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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
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62 Ratings
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Ratings: 62
Reviews: 8
rAvg: 4.24
pDev: 8.49%
Wants: 1
Gots: 4 | 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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04-22-2014 00:02:50 | More by MikeCactusGordon
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Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -5.7%

04-19-2014 01:19:52 | More by Shnanign
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Alieniloquium

Florida

4.13/5  rDev -2.6%
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.

Serving type: on-tap

04-18-2014 00:35:08 | More by Alieniloquium
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rkarimi

Colorado

4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

04-14-2014 04:07:45 | More by rkarimi
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phooky

New York

3.75/5  rDev -11.6%

04-13-2014 23:25:51 | More by phooky
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GJ40

North Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

04-13-2014 22:44:43 | More by GJ40
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mattsucks

Ohio

3.5/5  rDev -17.5%

04-12-2014 03:08:41 | More by mattsucks
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dominic4beer

California

3.75/5  rDev -11.6%

04-11-2014 17:51:17 | More by dominic4beer
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DeFaz

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev -11.6%

04-09-2014 00:07:39 | More by DeFaz
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Mikeluzzjr

Massachusetts

3.25/5  rDev -23.3%

04-07-2014 00:27:13 | More by Mikeluzzjr
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MrGone

California

4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

04-06-2014 03:44:24 | More by MrGone
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BeerMeCJS

California

4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

04-05-2014 19:54:18 | More by BeerMeCJS
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macrosmatic

Florida

4.46/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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.

Serving type: on-tap

04-05-2014 17:40:09 | More by macrosmatic
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strongaf

Washington

3.75/5  rDev -11.6%

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random846

California

4.75/5  rDev +12%

04-02-2014 03:19:09 | More by random846
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mattmarka1

Minnesota

3.75/5  rDev -11.6%

04-01-2014 01:28:57 | More by mattmarka1
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jacewg

District of Columbia

4.55/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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.

Serving type: on-tap

03-31-2014 16:50:41 | More by jacewg
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MarkyMOD

Colorado

4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

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Train54

California

4/5  rDev -5.7%

03-28-2014 23:48:42 | More by Train54
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mechamifune

North Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

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RBassSFHOPit2ME

California

4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

03-27-2014 20:54:49 | More by RBassSFHOPit2ME
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DerekMorgan

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -5.7%

03-27-2014 04:51:19 | More by DerekMorgan
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VelvetExtract

Massachusetts

4.4/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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.

Serving type: on-tap

03-15-2014 22:22:25 | More by VelvetExtract
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PEIhop

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

03-15-2014 03:11:36 | More by PEIhop
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Sunhunters

California

4.94/5  rDev +16.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

16oz draft on 3/11/14 at BRBC Brewpub in Healdsburg, CA.

Appearance (4.75) - Gorgeous, day bright, crystal clear, gold-orange. Thin 1/4 inch tenacious head really hangs in there. Bright white, impossibly fine bubbles. Laces the glass densely in a full blanket of super low caliber foam.

Aroma (4.75) - Mosaic. Mosaic everywhere. Which is to say: pineapple, papaya, guava, tangerine, kiwi, cava cava orange, even a hint of green banana.

Taste (5.00) - Hop characteristic follows the nose, all about the Mosaic. Topical fruit abounds. The rye contributes a mild savory spice. Superlative showcase of an amazing hop. Grains lay down a clean, slightly peppery canvas on which the Mosaic speaks.

Mouthfeel (5.00) - Clean effervescent carbonation falls perfectly short of cider like over crispness. Wheat contributes a beautiful cream texture that conveys a full round mouthfeel. Light and clean while concurrently smooth and milky. Perfect balance.

Overall (5.00) - Peerless.

Serving type: on-tap

03-12-2014 22:35:04 | More by Sunhunters
Churchill's Pale from Bear Republic Brewing Co.
93 out of 100 based on 62 ratings.