Apex - Bear Republic Brewing Co.
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3.03/5 rDev -28.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.5
Served in a 12 oz wine glass/champagne flute hybrid stemmed glass for $6.
This is a pretty amber beer with good head and lacing. The aroma is grapefruity and orange dominated. The beer tastes funny at first, I couldn't pin point it until I tried to explain it to my girlfriend and she nailed it: rubber. It has this harsh rubbery taste at first that I'm thinking is a fermentation defect, but it could very well be from scorching the hops. With the resinous and grapefruit oil attack from the first drink it is well hidden, but I might be particularly sensitive to this. The beer finishes better with a nice dried orange peel bitterness that lingers for a while and has a bit of biscuit malt flavor at the end.
The weird taste like licking a rubber band did not work for me, otherwise it is the kind of beer I generally like.
Serving type: on-tap
08-27-2011 04:38:35 | More by Soonami
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