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Bear Naked Ale - Adirondack Pub & Brewery

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BA SCORE
78
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143 Ratings
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Ratings: 143
Reviews: 26
rAvg: 3.37
pDev: 14.84%
Wants: 1
Gots: 13 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Adirondack Pub & Brewery visit their website
New York, United States

Style | ABV
American Amber / Red Ale |  5.20% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BBM on 06-07-2007)
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Reviews by jwc215:
Photo of jwc215
3.98/5  rDev +18.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours slightly hazed amber with a thin white head that descends to a thin lasting cover. Little lace.

The smell is of sweet grain with some caramel. Apricot and peach fruitiness with mild citrus in the back.

The taste is of sweet caramel and grain. Bready dough balanced by an apricot/peach fruitiness with a hint of citrus. Finishes on the sweet side.

Lighter side of medium bodied, it is very smooth.

Well-done and pretty unique. High drinkablilty with enough nice taste to keep it interesting. According to John (jcwattsrugger) who was good enough to bring this back to share, it was listed as an alt...Here it is listed as an APA (the website doesn't say). Oddly enough, I could see it fitting broadly into either (though the alt would clearly be an American interpretation. Regardless of style, it's a fine "session" brew!

jwc215, Aug 10, 2007
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2.75/5  rDev -18.4%

MadScientist, Mar 27, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -3.6%

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Trashcat, Nov 16, 2014
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Griffith, Jan 07, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -3.6%

Aficionado_Shawn, Aug 05, 2014
Photo of WoodBrew
2.96/5  rDev -12.2%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

The Bear Naked Ale is a decent simple to drink amber. The beer poured a hazy amber with thin head that did not lace. The scent and taste were fairly non-descript...pretty much a simple amber. The mouthfeel was lighter in body with decent carbonation. Overall this beer is ok...definitely sessionable....but slightly boring.

WoodBrew, Sep 15, 2013
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3/5  rDev -11%

sociallooter, Sep 06, 2012
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RyFikes, Apr 24, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +3.9%

Watsonmn, Jun 16, 2014
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3/5  rDev -11%

Lang44, Apr 02, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +11.3%

pjkelley82, Sep 12, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +11.3%

nyrblue2, Jun 09, 2012
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2.75/5  rDev -18.4%

twillingthenoz, Oct 30, 2012
Photo of fitzy84
3.75/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

It had a great light to it. Nice and golden view through the glass. It's aroma was very pleasant. I could smell the faint odor of the hops lightly. Surprisingly, the hop flavor was very well balanced to the thiness of the drink. One could sip the drink fluidly without being shocked with hops flavor. Personally, maybe I would have had the flavors be stronger, but the drink itself can definitely be drank by a general audience. Its light flavor allowed it to be a very drinkable beer for its flavor.

fitzy84, Aug 30, 2007
Photo of SickGnar
3.88/5  rDev +15.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Tawny yet light copper with a bit of haze. A few random bubbles rise to the small off-white head. It keeps a ring of foam and leaves an okay amount of lace.

S: Citrus, floral/herbal, barest hint of spicy hops. Some bright fruity esters. Background, lightly toasty pale malt. Smells good, but I want more umph.

T: Balanced, but leaning to the hops. Fruity citrus of orange & tangerine up front, floral/herbal/spicy in the middle, end is lingering citrus & herbal which gets increasingly woody as the finish continues. Lots of light, bright, juicy esters are mingled with the hops. Toasty pale malts provide a good platform for the hops show, and just a hint of sweetness. Quite a nice showcase of hops and nice fruity esters.

M: Just medium budy but still with a hint of chew. Lightly balanced carbonation. Bright & refreshing – leaning to crisp – yet only semi-drying finish.

D: Nice juicy-fruity citrus – both from hops and esters. Rather more pale and amber. Lighter body, loads of citrus hops, mild malts, and all the light & fruity esters. Regardless of style, it is a very nice, characterful, tasty, and drinkable beer.

SickGnar, Dec 24, 2011
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3/5  rDev -11%

dvanhandel, Dec 14, 2012
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3.4/5  rDev +0.9%

More of a golden orange in color than a Amber. Very little head, and what is there fades to just a skim quickly. Nose is faint and has a bit of a murky stink to it. Flavor is very hollow and is missing the real malt backbone that I look for in this style. Overall it just fell short for me.

SPLITGRIN, Aug 25, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +26.1%

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Bear Naked Ale from Adirondack Pub & Brewery
78 out of 100 based on 143 ratings.