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RATINGS: 631   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.51   IBU: 35   EST. CALORIES: 162   ABV: 5.4%
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XP is short for Exception Pale Ale. This light golden pale ale balances the malt and hops for a smooth, drinkable beer that compliments any meal. 2009 California State Fair – SILVER 2008 Colorado State Fair - GOLD 2006 California State Fair – 1st 2003 Real Ale Fest (Chicago) – BRONZE


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
chinchill (1713) - South Carolina, USA - MAY 14, 2013
22 oz. bomber served in a snifter. Pours orange-amber with a light white head. Modest head retention; spotty lacing. S: Grassy and herbal hops with some faint citrus. A solid malt base. T: Nice fruity-grassy flavor from the hops grab attention from the underlying sweet malt with it hints of toffee. Orange is the most obvious component of the citrus character. M: Light/medium body and mild carbonation, smooth; exceptionally dry finish for style. O: An exceptional example of the APA style from a very reliable brewer.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
OKplus (787) - Oklahoma, USA - MAY 9, 2013
A - Pours a clear amber with a fluffy 1 finger off-white head. Good retention with a decent amount of lacing. S - Honey, bready, red apples, T - Apple, biscuit malt, soft citrus around the edges, honey, walnuts, mild bitterness at the end. Finishes crisp and dry. Citrus really comes out on the aftertase. M - Medium body, moderate carbonation, nice. A fine example of the Pale Ale. Nothing complex but good all around. Wish this was in 6 packs here. Serving type: bottle 05-20-2011

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Sperine (283) - North Wales, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 5, 2013
Bottle. Bear Republic does great work, but this beer did not stand out when tasted next to BR Black Racer and Stone Cali-Belgique.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
NikkTwist (1538) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 2, 2013
Draft at Farmers Cabinet. Hazy orange pour with a short frothy head. Pleasant aroma. Taste has a slightly funky element that could just mean I have a bad batch. Toasted wheat. Green grapes. Hay. Oyster crackers. Red leaves. Biscuits. Dried figs. Anbesol. Certainly more complex than most Pale Ales. Still not positive if I have a tainted batch or not. Feels a bit thin so it could be an old keg. Enough good odd elements that I can?t seem to stop drinking it!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
IPAsavedMYlife (344) - St. Petersburg, Florida, USA - MAY 2, 2013
Old bottle. Nice golden orange color with not much head. Plenty of carbonation though. Aroma is pleasant cascade hops, onion, and caramel flavors. Malt profile is nice. Hop taste isn’t real complex, and body is a bit thin. Aftertaste is sharp and full of hops. A nice, easy drinking pale, I just wish mine was fresh.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jbruner (2167) - Athens, Georgia, USA - APR 25, 2013
Press a clear golden orange from the bottle with thin white head and light lacing. Aroma of bready grains, slight odd soapiness. Taste is bready grain and slight citrus hops on the back. Meh, kind of thin and mediocre.

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bbcd (214) - Austin, Texas, USA - APR 12, 2013
clear, light amber, lots of bubbles, frothy white head. a whole lot of biscuit, which im not a huge fan of, citrus, flowers, caramel. medium bitter, medium sweet. light body, slick feel, lively carb. enjoyable

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
smith4498 (2988) - Miami, Florida, USA - APR 9, 2013
Pours clear copper color with off white head. Aromas of of biscuit malts with some floral and pine hops. Caramel and biscuit malt flavors with moderate bitterness. Medium body with average carbonation.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
dimenhetfield (2487) - , Florida, USA - APR 6, 2013
Bomber poured into glass. This is just a straight forward Pale Ale. Hoppy up front with a nice balance between the malts and hops. Not a life changing beer but a solid choice.

3.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
DocJitsu (845) - Florida, USA - MAR 30, 2013
Pours a beautiful golden copper with a quickly attenuating half an inch off white head. Light, but sticky lacing around the glass’ edge. Wonderful bouquet of bold yet soft pine offset with a perfume of sweet grapefruit and mown grass. Thin, underwhelming mouthfeel. Grain-centered taste that is coated with a light hop dusting. A finish that disappears a little too quickly. Very clean and quite drinkable. Just not a great example of the style.


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