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Bear Republic Nor Cal Ale
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RATINGS: 114   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.37   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 47   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
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Inspired by Northern California’s brewing history, this California Bitter is as inviting as the Redwoods. Smooth and drinkable, this ale has a well rounded malt character accented by Cascade and Centennial Dry Hops.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
argo0 (11452) - Washington DC, USA - OCT 12, 2011
Draft. Crystal clear light amber body, white head. Aroma is mildly sweet, spicy, earthy/orange, some bread. Taste is medium sweet, earthy/orange, some spicy, light bread. Light body, somewhat watery, nicely drinkable.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DialSquare (2619) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - OCT 1, 2011
From N.Cali notes: smells like mash. strong malts. caramel. typical sweet toffee caramel malt bitter. citrus. slick and oily palate. ok. 6.6

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Chalsk (1064) - North Caldwell, New Jersey, USA - SEP 17, 2011
On tap at Cloverleaf. Pours a copperamber color with a white foam head. Aroma of caramel with some spice. Sweet taste with english hop bitters and some spice. Decent.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TheRealMGD (551) - Lakewood, Washington, USA - SEP 5, 2011
Tap @ Jake’s. Clear, light amber pour with a short white head leaving heavy lace. Dry, malty nose with a hint of hops. Medium body and fine, moderate carbonation that yields a pleasant mouth feel. Almonds, caramel, toast, tea, citrus - all light flavors that combined with the mouth feel make this one very sessionable.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
SamGamgee (2452) - down the whirlpool, California, USA - AUG 27, 2011
UPDATED: AUG 28, 2011 Draught at spikes. Amber with a slight haze and a good head. A little grapefruit rind and papery earth in the aroma. Bitter and hoppy flavor with a bit of astringency in the finish. Earthy and a bit papery. A little rough around the edges and perhaps a little old as well. Can’t say I’m a big fan of it.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
alobar (2763) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 13, 2011
Clear copper color with an off-white head. Aroma of hops, citrus, and sweet malt. Mild bitter flavor with little hops, but had some sweet malt and citrus. Very drinkable.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
JStax (2964) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - AUG 3, 2011
Poured on draft. Appearance is a translucent amber with a great head of sticky white foam that left the perfect rings of lacing that you only see pictures of. Aroma is sweet hops and a light malt influence. Taste is initially sweet hops giving way to a slightly dry finish. Bear Republic, you’ve done it again.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
wchesser (1151) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAY 26, 2011
Draft. Decent bitter. More west coast hops than a traditional bitter. Good burger summer beer.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
scooterling (26) - S. San Francisco, California, USA - MAY 20, 2011
Decent bitter style ale. Reminded me ever so slightly of a lighter Red Rocket Ale. Poured a burnt amber color with a slight off-white head. Hops show up in the first sip and fade somewhat quickly.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
troopie (2292) - Munchen an der Willamette, Oregon, USA - APR 24, 2011
Red pour on draught. Thin head. Hop aroma. Medium body malt with many of what seemed to me like tea notes. Sweet malt with tea in the finish.


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