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

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Style:
Pale Ale - American
Ranked #1,904
ABV:
5%
Score:
84
Ranked #36,944
Avg:
3.72 | pDev: 10.22%
Reviews:
23
Ratings:
184
From:
New Orleans Lager & Ale Brewing Company (NOLA)
 
Louisiana, United States
Avail:
Year-round
Wants
  3
Gots
  47
SCORE
84
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janubio from Spain

3.78/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Copper colour, medium head with long retention, big creamy lace.
Aroma has grains, caramel, limestone, nuts.
Medium body, oily texture, good carbonation.
Taste of limestone, caramel, fruits, nuts.
Really good and easy drinking.

Jun 19, 2018
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StonedTrippin from Colorado

3.65/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

jazzy looking can on this fairly old school reddish hued pale ale. its a little maltier than i generally like the style to be, but it remains easy drinking being on the drier side for its color, and without a ton of hop bitterness, this beer would have been a hit ten years ago. it has a vintage west coast hop profile with some of that vegetal cascade type spice and a little grapefruit as well, clean and bright and fresh, rising just above the toasted sort of malt base, crystal heavy but not sweet at all, good body for a 5% abv brew, and upbeat carbonation that helps it finish quickly. i get soft orange peel here, a blast of higher alpha bitterness before the end, but then its mild with the malt balance at the swallow. best when ice cold, i thought this got a bit weighty with temperature, but a nice one to slam right from the can. flavorful enough to not be boring, but not my favorite of the beers i had from these guys, just not distinct enough to really stand out, and a with more of a malt factor than is ideal for session beers, at least to me. good not great.

Nov 21, 2017
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Redrover from Wisconsin

3.78/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

I bought a couple of six packs of this when I was in Pensacola Beach.

Poured from a can into a glass, the beer is copper with a beige head.

It has a nose of grains, caramel and a bit of pine.

This is a sweeter APA as the malts add some cereal & toffee notes. There is some bitterness that comes in during the after taste, it is something like guava and citrus.

The mouth is slick and sturdy.

This was an easy drinker for those hot days at the beach. It has enough facets to keep you engaged.

Apr 16, 2017
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Blackop555 from Michigan

3.63/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours hazy copper. Medium, thick, Whitehead lasts a while with light lacing.

Smells Citrus, Pine, Malts.

Taste Citrus, light bready malt and light herbal. Finishes dry with lingering Pine bitter period medium body and lower medium fizzy carbonation.

Mar 12, 2017
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Nanothaniel from Tennessee

4.19/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

I'd be willing to say this competes for one of my top ten beers of all time.. This is a beer that could probably call itself an IPA, but it chooses not to because it wants to forgo the trendiness. I hate to say it, but drinking an abundance of double IPA's has left a bad taste in my mouth for overly malt-forward hoppy beers (especially those bordering on sweetness). This one was a breath of fresh air. I must admit I'm not judging it on style, because as a self-proclaimed "pale ale" it's probably a bit too hoppy, but as an overall beer from someone who drinks everything from white ales, to triple IPA's, to imperial stouts I must say it's exquisitely well balanced. This brew is superbly composed and drinkable. I normally have a heavy heart for Belgian-style brews, but this thoroughly American offering has won my heart. Bravo NOLA, I can't wait for what you have to offer in the future, may your Rebirth be glorious.

Jul 09, 2016
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TX-Badger from Texas

3.5/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a clear darker yellow golden color with white head. Citrus, light pine, and some light bread on the nose; follows onto the palate. Medium bodied. Finishes with light fruit and some malt.

Feb 26, 2016
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tduecen from Louisiana

3.94/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

fresh Rebirth is a very good beer, very drinkable and a highly enjoyable. I've found it falls off fast but other than that it gives you a reason to seek out the fresh stuff.

Jan 18, 2016
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brentk56 from North Carolina

3.57/5  rDev -4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Pours with a cloudy copper color capped by an inch of foam; nice webby lacing

Smell: Bready, with grassy and vegetal tones

Taste: Bready, up front, with grassy, tangerine peel tones building; somewhat vegetal, in the finish

Mouthfeel: Medium body with moderate carbonation

Overall: The more I sipped, the more the vegetal character of the beer bothered me; I need to stop before I cut the rating

Nov 12, 2015
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bfranks from Louisiana

4.02/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This is one of the best pale ales in Louisiana, worth a try. A good hop blend that stands up well to a subtle but noticeable malt bill. One of the best that NOLA has to offer.

Jul 19, 2015
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babaracas from Florida

3.63/5  rDev -2.4%
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.

Jun 26, 2015
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Jason from Massachusetts

3.73/5  rDev +0.3%
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.

Jun 17, 2015
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Foxybrau from Louisiana

3.5/5  rDev -5.9%
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!

Apr 25, 2015
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SPLITGRIN from Kentucky

3.88/5  rDev +4.3%
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.

Apr 17, 2015
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tigg924 from Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +7.5%
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.

Apr 16, 2015
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tone77 from Pennsylvania

3.53/5  rDev -5.1%
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.

Feb 27, 2015
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secondtooth from Indiana

3.91/5  rDev +5.1%
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!

Nov 21, 2014
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GregJ from Louisiana

3.79/5  rDev +1.9%
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.

Nov 16, 2014
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Tuck_leepulin from Texas

3.69/5  rDev -0.8%
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.

Oct 04, 2014
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RonaldTheriot from Louisiana

3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

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.

RJT

Sep 16, 2014
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brewskifan55 from Mississippi

3.25/5  rDev -12.6%

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.

Aug 20, 2014
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DWB from Louisiana

4.25/5  rDev +14.2%

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.

Aug 18, 2014
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nobadeer from Massachusetts

3.96/5  rDev +6.5%
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.

Aug 09, 2014
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Mikecap from Rhode Island

4.03/5  rDev +8.3%
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.

May 31, 2014
Rebirth Pale Ale from New Orleans Lager & Ale Brewing Company (NOLA)
Beer rating: 84 out of 100 with 184 ratings