1. The wait is over! Download the BeerAdvocate app on iTunes or Google Play now.
  2. Get 12 issues / year of BeerAdvocate magazine for only $9.99!

Grand Am - Bear Republic Brewing Co.

Not Rated.
Grand AmGrand Am

Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.
BA SCORE
84
good

120 Ratings
THE BROS
-
no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 120
Reviews: 16
rAvg: 3.71
pDev: 10.24%
Wants: 0
Gots: 6 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Bear Republic Brewing Co. visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American Pale Ale (APA) |  6.50% 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)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Latest | High | Low | Top Raters
« first ‹ prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | next › last »
Ratings: 120 | Reviews: 16 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of Wukk
Wukk

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

07-27-2014 01:31:47 | More by Wukk
Photo of 420Rick
420Rick

Connecticut

3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

07-24-2014 20:57:11 | More by 420Rick
Photo of BobsledTM
BobsledTM

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

07-24-2014 01:53:22 | More by BobsledTM
Photo of Massbmx
Massbmx

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

07-23-2014 10:09:09 | More by Massbmx
Photo of Shaymus
Shaymus

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

07-20-2014 20:46:20 | More by Shaymus
Photo of Howlader
Howlader

Alberta (Canada)

3.25/5  rDev -12.4%

07-20-2014 06:07:08 | More by Howlader
Photo of SharkNado
SharkNado

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

07-17-2014 15:50:24 | More by SharkNado
Photo of 2GOOFY
2GOOFY

California

3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

07-16-2014 03:34:59 | More by 2GOOFY
Photo of gatheredwaters
gatheredwaters

Vermont

3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

07-15-2014 00:47:49 | More by gatheredwaters
Photo of afa
afa

California

3/5  rDev -19.1%

07-14-2014 23:38:40 | More by afa
Photo of DrBier
DrBier

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

07-14-2014 19:09:11 | More by DrBier
Photo of nealbert
nealbert

California

3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

07-14-2014 15:59:35 | More by nealbert
Photo of emergency_beef
emergency_beef

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

07-14-2014 00:30:18 | More by emergency_beef
Photo of kjkinsey
kjkinsey

Texas

3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

07-13-2014 18:26:31 | More by kjkinsey
Photo of Texasfan549
Texasfan549

Texas

4/5  rDev +7.8%

07-13-2014 17:25:43 | More by Texasfan549
Photo of Yellolab2010
Yellolab2010

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

07-09-2014 16:20:08 | More by Yellolab2010
Photo of Hopped_up_Chuck
Hopped_up_Chuck

California

4/5  rDev +7.8%

07-09-2014 03:35:04 | More by Hopped_up_Chuck
Photo of tvghost
tvghost

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +7.8%

07-06-2014 20:53:29 | More by tvghost
Photo of edzo22
edzo22

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +7.8%

07-06-2014 14:34:04 | More by edzo22
Photo of kflorence
kflorence

California

4.16/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

A: Pours a translucent golden orange in color with copper and amber tints. A typical pour will yield about a fourth inch of creamy, white head that slowly dissipates to a thin layer of film atop. Carbonation seems spot on. On the lighter side of the pale ale spectrum, this one looks to be lighter bodied with a slight bit of chewiness.

S: A mostly hop-forward aroma with notes of orange peel, lemon, flowers and spice. There is a sweet, honey, candy maltiness lingering in the background with maybe a hint of bread. Certainly a fresh, un-offending and pleasant aroma, but nothing really standoutish.

T: Similar to the nose; an amalgamation of hops and malts up front, mostly bitter citrus rinds and honey with a small dose of toasted pale malts. The flavor peaks in the middle with a hop tang and then quickly subsides, finishing crisply with a pale malt and bitter grapefruit rind aftertaste. A great blend of classic pale malt balance with the trendy West coast hop characteristics, this one manages to come off fairly balanced even though there is nothing predominantly notable in the malt profile. Hop dominant for sure, but not in an overwhelming sense.

M: Lighter bodied with average carbonation, this brew goes down smooth and easy with a slight bit of chewiness. Very drinkable and easy on the stomach.

O: To my own surprise, this is only the second brew I've had from Bear Republic and I've yet to be disappointed. This one came across quite as advertised and I couldn't be happier, really. For the style, this is about as flavorful and drinkable as you can get. I'd certainly come back for more. Cheers!

Serving type: bottle

07-04-2014 21:17:52 | More by kflorence
Photo of 57md
57md

Pennsylvania

4.04/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a light cloudy copper with over a finger of head that dissipated steadily until it was reduced to a thin film. The nose has both fruity and hoppy notes. The taste pretty much follows the nose.

This is an excellent example of a style that is too often overlooked. Given a choice between this APA and a thin “session” IPA, I would take this every day of the week.

Serving type: bottle

07-03-2014 05:10:36 | More by 57md
Photo of Jtrigonis
Jtrigonis

California

3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

07-03-2014 01:23:59 | More by Jtrigonis
Photo of Pencible
Pencible

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

07-01-2014 15:55:26 | More by Pencible
Photo of Knapp85
Knapp85

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

06-29-2014 20:39:22 | More by Knapp85
Photo of jwps214
jwps214

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

06-29-2014 19:55:40 | More by jwps214
« first ‹ prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | next › last »
Grand Am from Bear Republic Brewing Co.
84 out of 100 based on 120 ratings.