XP Pale Ale - Bear Republic Brewing Co.
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Reviews by cheers2beers:
4.38/5 rDev +13.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 5
Served from a 22oz bomber to my wiezen glass
Appearance: This one pours a light orange color with an explosive tanned pillowy head, almost like a scoop of ice cream is on top. Lots of ornate looking designs are created from the tons of lace clinging to the inside of my glass. Also a steady shower of bead can be found.
Smell: Peaches and apricots are abundant in the bouquet. Sweet and sugary malts compliment the vague hop character. Floral notes can be found as well. The alcohol is there, but nothing overly done. Peach pie surprise!
Taste: The flavors are fruity like the nose. Mainly the peaches stand out with a few hints of the apricots. Slight hop bitterness. The malts is not as sugary as I had anticipated from the nose, but a nice amount does infact remain. Very pleasant to drink.
Mouthfeel: Thinner side of medium bodied with a high amount of carbonation. Smooth easy drinking. This has a creamy bubblely finish.
Drinkability: Wow, as good as this was I would love to just indulge myself with a few bottles of this. This has now become one of my favorite pale ales. A must try!!
Serving type: bottle
03-04-2007 02:38:53 | More by cheers2beers
More User Reviews:
3.74/5 rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
As a fan of a number of Bear Republic's other offerings, I was looking forward to trying this one. I'm not typically a fan of Apas but always down to try something different. This ale pours a hazy golden amber color with a nice white head and substantial lacing. The aroma is Light and malty with a slight hop presence. Nothing remarkable but definitely reminiscent of the style. The mouthfeel is light and easy to drink; definitely one that you could knock back a number of on a hot summer's day. The flavor is well balanced with a nice malt presence that is not overly sweet or cloying and a floral hop presence that is not overly bitter or biting. Overall it is easy to drink, enjoyable, and well balanced. Nothing that will make you stand up and say wow but a nice example of the style.
Serving type: bottle
04-03-2014 04:22:22 | More by lochef81
XP Pale Ale from Bear Republic Brewing Co.
87 out of 100 based on 568 ratings.