Churchill's Pale - Bear Republic Brewing Co.
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Ratings: 66 | Reviews: 8 | Display Reviews Only:
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.
04-18-2014 00:35:08 | More by Alieniloquium
4.4/5 rDev +3.8%
A-Clear golden orange. Head is a full finger of white fluff. It laces well. A nice looking beer.
S-Here come the hops. According to the bear Republic website, the two showcased hops are Mosaic and Meridian. I've never heard of Meridian before but I know what Mosaic smells like and it's all here in the nose. Very tropical hoppy aromas. There is also a grass and pine element as well. I get a noticeable melon and mango aroma which is great. Also a slight peppery spiciness which I am figuring is rye.
T-The mango and melon is very intense. I even get some guava. Citrus and green grass hops as well. A great combo of tropical fruit and sheer bitterness. The rye malt really brings some nice spiciness that almost seems peppery. Finishes very, very bitter.
M-Long lasting bitterness. Medium body with tight bubbles. Dry. Drinks very easily; my pint didn't stand a chance.
O/D-Great beer. Very hoppy with unique flavor and also a hoppiness that is shockingly similar to mangos. I do t know if I will be seeing this one again any time soon and I am damn happy I tried this.
03-15-2014 22:22:25 | More by VelvetExtract
4.5/5 rDev +6.1%
@ 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.
03-05-2014 02:21:05 | More by wedge
4.46/5 rDev +5.2%
Reviewed from notes. Had on-tap at Mellow Mushroom in Brandon. Served in a pint glass.
A: Clear brilliant gold with a large cap of white fluffy head. Some chill haze present. Moderate visible carbonation.
S: Smells really nice - tons of tropical fruits and some dankness and citrus with a light cracker malt underneath.
T: Huge flavors of tropical fruits, oranges and other citrus hops dominate the palate. The light cracker malt plays only a background supporting role. Modestly bitter at most, and the fruity hop flavors dominate the hang without being sweet. Quite tasty.
M: Light-bodied, lost of carbonation sensation, and low alcohol presence.
O: A very tasty beer, and easy to drink. I'm quite impressed. I do think it straddles the line between IPA and APA - not in the hop flavors (which abound), but with the light mouthfeel, minimal alcohol presence and the background role of the malts. I might compare the category as much the same as Zombie Dust, though FFF chooses to categorize theirs as an APA. Semantics aside, it is a very good beer. Highly recommended, and I'd love to have more.
04-05-2014 17:40:09 | More by macrosmatic
District of Columbia
4.55/5 rDev +7.3%
Appearance: Brilliant light orange color leaning toward yellow. Big fluffy head with excellent retention. Tons of lacing.
Aroma: Jumps out of the glass. Tons of tropical fruit. Citrus zest. Lots of dankness. Hints of earthy, oniony character. Really light, pale malt profile. Enormous aroma.
Flavor: Again lots of tropical fruit and citrus. Medium to high bitterness that has a definite earthy, grassy, oniony edge. Finish is big, lingering, and quite bitter. Quite dry with minimal malt presence, with a touch of spicy rye. Total and utter hop bomb.
Mouthfeel: Quite bubbly and effervescent while still maintaining a sort of full creaminess. Mouthfeel is exceptionally well done and makes this beer drink easier than it needs to.
Overall: Maybe the best new IPA I've tried in 2014. If the bitterness and some of the hop flavors were slightly less earthy, you might be looking at perfection.
03-31-2014 16:50:41 | More by jacewg
Churchill's Pale from Bear Republic Brewing Co.
93 out of 100 based on 66 ratings.