Bear Republic Brewing Company Reviews




LD182
3.1
Bear Republic Grand-Am

Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Grumbo
3.9
Bear Republic Big Bear Black Stout
Bottle, from US, source not recorded. Backlog entry. Entering my historic scores for US beers whilst visiting New York. No tasting notes kept, just rating.
Monday, August 21, 2017

KaptenBoelja
4.8
Bear Republic Racer 5 IPA
Tested from bottle. 8° C. at home. Lovely head high and almost snowwhite. Pleasent aroma with a promise of loads of hops. Label indicates "aggressive beer", but mouthfeel is only very pleasent, hoppy but not aggressive. It is very balanced, lots of aromatic hops and a beautiful body to go with it. The 7,5% ABV is not intrusive. This is an almost perfect brew that the brewmaster must be proud of. I could drink this beer the whole evening. THANKS
Monday, August 21, 2017

wlajwl
4.2
Bear Republic Apex
Aroma is fruit , grapefruit and hop resin. The flavor is grapefruit, fruit/medium candy, malts and a tart/increasingly bitter/alcoholic finish.
Monday, August 21, 2017

lincchap
1
Bear Republic Grand-Am

Sunday, August 20, 2017

unclemike
3.2
Bear Republic Double Aught Pilsner
Pale gold and clear appearance with an average white head. Mild aroma of pilsner malts, noble hops and a touch of herbs and spice. Similar flavor, crisp, mild spicy bitterness and light malty sweetness. Easy to drink with a refreshing finish.
Saturday, August 19, 2017

Shain
4.2
Bear Republic Racer 5 IPA
Bottle, 330ml. Huge foamy head. Hoppy aroma, mild bitterness, good carbonation. Simple but strong hop flavor, nice. Head is big and lasting, with a pleasent texture and flavor. Very good.
Friday, August 18, 2017

mezr
3.4
Bear Republic Apex
22 oz bottle, pours a cloudy amber color with moderate off-white head. Sweet caramel, orange, full body with lots of hoppy bitterness.
Friday, August 18, 2017

obguthr
3.7
Bear Republic Apex
Orange and papaya nose. Cloudy orange, slow building thick yellow head, nice lacing. Orange and lemongrass. Medium body, easy carbonation.
Wednesday, August 16, 2017

ctipping
3.5
Bear Republic Hop Shovel IPA
On tap at Dixie. Clear bright orange with a small white head. Smells of strong resiny hops. A little bit of sweetness on the nose. Tastes of piney resiny hops. Spicy rye flavor comes through. Grainy finish as it dries out leaving just pine bitterness. Medium heavy. Low carbonation. Flavorful and aggressive. Also not a particularly easy IPA to drink because of the aggressive flavors.
Wednesday, August 16, 2017

bergstaden
3.7
Bear Republic Churchill’s X (Ten)
Pale golden with a white head - Hop aroma with fruits - Malt body to support hops that has a fruity flavour and bitterness - The hops goes into the finish with bitterness - This was good
Sunday, August 13, 2017

wlajwl
3.5
Bear Republic Double Aught Pilsner
Aroma is spicy German hops and very doughy. The flavor is citrus, malts/pale malts and a berry/spicy hop finish.
Saturday, August 12, 2017

nickd717
3.5
Bear Republic Hop Shovel IPA
Bottle. Hazy orange golden with a small white head. Aroma is citrus, orange and tangerine, some grapefruit rind. Flavor is nice, rough, mildly sweet, quite bitter, citrus rind prominent. Medium body, somewhat palate wrecking. Nice.
Saturday, August 12, 2017

luttonm
3.5
Bear Republic Kompromat
Chuck’s 85th, Seattle. Jebote. Heavily lacing foam, a bit thin on top. Mostly clear amber orange. Butterscotch edged fruit aroma. Thick, full and fruity sip. Light woody and tobacco bitterness at finish. Warm fruitiness throughout, no alcohol burn really but plenty of weight. Butterscotch off flavors, some wood dryness. Fair.
Saturday, August 12, 2017

Lacho
4
Bear Republic Kompromat

Saturday, August 12, 2017

Lacho
4
Bear Republic Apex

Saturday, August 12, 2017

Suttree
3.4
Bear Republic Double Aught Pilsner
Yellow, slightly hazy, with no head to speak of. Smells like corn and grassy notes, Taste is lightly sweet, with some corn and pine notes. Smooth, lightly viscous palate.
Friday, August 11, 2017

_mgc_
3
Bear Republic Racer 5 IPA
Strong weight, Full body aroma, Tropical fruit, Pineapple, The taste of strong hops, The solid of IPA
Wednesday, August 9, 2017

PhillyBeer2112
3.9
Bear Republic Double Aught Pilsner
Despite the low ratings here (lager bias?) I think this is pretty great. First I love hallertauer, and this one has a really great hallertauer nose (although the cattiness bit made me think saaz for a second). Dry and light, crisp, as it should be. Perhaps slightly under-hopped at the finish, so it could use just a bit of a bitter thump. Pretty solid though.
Tuesday, August 8, 2017

yy0pp
4.6
Bear Republic Racer 5 IPA
Bottle. Clear amber color with white head. Aroma - Grapefruit, pine, caramel, orange, pineapple. Taste - Bitter, light sweetness, grapefruit, mango, tangerine, grass, nuts, lychee. So rich! So tasty!
Tuesday, August 8, 2017

connellr
4
Bear Republic Café Racer 15

Monday, August 7, 2017

connellr
4
Bear Republic Racer X

Monday, August 7, 2017

connellr
5
Bear Republic Mach 10

Monday, August 7, 2017

connellr
5
Bear Republic Racer 5 IPA

Monday, August 7, 2017

wlajwl
3.8
Bear Republic Hop Shovel IPA
Aroma is hops/mild Mosaic, citrus and a hint of tea. The flavor is citrus/Mosaic hops, mild hop resin, malts and a spicy/slightly alcoholic finish.
Saturday, August 5, 2017

jmohno
3.6
Bear Republic Hop Shovel IPA
Gold. Herbal spice aroma. Malty buiscity toast, herbal fruit hop caramel flavors. Not very bitter.
Saturday, August 5, 2017

adancer
3.5
Bear Republic Racer 5 IPA
I don't want to put in 75 characters to fulfill this here agreement with you guys. The beer is really just okay. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Friday, August 4, 2017

wlajwl
3.7
Bear Republic Pace Car Racer
Aroma is clean citrus/fruit and mild sweetness. The flavor is grapefruit, hops/hop resin, malts and a bitter/spicy finish.
Friday, August 4, 2017

edwardbass
3.4
Bear Republic Hop Shovel IPA
12 oz bottle into a pint glass. Very hazy orange-yellow with a pretty big white head, which dissipates quickly, quite fizzy. You get the peppery rye right away, but not too strong, along with nice bitterness and tropical fruit and citrus rind. Finishes dry with bitterness that sticks around for a good while. Would drink again if put in front of me, but probably wouldn’t seek it out to buy again.
Wednesday, August 2, 2017

yy0pp
3.8
Bear Republic Grand-Am
Bottle. Clear light amber color with white head. Aroma - Pine, grapefruit, tangerine, malt. Taste - Medium bitterness, light sweetness, grapefruit, resin, toasted malt, orange.
Sunday, July 30, 2017

jackl
3.4
Bear Republic Clobberskull
Keg @ APN 2017. Amber pour with a small head. Dry erase marker. Some fig. Caramel cake. Light heat. Flavor is sweet and mildly tart. Dry, hot wood. Nutty malt. Some trail mix. Full body, robust and fat.
Saturday, July 29, 2017

kryon
3.9
Bear Republic Big Bear Black Stout
Pours black with low latte brown head Aromas of milk chocolate, coffee, caramel, roasted malts Taste has sweet notes of roasted malts, coffee, chocolate, caramel, brown sugar, hints of dark fruits Mouthfeel is average carbonation, medium bodied with a sweet start and a quite sticky burning medium bitter coffee ending
Saturday, July 29, 2017

ChadPolenz
3.5
Bear Republic Racer 5 IPA
BBD: 8/21/17

2015 BJCP Category: 21A American IPA

AROMA: Moderately strong orange and lemon citrus (though I suspect the lemon character may be oxidation). Slight candy/floral character, too. 8/12

APPEARANCE: Rusty copper-orange hue (9-11 SRM). Large creamy beige head. Retains and laces well. 3/3

FLAVOR: Moderately-strong orange and lemon citrus (lemon flavor very likely due to oxidations). Some floral hop flavor as well. Bitterness doesn’t seem as strong as advertised (75 IBUs) - could be due to age. Malt base creates for a general sweetness, but nothing specific. Slight lingering citrus pith and faint astringency. No alcohol presence. 14/20

MOUTHFEEL: Medium-full body; medium carbonation. Surprisingly smooth creamy texture. No alcohol warmth for 7.5% ABV; but doesn’t feel like such a big beer. 3/5

OVERALL IMPRESSION: When fresh this can be world class, but a typical bottle is just plain good. 7/10

TOTAL SCORE: 35/50

Friday, July 28, 2017

balloonbuffoon
3.2
Bear Republic Grand-Am
12floz bottle, BBD: 12.07.2017, $1.50 unit cost, pint glass. Appears gold with sediment in suspension. Decent head creation and retention. Herb-citrus aroma carries over to the palate. Not a whole lot of malt backing, but after having BR’s Pace Car this is much better - nor is it as harshly bitter. Decent enough for a try.
Thursday, July 27, 2017

balloonbuffoon
1.8
Bear Republic Pace Car Racer
12floz bottle, BBD: 12.05.2017 ( very hard to find), $1.50 unit cost, pint glass. There’s stuff (yeast) in this very pale appearing beer.Aroma smells like a handful of hops - herbs and hints of citrus. The palate is thin, and does not hold up to the harsh bitterness. I can drink this, but I’m not enjoying drinking water with a strong rustiness.
Thursday, July 27, 2017

balloonbuffoon
3.7
Bear Republic Double Aught Pilsner
12floz bottle, BBD: 12.05.2017, $1.50 unit cost, pint glass. Golden straw in color, and is traditional grainy aroma and taste, I like it.
Thursday, July 27, 2017

b3shine
3.4
Bear Republic Pace Car Racer
Draft to taster at The Pint Room. Looks solid; a transparent gold with foamy white head. Smells of piney and citrusy hops with a mildly bittersweet backbone. Tastes like it smells, but a bit more bitter. Mouthfeel is medium-light to medium-bodied. A solid SIPA.
Thursday, July 27, 2017

fidelis83
3.8
Bear Republic Hop Shovel IPA
Hazy pale gold to orange pour with a two finger, fluffy off white head that has great retention and leaves really nice lacing. Looks awesome. Aroma is sharp and sweet citrus, caramel, toast and cereal. Flavor is sweet and faintly bitter citrus, a hint of pine and dankness, earthy spiciness, caramel, hay and toast. Medium body, slightly syrupy entry, chewy middle, syrupy, drying finish with a light to medium, blanketing and sharp carbonation. Pretty good, nothing really stands out too much, but I like it.
Monday, July 24, 2017

dwyerpg
4.3
Bear Republic Fastback Racer
Bear republic makes some fine IPAs and this is no exception. Nice hops throughout, I am a fan of Citra for sure. Not quite as good as the Racer 15, but still delicious.
Sunday, July 23, 2017

deyholla
3.3
Bear Republic Pinot Kolsch
On tap at Red Cow North Loop. Pours a clear deep gold with a white head that dissipates completely. Aroma has an interesting combination of dry Pinot grapes and a decent amount of straw. Flavor has a good amount of straw and grain with dry Pinot notes supporting.
Sunday, July 23, 2017

loscovar
3.8
Bear Republic Big Bear Black Stout
Bottle from Saveur bière.com. Roasted malts, caramel... It’s a pretty good stout
Sunday, July 23, 2017

kathouse
3.3
Bear Republic Red Rocket Ale
Claimed to be a malty Scottish style, but I’m missing that caramel component. Light sweetness, some chocolate, but that’s all that sets this apart from being an IPA. High hop aroma and bitterness. For me, it’s just ok.
Saturday, July 22, 2017

kathouse
3.4
Bear Republic Hop Shovel IPA
Rye and a spicy compliment to the citric bitterness of the hops. Mostly tropical fruit like mango and papaya but with a sharp finish.
Saturday, July 22, 2017

kathouse
3.9
Bear Republic Apex
Nice orange color with a lasting white foam. Aroma of oranges and tangerine. Smooth bitterness for 100 IBU. Taste is resinous orange peel and grapefruit.
Saturday, July 22, 2017

MaltOne
3.8
Bear Republic Grand-Am
Pours slightly hazy, golden amber. Nice complex hoppy aroma, hints of malt and spice. Flavor is outstanding - big malt base adds body and complexity to a complex hop mixture of resin and citrus and fruit; hints of caramel malt sweetness on behind a crisp, hop forward presence. Great juicy mouthfeel. Overall, this one is in the top of the APA list.
Saturday, July 22, 2017

drbalci
4
Bear Republic Racer 5 IPA

Saturday, July 22, 2017

leeroy1965
3.8
Bear Republic Fastback Racer

Friday, July 21, 2017

kathouse
3.9
Bear Republic Fastback Racer
Nice looking with orange and pine aromas. Beer has a smooth bitterness allowing hop flavor to come through.
Friday, July 21, 2017

egg
4
Bear Republic Hop Shovel IPA
Pours orange copper. Moderate haze. Nose is tropical, gummy bears, interesting and nice. Taste is sweet candied orange, orange gummy bears, some malt, more orange. Not the most killer IPA but has a lot of good and interesting flavors that separate it from the pack. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Friday, July 21, 2017

kathouse
4.1
Bear Republic Big Bear Black Stout
A very nice stout! Black in color with a light tan head. Roasted character is subtle and well balanced with the hops. Not too bitter, but flavorful to the finish.
Wednesday, July 19, 2017