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RATINGS: 89   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.55   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…


3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Leighton (11876) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 11, 2014
Bottle at home in CT - picked up in NYC. Pours mostly clear, yellow-gold with a thick, frothy white head. The nose has some dusty pine needles, citrus peel, dry pale malts, peach. Light sweet flavor with mellow bitter hay, pine needles, lemon rind, some dry pale bread, biscuits. Light to medium bodied with average carbonation. A bit dusty on the finish with further citrus rind, biscuity pale malts, sawdust, faint grass, nectarine, citrus pith. So so. Might not be in top condition.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
argo0 (11651) - Washington DC, USA - OCT 17, 2012
Draft. Clear amber body, medium off-white head, nice lacing. Aroma is moderately sweet, grapefruit, some orange, light pine. Taste is moderately sweet, orange/grapefruit, some pine. Light-medium body, a trifle thin but very drinkable.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
brokensail (11599) - Orange County, California, USA - JAN 9, 2014
On tap @ Bear Republic. Clear golden pour with a white head. Nose is bready hops, orange peel, grass, and vanilla. Lots of bread, dough, and toast. A bit of pine. Flavor is sweet caramel, bread, and toast. A nice vanilla, orange, and pine note. Mild bitterness and grass.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bhensonb (11528) - Woodland, California, USA - MAR 1, 2012
Cask at Rubicon for Sacramento Beer Week. Pours hazy orange gld with a creamy white head. Rich citrus/stone fruit aroma. Medium body almost. Flavor is citrus/peach. Lovely stuff. Smooth finish of hop over caramel.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ratman197 (10220) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - OCT 25, 2014
Bomber poured a clear gold with a small lasting white head. Aromas of bread, earthiness, citrus and light pine. Palate was light bodied and crisp with a dry finish. Flavors of bread, lemon zest, orange zest and grapefruit zest with a crisp dry moderatly bitter lingering citrus finish.

2.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
daknole (9443) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - AUG 9, 2013
Orange pour in a sample glass at Fate. This is an overly malty, somewhat off putting beer. Green coffee, not enough hops. Weird.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Drake (8993) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - AUG 15, 2014
12 ounce bottle from Wine Warehouse, opened 5/13/14.. Pours a hazy orange color with a large foamy white head. Decent head retention. Aroma of big citrus hops and pale malt. The taste is citrus hops, pale malts, a bit of a tropical vibe. Medium bodied, strong lingering bitterness, simple, well balanced.

3.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Sammy (8942) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 11, 2012
Bang on pale ale enjoyed at the Tap Room. Light golden colour, lacey,easy smooth mouthfeel. Citrus orange bitterness. Good drinkability. No astringency at well. This apparently will become their main pale ale. Above average bodied and medium hoppiness.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
GT2 (8742) - San Diego County, California, USA - OCT 19, 2012
Tap at Meridian Pint. Pours a full hazed orange. Creamy foam. Thick swabs of poofy lace. Nose is fresh orange juice and zesty pink grapefruit. Taste is sharp, spicy, oily, quite bitter. Feels heavier than APA. More IPA. Very nice.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dogbrick (8681) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - AUG 29, 2013
Sample at Lucky’s in Dayton. Pours a clear dark golden color with a medium off-white head that diminishes gradually. Short strings of lace on the glass. Aroma of hops and bready malt. Medium-bodied with a moderately bitter citrusy hops character with toasted malt behind it. The finish is floral with a hoppy aftertaste. Decent overall.


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