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XP Pale Ale - Bear Republic Brewing Co.

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XP Pale AleXP Pale Ale

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BA SCORE
87
very good

578 Ratings
THE BROS
87
very good

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Ratings: 578
Reviews: 393
rAvg: 3.85
pDev: 10.65%
Wants: 15
Gots: 12 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Bear Republic Brewing Co. visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American Pale Ale (APA) |  5.40% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
XP is short for Exception Pale Ale. This light golden pale ale balances the malt and hops for a smooth, drinkable beer that compliments any meal.

2009 California State Fair – SILVER
2008 Colorado State Fair - GOLD
2006 California State Fair – 1st
2003 Real Ale Fest (Chicago) – BRONZE

(Beer added by: xlperro on 10-05-2001)
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Chadbrew

Delaware

3.63/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I liked this, but I was a little dissapointed too. It looks good in the glass, orangish with almost a finger of head, sticky lacing. The aroma was classic PNW hops, really citrusy just the way I like it. When it came down to tasting it I was surprised at how the hops didn't seem to live up to the aroma. I mean they're there all right but they just sort of blow by the big citrus flavor you'd expect from the aroma and go into a mildly harsh kind of "scorched" finish. Not a bad beer by any means but not as balanced and clean as I'd hoped, still had no problem killing the bomber.

Serving type: bottle

02-20-2006 10:21:20 | More by Chadbrew
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XP Pale Ale from Bear Republic Brewing Co.
87 out of 100 based on 578 ratings.