Grand-Am

Judges Ratings 
1 Review
95
Aroma:
23 / 24
Flavor:
38 / 40
Appearance:
6 / 6
Mouthfeel:
9 / 10
Overall Impression:
19 / 20
Description 

Inspired by the Bear Republic team’s passion for racing, Grand-Am™ is an American Pale Ale worthy of the “Racer” family. True to the brewery's 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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ABV: 
6.0%
IBUs: 
45
Served at: 
45° F
Hops: 
Galena, Cascade, Crystal, Amarillo
Malts: 
Two-Row, Munich, Wheat, Honey
Judges Review 
Tom Cannon's picture
Judges Rating:
95
Aroma:
23 / 24
Appearance:
6 / 6
Flavor:
38 / 40
Mouthfeel:
9 / 10
Overall Impression:
19 / 20

American Pale Ales used to imply a balance to the malt and hop character in a beer, but these days, the hopheads have taken over. The hops in this pale, almost peach colored beer are done extremely well from the grapefruity, resiny nose to the passion fruit/citrus mix in the flavor, to the clean, crisp, only somewhat bitter finish. To call this beer one-dimensionally hoppy is to do it a disservice when the hops are so elegantly done. This rarity among all the hop monsters is worthy of being drunk rather than sipped, and it’s easy to see how one of these could lead to consumption of more of the same.