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Grand Am - Bear Republic Brewing Co.

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37 Ratings
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Ratings: 37
Reviews: 6
rAvg: 3.59
pDev: 14.21%

Brewed by:
Bear Republic Brewing Co. visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American Pale Ale (APA) |  6.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

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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4.23/5  rDev +17.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Served in a half-pint glass at Ale Arsenal.

A: Gold and almost clear. No effervescence. Heavy lacing

S: Perfect pale ale. Crisp, citrusy hops. Grapefuit and pine. Clean and strong with a biscuity dryness.

T/M: It's GOOD. Light, crisp, effervescent, and tingly. Hoppy. Dry finish, citrusy main taste. Herbal and enduring.

O: Highly recommended. Great pale ale. One of the best.

Serving type: on-tap

07-19-2013 02:31:07 | More by AgentMunky
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3.76/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

On tap at the 2013 Firestone Walker Invitational held at the Paso Robles Event Center in Paso Robles, CA.

Pours a hazy honey orange with a foamy bone head that settles to a partial film on top of the beer. Small dots of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt, citrus zest, and herbal hop aromas. Taste is much the same with citrus and herbal flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of hop bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer with some solid aromas and flavors.

Serving type: on-tap

06-03-2013 02:08:14 | More by UCLABrewN84
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Ontario (Canada)

3.63/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

Growler filled on Nov 18 and consumed on Nov 22 poured in to tulip.

A - Medium yellow/orange with one finger of dirty white head.

S - Moderate bitterness up front with citrus and pine aromas and a fairly prominent sweet caramel malt backbone.

T - Moderate bitterness with grapefruit, orange peel and pine flavours. The malt base adds a big malt sweetness; fairly well balanced overall. Some light spice is present as well. A dry, bitter finish.

M - Medium body, dry. Lots of sticky hop oils. Light carbonation.

Serving type: growler

11-25-2012 22:05:54 | More by TheSevenDuffs
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Ontario (Canada)

3.88/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bang on pale ale enjoyed at the Tap Room. Light golden colour, lacey,easy smooth mouthfeel. Citrus orange bitterness. Good drinkability. No astringency at well. This apparently will become their main pale ale. Above average bodied and medium hoppiness.

Serving type: on-tap

11-13-2012 01:42:32 | More by Sammy
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3.73/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On tap at RFD in DC.

A: Served in a standard pint glass. Nice copper color from what I can tell in this lighting. Not a ton of head, but good retention and lacing.

S: Pretty malty, some hop aroma as well.

T: Caramel malt and hops, nice balance.

M: Feels more like a 5% session pale ale, alcohol is well hidden. I could knock a few of these back quickly.

O: A pretty solid pale ale. I'd get one again.

Serving type: on-tap

10-25-2012 16:54:49 | More by hoppytobehere
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3.9/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served on-tap in a nonic pint at The Regal Beagle (San Diego, CA).

A: Honey-golden with a soft cap of off-white big-bubbled head with a few dots of lace.

S: Hops dominate with a fresh, wet hops herbal and floral aroma but the pale maltiness has some bready, crackery character that is adequate to support the hoppiness. Still, the hops have a dank quality that are not a favorite.

T: The flavor is also very wet hops with earthy, herbal hoppiness dominating. There are some flashes of orange and grapefruit. The bready pale maltiness mainly provides background for the herbal hoppiness.

M: Grand Am is a smooth beer with even carbonation and medium body. The dryness is moderate and appropriate for the style.

O: A good variation for BR but not as good as XP Pale or most of their other offerings.

Serving type: on-tap

06-10-2012 01:07:40 | More by argock
Grand Am from Bear Republic Brewing Co.
82 out of 100 based on 37 ratings.