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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.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Suttree (5144) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - SEP 20, 2010
Cloudy orange, not much head. Seems like an APA to me, I’m lettin’ you know right up front. Sweet malty notes with a piney, crisp hop finish. Tasty sessionable brew.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
JaBier (4887) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - AUG 24, 2010
Sampled at the brewpub on 8/6/10. Clear amber pour with a thick off-white head. Aroma of caramel malt and American hops. Malty flavor with some caramel and a light, yet crisp hop finish.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Lyncham (251) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUL 29, 2010
Draft in pint glass. Citrus and piney aromas with a nice malty sweetness. Pale yellowish with a brown tint, hazy, white head. Taste of medium malts, very light carmel, with citrus and pine. Medium to light body with a medium thin texture and carbonation. Great bitter finish. Very drinkable.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
tokyogoat (1503) - San Diego, California, USA - JUL 17, 2010
A decent offering, well worth the money and i’d possibly get it again. Just didn’t knock my socks off.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Nickls (1849) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JUN 23, 2010
(Old BA rate - tap) Clear darker orange color; poured with an eggshell head that held OK; spiderweb lacing. Earthy hoppiness that’s pretty tame; sweetish malts; is that Ringwood yeast?; biscuity aromas. Hops are actually a bit fruitier than I caught in the aroma; lightly sweet malts; balanced comes to mind; bit of biscuit dough in the finish. Smooth and a touch creamy; medium MF; soft carbonation. Nice enough; balanced and smooth

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DeadGuyPerez (106) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 21, 2010
Draft at the American Craft Beer Fest in Boston. Poured a coppery red. Floral hoppy aromas. Nice earthy tones, malt character and hop bitterness.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jkwood04 (3951) - Connecticut, USA - JUN 19, 2010
Sampled at American Craft Beer Fest 2010. Pours amber. Aroma of malt and piny hops. A nice citrusy finish. Not a bad beer, worth trying.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
joshwilfong (1200) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - JUN 17, 2010
reddish brown with mild white head. citrusy hop nose. firm bitterness before citrus hop notes and a lingering toasty malt character. an effective version of an english bitter using american hops. the toasty malt notes really differ it from an APA. very nice

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Tmoney99 (10681) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUN 7, 2010
Draft. Poured clear copper color with an average frothy off-white head that lasted with good lacing. Moderate earthy hop and malt aroma. Medium body with a slick texture and soft carbonation. Medium bittersweet flavor with a medium bittersweet finish of moderate duration. Solid drinkable beer.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Travlr (11932) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JUN 1, 2010
Tap at Birreria Paradiso in Georgetown. Golden color, delicate lacing. Bitter and dry, medium body. Not bad.


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