Grand Am - Bear Republic Brewing Co.

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Ratings: 184
Reviews: 25
rAvg: 3.73
pDev: 10.19%
Wants: 2
Gots: 14 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Bear Republic Brewing Co. visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American Pale Ale (APA) |  6.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
Inspired by our team’s passion for racing, Grand-Am™ is an American Pale Ale worthy of the “Racer” family. True to our roots, this sessionable yet assertive ale balances both classic and new American hop varieties with a distinct malt backbone. Start your engines…

(Beer added by: argock on 06-10-2012)
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3.99/5  rDev +7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.06/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

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3.4/5  rDev -8.8%

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3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

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3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

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4.48/5  rDev +20.1%

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4/5  rDev +7.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +13.9%

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3.76/5  rDev +0.8%

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3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +13.9%

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3.6/5  rDev -3.5%

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3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

Photo of MIrvine
3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

Very hoppy but refreshing. Reminds me of Sierra Nevada's Pale Ale.

Photo of jayfarley3
4/5  rDev +7.2%

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4/5  rDev +7.2%

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4/5  rDev +7.2%

Photo of CHickman
3.62/5  rDev -2.9%

Pours very cloudy dark gold color with a lot of sediment floating around and a thick foamy 2 finger off white head that was full of bubbles of all sizes which faded slowly leaving OK spotty lacing and a layer on top.

Smells of orange peel, caramel, grapefruit, lemon zest, citrus hops, mango, wheat bread, grass, herbs or mild spices and dry cracker. The fruity aroma jumps out hard and fast but settles down and lets the malt come through for a nice balance that includes some piney and sweet fruit notes as it fades.

Taste is more malty and bready that the nose indicates, with graham cracker, buttered roll, caramel, citrus hops, lemon zest, orange juice, pine cone/piney hops, pear, mild spices like pepper and cinnamon, funk yeast and a toffee like brown sugar sweetness at the end which has a very light bitterness. This flavor completely hides the ABV.

Mouthfeel is slick and almost watery with mild carbonation, a medium body that’s on the thicker side, and a slightly bitter finish that has grainy notes combined with citrus hop/fruity sweetness. A pretty good APA that see-sawed back and forth between fruity sweet and malty. I’d have it again since it was easy to drink and flavorful enough to warrant another try.

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3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

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4/5  rDev +7.2%

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3/5  rDev -19.6%

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4/5  rDev +7.2%

Photo of VelvetExtract
3.65/5  rDev -2.1%

On tap. Poured a clear, orange color with a slight head. Mild lacing. Aroma is modest but mostly driven by citrusy hops. Soft, pale malt sweetness. Flavor is direct. Citrus hops with some grassy hop notes, too. I swear, I get a hint of watermelon in there somewhere. Finishes dry and easy with a dry, pale malt finish. Well carbonated with a light body. It was a fairly tasty Pale Ale. Probably one of their weaker offerings in my opinion.

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3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

Photo of MikeWard
4.01/5  rDev +7.5%

12 oz bottle into a standard pint glass. No freshness dating that I could find.

Faintly hazy strong yellow body. 1" foamy head. light carbonation and lacing.

Not much on the nose. Clean slightly sweet moutgh, with a decent bitter wash. Edge goes to the malt on this one, but it is finely balanced and extremely drinkable. 6.5abv may prohibit sessionability, (like that word?) but those of us with a higher tolerance would enjoy several of these at a sitting.

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Grand Am from Bear Republic Brewing Co.
84 out of 100 based on 184 ratings.