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Speed Bump | Bear Republic Brewing Co.

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BEER INFO

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

Style: American Amber / Red Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.60%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by lacqueredmouse on 07-02-2012

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4/5  rDev n/a
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On-tap at the brewery in Healdsburg, CA. Seems like a light version of Red Rocket, although they listed Red Rocket as an "Amber" on their list, and this as a "Red Ale".

Despite this listing, it pours a deep amber colour, certainly more amber than red, with a fine but full head of off-white. Lacing is messy and complex, and the body is solid for a relatively low ABV beer. Looks good.

Nose is bright with a full bouquet of the typical hops you expect. Citrus, a touch of pine and some sweeter fruits that blend with the malt into a fresh cement and dust aroma of huskiness. Good stuff.

Tasty palate, although a little thin. The clean hop character carries on the fragrance into the flavour. Spicy, a little chlorine, juniper and holly. Very light, but punchy malt gives a touch of mild roast to the mix without providing any more body.

It's a tasty beer: a nice clean mixture of malt and hops. It's missing a bit of body, but you expect that from this ABV level, so it's forgivable. The advantage of course is that it's more drinkable for it. Good stuff.

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Speed Bump from Bear Republic Brewing Co.
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