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RATINGS: 173   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.59/5   IBU: 50   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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…

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
tricksta_p (3617) - Steenwijk, NETHERLANDS - OCT 14, 2016
Bottle at home. Aroma is fruity hops, tropical fruits, citrus, grapefruit, light malt. Flavour is lightly sweet and medium bitter. Body is medium. Nicely crisp and juicy, almost IPA level hops, very tasty.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
kermis (11244) - Where the wild whales are, NETHERLANDS - OCT 11, 2016
Bottle shared at Wishbeer, Bangkok. Very hazy orange with a cream head. Aroma of soapy hops, herbal, weedy and very green hops. Flavour is above light sweet and above moderate bitter. Light to medium bodied with soft carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jmgreenuk (7837) - Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA - OCT 11, 2016
Poured a hazy medium amber with a frothy white head. The aroma is grassy hop, yeast, light citrus. The flavour is moderate bitter with a light fruity, hop bitter, dry malt, light pepper spice palate. Medium bodied with average carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
beerbaaron (1977) - Arizona, USA - OCT 8, 2016
Clear bright orange with a Fluffy white head. An all around solid, smooth, balanced well made beer. Nothing really sticks out about it..don’t know if that’s good or bad. Oh well, I like drinking it.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
olio (9373) - Tampere, FINLAND - OCT 4, 2016
355 ml bottle @ Timo A.
Pours clear pale golden color with a small head. Aroma is malty, resinous hops, orange, gooseberry bush. Flavor is orange and strong bitterness, grapefruits, maybe slightly resinous hops. Not sure about the freshness but feels a bit harsh.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
zacgillbanks (4538) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - OCT 1, 2016
Bottle from Coppers, Newcastle. Hazy golden coloured with a sweet tropical fruity flavour, pear and orange notes followed by a sweet, zesty, full-bodied finish. Excellent!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
The_Osprey (6600) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 18, 2016
12fl oz bottle at home in Richmond, as ’Bear Republic Grand Am’, 6%, undated but just arrived on these shores. Hazy orange, lightly sparkling, dense foamy white head, rings of lacing. Aroma is tangerine, dusty, chalk. Body is light, spritzy carbonation, frothy. Taste is floral and chalky, pine, salty. A nice enough flavour. Nothing spectacular though, and too fizzy.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Alengrin (4604) - BELGIUM - SEP 17, 2016
Racing-themed APA by Bear Republic, with very frothy, snow white, thick moussy head leaving an irregularly shaped rim of thick papery lacing around the glass, crowning a lightly hazy ’old gold’ coloured beer with light orangey hue, turning a deeper shade of orange and equally cloudy with sediment. Delicate and fragrant aroma of blood orange flesh, mandarin peel, spruce shoots, biscuit, candied lemon, green banana, fresh apple cake, wormwood, sweet paprika powder, pine-scented soap, yellow kiwi, hemp, burnt chicken skin, freshly grated ginger root, cigarette tobacco. Lively but clean fruity onset, hints of green banana, kiwi and starfruit, mildly sourish and subduedly sweetish, medium carbo just fit for the style, supple and lightly oily and somewhat soapy mouthfeel, medium bodied. Pleasant cereally malt middle with a caramelly edge to it, supporting the vivid, beautifully restrained fruitiness and building the perfect bridge to a hoppy finish, providing adequate, quenching, resinous and spicy but by no means harsh bitterness as well as a wealth of retronasal dank, piney and citrusy aromas. This must be among the finest APAs I ever had, I can easily see how it scores so high on this site; it has a stunningly beautiful balance between sweetish malts and fruit on the one hand and spicy, oily, bittering and delicately aromatic hops on the other hand but the latter remain sufficiently in place to remain APA instead of falling into IPA domain. Very refined and refreshing, absolutely adorable - I would recommend this example to anyone who is interested in getting to know the ’old’ American pale ale style.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
evergreen0199 (3030) - Northwood, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 16, 2016
Bottle from Wholefoods, Kensington, London. A hazy golden/amber coloured pour with a medium white head on top. Hoppy, malty, caramel, grapefruit aroma. Tastes hoppy, malty, caramel, grapefruit. Decent APA.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
gegwilson (3284) - North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - SEP 16, 2016
Bottle from Coppers in Newcastle. Pours a sloghtly hazy gold with a frothy off white head. Nice hoppy grapefruit aroma. The taste has grapefruit, lychee and pineapple with a nice lasting bitter finish. There underlying caramel. Very tasty.

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