XP Pale Ale - Bear Republic Brewing Co.
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Reviews by spinrsx:
3.79/5 rDev -1.6%
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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3.74/5 rDev -2.9%
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 578 ratings.