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Churchill's X | Bear Republic Brewing Co.

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BEER INFO

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

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Formerly Churchill's 10

Crafted in honor of the tenth anniversary of Churchill's Pub and Grille in San Marcos, this IPA is brewed with a large proportion of wheat and rye malts and the newly released Meridian and Mosaic hops.

Brewed annually for Churchill's anniversary party (aka Renaissance).

Added by jvillefan on 03-04-2013

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#5,340
Reviews:
9
Ratings:
39
pDev:
6.24%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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A: Big citrusy/berry/tropical fruit aroma – a bit pungent, but quite fragrant. Coupled with a very light amount of malt sweetness.

A: Golden color, totally clear with a white head of micro-bubbles that slowly recedes. Moderate lacing is evident in the glass.

T: Lots of citrusy/berry/tropical fruit hops upfront, but not as flavorful as the aroma. There’s a light malt sweetness for support and very light bitterness on the finish.

M: Medium bodied with moderate carbonation

O: Quite tasty! Originally made Churchill’s 10th Anniversary, the beer routinely now shows up annually for Churchill’s anniversary, better known as Renaissance. The beer is super clean and hoppy – yum!

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look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Served in a tasting glass at the brewery. From notes. Reviewed 10 March 2013.

A: Cloudy, wheat-gold. Light head. Good lacing.

S: Pine and citrus, unsurprisingly, but the hops don't taste particularly bitter.

T: Tastes initially sort of like Pliny the Elder, then fades into Racer 5. The finish is soft and wheaty.

M: Dry and bitter, but light and round. I like it.

O: At 100 IBU, it's intense, but still approachable and drinkable. Recommended.

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Draft at Churchill's, March 2013.

Pours a hazy, dark golden orange color with apricot edges and a two finger pillowy white head.  Great retention, only slowly settling into a lasting cap/ring.  Soapy lacing left behind.  

Floral, resinous hop aroma with a slight onion-y/summit presence along with earthy grass and tropical/citrus fruit.  Pine needle character with biscuit malt, slight caramel,  mango, pineapple and orange peel.  

Medium bodied with a crisp, oily resinous hop bite that lingers over the tropical fruit notes and pale malt backbone into a slightly dry finish.  Crisp, clean and easy to drink with bitter, grassy hops followed by grapefruit,  orange peel and papaya sweetness.  Really well balanced with fruit and light malt notes countering the earthy bitterness of the hops.  Really drinkable with an invisible ABV.  Very nice!  

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Churchill's X from Bear Republic Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 4.17 out of 5 with 39 ratings
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