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
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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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