Challenge Series #06: Smells Like Citrus IPA
Bear Republic Brewing Co.

Challenge Series #06: Smells Like Citrus IPAChallenge Series #06: Smells Like Citrus IPA
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Style:
IPA - American
ABV:
7%
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Needs more ratings
Avg:
3.95 | pDev: 4.81%
Reviews:
3
Ratings:
7
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Bear Republic Brewing Co.
 
California, United States
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Challenge Series #06: Smells Like Citrus IPAChallenge Series #06: Smells Like Citrus IPA
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dbl_delta from Pennsylvania

3.81/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Undated (my pet peeve, particularly for IPAs) into pint glass. Pours a hazy light amber with a modest white head. Initial impression is - yep, citrus. Orange, a touch of grapefruit, and a light touch of pilsner malt. Mouthfeel and carbonation are medium and refreshing. Finish is sweet and light. OK but not something I would seek out.

Jul 24, 2019
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elNopalero from California

3.95/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Pours from a can a glowing tan orange. Chill hazed, but not opaque.
Lives up to its name and then some with a tangerine sweet citrusy note on the nose and a slightly sweetish mandarin finish. Something of a bicarbonate character on the end of this, like what you might find after drinking some flavored sparking water, that I just can't otherwise place.

Jun 24, 2019
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AgentMunky from New York

4.19/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a 16oz can into a Delirium Noel glass. Best before 3 July 2019.
3.75/4/4.25/4.5/4.25
Hazy yellow with light head and heavy lacing.
Grapefruit rind and something delicate and floral (yeast? Mandarina?).
Clean, hoppy-bitter, and tart with a sweet, dry finish. Fruitiness is subdued but lurks about.
Very dry, bracing, and crisp. Salivatory and moreish. Super nice.
Really exciting IPA from one of my old favorites.

Jun 04, 2019
Challenge Series #06: Smells Like Citrus IPA from Bear Republic Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.95 out of 5 with 7 ratings