JoeMcPhee (9515) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 27, 2012 richiesd (31) - California, USA - JUL 2, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Interesting Czech hop variety of Rebellion. Poured on draft @ Bear Republic brewpub.
Nice head retention, unique aroma. Lingering bitterness. Overall decently tasty, but I’m not sure I would finish a pint of this. Just not that appealing to my palate.
Orange-gold pour with a tight white head. The aroma is a little bit spicy and fruity. Nice bright aroma with a little bit of soft fruit and pepper. Some nice fruity component. Pretty good stuff.
hayduke (5617) - Eureka, California, USA - JUN 14, 2012
This single hop draft offering came from the Local Beer Bar in Eureka, CA. It came in the glass a hazy golden color with a moderate white head and light lacing. The nose is mild for an IPA. The Czech hops do not produce much of aroma, and what there is is kind of reminiscent of flowers. Medium in body. The flavor is low in bitterness and not anything like the west cost hops we are so used to these days. Finish is pretty mild. This would be a good introductory beer to someone not used to IPA bitterness. While a hop head like me wants a more aggressive flavor and bitterness profile this was both educational and fine drinking.