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XP Pale Ale - Bear Republic Brewing Co.

XP Pale AleXP Pale Ale

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BA SCORE
87
very good

570 Ratings
THE BROS
87
very good

(view ratings)
Ratings: 570
Reviews: 393
rAvg: 3.86
pDev: 10.62%


Brewed by:
Bear Republic Brewing Co. visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American Pale Ale (APA) |  5.40% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
XP is short for Exception Pale Ale. This light golden pale ale balances the malt and hops for a smooth, drinkable beer that compliments any meal.

2009 California State Fair – SILVER
2008 Colorado State Fair - GOLD
2006 California State Fair – 1st
2003 Real Ale Fest (Chicago) – BRONZE

(Beer added by: xlperro on 10-05-2001)
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Reviews by ebrauser:
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ebrauser

Utah

3.23/5  rDev -16.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a bomber to a pint glass

Appearance: Lots of carbonation and a thick off-white head with medium retention and great lacing. The beer is a light amber color.

Smell: High citrus, grapefruit, and grapes. A little vinous with some alcoholic esters.

Flavor: Vinous, grapes, and sweet malts. The hop profile is fairly small and provides no bitterness, just minimal citrus notes. Not a lot of complexity after the initial bit of flavor, but not too bad.

MF: Med/light body with some acidity and no oiliness. Easily sessionable, and a pretty good pale.

Serving type: bottle

03-17-2011 06:21:08 | More by ebrauser
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XP Pale Ale from Bear Republic Brewing Co.
87 out of 100 based on 570 ratings.