XP Pale Ale - Bear Republic Brewing Co.
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Reviews by JosiahS:
3.68/5 rDev -4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Sort of an orange, honey color with a 1 finger head with lots of lacing. Looks delicious.
First smell gives off lots of floral bright citrus-y notes. Underneath, musky fruit like papaya along with pale malt. As expected, the taste follows right with the smell. Citrus and some bitter initially, falling away to a bready and yeasty finish. A bit muddy but not too bad.
Mouthfeel is a bit heavy considering the abv is 5.5. medium carbonation, semi-oily feel.
Overall, not bad but terribly familiar. Another "good" ipa.
Serving type: bottle
05-18-2012 23:43:30 | More by JosiahS
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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.
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