1. Extreme Beer Fest. March 20 & 21, 2015 in Boston, Mass. Join us!
  2. The wait is over! Download the BeerAdvocate app on iTunes or Google Play now.
  3. Get 12 issues / year of BeerAdvocate magazine for only $9.99!

Churchill's Pale - Bear Republic Brewing Co.

Not Rated.
Churchill's Pale
No picture uploaded.
Have one? Upload it now.
BA SCORE
94
outstanding

68 Ratings
THE BROS
-
no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 68
Reviews: 8
rAvg: 4.25
pDev: 8.94%
Wants: 1
Gots: 5 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Bear Republic Brewing Co. visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  7.50% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BearRepublic on 01-22-2014)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Usefulness | Recent | High | Low | Top Raters
« first ‹ prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | next › last »
Ratings: 68 | Reviews: 8 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by DeFaz:
Photo of DeFaz
3.75/5  rDev -11.8%

DeFaz, Apr 09, 2014
More User Reviews:
Photo of Beerswag
4.25/5  rDev 0%

Beerswag, Mar 08, 2014
Photo of TKEbeerman
4.25/5  rDev 0%

TKEbeerman, May 25, 2014
Photo of Christian_Howard
5/5  rDev +17.6%

Christian_Howard, May 04, 2014
Photo of Auraan
3.46/5  rDev -18.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured a cloudy golden color with a thin white head that dissipated into a ring of white, with abundant carbonation bubbles. It looks quite nice, very true to an IPA. Scents of cat urine upfront, which thankfully quickly subsides into a wonderful bouquet of tropical fruit, especially pineapple, citrus and pine resin. A typical American IPA aroma, but fairly nice after the initial aroma of cat subsides. Flavor begins with pine resin and tropical fruit with a light cracker malt backbone, but also a slight onion-like off flavor, a problem I also had with Racer 5, but not Café Racer 5. Moves into grapefruit peel and citrus pith bitterness and some herbal and grassy hops, with the same off flavor still present. Finish is bitter, with pine resin and some tropical fruit, the off flavor continues to be present. Aftertaste is bitter piney hops, some herbal hops, and again the off flavor. It's not a bad flavor profile all things considered, a good West Coast IPA that is nicely hop forward, however the onion flavor keeps it from being great. Mouthfeel is medium bodied, resinous, with moderate carbonation and a semi-drying feel. Nothing to fault here, very nice. Overall this is an okay West Coast IPA. It has a good aroma after it sits for a bit and a pretty good flavor. It's just that there are a few off aromas and flavors that detract from the experience. Still not bad, but not amazing either.

Auraan, Apr 22, 2014
Photo of RBassSFHOPit2ME
4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

RBassSFHOPit2ME, Mar 27, 2014
Photo of SoCalBeerIdiot
4/5  rDev -5.9%

SoCalBeerIdiot, May 02, 2014
Photo of cjgator3
4.25/5  rDev 0%

cjgator3, May 01, 2014
Photo of Alieniloquium
4.13/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

On tap at House of Brews. Served in a pint glass.

Appearance - Pale golden orange. Slight haze. Nice white head that settles to a medium collar and a thin layer of foam. Nice rings of lacing.

Smell - Grassy and piney. Grapefruit behind it. Sweet tropical fruit at the edges.

Taste - More discrete hop flavors. Herbal and pine right up front. Brings out the grain. Behind it is mango and tropical fruit sweetness. No apparent sweetness from the malt. Dry, grassy bitter finish.

Mouthfeel - Medium body, but the dry finish makes it crisper. Moderate bitterness.

Overall - Tropical characteristics come out more as it warms. Seems to get better, too. Very enjoyable.

Alieniloquium, Apr 18, 2014
Photo of TahoeTweezed
4.75/5  rDev +11.8%

TahoeTweezed, May 06, 2014
Photo of mobrockman
4.25/5  rDev 0%

mobrockman, Jun 27, 2014
Photo of MJSJr
4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

MJSJr, Mar 05, 2014
Photo of wedge
4.5/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

@ Tyler's Bottle Shop

Orange gold with a small, white head that fades to a thin collar. Bright hoppy aromas of grapefruit, mango, sugary melon, mixed berries, lemon, lime, and faint pine. Huge, juicy hop flavor...oh man. Fresh tropical fruity goodness with a touch of resin. Mango, grapefruit, pineapple, loads of citrus, tangerine, melon. Medium bodied with a nice softness and a surprisingly restrained bitterness. An absolutely outstanding IPA pushing into DIPA territory ala Sucks. Glad it seems they realized this was too good for a one-off.

wedge, Mar 05, 2014
Photo of largadeer
4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

largadeer, Feb 19, 2014
Photo of Tdizzle
4.41/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

On-tap at Hollingshead's.

A - Clear gold color. Dense head of white foam that leaves some good sticky lacing after each sip.

S - Bright aromas of juicy citrus fruit. Sugary fruit candy. Sweet melon. Resiny pine and fresh-cut grass in the background. This aroma really pops, even served in a mug.

T - Huge, juicy bitterness. Slightly grassy. A very sweet malt character quickly balances the big hop presence. Finishes very clean and fairly dry. Begs for another sip.

M - Spot on for the style, but with a bit more heft than one might expect. Slightly chewy and surprisingly viscous for 7.5% ABV. Perfect carbonation.

O - Blew me away. A big single IPA that drinks like one, but with all the flavor and aroma of a big DIPA. Went through two mugs with ease.

Tdizzle, Mar 05, 2014
Photo of hoppyluvr
5/5  rDev +17.6%

hoppyluvr, Jun 18, 2014
Photo of mechamifune
4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

mechamifune, Mar 28, 2014
Photo of david18
4/5  rDev -5.9%

david18, Jun 22, 2014
Photo of Train54
4/5  rDev -5.9%

Train54, Mar 28, 2014
Photo of suckaj
3.25/5  rDev -23.5%

suckaj, Aug 03, 2014
Photo of DerekMorgan
4/5  rDev -5.9%

DerekMorgan, Mar 27, 2014
Photo of random846
4.75/5  rDev +11.8%

random846, Apr 02, 2014
Photo of Mikeluzzjr
3.25/5  rDev -23.5%

Mikeluzzjr, Apr 07, 2014
Photo of geuze_gone_wild
4/5  rDev -5.9%

geuze_gone_wild, Jul 17, 2014
Photo of banger7
4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

banger7, May 23, 2014
« first ‹ prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | next › last »
Churchill's Pale from Bear Republic Brewing Co.
94 out of 100 based on 68 ratings.