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Bear Republic India Pale Ale

Bear Republic India Pale Ale
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RATINGS: 22   MEAN: 3.44/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.29/5   ABV: -
This ale is the Head Brewer's favorite type of ale to brew and to enjoy. An ale with Big hops and Big flavors!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Shot (463) - Westerville, Ohio, USA - NOV 23, 2013
From a bottle. Pours golden with a frothy head that dissipates to a one-inch rocky head. Good retention. Nice aromas of pine and citrus, but also biscuit, caramel and herbal tones. Upfront flavors of butterscotch, herbs, leather and grapefruit. Finishes with a hint dried apricot, citrus and some resiny notes that are less than pleasing. Noticeably higher alcohol content. There are some significant herbal flavors in this beer that donít seem to work too well. I was expecting a traditional IPA, but this is maltier and not as strongly hopped. Creamy mouthfeel that leaves a syrupy coating on the tongue. Not your typical IPA, and not the best IPA Iíve had. Not a bad beer, but itís almost as if this beer canít decide what itís supposed to be.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
AndyReynolds (1085) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAY 21, 2012
The pallet is what stands out on the beer. I get all the piney grassy hops of an ipa, but the pallet is crisp and smooth. Pretty good, nothing exceptional, but an every day ipa fo sho

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Tabednar (139) - - AUG 27, 2011
8.26.2011 - Gingerman, Houston, TX On Tap Very hoppy and bitter on the palate. Very flavorful and aromatic.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
coolbeans22 (11) - Teachey, North Carolina, USA - AUG 18, 2009
Amber with a light white head. Taste of sweet caramel then a nice hoppy finish. Overall a nice IPA. Would I pay 13/6 - no

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
rustbucket0873 (372) - Krikville, New York, USA - MAY 4, 2009
the pour is an orangish amber color with, an aroma of hops, and citrus, some floral. The taste is sweet with a floral taste to start, then goes to a bitter hop finish. The palate is smooth and refreshing, but leaves a strong bitterness taste at the back of your mouth. Again, if your a hop head, you probably would like this. I do, would recommend to hardcore hop lovers.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
captaincass (45) - Everson, Washington, USA - APR 26, 2009
not a bad little ale, kind of average. has that california salty hop flavor thats at least how i describe it. lighter color, not a bad aroma little hoppy little booze, pretty smooth and light, finishes with a little boozy aftertaste and grassy hops. ok nothing special.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Birdiebeagle (958) - Perkasie, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 13, 2009
Pours a nice anber with a good white head. Has nice aroma of citrus hops, fruits and flowers. Has a good mouthfeel. Good carbination. Not as hearty as Racer 5 but still pretty good. Nice bitter finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jb (2961) - Rochester, New York, USA - JAN 16, 2009
On draft at McGís, I wonder why so few ratings? Not as massive as the prior taste of sly fox, but still a standard IPA. Nice hazy look to this, a bit pale, thick head. Standard grapefruit and pine.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
MaliMisho (215) - East Meadow, New York, USA - FEB 8, 2008
Had is on tap at Bobbique with my friend Chapel. This beer was pretty decent. Maybe not the best for IPAs, but overall a good beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Chapel (468) - Levittown, New York, USA - FEB 4, 2008
Tap at Bobbique. Not very IPAish, but the hops are present enough to count. I am no hop head, but this could have done with a little more just to add more definition to the flavor. It was otherwise a tad watery.

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