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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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3.25/5  rDev -15.6%

nloyless, Sep 01, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

rob99er, Aug 09, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

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3/5  rDev -22.1%

harsley, Jul 26, 2013
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3/5  rDev -22.1%

MrDave, Jul 23, 2013
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2.5/5  rDev -35.1%

JLapadura, Jul 23, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

rob133, Jul 18, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

jmm380, Jul 18, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

pathman, Jul 17, 2013
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4/5  rDev +3.9%

GeorgeH, Jul 14, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

chris1919, Jul 13, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

Lukass, Jul 09, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

Jeeb, Jul 08, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

WOLFGANG, Jul 01, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

codynevels, Jun 30, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

petermethot, Jun 26, 2013
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4/5  rDev +3.9%

jaxon53, Jun 23, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

Nolen12, Jun 22, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

doremite, Jun 13, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

RBassSFHOPit2ME, Jun 04, 2013
Photo of RickS95
2.61/5  rDev -32.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

22 ounce bomber

Very orange, a bit darkish for a pale ale, though today, who knows? Just seemed a bit dark and orangey to me. It's very clear. Not Budweisery clear, but orangey clear. The head starts off fairly thin and has only moderate retention. Each swirl creates a white top and slight lacing.

Smells like a pale lager. It's got a bit of citrus, but also some pilsner smelling malts. Ever so faint pine smell.

Not what I was expecting or even like. Very pilsnerlike, Earthy taste. I'd not guess this to be an ale if the label didn't say so. I don't get any of the citrus from the nose, just some pilser malt flavors.

Very watery, feels like a macro. I'd not guess this to be a craft beer. Light bodied, no alcohol presence, and the hops leave a lot to be desired.

Not impressed. It was fairly cheap at the beer store and I can see why. Not what you think of as an APA from the left coast. Skip this one, or just buy a Bud and keep the change.

RickS95, May 23, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -15.6%

mikeincharleston, May 23, 2013
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4/5  rDev +3.9%

InspectorBob, May 22, 2013
XP Pale Ale from Bear Republic Brewing Co.
87 out of 100 based on 588 ratings.