Bear Republic Nor Cal Ale
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RATINGS: 115   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.37/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 47   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
cakanator (452) - South Hadley, Massachusetts, USA - NOV 9, 2011
Tap @ Sierra. Pours a lighter amber hue with minimal head. Lighter citrus aromas makes this one already seem like a great summer brew. Palate is more medium bodied, entry to mid palate has mild hops, then moves to more of a granny apple in the finish. Very enjoyable. I was told it was an IPA when I ordered it, but thought it was not one only because of the hop profile not being as strong. Great summer brew!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
argo0 (13318) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DialSquare (4321) - 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

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Chalsk (1104) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TheRealMGD (555) - 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.

   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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
alobar (3561) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
JStax (5475) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
wchesser (1920) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAY 26, 2011
Draft. Decent bitter. More west coast hops than a traditional bitter. Good burger summer beer.

   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.

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