XP Pale Ale - Bear Republic Brewing Co.
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Reviews by spinrsx:
3.79/5 rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
22oz Bottle from Bristol Farms Palm Springs CA for 5$
Appearance - Clear amber with an average size fizzy beige coloured head. There is an average amount of carbonation showing and there is some decent lacing. The head lasted for around 4-5 minutes.
Smell - Hops, malts, caramel, apricots
Taste & Mouth - There is an average amount of carbonation and I can taste caramel, malts, and hops. There is also some toffee, apricots and some floral notes. It ends with a caramel malt aftertaste with a mild amount of hops.
Overall – Good stuff.. maltier than I was expecting. It borderlines a english style pale ale in a way. It still has he typical west coast flavours though. A tasty beer that I'd drink again if I was looking for a malty/biscuit flavoured APA.
Serving type: bottle
02-28-2013 01:49:21 | More by spinrsx
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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.
87 out of 100 based on 562 ratings.