Churchill's Pale | Bear Republic Brewing Co.

71 Ratings

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

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.50%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by BearRepublic on 01-22-2014

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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3.3/5  rDev -22.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Review from notes taken at Hopfields in Austin, Texas in 2014. Cost was $6 for 12 oz.

7.50% ABV. IPA.

APPEARANCE: ~2cm wide head. White in colour, with nice creaminess and thickness. Nice lacing. Soft consistency.

Body is a murky dark orange-copper. I see no yeast/lees or sediment within. Translucent. Nontransparent.

OVerall, it's standard fare for a pale ale.

AROMA: Pleasant floral hop character. Orange citrus zest. Pale malts. It's almost a bit soapy, but thankfully not quite.

Has a nice balance of hops and malts based on the aroma. A pleasant overall aroma of mild strength.

No yeast or overt alcohol is detectable.

TASTE: Floral hops, orange citrus/zest, pale malts, clean barley. Has a nice sweetness/bitterness balance, with a nice subdued hop flavour.

Depth of flavour is above average. Flavour duration and intensity are average. It could boast more complexity and subtlety, but there's enough here that it's interesting. A tasty pale ale build, all things considered.

TEXTURE: Smooth and wet, to style. Nicely carbonated. Clean, though slightly oily. Could be softer, but overall it suits the taste nicely. Medium-bodied, with enough thickness to support the flavours featured in the brew.

Not gushed, hot, boozy, rough, or scratchy.

OVERALL: Drinkable and enjoyable. I like it and would get it again, and it's solid work from Bear Republic even if it does have room for improvement. Well worth trying.

Low B- (3.30) / WORTHY

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Churchill's Pale from Bear Republic Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 4.24 out of 5 with 71 ratings
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