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XP Pale Ale - Bear Republic Brewing Co.

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XP Pale AleXP Pale Ale

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BA SCORE
87
very good

588 Ratings
THE BROS
87
very good

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Ratings: 588
Reviews: 394
rAvg: 3.85
pDev: 10.65%
Wants: 16
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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Photo of pat61
4.5/5  rDev +16.9%

A malty, citrusy, hoppy fruity nose with faint floral notes.
Pours a beautiful amber with a 1" dreamy off-white foam cap that provides excellent lace.
The malt dominates the palate penetrating throughout offering big caramel and creamy flavors with a bitter accent on the finish.
Medium body and carbonation.

pat61, Friday at 09:37 PM
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4.24/5  rDev +10.1%

dagubna, Wednesday at 07:29 PM
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4/5  rDev +3.9%

Sanchezrox23, Sep 11, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

JoeMans, Aug 28, 2014
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3/5  rDev -22.1%

birdsellam, Aug 15, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

zestar, Aug 01, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -15.6%

jroddrunkard, Jul 25, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

Deaner1308, Jul 23, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

sdaly3, Jul 14, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

KAF, Jul 02, 2014
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4/5  rDev +3.9%

paulish, Jun 23, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

wrightst, Jun 10, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -15.6%

rxthree, May 24, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

dsshuck, May 23, 2014
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4/5  rDev +3.9%

docacl, May 20, 2014
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4/5  rDev +3.9%

henryclay_, May 10, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

udubdawg, Apr 26, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -15.6%

Trish, Apr 23, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

robotiks, Apr 22, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -15.6%

Jack_Tripper86, Apr 07, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

MrGone, Apr 06, 2014
Photo of lochef81
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.

lochef81, Apr 03, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

vma, Mar 24, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

DrunkinYogi, Mar 16, 2014
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XP Pale Ale from Bear Republic Brewing Co.
87 out of 100 based on 588 ratings.