Urban IPA | Tiny Rebel Brewing Co.

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Urban IPAUrban IPA

Brewed by:
Tiny Rebel Brewing Co.
Wales, United Kingdom

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.50%

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

Added by CwrwAmByth on 10-10-2012

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Reviews: 11 | Ratings: 34
Photo of NilocRellim
3.91/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours a hazy copper colour. Smells mostly of sweet, red malts and floral hops. Taste pretty mild, soft mouthfeel, balanced, malt body, dry floral hops, with a bitter hop finish.

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Photo of BeerDrinkersWorldTour
3.96/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Appearance - Deep amber honey colouration with a think white soapy foam head that has decent retention but nothing more than expected.

Smell - The aroma to my noes is pretty tropical. I get plenty of the orange and lemon element as well as pine.

Taste - Pretty much a follow on from the nose there is a lot of the tropical fruit in here. Orange and Lemon are definitely the main players but the piney element is in here too and comes through with a nice assertive punch just at the end. The final flourish here is very bitter and certainly welcome after the sweeter elements in the fruit at the front.

Mouthfeel - This one has medium body but it does have a very good linger at the end. It is rather drying and more of a sipping beer than one to pack away.

Overall - This is a decent enough number. It has good flavour and will please most IPA/hop heads! It will also tend to blow out your taste buds so if this is on a tasting evening leave it to the end!

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Photo of interzen
4.44/5  rDev +13%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

330ml bottle poured into a Troubadour tulip glass

Look: Dark gold, almost coppery pour. Couple of fingers of white head which leaves some lacing behind.

Smell. Very, very fruity right out of the gate - orange and lemon dominate, with hops and pine resin buried deep in the background until the beer has warmed up a bit and they start to come further forward. Make no mistake, it smells absolutely fantastic.

Taste: Tastes as good as it smells - first you get a wash of juicy citrus flavours followed by the lovely, resinous taste of the hops in the finish. Not much in the way of malt/yeast flavours that I could make out, but the transition from citrus to hops is absolutely fantastic.

Feel: Like a lot of IPAs, some might find it quite 'dry' - the initial fruitiness makes it feel quite full but that soon gives way to a long, dry and astringent finish. A decent level of carbonation but really this is far too good to just chug down.

Overall: I feel that I'm getting the hang of IPAs now, and this is one of the best I've had to date - there's a nice balance between fruit and hop flavours. Some might find the hoppiness a bit aggressive, certainly moreso than more 'traditional' British IPAs, but it's definitely worth a punt even in the crowded arena of American and 'American-style' IPAs.

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Photo of Sam-VW
4.24/5  rDev +7.9%
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.

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Photo of Kenee
4.31/5  rDev +9.7%
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.

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Photo of ADZA
3.28/5  rDev -16.5%
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.

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Photo of BlackHaddock
3.66/5  rDev -6.9%
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.

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Photo of StJamesGate
3.79/5  rDev -3.6%
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.

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Photo of wl0307
3.99/5  rDev +1.5%
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.

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Photo of jazzyjeff13
3.9/5  rDev -0.8%
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.

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Photo of CwrwAmByth
4/5  rDev +1.8%
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.

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Urban IPA from Tiny Rebel Brewing Co.
3.93 out of 5 based on 34 ratings.
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