Dough77 (821) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - FEB 2, 2005
Nice IPA, very refreshing, not too over the top. Well balanced with a nice sweet touch to it. Mild white head with a nice hoppy nose and taste to it. Very steady brew from Bear Republic. Dickinsonbeer (5074) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - JAN 31, 2005
Bear republic makes some great Hoppy IPA’s. Color is bright amber with a great fluffy off white head. Coats the glass nicely too. Aroma is fruity and citrusy with a good amount of pine. Flavor is very well balanced- as this beer has lots of hops upfront but also delivers lots of crystal malts to give a sweet malty backbone. Smooth mouthfeel and good finish. Not too harsh in the end despite all the hop bitterness. 11026 (1772) - Alabama, USA - JAN 30, 2005
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
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 (7719) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JAN 26, 2005
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
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
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
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 (2556) - Salem, Oregon, USA - JAN 10, 2005
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
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.