Rebel Rebel IPA


Review Date 1/18/2020    By John Staradumsky

Rebel rebel put on your dress
Rebel rebel your face is a mess
Rebel rebel how could they know
Hot tramp I love you so

Hey there friends! It’s me, your friendly neighborhood Bruguru, hanging out at Taco Mac and having a beer with my good buddy David Bowie! OK, that’s not entirely accurate. David Bowie’s not actually here with me having a beer, but he is here in spirit since I’m enjoying a mug of Jailhouse Rebel Rebel IPA.

Not to be confused with Samuel Adams Rebel IPA, Rebel Rebel gives you two rebels for the price of one. Here’s what Jailhouse says on Facebook (the beer is not mentioned on their blog or website):

Have you tried Rebel Rebel yet? This one-and-done beer is loaded with a variety of hops that characterize the beer with subtle strawberry and mango goodness and a candy-like finish. Currently on tap and 16oz 4 -Packs.

There you go, one and done. Don’t bother hiring a lawyer, Boston Beer. I’m not sure how much this beer goes for in cans, but I paid $7.51 for a 23-ounce mug at Taco Mac. Alcohol content is 7% by volume and IBUs come in at 45. My mug matched wonderfully with a plate of Taco Mac Asian Sweet Heat wings.

My mug of Jailhouse Rebel Rebel IPA arrived pale golden in color with a medium sized cap of foam and a notes of honeydew melon in the nose. Taking a sip the beer is medium to light in body with strawberry, grapefruit and melon in the palate, then a bitter citrus rind finish. I got resiny hop burps too, surprisingly.

Just like Bowie’s Rebel Rebel, this beer is a mess, but in a good way! It’s all over the place with the hops aromas, and Rebel, Rebel, how could I know? You’re a hot IPA, and I love you so!

And remember, try a new beer today, and drink outside the box.

*Pricing data accurate at time of review or latest update. For reference only, based on actual price paid by reviewer.