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RATINGS: 20   MEAN: 3.47/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.38/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 80   EST. CALORIES: 231   ABV: 7.7%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Celebrating 15 years of Bear Republic Brewing Co., this IPA is brewed from an old recipe (batch 50!) that is malty and very hoppy, just the way our Brewmaster likes it.

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3.7
TeamTrappist (832) - jericho, New York, USA - APR 13, 2010
Tap at Rattle n Hum, poured a medium amber. Nose is fruity hops. Flavor follows that nose with some sweetness   Very floral with a mild bitter finish. well balanced with a ton of malts. Nice.

3.5
AcctError54399 (1962) - Manhattan, New York, USA - APR 11, 2010
Had this directly after a BR Apex. This was noticablity more malty but still had that delicious, crisp hop taste that Bear Republic shows off so well. Good, but I’ll take an apex.

3.6
tgncc (3136) - Bellmore, New York, USA - APR 7, 2010
The aroma is more malty than hoppy. The appearance is a dark red, clear, white head. the flavor is fruit, mild pine needles. Mouthfeel is lots of carbonation, medium/thick in body. The finish is a resin and pine hop bittering. Decent IIPA.

3.5
MartinT (10014) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - APR 6, 2010
My Bottom Line:
This friendly Double IPA presents earthy and wooden hop resins to lightly caramelized cereals, creating a well-made example of the style.

Further Personal Perceptions:
-A veil of foam tops the nearly clear deep amber.
-This was very drinkable for its gravity.
-I can’t say this is anything special; it is "just" another very well made Bear Republic IPA.
-This is balanced throughout.

On tap at Rattle ’n’ Hum, NYC.

3.9
beerguy101 (5360) - Newark, California, USA - APR 4, 2010
Tasted on tap at the 10th Bistro Double IPA Festival on 2/6/2010. This Imperial IPA pours a medium orange gold color from the tap. Medium sized white foamy head. The aroma is floral and citrusy hops. A medium bodied Imperial IPA The malts are fruity and sweet. The hops are citrusy and grapefruity. Nice balance. Good carbonation. Medium bitterness. Nice IPA. Mouthfeel is full and round. Finish is clean and crisp. Aftertaste is slightly bitter.

3.4
blipp (9502) - La Mesa, California, USA - APR 3, 2010
Draft. Pours amber with an off white head. Light floral hoppy aroma with some sweet malts. The flavor has floral hops, a bit of an earthy note, and some malty sweetness. Decent.

3.5
bb (9695) - Alamo, California, USA - FEB 26, 2010
Draft. Rich amber beer with a cream colored head. Grapefruit aroma. Grapefruit, pine, and dark malt flavor. Medium bodied. Good bitterness. Grapefruit, pine, and darker malts linger. A bit more darker malts and drier than Racer 5.

3.4
badlizard (5533) - Berkeley, California, USA - FEB 20, 2010
clear golden orange with a fizzy white head. Faint hoppy aroma and a taste of grapefruit earthy herbal hops and a brassy bitter alcoholic finish.

3.2
SamGamgee (2452) - down the whirlpool, California, USA - FEB 10, 2010
Draught at Bistro’s 10th DIPA festival. Copper with a white head. The flavor and aroma both just had a weird grainy maltiness that seemed off, almost like a touch of diacetyl, and the hops were overshadowed by this. The hops were mostly citrusy but rather mild. Caramel seemed a little too dominating as well. Probably my last pick with the exception of Shipyard, but I’m not really counting that as it wasn’t even approaching a decent DIPA, and this at least got close.

3.7
popery (2170) - San Francisco, California, USA - FEB 10, 2010
Draft, The Bistro, DIPA Festival. Nice, dry Double IPA. It had an interesting floral bitterness in the finish that was the high point here for me. Otherwise, there was bright orange hop note and very little malt flavor. It drank above its weight range and easily held up to many bigger beers that day. The lack of malt sweetness and the floral hop flavor pushed this into the upper half of my ratings for the day. The tap list has it at 80 IBUs.


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