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Grand Am - Bear Republic Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
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207 Ratings
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Ratings: 207
Reviews: 29
rAvg: 3.72
pDev: 9.95%
Wants: 3
Gots: 17 | 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:
Beer added by: argock on 06-10-2012

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…
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Ratings: 207 | Reviews: 29
Photo of Leschber
3.75/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mrcraft
3.75/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of IPAlmighty
4.43/5  rDev +19.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

I don't think it's amazing, but sessionable. Solid, if you don't want to be challenged and want a good drinker, it fits the bill.

Photo of mactrail
3.59/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

Handsome orange-tinted amber with a long-lasting head in the Crooked Line tulip. Inviting whiff of flowery and citrusy hops. Pleasant mouthfilling texture.

Warm with malt but tangy and herbal. Fairly bitter but modestly fruity. Honeydew melon and a touch of grapefruit peel. The mineral taste reminds me of the English style of Pale Ale. You wouldn't mistake it, though, as the bitter aftertaste lingers in the American obsession.

I'd be interested to have it on tap. From the 12 oz bottle in my mixed six-pack from a Ralph's supermarket.

Photo of jsanmarco
3.46/5  rDev -7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Brams
3.98/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BucannonXC5
3.57/5  rDev -4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Ratings are correct below, but I changed some marks above to make the final rating as close as possible with Beer Advocate's "revamped" system. The 3.57 overall rating is accurate.

Type: 12-oz. bottle
Glass: Figueroa Mountain pint glass
From: Alpine Liquor in Alpine, Calif.
Price: $8.99 for a 6-pack
Purchased: March 19, 2015
Consumed: March 19, 2015
Misc.: Best by Sept. 5, 2015

Poured an orangeish, caramel, slightly hazy color with two fingers of off-white, rocky head. Lots of bubble streams coming up from the bottom of the glass. A few spots of lacing on the sides of the glass. Bad retention. (Sight - 3.38)

Pretty potent whiff of Citra hops and caramel malts. Also Cascade, melon, orange zest, nectarine, slight mango, lime, pine, light pineapple and more tropical notes. (Sight - 3.88)

Tasted not as nice as the nose. A bit unbalanced, seemingly alcohol coming first before any flavor. Then got nectarine rind, orange zest, caramel, Cascade, mango, honey wheat, grass, lime and some pine. (Taste - 3.50)

Light body. Oily texture. Average carbonation. Abrupt, somewhat refreshing finish. (Feel - 3.50)

Nothing to grand about this beer (get it?) Just an average APA. (Overall - 3.50)

3.57 | 81 | B

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3.72/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of sirsteve42
3.32/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of R11415
3.72/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of samibr
3.78/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BigMike
3.62/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Spaceman_Jer
3.89/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of joeyjoey104
3.5/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of jhartley
3.32/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of tbone1384
3.84/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Gregwa
3.74/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of KMani
4.24/5  rDev +14%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Cath
3.94/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Bieniek30
3.17/5  rDev -14.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of PaulSlazinger
3.74/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Spreetaper
4/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Userme59
3.25/5  rDev -12.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Slightly above average beer for me

Photo of dwagner003
3.99/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of breadwinner
4.07/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

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Grand Am from Bear Republic Brewing Co.
84 out of 100 based on 207 ratings.