berries

Simcoe (dry-hopping):  Intense pine, with aromas of passionfruit and apricot


We’ve only brewed a limited amount and with its short shelf-life, it won’t be available for long. Here are some spots where you can find Rebel Raw and we’ll continue to update this post so you can see to find Rebel Raw near you.

We can’t wait to share our second batch of Rebel Raw with you – and would love to know what you think! @SamuelAdamsBeer #RebelRaw.

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