Rebirth Pale Ale - New Orleans Lager & Ale Brewing Company (NOLA)

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Rebirth Pale AleRebirth Pale Ale

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117 Ratings

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Ratings: 117
Reviews: 17
rAvg: 3.7
pDev: 10.81%
Wants: 2
Gots: 16 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
New Orleans Lager & Ale Brewing Company (NOLA) visit their website
Louisiana, United States

Style | ABV
American Pale Ale (APA) |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: Jlog7910 on 04-27-2014

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Beer: Ratings & Reviews
Ratings: 117 | Reviews: 17
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Photo of Jason
3.73/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

12oz can, sample from the brewery.

An easy drinking ale, well balanced. Smooth and crisp with a medium body. Semi-assertive hop bitterness, juicy and citrusy. Bready maltiness with a hint of caramel. Faintly buttery in the semi-dry finish. A worthy choice for sure, easy when it is a beer that benefits a non-profit ... "The Roots of Music" in New Orleans.

Photo of tigg924
4/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A new favorite from NOLA. Taste is tangerine, pale malt, and light citrus hop. Super clean, smooth, and enjoyable. This may be the NOLA beer I go to.

Photo of secondtooth
3.91/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Pours a semi-clear golden amber, with a nice head of off-white bubbles. Lace is negligible.

Aroma is crisp citrus hops and a touch of caramel malts. Very nice.

Taste is heavy-handed on the hops — citrus and tropical fruit come through here loud and clear, with a lingering bitterness. I do detect a pleasant malty backbone, but this is first and foremost about the hops. Call this one a session IPA and it would be a big hit. Solid!

Photo of cfrobrew
2/5  rDev -45.9%

This was offensively bad. Just a big grassy gross mess.

Photo of tone77
3.53/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 12 oz. can. Has a dark golden color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell is of citrus, some pine. Taste is piney hops, some malts, a hint of citrus. Feels medium bodied in the mouth and overall is a decent beer.

3.88/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Poured into my oversized snifter. I get about an inch of perfect toned tan head. It is nicely thick but fades in about a minute to just a skim. Body is a light honey amber, very appropriate look for the style. Nose is a nice balance between the malts and the hops. Bready malts make a base for the citrus rind based hop notes to rise to the top. With first sip I find myself quickly wanting to take another. Very silky on the tongue and oh so easy to drink. Malts are very sweet bread like just like the nose suggested. Hops do well to balance the sweetness and bring some nice bitter citrus and resin notes. A very solid Pale Ale and really spot on for the style.

Photo of RonaldTheriot
3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

NOLA Rebirth Pale Ale has a rather thin, off-white head, a very murky, orange-gold appearance, and the thinnest little lacing left on the glass. The aroma is of pungent, citrusy, hop oil, and background light malt, The flavor is of those elements, and the malt comes across as white bread. Bitterness is moderate. Mouthfeel is heavy medium, and NOLA Rebirth Pale Ale finishes semi-dry, not too bitter, and easy drinking.


Photo of GregJ
3.79/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours a hazy yellow-orange with a 1 finger white head. Smells of sweet orange, maltiness and pine. Tastes of citrus, sweet malts, a little bready with a light pine aftertaste. Medium body and medium carbonation. A good pale ale, appropriate hoppiness for the style.

Photo of Mikecap
4.03/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

12 oz. can poured into a Founders snifter.

A: Pours a dark orange, almost amber with two fingers of foamy head that fade to a nice splotchy lace.

S: Very nice for a pale with lots of citrus fruit, some grapefruit, orange and lemon. Also nice earthy hops come through with some pine and grassy tones, just a touch of sweet malt.

T: Up front citrus fruit, juicy flavor with orange, grapefruit; quite similar to the nose. Not too much sweet malt which a like yet enough bitter pine and earth come through.

M: Light, but not extremely light bodied and smooth with perfect carbonation and mild but noticeable bitterness...great balance for an easy drinking brew.

O: This is a great pale ale and I'd wager this will become their bestselling brew. Absolutely worth a try and I'd put it above any of these "session IPAs" being pumped out.

Photo of StArnoldFan
3.53/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On tap at Parrain's seafood in Baton Rouge. Nothing special but I was happy to get to try it.

Photo of Foxybrau
3.5/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Dark orange with a little haze and not much head. Not overly carbonated, but crisp and hoppy with orange peel dominating throughout. An easy-drinking but flavorful beer. Love my bayou brews!

Photo of Tuck_leepulin
3.69/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

12oz Can poured into a pint glass with a best by date of “12/25/2014”

Appearance: Pours a hazy light copper with 1 finger of head

Smell: Pine and citrus hops, but restrained in a good way

Taste: Very bitter up front with the pine and citrus hops coming in the middle leading to biscuit and malt in the finish

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied and appropriate

Overall: I personally might of liked a little more balanced among the hop flavor and bitterness but this is a respectable solid pale ale that shows enough restraint to not be a full blown IPA like some breweries are making their pale ales.

Photo of brewskifan55
3.25/5  rDev -12.2%

Poured into a pint glass

A: Opaque golden with an off-white head that lingers. Frothy lacing.

S: Picking up grapefruit and grassy hops. A bit of malt action, too.

T: Where's the wow? This one drops in like a dry sponge. No excitement. Low hop action with a dry finish. Just not much going on. The can is only a month old, so I know it's still fresh.

M: Low to medium with low to medium carbonation. Dry finish.

O: Friends warned me about this one. Just no pizzazz. When one thinks of the Rebirth Brass Band, you get a big blasting sound that knocks you over with pleasure. The Rebirth deserves a better namesake. The only saving grace is the killer can art. To bad the taste has no follow-through.

Photo of DuffDaddy
2/5  rDev -45.9%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

2015 Owen's Fest pre-SPD beer-tastin'. 12 oz can from Beard...

Photo of DWB
4.25/5  rDev +14.9%

Easy drinking pale ale( from the can). Not too hoppy but enough to give it some nice flavor. Only 5% ABV, which is good because you'll want to have multiple of these. The can design is also extremely cool.

Photo of nobadeer
3.96/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a pint glass. 2 finger head, quickly dissolves and laces out. Amber brew with a lot of character and depth. Citrus, some pine from the hops, malt, a great mouthfeel. If I lived in NOLA this would be a definite goto, particularly as its canned. I'd drink this in the bayou any day.

Photo of babaracas
3.63/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Hazy amber with fluffy cream colored head, rings of wispy lace halfway down the glass. Smell: lightly bready, citrus rind, resin note. Taste: tangerine segments, lemon peel, a bit bready, steely caramel into the finish. Decent bitterness and hop character, finish isn't so great.

Rebirth Pale Ale from New Orleans Lager & Ale Brewing Company (NOLA)
84 out of 100 based on 117 ratings.