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RATINGS: 20   MEAN: 3.47/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.3   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 80   EST. CALORIES: 231   ABV: 7.7%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Celebrating 15 years of Bear Republic Brewing Co., this IPA is brewed from an old recipe (batch 50!) that is malty and very hoppy, just the way our Brewmaster likes it.


3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
JoeMcPhee (8466) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 16, 2010
Tap at Rattle N Hum. Deep amber pour with a thick white head. The nose is kind of indistinct though - muted American hops with a touch of light hoppiness. A kiss of malt sweetness and straight up pale malt. It’s really not all that good.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MartinT (7860) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - APR 6, 2010
My Bottom Line:
This friendly Double IPA presents earthy and wooden hop resins to lightly caramelized cereals, creating a well-made example of the style.

Further Personal Perceptions:
-A veil of foam tops the nearly clear deep amber.
-This was very drinkable for its gravity.
-I can’t say this is anything special; it is "just" another very well made Bear Republic IPA.
-This is balanced throughout.

On tap at Rattle ’n’ Hum, NYC.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
bb (6858) - Alamo, California, USA - FEB 26, 2010
Draft. Rich amber beer with a cream colored head. Grapefruit aroma. Grapefruit, pine, and dark malt flavor. Medium bodied. Good bitterness. Grapefruit, pine, and darker malts linger. A bit more darker malts and drier than Racer 5.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
blipp (6125) - Newark, New Jersey, USA - APR 3, 2010
Draft. Pours amber with an off white head. Light floral hoppy aroma with some sweet malts. The flavor has floral hops, a bit of an earthy note, and some malty sweetness. Decent.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
TaktikMTL (5793) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - APR 13, 2010
En fût. Verre de 4 oz chez Rattle & Hum (New York, NY). Arôme: Odeur de pamplemousse avec une pointe de caramel. Apparence: La couleur est dorée. Présence d’un mince col mousseux et d’une fine dentelle sur le verre. Saveur: Goût de pamplemousse avec une pointe de pin et de caramel. Durée moyenne de l’arrière goût. Palette: Le corps est moyen avec une texture légèrement minérale. Moyenne effervescence en bouche. Amertume d’houblons en arrière goût. (Rating #2965)

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
badlizard (5538) - Berkeley, California, USA - FEB 20, 2010
clear golden orange with a fizzy white head. Faint hoppy aroma and a taste of grapefruit earthy herbal hops and a brassy bitter alcoholic finish.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Rciesla (5499) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - MAY 10, 2010
Draft. Pours an amber body with an off white head. Earth y dry and brush like. Forest floor, leaf like bitterness. Tea really dry tone, like an over soaked bag of tea, very dry and very bitter. A mild malt tone with some light earth.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jredmond (5352) - Manhattan, New York, USA - MAY 4, 2010
Draft at RnH in NYC with Andrew. Had this directly after the Apex. Pours a clear body as well. The aroma is delicious grapefruit hop. This was a bit maltier but that delicious, crisp hop taste was still present.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
beerguy101 (5287) - Newark, California, USA - APR 4, 2010
Tasted on tap at the 10th Bistro Double IPA Festival on 2/6/2010. This Imperial IPA pours a medium orange gold color from the tap. Medium sized white foamy head. The aroma is floral and citrusy hops. A medium bodied Imperial IPA The malts are fruity and sweet. The hops are citrusy and grapefruity. Nice balance. Good carbonation. Medium bitterness. Nice IPA. Mouthfeel is full and round. Finish is clean and crisp. Aftertaste is slightly bitter.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dickinsonbeer (5077) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - MAY 2, 2010
Bear Republic Promo event at Blind Tiger. Pours a good clear woody amber mahogany with a nice lasting thin head. Aroma is herbal tea, mineral earth and light citrus hops with a medium crystal malt backbone, nutty toffee sweetness. Flavor is caramel and toast, crystal malts, some toffee, earthy flowery and tea-like bitterness and astringency from the hops a touch vegetal but finishes pretty clean. Ok.


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