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XP Pale Ale - Bear Republic Brewing Co.

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XP Pale AleXP Pale Ale

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87
very good

582 Ratings
THE BROS
87
very good

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Ratings: 582
Reviews: 393
rAvg: 3.85
pDev: 10.65%
Wants: 15
Gots: 13 | FT: 1
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 russpowell:
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russpowell

Oklahoma

3.88/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Picked this up in Wichita

Pours copper with one finger of beige head. Whoa, floaties appear as this bottom of the bomber is decanted! Above average head retention & lacing

S: Citrus hops dominate, some peppery hops as well.

T: Nice tangerine & lemon hops. some breadyness & biscuitty malt as well up front. Pineyness & lemony hops as this warms. Finishes with slight breadyness & citric hops

MF: Light/medium body with low carbonation & good balance

Drinks easy, but I expected more from this brewery, a respectable, not a great APA

Serving type: bottle

08-26-2008 15:38:15 | More by russpowell
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XP Pale Ale from Bear Republic Brewing Co.
87 out of 100 based on 582 ratings.