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Churchill's Pale - Bear Republic Brewing Co.

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Churchill's Pale
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BA SCORE
93
outstanding

66 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 66
Reviews: 8
rAvg: 4.24
pDev: 8.96%
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)
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Reviews by Tdizzle:
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Tdizzle

California

4.41/5  rDev +4%

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.

03-05-2014 06:27:52 | More by Tdizzle
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03-08-2014 20:51:33 | More by Beerswag
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Auraan

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3.46/5  rDev -18.4%

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.

04-22-2014 04:02:20 | More by Auraan
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4.13/5  rDev -2.6%

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.

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Churchill's Pale from Bear Republic Brewing Co.
93 out of 100 based on 66 ratings.