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RATINGS: 63   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.53   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…


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3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Thorpe429 (5012) - , Illinois, USA - NOV 26, 2012
On tap at Pizzeria Paradiso in Old Town Alexandria. Nose has a nice citrus bite. Flavor is a bit grainy but otherwise light and moderately bitter.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Wittales (611) - 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 (825) - 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 (1517) - 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 (582) - 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 (216) - 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.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
boxofrane (2047) - Spring City, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 2, 2014
Bottle from Mari’s. Best by November 2014. Pours hazt orange with a medium sized white head, strong retention. Gorgeous looking beer. The aroma has huge tropical fruit, light citrus, some pine notes in the distance. The taste has a nice dry bitterness that fades quickly to a grainy, juicy grapefruit juice, light pineapple. Very nice.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Blairgus (2544) - California, USA - JUN 26, 2014
26 June 2014, bottle. orange, clear, some bubbles, some sediment. nose is grapefruit citrus and some cereal malt. thin body and mildly fizzy, slightly bitter orange juice, moderate light malt, slight bitterness. pretty decent. Reminds me of racer five just not as bitter.

3.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BroSpud (1666) - , Massachusetts, USA - JUN 16, 2014
12oz bottle. Pours a light golden with a white head, Very much an IPA in my book. Big hop presence with notes of lemon and pine. Very tasty.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Thisis12ptfont (810) - Los Angeles, CA, California, USA - MAY 30, 2014
Aroma brings fresh pines, subtle hops, touch of vanilla, lemon and floral notes to the nose. Copper appearance with a fast disappearing foam. Taste is smooth hops upfront with a buttery biscuit malt base. Citrus, lemon, caramel, and earthy pine shine through. Finish is dry and leaves you wanting more. Overall, very impressive pale ale. Well rounded and balanced. Good stuff. A- rating.

2.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
FROTHINGSLOSH (4785) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 30, 2014
Sampled on draft at Hou Thou this beer poured a hazy yellow-gold color with a small foamy yellow-white head that faded quickly but left good lacing. The aroma was tart and tangy lemon and yeast. The flavor was bitter, thin and watery with vague tart citric acid and a bit of grapefruit. Medium length tart citrus finish. Medium body. Disappointing.


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