XP Pale Ale - Bear Republic Brewing Co.
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3.55/5 rDev -8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5
22oz bomber, no date. Pours a hazy, rusty color, slightly orange--some sediment floating around. The two-finger white head is quite foamy, decent retention, but sticky, foamy spider webs of lacing cling around the inner rim.
The frangrant aroma is quite herby, dominated by the hops, strong pine, a little citurs, as well as a warm sweetness from the malt. The flavor follows, a little nutty toastiness, along with burst of alcohol and a bit of phenolic finish.
Medium-bodied, dry and herby, maybe could a little brightening by more citrus notes. Drinkable and solid, but nothing life changing.
Serving type: bottle
06-02-2007 17:58:03 | More by Osiris9588
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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 564 ratings.