Rebel Pale Ale | Grand Lake Brewing Company

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Brewed by:
Grand Lake Brewing Company
Colorado, United States

Style: English Pale Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): not listed

Availability: Year-round

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Added by GilGarp on 05-25-2010

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Reviews: 3 | Ratings: 7
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4.25/5  rDev +22.5%

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Photo of GilGarp
3.78/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Part of a mixed 6 pack, which I think all brewerys should consider doing immediately, Rebel Pale Ale is an English version of the style brewed with East Kent Goldings and Fuggles.

It has a great redish amber color with perfect clarity. The head is basically non-existant.

Aroma is earthy (from the hops) and sweet like a red apple.

Flavor is bitter but certainly not the way we know it in the U.S. Rebel is earthy, grassy, and woody with a nice toasted malt backbone. Well balanced but leaning towards the English hops.

Mouthfeel is medium bodied with moderate carbonation. It finishes bitter and dry.

Overall an Americanized Brit. Heavily hopped but with different varieties. Unusual but tasty. Worth a try if you see it.

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Photo of mflamar
3.05/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Gregwa
3.75/5  rDev +8.1%

Photo of D9sus4
3.36/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Haybeerman
3.41/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: Bright, clear orange/amber color. Poured a 1 finger light tan head that dissipated to an even skim. Decanted in lazy bubbles. Lacing washed down the sides of the glass.

S: Light, sweet caramel and earthy/grassy hops. Hint of citrus and green apple aroma.

T: The flavor of crystal malt is followed quickly by sharply bitter hops. In the abbreaviated middle are earth and wet wood. The finish is bitter to balance and few flavors linger there.

M: Medium body. Moderate carbonation. Sharply bitter in a lingering finish that is smooth and dry.

D: I guess I thought it was an amber ale; it would have been pretty ordinary in that regard. For an EPA, may have expected a little more malt character in the flavor. All that said, easily drinkable and pretty good flavor and balance.

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Photo of StonedTrippin
3.13/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

a really pedestrian pale ale, and where the lager succeeds for being simple and understated, i think the pale ale here falls flat for the same reason. its got a weird tannic thing going on, a little too much tinny yeast character, and then not nearly enough finishing hops for the style. some red malt in here gives it color, looks fine in the glass, but it also adds body and sweetness that are never equaled let alone surpassed by the hops, and thats what this style is supposed to be all about. that metallic tinge is there throughout the beer, and the sweetness lingers with it in the finish. carbonation is a little low, but thats not the issue. i think the recipe is overly safe, made to appeal to the masses and in turn alienates the true craft pale ale drinker. this is leagues away in quality from where it should be, and as much as i want these guys to do well, beers like this arent going to cut it.

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Rebel Pale Ale from Grand Lake Brewing Company
3.47 out of 5 based on 7 ratings.
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