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Urban IPA - Tiny Rebel Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
86
very good

18 Ratings
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Ratings: 18
Reviews: 8
rAvg: 3.89
pDev: 9.77%
Wants: 2
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Tiny Rebel Brewing Co. visit their website
United Kingdom (Wales)

Style | ABV
American IPA |  5.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
A carefully crafted intercontinental blend of hops helps us take traditional IPAs to the next level with Urban IPA. If you're bored with soulless IPAs drunk by farmers in wellies, it's time to go URBAN.

60 IBU

(Beer added by: CwrwAmByth on 10-10-2012)
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Ratings: 18 | Reviews: 8 | Display Reviews Only:
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3.88/5  rDev -0.3%

SimonMorgan, Sep 04, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

Kroehny_Loves_Hops, Jun 23, 2014
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4/5  rDev +2.8%

JonnyGumbo, Jun 17, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -10%

cbnz, May 26, 2014
Photo of Sam-VW
4.26/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A - golden, white head good retention leaving sticky lacing. Slowly dissipates to small head and lasts through

S - first fuggles and then comes the American hops, citrus, pine

T - almost sweet citrus, leaving a piney bitter aftertaste

M - smooth, good carbonation for a cask. Goes down very well.

Sam-VW, May 18, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

SimonTja, May 07, 2014
Photo of Kenee
4.33/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

5.5%. Good head, pours well. Nice amber colour. Lovely citrus smell.Light and inviting aroma. Refreshing, not to sweet fresh citrus taste. Medium/light dryness. Quite bitter but not astringent at all. Virtually no alcohol.

Good beer. Wouldn't stand out in a line up but very enjoyable.

Kenee, Apr 06, 2014
Photo of ADZA
3.26/5  rDev -16.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Been having a few of these guys offerings of late from tap to bottle and this bottled IPA pours a hazy light amber hue with a creamy three finger head and lacing everywhere,the smell is fruit salad,boiled candy and paw paw,the mouthfeel is medium bodied,a touch creamy and well carbonated with tastes of piney resinous hops,boiled candy and finished with a light fruity bitterness and overall it starts off with promise but it doesn't finish off and I don't think I'll be coming back anytime soon cheers.

ADZA, Mar 10, 2014
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4/5  rDev +2.8%

SoPeL, Feb 07, 2014
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5/5  rDev +28.5%

KingHenry, Dec 11, 2013
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4/5  rDev +2.8%

Evil_Pidde, Oct 08, 2013
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3.68/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Keg half-pint in Ye Old Fighting Cocks, Oakengates on 17th July 2013.

Deep amber too reddy brown in colour with an off-white covering on top.

Highly carbonated it gave off an aroma of mixed fruits and semi-sweet malts, the taste followed that trend. Refreshing and crisp in it's flavours, made a pleasant change to the cask offerings I'd been drinking earlier.

BlackHaddock, Jul 19, 2013
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3.78/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Pale amber with rimming off white froth that rings and speckles.
Caramel but also deep tropical fruit and orange hard candy hops on the nose.
Danish and orange marmalade then resiny, grassy, Seville orange hops.
Lime finish and nettle linger.
Medium, chewy, round.

I heard this was like SNPA, only better, but it drinks way too heavy for an APA. Then I thought it might line up against Punk (same strength) but it's still not as bright or refreshing. Aroma hops grow as it goes, but still not getting 60 IBUs or much in the way of noble hops.

An odd duck.

2nd tasting: Honey nose with marmalade underneath, crystal cuts very lean, touch of wood spice + oily orange hops.

Hop character and strength means this is probably actually meant to line up in the Bengal Lancer/White Shield mould of "traditional" English IPAs (though how is it then "intercontinental?"). But it's too crisp, chalky and ultimately harsh for that.

In the end, falls between two stools.

StJamesGate, Jul 03, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -10%

Kirk, Jun 23, 2013
Photo of wl0307
3.99/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Coming in a 330ml slim brown bottle, not bottle-conditioned; Batch 083, BB 31/01/14, served cool in Gulden Draak’s tulip-shaped short-stemmed sniffer. Notes: the brewery website specifies that the hops are a mixture of German, US and Slovenian varieties.

A: pours a clear, bright reddish amber colour, coming with faint carbonation and a thin frothy light beige head dissipating to a thin blanket to last.
S: aromatically citric, lychee-ish and mango-ish hoppy against a caramel-rich malt background edged with liquidy candy. A very good swirl would wake up notes of apricot, white dates, and orange-flavoured toffee. Overall the nose is like a classic American IPA, a very bold and rich one.
T: the very softly carbonated foretaste comes immediately hoppy-bitter backed by light-bodied caramel malts, quickly overtaken by a deepening flavour as of dried semi-roasted tea leaves and crushed earthy tea-stems mixed with citrus/dried orange peels. It’s very dry, incredibly chewy-tannic & immensely bitter in the finish, impacting on the deep ends of the tongue with a little extra zing of the citric characters and also faintly “stinky” aroma from the biscuity pale malts.
M&O: the mouthfeel is mildly refreshing, yet kept quite harsh given the full impact from the hop bitterness, which, somehow, feels bigger and bolder than the IBU60 (according to the website) tends to suggest. It’s interesting to know that Slovenian and German hops are used in the hop mixture, although only Styrian Goldings rings a bell with a wee touch of earthy quality on the palate. All in all, this is a very, to say the least, “assertive” IPA in its, I quote from the beer label, “Intercontinental” style. Very drinkable although I doubt such a high level of bitterness without enough complexity in the flavour profile would keep me interested for too long.

wl0307, Jun 03, 2013
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3.88/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

A 330ml bottle with a BB of Jan 2014. Picked up recently from Trembling Madness in York. Glad to see Tiny Rebel finally arrive on the shelves - I'm expecting a hop sensation.

Poured into a Delirium chalice. A bright orange-amber hue with good carbonation. Produces a large head of creamy white foam that lasts for a few minutes before subsiding. Some lacing. Aroma of intensely fruity hops with notes of pine resin, grapefruit, peel and citrus. This is underpinned by mild caramel malt, a touch of grain and faint earthy yeast. Hops galore!

Tastes of concentrated aromatic hops with an intense bitter finish. Notes of resinous pine, grapefruit, orange peel, citrus, mild caramel malt, faint earthy yeast and stewed hops. Highly attenuated, with a lingering, stentorian bitterness upon swallowing. Mouthfeel is smooth, tingly, dry and mildly spicy; the hop oils tantalise the tongue. Pleasant carbonation and good body for the style. Vehemently astringent - dries the palate. Aftertaste of bitter aromatic hops, pine and faint malt.

Impressive - this IPA packs a punch. Tons of hop aroma and flavour; dominated by pine but plenty of citrus notes in evidence as well. Perhaps a tad unbalanced, as the malt lurks virtually out of sight. Nice body. I was expecting it to be bottle-conditioned, which it doesn't seem to be, but I can't help thinking this would have rounded it out a bit more. Still, a class effort with plenty of character. A hop-head's delight; well worth sampling if you come across it.

jazzyjeff13, May 20, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -10%

brbrocc, May 04, 2013
Photo of CwrwAmByth
4/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served on cask at the Great Welsh Beer Festival 2012.

Pours a golden amber colour.

Smells fairly hoppy but not too strong.

Tastes fruity and well balanced with a hint of citrus hops to round it off with a quite dry and bitter finish.

Overall a nicely balanced and refreshing IPA.

CwrwAmByth, Oct 10, 2012
Urban IPA from Tiny Rebel Brewing Co.
86 out of 100 based on 18 ratings.