Bear Republic Rebellion IPA (Simcoe)

RATINGS: 59   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.49/5   SEASONAL: Series   IBU: 75   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
Rebellion was created by Bear Republics 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.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
tiong (6901) - Espoo, - SEP 14, 2012
Draught @Beer Revolution, Oakland

Note: No info on the hop used, so Im assuming it was this one (even though it didnt really taste like a Simcoe IPA) - Pours light orange with a foamy white head. Aroma of fruity hops, some lemon and caramely malts. Taste is sweetish and hoppy with fruity lemony notes and floral hops. Finish is malty and slightly fruity with floral notes. Okay, quite well balanced IPA.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Bule (2081) - California, USA - JUN 15, 2014
On tap at Bear Republic. Pours a pale orangey color without much head. Mild hop bitterness with a little grapefruit. Hop bitterness dissipates quickly.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ungstrup (36459) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - NOV 26, 2010
Draft. A hazy amber beer with a lazing beige head. The aroma has strong notes of spicy hops, combined with notes of grass. The flavor is sweet with chewy notes of malt and spicy notes of hops, leading to a dry, bitter, and hayish finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Chalsk (1104) - North Caldwell, New Jersey, USA - NOV 10, 2010
On tap at Cloverleaf. Tasty brew. Pours an amber red color with an off white foam head. Has an aroma of citrus, pine, and caramel. Has a sweet malty start with a nice hop hit. Some nice caramel notes with some light roast on the back end. Creamy mouth feel.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Nickls (2498) - Alexandria, Virginia, USA - JUN 21, 2010
(Old BA rate - tap BT) Light slightly hazy marigold color; slightly tan head with good retention and curtains of lacing; really nice. Juicy citrus and pine hop aromas; very light maltiness; faint fruit sweetness toward the end. Hops are not as aggressive on the palate as suggested in the aroma; still pretty damn hoppy though; cedary hop flavors at first with a mineral finish; minimal maltiness. Medium to thinner MF; tiny bubbles for carbonation. Easy drinking here even though its really hop forward, even for a West Coast IPA, its pretty well balanced

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
alexsdad06 (9935) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUN 18, 2010
Draft @ brewpub. Pours a clear deep golden color with a medium frothy off white head. The aroma is moderately sweet malt, floral, with tangerine citrus hops. The flavor is moderately sweet malt, citrus, decent bitterness throughout. The finish is slightly dry with sustained bitterness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
TeamTrappist (832) - jericho, New York, USA - MAY 14, 2010
Tap. poured a light clear amber. Nose is piny grapefruit hops. Nice carbonated and easy to drink. Hops dominate. Dry and bitter. Well balanced. No seeetness and very little fruit notes. Finish is dry and fairly bitter.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
JaBier (7656) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - APR 22, 2010
Sample at the Buckeye Beer Engine 420 Hop Fest on 4/20/10. Pours clear orange with a medium off-white head. Faint citrus nose with some grassy hops and malt. Citrusy and tropical fruit (mango, specifically) flavor with grass and sweet malt and a grapefruit finish. Not bad, but was hoping for something slightly more aggressively hopped.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
blipp (8881) - La Mesa, California, USA - APR 3, 2010
Draft. Pours orange gold with a white head. The aroma has piny hops and a light sweetness. The flavor is well blanced with piny/floral hops, and sweet malts. Pretty good.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
boFNjackson (4200) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAR 8, 2010
Tap @ Saraveza... Poured cloudy, golden orange. Good, floral, citrus and slightly bitter brew but easily drinkable and well balanced. Candy sweetness, and grains coming through towards the finish.

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