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RATINGS: 206   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.59/5   IBU: 50   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Inspired by our team’s passion for racing, Grand-Am™ is an American Pale Ale worthy of the “Racer” family. True to our roots, this sessionable yet assertive ale balances both classic and new American hop varieties with a distinct malt backbone. Start your engines…

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Sissio (1643) - Orsenigo, ITALY - JAN 31, 2017
bottle @ home light hazy golden orange, minimal cream head hoppy, grapefruit, resin, balsamic well balanced, sweet malts, good bitter hoppy aftertaste, grapefruit, balsamic

4.1
matstrange (205) - Kent, ENGLAND - APR 9, 2017
Fizzed over on opening which wasted a little which is a shame as this is lovely. Heavy sediment in the bottle and pours a deep golden orange colour. The orange flavour is present,quite strong actually. The hops aren’t overpowering and it’s very drinkable. A great APA!

4.1
gunnar (9086) - Sandnes, NORWAY - JUL 19, 2017
Bottle from Ales By Mail, enjoyed at Åserød after a long hike. Pours hazy deep golden with a big creamy white head. Aroma of fresh crisp citrus, lovely and inviting fresh fruity.Taste is crisp fresh citrus perfectly balanced by a good malty body, exceptional from start till finish. Dry clean mouthfeel, lingering dry oranges, Kernelish actually.

4
Kinz (3786) - Glen Allen, Virginia, USA - MAY 25, 2014
Draft at Commercial Taphouse. Poured an almost clear golden yellow orange. Big nose of citic hop. Slight biscuit malt backbone followed by a shot of grapefruit and pineapple citrus, balancing bitterness. Really we’ll done, teetering into IPA territory.

4
6bottlepack (414) - Devon, ENGLAND - JUN 26, 2016
Bottle from Hops & Crafts Exeter,pours clear gold with a massive off white head,aroma of light pine quite spruce with citrus & cereal notes, taste is classic American pale ale ,pale malt, biscuit ,citrus with a nice bitter bite . Surprisingly light bodied for the strength & smooth ,OK carbonation . The finish is bitter with more pale malt biscuit & hop fruit . Well Made!

4
commonmac (1245) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - AUG 12, 2016
Bottle consumed at Jackpot Junction for the family reunion. Pint glass. Attractive golden orange color with some slight cloudy tendency. Minor white head. Nice pine aroma with a pleasant tropical fruit characteristic. Taste is well balanced with a malty backbone and some high quality tropical fruit elements. Bitterness is present but not overwhelming. Enjoyable. Definitely feels like one to add to the stable of go-to options. Just a notch below the Racer 5.

4
gegwilson (3701) - North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - SEP 16, 2016
Bottle from Coppers in Newcastle. Pours a sloghtly hazy gold with a frothy off white head. Nice hoppy grapefruit aroma. The taste has grapefruit, lychee and pineapple with a nice lasting bitter finish. There underlying caramel. Very tasty.

4
Alengrin (5334) - BELGIUM - SEP 17, 2016
Racing-themed APA by Bear Republic, with very frothy, snow white, thick moussy head leaving an irregularly shaped rim of thick papery lacing around the glass, crowning a lightly hazy ’old gold’ coloured beer with light orangey hue, turning a deeper shade of orange and equally cloudy with sediment. Delicate and fragrant aroma of blood orange flesh, mandarin peel, spruce shoots, biscuit, candied lemon, green banana, fresh apple cake, wormwood, sweet paprika powder, pine-scented soap, yellow kiwi, hemp, burnt chicken skin, freshly grated ginger root, cigarette tobacco. Lively but clean fruity onset, hints of green banana, kiwi and starfruit, mildly sourish and subduedly sweetish, medium carbo just fit for the style, supple and lightly oily and somewhat soapy mouthfeel, medium bodied. Pleasant cereally malt middle with a caramelly edge to it, supporting the vivid, beautifully restrained fruitiness and building the perfect bridge to a hoppy finish, providing adequate, quenching, resinous and spicy but by no means harsh bitterness as well as a wealth of retronasal dank, piney and citrusy aromas. This must be among the finest APAs I ever had, I can easily see how it scores so high on this site; it has a stunningly beautiful balance between sweetish malts and fruit on the one hand and spicy, oily, bittering and delicately aromatic hops on the other hand but the latter remain sufficiently in place to remain APA instead of falling into IPA domain. Very refined and refreshing, absolutely adorable - I would recommend this example to anyone who is interested in getting to know the ’old’ American pale ale style.

4
Ronritter (724) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - JUL 10, 2017
12oz bottle sediment filled gold pour soapy white head aroma of citrus and pine taste the same very nice

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commonshawn (1256) - Minnesota, USA - JUL 18, 2017
12oz bottle. Light copper with medium white head. Nice wet hop aroma. Sticky hop bitterness with some sugary taste. Full body. Very good.


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