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

155 Ratings
THE BROS
-
no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 155
Reviews: 19
rAvg: 3.71
pDev: 10.51%
Wants: 0
Gots: 12 | 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:  Usefulness | Recent | High | Low | Top Raters
« first ‹ prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | next › last »
Ratings: 155 | Reviews: 19 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by Nugganooch:
Photo of Nugganooch
3.88/5  rDev +4.6%

On tap at the brewpub – Healdsburg, CA
06/12/14 - Served in a full Pint glass

A: Sunburst look of goldenrod and peach with some slight hop haze through the body. Half finger of stubborn ivory cream rests over top. Nice broken tracks of sticky lace running all the way down the glass.

S: Lots of toasted bready pale malt character on the nose followed by some very floral hops. Vibrantly perfumed with some citrus fruit undertones.

T: The toasty pale malt stands firm in the flavor as well delivering lots of freshly baked bread notes while remaining only slightly sweet. Integrated are some delicate hop flavors that emerge very floral like. Has me thinking Columbus hops here. I get some lesser notes of pine and tangerine as well. Not super bitter at all with a really nice balance across the board. Finishes dry and crisp with only a slight hoppy linger. Very easy on the lips.

M: Moderately lighter body with a nice even consistent carbonation pop. Dry and crisp in the finish with a light resinous linger.

D: A great easy sessions APA and quite possibly an instant classic for me…fits so well into the current BR lineup. Will be grabbing more of this one once it finally hits distro to SoCal.

Nugganooch, Jun 25, 2014
More User Reviews:
Photo of SanFranJake
4/5  rDev +7.8%

SanFranJake, Apr 21, 2014
Photo of SmellsofMahagony
4.25/5  rDev +14.6%

SmellsofMahagony, Jun 12, 2014
Photo of Beerswag
3.25/5  rDev -12.4%

Beerswag, Jan 04, 2014
Photo of alienlifeforcecube
3.25/5  rDev -12.4%

alienlifeforcecube, May 18, 2014
Photo of WeymouthMike
3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

WeymouthMike, Aug 30, 2014
Photo of yhoshijima
4.5/5  rDev +21.3%

yhoshijima, Aug 10, 2014
Photo of ste5venla
3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

ste5venla, May 21, 2014
Photo of samtrillo
3.72/5  rDev +0.3%

samtrillo, Aug 14, 2014
Photo of Sammy
3.88/5  rDev +4.6%

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.

Sammy, Nov 13, 2012
Photo of whatname
3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

whatname, May 06, 2014
Photo of NeroFiddled
4.25/5  rDev +14.6%

Bear Republic Grand-Am American Pale Ale
12 oz. brown bottle, no apparent freshness dating.

Bear Republic's Grand-Am is done in their typical style: richly malty, loaded with bright hops, and focused. Also, it appears at least partially unfiltered, and it has excellent head retention and lacing.

The malt is a basic golden base but with some breadth to it. You get some sweet, almost doughy notes at first, but the hop flavor and bitterness soon beat that into submission. The hops initially appear as bright citrus and soft pine, but then you find a wider, grassy and minty undertone. Yeast steps in and adds a touch of fruitiness and some drying mineral character. It's solidly bitter, and the alcohol lends a drying touch as well. I lingers in the finish, quite dry, with some piney and minty hops.

It's a straight-forward, well made, perfectly balanced, full flavored, fresh and unfiltered American Pale Ale. You can't go wrong with this one!

NeroFiddled, Jun 19, 2014
Photo of tclipse
3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

tclipse, May 03, 2014
Photo of Kegatron
3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

Kegatron, Jun 19, 2014
Photo of mkdieterich
1.52/5  rDev -59%

mkdieterich, Aug 22, 2014
Photo of mc4z
3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

mc4z, Oct 13, 2013
Photo of Shaymus
3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

Shaymus, Jul 20, 2014
Photo of kbuzz
2.75/5  rDev -25.9%

kbuzz, Jul 13, 2013
Photo of Dirt
3.25/5  rDev -12.4%

Dirt, Aug 02, 2013
Photo of mkirkland80
4.25/5  rDev +14.6%

mkirkland80, Jun 09, 2014
Photo of mirrorball
3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

mirrorball, Aug 31, 2014
Photo of VeganUndead
4.25/5  rDev +14.6%

VeganUndead, Jun 01, 2014
Photo of LakerLeith
3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

LakerLeith, Aug 28, 2014
Photo of The_Craft_Deviant_Rob
4.25/5  rDev +14.6%

The_Craft_Deviant_Rob, Jun 08, 2014
Photo of spark3148857
3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

spark3148857, Jun 25, 2014
« first ‹ prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | next › last »
Grand Am from Bear Republic Brewing Co.
84 out of 100 based on 155 ratings.