Bear Republic Grand-Am American Pale Ale


I have not had many beers from Bear Republic Brewing Co. in Healdsburg California. I think I’ve only had like two previous to this, Grand-Am American Pale Ale, 6.0% ABV. I received this from a not so recent Brewpublik delivery. Grand-Am pours an orange color with a two and a half finger white head with some sediment floating in the glass, I don’t know if that is normal or if it’s just this bottle Grand-AM gives off slight orange bitter aromas with a slight yet faint sweet malt character. Taste is much the same as it smells, you get a little bitterness upfront with an orange pine note in the middle with a slight malt flavor, more bitterness on the back with the orange, pine and more malts on the finish with a little hop note. The aftertaste is a hoppy malted orange. The mouthfeel is medium. I found Grand-Am to me middle of the road, or boring. So I give this American Pale Ale a C. Not so such I would come back to this beer. It was finishable though, not a drain poor. I found Bear Republic Grand-Am American Pale Ale to be boring and average. Cheers! Please enjoy responsibly!     

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