XP Pale Ale - Bear Republic Brewing Co.
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Reviews by AmitC:
3.84/5 rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a snifter.
Color is amber. A lot of haze and suspensions. About one finger thick head with decent retention. Excellent lacing on the sides. Translucent. No bubbles.
Aroma is a lot earthy and a lot of malt. Hops are ground and slightly old. Earthy smell dominates. Strength is good but a lot like an old ale.
Taste is raw bready malt that is mixed with some earthy hops. Malt upfront and in the middle. Finish is slightly bitter. A little bit of dry hopped piney taste.
Mouth feel is light to medium bodied. Moderate carbonation. No astringency.
Very average pale ale.
Serving type: bottle
03-24-2013 23:23:45 | More by AmitC
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3.99/5 rDev +3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25
A: Pours a clear golden orange to copper in color with moderate to significant amounts of very active visible carbonation streaming from the bottom of the glass and some faint golden yellow highlights. The beer has a finger tall sudsy foamy light beige head that reduces to a couple of medium sized patch of thick film (made up of larger bubbles) and a mottled thin film covering the majority of the remainder of the surface of the beer. Moderate amounts of lacing are observed.
S: Moderate aromas of biscuit malts with a light amount of caramel sweetness and moderate aromas of citrus/orange zest + citrus/grapefruit pith hops.
T: Upfront there is a moderate flavor of biscuit malts with a light to moderate amount of caramel sweetness. That is followed by moderate flavors of citrus/orange zest and citrus/grapefruit pith hops which contribute a light amount of bitterness that fades pretty quickly.
M: On the lighter side of medium bodied with moderate amounts of carbonation.
O: Extremely easy to drink and definitely sessionable. Really nice flavors and aromas with a low ABV make this one I would definitely purchase again. The light amounts of bitterness combined with the moderate flavors/aromas of hops is very enjoyable.
Serving type: bottle
09-10-2013 23:55:28 | More by dbrauneis
XP Pale Ale from Bear Republic Brewing Co.
87 out of 100 based on 562 ratings.