11026 (1772) - Alabama, USA - JAN 30, 2005
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Amber colored with a white head. Good lacing. Fair hop aroma, slightly floral. Initial sweet malt flavors are balance fairly well by the citric hop flavors and bitterness. Consumed right after a Pelican IPA which I thought was a far better beer.
qdog (201) - Cleveland, Mississippi, USA - JAN 30, 2005
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle from wohlfs, golden orange, medium off-white head, medium lacing, aroma of hops but an astringent alcohol smell takes over, taste of citrus followed by hop bitterness. plain jane IPA
Ernest (5925) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JAN 26, 2005
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: JUN 14, 2013 Bottle. Head is initially small, frothy, off-white, mostly diminishing. Body is light amber. Aroma is lightly malty (toasted grain, caramel), moderately hoppy (resin, grapefruit), lightly yeasty (dough). Flavor is moderately sweet, lightly to moderately acidic, lightly to moderately bitter. Finish is lightly sweet, lightly to moderately acidic, moderately bitter. Medium body, syrupy/watery texture, lively carbonation, lightly alcoholic. An ordinary west coast rendition...not much other than resin and grapefruit in the nose. Less abrasive in the mouth than many examples, but overall still pretty run of the mill and raw.
millerclmb (44) - Boulder, Missouri, USA - JAN 23, 2005
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Citrus-like aroma. Crisp -slight head good hoppy taste that is not imperial. Malty IPA...not an imperial.
crzybob77 (530) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - JAN 14, 2005
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
One hell of an IPA, I absolutly loved this beer. Great grapefuit hop aroma. Best part is the incredibly bitter finish that really stays in your mouth. IPAs are my favorite beers and this one was one of the better ones I have had.
NVBeer232 (467) - Reno, Nevada, USA - JAN 14, 2005
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tap at Falling rock. This needs to come to Ohio soon. Great spicy hops in the nose. For the first time on this trip, I encountered an IPA with a complex flavored malt bill! Kinda doughy and biscuity, with an earthy quality. Monster hoppiness on the palate. Oily and silky to start, then rippin’ dry with spicy tones. Awesome IPA
Reid (1724) - Salem,Oregon, Oregon, USA - JAN 10, 2005
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bought in a 22 oz bomber, first time I had seen this beer in Salem.
What a beautiful looking beer. Really hazy dark orange with a fantastic thick,frothy, pure white head..lovelly.
Very "piney" aroma,quite fresh and enjoyable
Very very nice hoppy West coast IPA, very much bitter lemon tasting, not so much "grapefruit",below there is some semblance of malts, but this is a hop monster.
Very nice and invigorating on the tongue, refreshing to the taste buds.
Very nice IPA on of the best in my estimation..will buy again..soon!
bitter (1136) - Henderson, Nevada, USA - JAN 10, 2005
4.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
on draft at the yard house san digo: i lived in san francisco for several years and thought i had tried all of the bear republic beers but i definately wouldnt of forgotten this one if i had. this was the last beer of the night in a long string of good ones...stone, alesmith, alpine, ballast. nothing unusual to look at, your typical copper orange clear beer with an off white chunky head. large nose of citrus mango crispiness. your taste buds immediately respond with a dominant flourish of pine flavor in your mouth, a fullness and slight sugar ending but not especially bitter. i ran to the nearest bev n more and bought 6 /22oz bottles of this beautiful beer. this one can hang with the greats. a pine heaven.
shadey (1823) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - JAN 10, 2005
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On Tap at the Beale Street Cafe in Rochester. Nice orange color, with a nice white head that I attribute to the tap. Color is a strong but smooth hop character, not biting like other IPAs. The flavor is nicely balanced. I describe the hops character as strong (as it should be) but smooth and not biting. Quite a nice IPA.
axilla (962) - New Providence, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 7, 2005
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
I didn’t know State Line had Bear Republic...Great head. Murky looking orange/brown body. Has a sweet piney citrus hop aroma. Sweet hoppy flavor followed up with a mild alcohol taste and more hops. Great ipa!