Rebel Red | Big Dog's Draft House

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Big Dog's Draft House
Nevada, United States

Style: American Amber / Red Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.60%

Availability: Spring

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Added by Wasatch on 03-17-2013

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Reviews: 3 | Ratings: 12
Photo of tectactoe
3.35/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Thanks to Jeff for cracking this one. It pours a dense, red-copper color; translucent, thought it doesn't exhibit great clarity. The beige-tinted, soapy head froths up to about a half-inch before falling quickly and leaving behind only a few splotches of wet lacing on the glass.

I'm kind of confused when I bring my nose to the glass and the first thing I smell can only be described as "ash"; not so much in the form of roast or char, but more like a burnt, cigarette ash. Not too offensive, despite how bad it sounds, but it isn't exactly inviting, either.

Some abrasive and staunch pine notes in the background with hints of citrus and orange peels, albeit quite mild. I would expect a large handful of malts on the nose - something most red ales have, but I'm really not getting any, here. Overall, a pretty uneventful and non-exciting nose. Let's hope the taste is a little better.

The first sip doesn't really outshine the aroma like I was hoping it would, rather it follows the trend pretty closely. Mold oranges, citrus peels, heavy, burnt ash, pine needles, and some oily hops. Not quite "pungent" but borderline abrasive in terms of bitterness. I finally find some sweet bready malt notes in the background, but they are heavily buried by the high hop bitterness.

Mouth feel is common for the style, just outside the realm of "sticky" with a resiny and oily feel. Medium bodied with medium-high carbonation. Not much else to say about this one... It was drinkable and far from "bad", but it was just kind of boring. After a few ounces, I was ready for it to evolve or get more exciting, and it never really did.

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Photo of rangerman21
3.68/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a bomber, with a bottled on date of 1/16/13

Appearance- Poured a nice red color with a good amount of white head.

Smell- Not an overly aromatic beer, I really only smelled the hops.

Taste- A bit of malt sweetness with a good hop finish. There was a slight metallic tang.

Mouthfeel- very well carbonated, the carbonation is noticeable on the tongue.

Overall- Hoppier than I'd expect a red ale to be, but overall a good interpretation of the style. Fairly well balanced. I might try it again, but I would want to try the brewery's other offerings first.

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Photo of Wasatch
4.42/5  rDev +17.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Another brew from my buddy Bob from LV, doing some canyons.

Pours a very nice clean/clear golden amber color, very nice carbonation, a very nice two-finger creamy off-white heads, with tons of sticky lacing left behind. The nose is very malty, with a nice touch of hops, sweetness. The taste is very very nice, toasty malts, with a very nice touch of bitter hoppyness, with a nice sweet blend thrown in. Medium body. Overall another very tasty brew from BDs.

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Rebel Red from Big Dog's Draft House
3.77 out of 5 based on 12 ratings.
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