Bear Republic Brewing Company Reviews




beerplace
3.7
Bear Republic Hop Shovel IPA
On tap at St. Augustines on Rare Beer Tap Takeover. Citrusy (grapefruit), tropical fruits, skunky. Crispy. Piney bitterness aftertaste. Very good IPA.
Monday, July 25, 2016

Ferris
3.5
Bear Republic Rebellion IPA (Equinox)
Draft - Spicy and grainy hops. Clear gold with a decent white head. Bitter and spicy hops with a nice finish, nspicy and nice.
Monday, July 25, 2016

Ferris
3.3
Bear Republic Rebellion IPA (Ella)
Draft - Leafy hops, some orange notes, clear gold with s a decent white head. Nice orange and buttering hops. Decent.
Monday, July 25, 2016

ADfan
3.4
Bear Republic Grand-Am
In the glass the beer pours a dark golden color with a nice head. Aroma of mango, citrus and hops. Taste has malts up front with herbs, grapefruit and some resin. Good finish.
Monday, July 25, 2016

beerplace
3.8
Bear Republic Rebellion IPA (Equinox)
On tap at St. Augustines on Rare Beer Tap Takeover. Aroma is citrusy and tropical fruits. Same bitterness in aftertaste + some caramel notes. Very good.
Monday, July 25, 2016

beerplace
3.5
Bear Republic Rebellion IPA (Ella)
On tap at St. Augustines on Rare Beer Tap Takeover. Aroma is candied citruses. Taste is same with citrusy bitterness. Pleasant.
Monday, July 25, 2016

beerplace
4.2
Bear Republic Sonoma County Wild Pale Ale
On tap at St. Augustines on Rare Beer Tap Takeover. Rose petals, tea and oak notes and wild yeasts are everywhere in this beer. Fantastic balance, enough sweetness, rich flavor. Excellent.
Monday, July 25, 2016

beerplace
3.1
Bear Republic Tartare
On tap at St. Augustines on Rare Beer Tap Takeover. Pale golden, white head. The beer is very sour, vinegary, with marinated tomatoes notes. Very unusual, but refreshing. Not a my stuff, definitely :-)
Monday, July 25, 2016

jamestulloch
3.9
Bear Republic Grand-Am
Bottle from Drinkmonger. Hazy golden/amber body with a medium off-white head. Steady carbonation. Faint lacing. Aroma of tea, caramel, grapefruit and menthol. Flavour of orange, toffee apple, biscuit, black grapes and floral hops. Medium body with an oily texture. Light fizz. Lots going on here. Good beer.
Monday, July 25, 2016

Smithld1
3.9
Bear Republic Grand-Am
Bottle tap east. I like it. A bit sherbety but very refreshing. Tasty. No lingering aftertaste so perhaps a bit clean but I’m struggling to fault it. Great head.
Monday, July 25, 2016

Maverick34
3.9
Bear Republic / Coronado MerBear Rye IPA
Bomber. Poured a moderate to deep brown. Loads of chewy malts blending into a clean rye finish. Had it with a greasy homemade burger and shit was divine
Sunday, July 24, 2016

Desverger
3.6
Bear Republic Rebellion IPA (Equinox)
Tap@Bishops Arms (Savoy), Malmö (09/07/2016) - pours a golden amber colour with white head. Medium sweet tropical fruity hoppy and malty aroma and taste, some caramel, juicy grapefruit and peach, pine needles, hoppy bitter finish. Solid.
Sunday, July 24, 2016

AndyW68
3.8
Bear Republic Mach 10
Orange pour with white head. Orange malty aroma. Taste is nose with a nice bitter funk.
Saturday, July 23, 2016

nybol
2.9
Bear Republic Rebellion IPA (05256)
Fin himler smag men også en del sødme. Ikke helt vildt humlet men ellers rigtig fin øl.
Saturday, July 23, 2016

markas101
3.4
Bear Republic Racer 5 IPA
Tap, The Beer Grotto, Ann Arbor, MI. Medium gold. Mellow aroma. Balanced resin and sweetness. Somewhat thick. Sweet with a mild finish.
Thursday, July 21, 2016

shoulderbroken
3.8
Bear Republic Grand-Am
Tap at the Watering Hole. Pineapple fizzy, malty, caramel, citrus, quite malty. Little bit spicy, green, pine. Good stuff.
Wednesday, July 20, 2016

sloth
3.3
Bear Republic Pace Car Racer
Medium sized, white head with fair retention and a cute , sticky bit of lace. Hazy, gold color. Citrus nose, touch dank. Light bodied, tingly carbo, hint resiny, juicy. Dry malts, spicy hops, citrus and ink. Dry, fruity/berry finish with a quaint lil bite. Decent. 12oz bottles from statelineliquors.
Tuesday, July 19, 2016

ABUSEDGOAT
3.7
Bear Republic Apex
Cloudy amber, moderate to large head, good lace/retention. Aroma is grapefruit, citrus, pine, caramel, textbook. Medium bodied, moderate to high bitterness. Well made but nothing new.
Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Sigmund
3.5
Bear Republic Racer 5 IPA
RBESG 2016 in Barcelona, shared bottle at Bodega Fermin. Deep golden colour. Aroma of fruity hops and caramel. Tolerably well hopped flavour, mid between sweet and dry.
Monday, July 18, 2016

NikkTwist
3.5
Bear Republic Mach 10
Draft at Moriartys. Hazy orange amber pour with a wide spray of beige foam. Sharp syrupy spicy citrus hop bite. Toasted sugarcane. Pink grapefruit pith and zest. Celery root. Burnt butter. Unusual. ABV is somewhat hidden but adds some harshness. Much bigger than the Racer 5; maybe a cousin to the Racer 15. Big, sweet and spicy.
Sunday, July 17, 2016

malvrich
3.2
Bear Republic Pace Car Racer
12 oz. bottle best by 11/24 so ~ 8 weeks old into a tulip. A: Roughly poured an inch of dense well-retained foam atop a body of medium gold with heavy pulp-like sediment. Nice lacing. S: Strong grapefruit scent. T: Bitter and dry taste ending pithy. The slightest bit of tartness midsip. No malt discernible. M: Very light body and mostly dry but with a light resin on the finish. O: Pretty good but simple. Not a fan of the coarse sediment but it looks good despite it. Fairly average all told and not cheap.
Sunday, July 17, 2016

Bawelt
3.5
Bear Republic Grand-Am
Bonne mais pas extraordinaire. Elle est fine mais reste assez discrète sur ses arômes. Le nez est très fin, petit fond agrumes avec des notes de mangue. La bouche est également assez fine, plutôt équilibrée entre un petit maltage, des notes agrumes assez légères (orange et pamplemousse, légarèrement kumquat) et un fond vert, assez herbal.
Sunday, July 17, 2016

wlajwl
4.3
Bear Republic Grand-Am
Aroma is citrus/orange, fruit and a hint of malts. The flavor is citrus, hops/slight hop resin, fruit, malts and a bitter/slightly spicy finish.
Sunday, July 17, 2016

johnnymusky
3.2
Bear Republic Racer 5 IPA
Bottle from brad....solid ipa more malt then hops...citrus a little in nose and mouth...old bottle?...i will try again if found fresh...(#865)
Saturday, July 16, 2016

Bricks
3.5
Bear Republic Grand-Am
Aroma and initial taste of an IPA, aftertaste of an APA. Well balanced, good palate, solid beer.
Saturday, July 16, 2016

olsvammel
3.8
Bear Republic Rebellion IPA (Equinox)
On tap at Örebro Ölcafé. Hoppy and fruity smell with citrus and papaya. Similar taste with a peppery flavour (rye?). Slight milky. Medium-high and long bitterness, nice!
Saturday, July 16, 2016

BeerRenter76
4.1
Bear Republic Big Bear Black Stout
Originally rated on 9/18/08. Big Bears best attribute was its aroma along with the normal stout aromas of roasted malts, and nuts there was also floral notes present. It was a pitch black body with a small head. Mouthfeel was good a little on the thin side but o.k. Flavor was a smooth mixture of roasted malts, chocolate, coffee and alcohol. Overall a pretty good stout thats worth a try
Friday, July 15, 2016

crossovert
3.3
Bear Republic Pace Car Racer
355ml bottle. Golden pour. Aroma is musty and herbal, hint of candylike fruit. Falvor is dry and crisp, moderately hoppy, pretty high ibu. OK.
Friday, July 15, 2016

DocLock
3.5
Bear Republic Pace Car Racer
Bottle from Wegmans. Hazy straw pour, like a light version of a typical BR IPA, it’s as simple as that. Definitely sessionable, but there are other beers I’d rather session.
Thursday, July 14, 2016

thornecb
3.6
Bear Republic Pace Car Racer
Pours straw into a tulip. Bright white head with medium retention recedes to skim surfae. Pine and citrus aromas. Dry with sweet mango and dry pith upfront turning to biscuit in the lasting finish.
Thursday, July 14, 2016

katrinaez
3.5
Bear Republic Big Bear Black Stout
Thick malty aroma, pours a thick dark brown with a thin foam head. Nice velvety feel on the tongue and a good initial imperial taste. Sweet up front with sugars. However, a way too bitter aftertaste. It really detracts from the beer. Tap.
Thursday, July 14, 2016

erickok
4.4
Bear Republic Big Bear Black Stout
Amazing looks. Very licorice, bay leaves. Soft, hot taste of roast, rye, even chili. Super body too for the abv, creamy and rich. Lasting bitterness. Lrab. (33cl bottle from Etre Gourmet)
Thursday, July 14, 2016

solidfunk
3.2
Bear Republic Sherry & Sauternes Grizz
Tastes like one barrel and another. Dark brown pour without much head. Light citrus, sherry and lots of booze. Tap at Rustico.
Wednesday, July 13, 2016

solidfunk
3.4
Bear Republic Clobberskull
Lotsvof caramelized malt and some citrus. Pours orange with ok head. Quite sweet on finish. Lots of booze and quite syrupy consistency. Very sweet with some mash malt and asteingency. Tap at Rustico.
Wednesday, July 13, 2016

bwyu
3.4
Bear Republic Grand-Am
Nice drinker. Nothing standout but nice pale ale that is more IPA-like. Grapefruit, tangerine, slightly piney with a firm finishing bitter. Good balance of malt.
Wednesday, July 13, 2016

bookman10
3.6
Bear Republic Grand-Am
Pours a slightly hazy yellow-gold, with mid-sized head. Aroma has a lot of citrus and some hops. Flavor has a definite touch of citrus--lemon to be precise--with hoppy bitterness and some grassiness. Bitter backbone and finish to this one. Not Bad.
Sunday, July 10, 2016

gyllenbock
3.5
Bear Republic Pace Car Racer
On tap at Lilla Barkarby. Hazy golden with a white head. Soft and easy to drink with hops, citrus, grass and light malt. The finish was medium bitter.
Sunday, July 10, 2016

leaparsons
3.3
Bear Republic Grand-Am
Bottle, Beers of Europe. Golden with a fluffy white foam. Tropical with grapefruit and pine. Peppery with leafy bitterness. Fairly sweet. Toasted grain malts. Grassy. Vegetable bitterness. Solid.
Sunday, July 10, 2016

hivemind
3.8
Bear Republic Tartare Rouge
Draft at RnH West. Nice deep red-mohagany color with small head. Found the nose to be malty and oaky with black cherry. Palate overflowing with tartness, cherry and strawberry, lighter red fruits and there is a dry red-wine-like quality to the mouthfeel. Really high red wine vinegar acidity but it vaporizes pretty quickly.
Saturday, July 09, 2016

joeneugs
3.6
Bear Republic Pace Car Racer
Growler. It pours a yellow gold color with an off white head. the aroma has melon, some flowers, hints of peach and bready malt. The flavor is more spicy and piney with some bready malt with a touch of honey. Moderate bitter finish. A pretty nice drinker with good body and finish for a 4%er.
Saturday, July 09, 2016

SirLimpsalot
3.3
Bear Republic Pace Car Racer
@ Lilla Barkarby 16-7-9: Rätt enkel men fräsch humleton och gräs. Inget spektakulärt men trevligt.
Saturday, July 09, 2016

ladnewton
4
Bear Republic Rebellion IPA (Enigma)
On tap at Mugs Alehouse, Brooklyn on 8th July 2016. Clear amber with almost white scantly lacing foam. Sweet maltiness and tangerine zest in aroma. Rich, tangy citric and malty blend in-mouth, hints of peel present. Malty finish with orange peel, zesty citrus notes. Zingy mouthfeel and medium body. I loved it.
Friday, July 08, 2016

Bawelt
4
Bear Republic Racer 5 IPA
Yummy ! Nez plein d’agrumes (dominantes orange pamplemousse), de mangue, de papaye, fond herbal. On a aussi presque des fruits jaunes genre pêche, abricot. La bouche est superbe, puissante mais pas agressive. Attaque ronde, maltée, qui passe vite aux fruits tropicaux pour faire une jolie transition vers l’amertume de agrumes et de l’orange. Finale très herbale, comme la longueur, assez sèche. Superbe.
Friday, July 08, 2016

Maakun
3.6
Bear Republic Racer 5 IPA
Bottle at Bodega Fermin. Clear golden with slightly off white head. Creamy caramel notes, lots of lime and grapefruit, toffee, fresh toasted malts, light sugary. Medium sweet and under medium bitter. Medium bodied with creamy feel. Good one.
Friday, July 08, 2016

Zoret
3.8
Bear Republic Racer 5 IPA
Bona IPA resinosa i amarga però equilibrada. Aromes afruitats interessants. Cos mitjà.
Friday, July 08, 2016

josanguapo
4.7
Bear Republic Racer 5 IPA
From XXXII. In Teku glass. At home, back from Gines’ feria. Strong bitterness at end of sip balanced with an adequate amount of fruityness at its beginning that also lingers -even stronger- after it. I miss a more refreshing feeling
Thursday, July 07, 2016

StilleStorm
3.9
Bear Republic Big Bear Black Stout
DAAIK; Bottle 12FL OZ, drunk at The Bishops Arms. Pours moderate, black with a creamy, lacing and somewhat lasting tan head. Nose is moderate to heavy, roasted malt, chocolate, coffe, moderate dried dark fruit, light ash and liqorice. Taste is heavy sweet and bitter, balanched with a lasting chocolate, warming, light salt liqorice finish. Body is full, texture is thick, carbonation is soft.
Thursday, July 07, 2016

LLaurin
3.5
Bear Republic Barrel 45 Wet Hop Wild Racer 5
A really nice clear amber colour and rich malty and hoppy nose. Taste is also hoppy and rich on malty. Light sweet but with bitterness on the palate.
Thursday, July 07, 2016

markextrae
2.8
Bear Republic Racer 5 IPA
sample, poured a slight hazy dark golden colour with a white head. nose of light crisp malts, tropical fruits, pine, taste has a lot of malts upfront, dry, and bitter aftertaste. i have no clue why this ipa is so high rated? don’t like it at all
Thursday, July 07, 2016

markextrae
3.7
Bear Republic Big Bear Black Stout
sample, poured a deep black colour with a slight tanned head. nose of quite intense roasted malts, sweet bakers chocolate, roast, sweet caramel,dark dried fruits, ashy, licorice, pretty light for a good imperial stout. solid.
Thursday, July 07, 2016