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RATINGS: 80   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…


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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.


3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Leighton (10958) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
williamstome (888) - Somerville, Massachusetts, USA - SEP 7, 2014
Orange pour, small foamy offwhite head. Citrus-grassy aroma, flavor is fresh grapefruit, grass and pine.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Braudog (5741) - Hampton, Virginia, USA - SEP 7, 2014
Bottle. An interesting twist, seemingly wheaty in its base, but a sharp and acidic hoppy beer up front. Quite floral and fruity, but there’s a different little yeasty/gritty thing in the backdrop. (#5722, 9/7/2014)

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
baraciisch (1873) - USA - SEP 6, 2014
Enjoyed at FWIBF 2014... Clear yellow orange... Aroma of light citrus hops... Flavor is fairly dry, light citrus hops... Decent, nothing special ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
obxdude10 (2043) - Limerick, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 27, 2014
This is a really nice APA. The pour was light gold in color but with a minimal off-white head. The head left some nice lacing around the inside of the glass. The nose was balanced, with some caramel, earth, grass, light grapefruit and yeast. The body and flavors were delicious, with notes of spicy and floral hops, a touch of sweet malt and some yeast and fruit. This is definitely one of the better American-style pale ales available right now.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jonnyguns (909) - AUSTRALIA - AUG 17, 2014
Bottle from mane liquor. Pours a cloudy orange with small white head. Nose showcases lively citrus, some tropical fruit and light malt. Taste is much the same. Citrus and tropical fruit dominate with a grapefruit bitterness lingering. Really good apa. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
slowrunner77 (1550) - Reno, Nevada, USA - AUG 15, 2014
A solid APA that is a little IPA leaning, but manages a gentle balance that most IPAs do not. Lots of citrus and some pine on the nose. Carmel and bready malt backbone. Lingering bitter finish. 6-packs, too

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Drake (8536) - 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.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BLADT (622) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - AUG 9, 2014
Bottle pour. Opaque golden orange with fluffy head. Full nose of tropical fruit, lychee, and cracker malts. Lush. Light body. More tropic fruit, apricot. Lingering mild bitterness on finish. Fun.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Zymurgeist2 (1016) - Redwood City, California, USA - AUG 5, 2014
Bright citrus and a malted wheat background in moderate support. Beautiful hazy orange with a moderate white head that lingers and leaves slight webbing. Taste is orange and slight lemon, with white bread-like grain. Moderate high bitterness for style and a quick finish with some latent juiciness.


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