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Bear Republic Rebellion IPA (Sonnet)

Bear Republic Rebellion IPA (Sonnet)
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RATINGS: 9   MEAN: 3.48/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.18   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 75   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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Rebellion was created by Bear Republic’s brewers as a single hop pale ale to showcase the characteristics of new hop varietals and old favorites. Always brewed with the same American and English malts, the soft malt character allows the unique flavor and aroma of the hop to shine.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
maekchu (2127) - Hirakata, JAPAN - APR 22, 2012
Draft at Qbrick. Very fresh hop aromas and some big fruitiness. Dark cloudy yellow, with big fat lazy bubblescoming up slowly. Smooth and deep hop flavors. Well balanced, with a long bitter aftertaste. Good West Coast IPA.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
KyotoLefty (6446) - Kyoto, JAPAN - APR 17, 2012
Draught at Q-Brick. Malty, bready nose with nice hops. Copper with a nice head. Clean flavor, low bitterness. Nice balance and decent hops: grass, a bit of citrus. Well done and interesting.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jonno (2315) - JAPAN - APR 3, 2012
Tap. Interesting. Some boysenberry, spicy and floral/citrus notes. Had a very moreish appeal. Very smooth hop, which lent itself to the high drinkability. Still, nothing to get overly excited abut in the long run.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
joeneugs (3240) - Livermore, California, USA - APR 1, 2012
On draft at the Creek monkey alehouse in Martinez. It pours golden yellow with a nice white head. The aroma has tropical fruit with a little pine. The flavor is dry and very hoppy with pine, light spice and a hint of dry bread. Good strong bitter finish. This has been my favorite so far of these rebellion IPA’s from BR.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Brenhophead (558) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - MAR 31, 2012
IBS growler, pours hazy orange/gold with a nice sweet herbal/citrus aroma although the head is a bit soapy. The flavour is mild but enticing with spicey notes as well as a noble like hop resin flavour and bitterness.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Nik925 (751) - California, USA - MAR 26, 2012
I don’t know how to rate these as tasted over the course of the year. I gave the last one a 3.4. I remember that one as being better. Bear makes awesome IPAs, so I feel like without doing all of these as one big vertical, they are just handicapping themselves by limiting it to one hop. End rant. Good beer...but a bunch of better stuff on the board at the brewery.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
sinkas (273) - Perth/Fremantle, AUSTRALIA - MAR 2, 2012
Draft growler IBS, Perth, rich hoppy and sweet nose, dense hoppy palate with bright sweet hop flavour and a clean and medium dry finish, impressive,

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BrewBoxer (2001) - New York, New York, USA - FEB 20, 2012
Draft. Hazy yellow.. Not overly hoppy. More like a pale ale, really easy drinking. Definitely a good beer

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
swoopjones (5887) - Buffalo, New York, USA - FEB 9, 2012
Draft at brewery , light orange golden pour, mild aroma, big flavor. Solid bitterness. Very enjoyable IPA


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