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RATINGS: 100   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.58   IBU: 45   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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Inspired by our team’s passion for racing, Grand-Am™ is an American Pale Ale worthy of the “Racer” family. True to our roots, this sessionable yet assertive ale balances both classic and new American hop varieties with a distinct malt backbone. Start your engines…


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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
sfnative (12) - - MAY 9, 2015
Whatever an "American Pale Ale" is this tastes like a hoppy IPA to me. Personally, my palate has had enough of these "cookie cutter" beers that mostly smell and taste the same: assertive, unbalanced, excessively bitter. This isn’t as overwhelming as some but the maltiness described by other tasters eludes me. I tried it, but it’s not something I’m likely to drink again.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
quiksurf (7) - - APR 4, 2015 does not count
Very good pale ale. Great drink ability. Session pale ale. Highly recommended ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BucannonXC5 (1036) - San Diego, California, USA - MAR 19, 2015
Type: 12-oz. bottle Glass: Figueroa Mountain pint glass From: Alpine Liquor in Alpine, Calif. Price: $8.99 for a 6-pack Purchased: March 19, 2015 Consumed: March 19, 2015 Misc.: Best by Sept. 5, 2015 Poured an orangeish, caramel, slightly hazy color with two fingers of off-white, rocky head. Lots of bubble streams coming up from the bottom of the glass. A few spots of lacing on the sides of the glass. Bad retention. (Sight - 3.38) Pretty potent whiff of Citra hops and caramel malts. Also Cascade, melon, orange zest, nectarine, slight mango, lime, pine, light pineapple and more tropical notes. (Sight - 3.88) Tasted not as nice as the nose. A bit unbalanced, seemingly alcohol coming first before any flavor. Then got nectarine rind, orange zest, caramel, Cascade, mango, honey wheat, grass, lime and some pine. (Taste - 3.50) Light body. Oily texture. Average carbonation. Abrupt, somewhat refreshing finish. (Feel - 3.50) Nothing to grand about this beer (get it?) Just an average APA. (Overall - 3.50) 3.57 81 B

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
rougeau13 (2142) - Richmond, Texas, USA - MAR 5, 2015
Clearish amber with an off-white head. Aroma of flowers, caramel, and citrus. Flavor is well balanced; fruity and somewhat bitter. Medium bodied and smooth.

3.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
annunz123 (921) - Taunton, Massachusetts, USA - FEB 7, 2015
Caramel malt and fruity, flowery hops in the aroma. Flavor starts sweet and bready. Finish is flowery and citrus/fruity, and slightly sour. Nice beer, but not as good as some of the other "Racers."

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
SDalkoholic (2214) - Linda Vista, California, USA - JAN 26, 2015
Aluminum can: Aroma is fragrant with the smell of freshly squeezed grapefruit and blood orange fruit which sparked interest. Liquid appeared a murky gold that had an eruption of bubbles rising to the top. A brief formation of foam head but quickly fizzed out. Looks similar to champagne. The flavor is initially bitter with intense moments of sourness across my tongue. Finish reminds me of some strong type of cheese as the beer leaves behind a salty residue around my lips. Not a beer that I am entirely thrilled about spending over $13 for a 6 pack.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Niko100 (2188) - Illinois, USA - JAN 17, 2015
Hazy amber color; Medium slightly creamy body; Aroma of citrus hops, fruit, & light pine; Flavor of slight sweet malt/yeast, fruity hops, some pine, and citrus; Finish is slightly bitter; Different - decent.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
hershiser2 (1328) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - JAN 16, 2015
$1.95 bottle from Wine Warehouse, CHO. Pours golden with a large white head. Smells of grapefruit and lemon. Taste is soapy, citrusy, piney, and has some roasted malts.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
RedSox2004 (1410) - Pacific Palisades, California, USA - JAN 10, 2015
Orange amber with a slight haze, big strong white head and excellent lace. Nice floral hop aromas with substantial grass and pine. Mostly hop bitterness up front, featuring tea, mandarin, peach, graham cracker and orange peel. Medium body and carbonation, creamy mouthfeel and a crisp bitter finish.

3.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
obguthr (4430) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - JAN 10, 2015
Tea, pencil shavings, honey, orange, and grapefruit aroma. Clear amber with a few floaties, medium sticky head. Lilly and grapefruit, rosehip accents. Light body, moderate carbonation. Hop forward APA, with very little maltiness except in the aroma.


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