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RATINGS: 67   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.55   IBU: 45   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
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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…


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
badhack (302) - San Francisco, California, USA - JUL 25, 2014
I’m not sure what the line between APA and IPA is, but this one blurs it. The aroma and taste are delicious, that of citrus and tropical fruit and a fairly well masked but solid malt backbone. Biscuit toast, malt, medium body. The finish is hoppy and bitter. At 6.5% this is not sessionable, but it is cloudy as hell, so bottle conditioned as usual.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DocLock (7731) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 23, 2014
Bottle from Whole Foods. Pours turbid orangy straw colored with off-white head. Nose is hopcitrus, floral, tropical frui. Tastes hoppy, citric, with notes of tangerine, tastes like juicy Citra hops, and a crisp, explosive hop and citrus finish.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
nickd717 (3466) - San Francisco, California, USA - JUL 22, 2014
12oz bottle, something you just gotta tick. Slightly cloudy orangish-golden color with a lacy white head. Orange Crush and tangerine on the aroma, really nice. The flavor is largely citrus, orange and grapefruit, smooth with a hoppy finish. Medium-bodied and crisp with mild resins. Really good pale ale.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Homer321 (1808) - Rock Ridge, Florida, USA - JUL 16, 2014
Draft at the bare lodge. Nose is catty with a bit of fruit. Taste reveals some lemon and image. Enjoyable.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
bb (6784) - Alamo, California, USA - JUL 13, 2014
Bottle. Amber beer with a cream head. Grapefruit and light malt aroma. Grapefruit and pine flavor with light tropical fruit. Medium bodied. Pine and tropical fruit lingers with grapefruit.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Wittales (620) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - JUL 7, 2014
Appearance was hazy floaties golden with lasting creamy white 1 finger head, rings of lacing. Aromas are citrus, tropical fruits with touch of pine and caramel, pale malts sweetness. Taste are grapefruit, orange, pineapple, lemon and soft pine with hints of malt sweetness. Palate was smooth soft CO2 with light body, then lasting balanced bitter fruity finish. A easy hoppy pale.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
skmikeg (838) - Poway, California, USA - JUL 6, 2014
Pours a very nice golden orange with a two finger off white head that lingers for a while and fades to excellent lacing. Aroma is of earth citrus, pine resin, bready malts, light sweet malts, and light caramel. Taste is of citrus (grapefruit and orange), pine, bready biscuit malts, sweet malts, and some light caramel malts. Has a medium body with a semi creamy mouthfeel and a semi dry, semi bitter, medium finish. Overall, a pretty tasty, well balanced pale ale, and drinkable pale ale that is pretty sessionable.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
NikkTwist (1535) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 5, 2014
Draft at Moriartys. Clear orange gold pour with white foam. Big earthy citrus hops flavors. Blonde caramel beneath, along with some amber fruit. Mandarins. Quince. Biscuits with orange marmalade. Autumn leaves. Hops over malt here but the end result, though bitter, has a milder finish than with Racer 5.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
high_on_hops (588) - Burlingame, California, USA - JUL 4, 2014
Pours a slightly cloudy gold with a foamy white head and lacing. It has a great resin hop aroma with a malt background. The flavor is hoppy pine and resin up front with a malt backbone and bitter finish. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DrunkSanta410 (223) - Georgia, USA - JUL 2, 2014
Bottle to glass. Pours a clear orange with thick white head. Aroma is citrus fruit, grass, light malt sweetness. Taste is citrus, well balanced with malt and finishes with a solid bitterness. Palate is light to medium body with high carbonation. Pretty good! High hoppiness and bitterness for a pale.


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