XP Pale Ale - Bear Republic Brewing Co.
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Reviews by ckaufman:
3.95/5 rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5
22 oz. bomber into a shaped pint glass...
A: Golden amber in color with a massive off-white head. Super sticky lacing with great retention in the glass. Very nice looking beer.
S: Slight smell of sweet/caramel malts and floral hops. Subdued citrus notes.
T: Good balance between the hops and the malts with the hops standing out a little more than the malt. Unlike the smell, I get a nice moderate pine bitterness on the palate with perhaps some citrus notes buried in the mix. Fairly dry finish with a short bitter hang.
M: Good carbonation with a firly thin body for the style.
D: I wish I would have purchased two or more of these. Nice easy drinking pale ale. I recomend this if you want a "down-the-middle" pale ale. Don't expect any massive hop explosion, just a good all around brew!
Serving type: bottle
09-19-2008 15:56:44 | More by ckaufman
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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.